As with 2021, this year is starting out a bit light with a few releases this month. Next month is very packed on all platforms, but this month sees the long-awaited release of Monster Hunter Rise on PC, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and more. If you missed our Game of the Year coverage, check out the best games of 2021 here with more features going up through the early parts of this month.
If you missed the last few months of game releases, we had Shin Megami Tensei V, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, Lost Judgment, Tales of Arise, and many more games release across all systems. Here’s what you need to know about the Japanese games releasing in January 2022.
Japanese video games releasing in January 2022
Demon Gaze Extra (Now January 6, 2022)
Clouded Leopard Entertainment
PS4, Nintendo Switch
Monster Hunter Rise
Mary Skelter 2
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2
PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
I will update this if more games get announced for a release this month.
Updated on January 7, 2022 – Added Mary Skelter 2 PC release date.
Updated on January 13, 2022 – Added Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth Switch release date.