This year is starting out a bit light with game releases until later in the month with the Western release of Atelier Ryza 2 and The Yakuza Remastered Collection hitting more platforms following its debut on PS4 last year. Sony finally announced a PS5 release date for India over the weekend with pre-orders set to go live on January 12. If you missed our Game of the Year coverage, check out our best PS4 games here, best Xbox games here, best Nintendo Switch games here, best soundtracks here, and best games of 2020 here.
This month, Atelier Ryza 2 finally releases in the West on PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The Yakuza Remastered Collection including Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 arrives on Xbox and PC platforms as well. Barring those two, here are the Japanese games releasing in the month.
Japanese games releasing in January 2021
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Koei Tecmo Europe/US
PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC
The Yakuza Remastered Collection
Xbox One, PC
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Japan)
Nippon Ichi Software
PS4, Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch, PC
Buddy Mission: Bond (Japan)
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: The Prophecy of the Throne
PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC
I will update this if more games get announced for a release this month.