ICYMI: New Game+ Expo Returned With an Hour of Japanese Game News

Happy I won't have to read void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++ out loud any time soon.

Today was the second annual (god, I hope we’re not gonna have to have a third wave of digital events next year) New Game+ Expo. The event was founded last year as one focused primarily on Japanese developers, and 2021 was no different. If you missed the show and want to watch the whole thing, here’s the archived version:

For everyone else, here’s a recap of the games shown off:

  • The show began with a montage featuring games like Ys IX: Monstrum NoxVolta-XVariable BarricadeOlympia SoireeHarvest Moon: One WorldMighty Goose, and Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Strange of Sword City Revisited.
  • Suda51 appeared to make the first announcement: Switch versions of The Silver Case and The 25th Ward: The Silver Case. Both will be available in a 2-in-1 package called The Silver Case 2425 on July 6.
  • Mary Skelter Finale, the conclusion to the Mary Skelter RPG trilogy, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Switch this fall.
  • RICO London, a cel-shaded shooter from Aksys is coming to Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Switch this summer.
  • An original Doom-esque shooter Exophobia is coming to Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and Switch on October 5.
  • A new look at Guilty Gear Strive focusing on playable characters Anji and I-No was shown off. It included the new June 11 release date.
  • Pocky & Rocky Reshined, a re-release of the 1992 Natsume game, is coming to PS4 and Switch this fall.
  • Alchemic Cutie, an farm sim RPG, is coming first to Xbox Series X/S on July 27.
  • Gnosia, a social deduction visual novel, is out today on Switch. Check out my review here.
  • A remaster of Neptunia Re-Verse is coming to PlayStation 5 in June.
  • World’s End Club, the collaboration of Danganronpa creative lead Kazutaka Kodaka and Zero Escape creative lead Kotaro Uchikoshi, is coming to Switch on May 28 with an English dub courtesy of NIS America.
  • Puzzle game Ever Forward is coming to Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and Switch on June 29.
  • Vet sim Pups & Purrs Animal Hospital is coming to Switch in the summer.
  • Connectank is coming to Xbox One, Steam, PS4, and Switch this summer.
  • Dungeon crawler/management sim The Sealed Ampoule is out on Steam today.
  • Disgaea 6 is coming to Switch in the west on June 29. Oddly enough, it doesn’t appear the PS4 version will be making it out of Japan. At least not right now.
  • A new look at Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 was shown off, and will come to Switch in 2022.
  • Yomiwosakuha is coming to Xbox One, Steam, PS4, and Switch this fall. It will apparently have a different name when it’s released in English.
  • Death End re;Quest is coming to Switch on April 27.
  • Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani is coming to Switch this fall.
  • Beat ’em up/Soccer mashup Guts ‘N Goals is coming to consoles on August 31.
  • NIS is bringing Phantom Brave to the Nintendo Switch with new content, as well as Soul Nomad as part of its Prinny Presents NIS Classics collection this summer.
  • Montage #2. Including Fishing FightersR-Type Final 2Trails of Cold Steel IVPoison Control, void tRrLM();++ //Void Terrarium++ (editor’s note: good lord), Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~, and Samurai Warriors 5.
  • Now for the final announcement: Blaster Master Zero III is coming to Epic Game Store, Steam, PS4, and Switch on July 29.
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Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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