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 VFatal Frame: Maiden of Black WaterSuper Monkey Ball Banana ManiaDemon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami ChroniclesLost JudgmentTales 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

January 6

Demon Gaze Extra (Now January 6, 2022)
Clouded Leopard Entertainment
PS4, Nintendo Switch

January 12

Monster Hunter Rise

January 13

Mary Skelter 2

January 20

RPGolf Legends
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

January 27

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2
Inti Creates
PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

January 28

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
Nintendo Switch

Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Nintendo Switch

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.

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