With 2022 now done, January 2023 starts out surprisingly busy with a few highly-anticipated exclusives, notable ports to new platforms, and more. If you missed the start of our Game of the Year coverage, read this. December 2022 saw games like Crisis Core return alongside Dragon Quest Treasures that I’m still playing for review and enjoying. Here’s what you need to know about the Japanese games releasing in January 2023 on all platforms. As usual, I’ll update this when dates change or new ones get announced.

Japanese video games releasing in January 2023

January 12

Breakers Collection
QUByte Interactive
PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Drago Noka
Playism
Nintendo Switch, PC

January 13

One Piece Odyssey
Bandai Namco Entertainment
PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Bandai Namco Entertainment
PS5, Xbox Series X|S

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January 19

Persona 3 Portable
Atlus
Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Persona 4 Golden
Atlus
Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

NeverAwake
Phoenixx
PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch

January 20

Fire Emblem Engage
Nintendo
Nintendo Switch

Monster Hunter Rise
Capcom
PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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January 24

Forspoken
Square Enix
PS5, PC

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Sisters vs Sisters
Idea Factory International
PS5, PS4, PC

Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection
Bliss Brain
PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch

January 26

7 Days to End With You
Playism
Nintendo Switch

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

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Updated on January 20, 2023 – Added NeverAwake and 7 Days to End with You.