With half the year done, it feels like 2023 is the best year for games since 2017. I can’t recall the last time I’ve had so many game of the year contenders release in the first few months, but here we are. Highlights include Street Fighter 6Final Fantasy 16, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Octopath Traveler II, Hi Fi Rush, and more. Last month also saw Rain Code finally release from Spike Chunsoft, which is a game I was looking forward to playing. July 2023 begins with Trails into Reverie (Hajimari no Kiseki in Japan), Atelier Marie Remake, and more release. As usual, I’ll update this if any other Japanese games releasing in July 2023 are announced once I’m back from my vacation next week.

Japanese video games releasing in July 2023

July 7

The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie
NIS America
PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC

July 13

Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg
Koei Tecmo
PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC

Ed-0 Zombie Uprising
D3 Publisher
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Touhou: New World
Xseed Games
Nintendo Switch, PC

July 14

PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC

July 20

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Awakening
Koei Tecmo
PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC

Zero Fire
PS4, Nintendo Switch

July 21

Pikmin 4
Nintendo Switch

July 27

Radiant Tale
Aksys Games
Nintendo Switch

PixelJunk Scrappers Deluxe
PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC

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

Updated on July 2: Added Zero Fire release date.

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