This year continues to feel like one of the best years in gaming since 2017. Highlights of the year if you’ve not kept up include Street Fighter 6Final Fantasy 16, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Octopath Traveler II, Hi Fi Rush, and more. Last month saw many games I’ve enjoyed playing like Trails into Reverie, Atelier Marie Remake, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening, and more release. August 2023 begins with Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed – Director’s Cut hitting Switch. There are more games coming, but the month is mostly back-loaded with Armored Core VI, Norn9: Last Era, Samba de Amigo, and more. As usual, I’ll update this if any other Japanese games releasing in August 2023 are announced.

Japanese video games releasing in August 2023

August 1

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed – Director’s Cut
Xseed Games
Nintendo Switch, DLC releasing on PS4 and PC

August 3

White Album: Memories Like Falling Snow

August 24

Norn9: Last Era
Aksys Games
Nintendo Switch

Retro Mystery Club Vol. 1: The Ise-Shima Case
Nintendo Switch, PC

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Retro Revengers
Nintendo Switch, PC

August 25

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
Bandai Namco Entertainment
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC

August 29

Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles
NIS America
PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC

Samba de Amigo: Party Central
Nintendo Switch

August 31

Taito Milestones 2
ININ Games
Nintendo Switch

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I’ll update this feature if any dates change or when new games are announced for the month as usual.

Updated on August 2: Added White Album launch.

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