Nintendo Switch: list of games with English (+ other languages) option in Japan (retail + eShop)

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One of the best things about the Nintendo Switch is that it’s completely region-free. And that applies to the Nintendo eShop (as explained in this post), though obviously, you need a Nintendo Account set to Japan. This is pretty great news for players who understand Japanese, and want to “import” games by buying them directly from the Nintendo eShop (though it’s definitely not the least expensive method!).

But it’s also good news for players who want to download Nintendo Switch games from the Nintendo eShop in English, as some of the games DO offer an English-language option. And that’s why we created this post: to list all the games with an English (+ other languages) option that are currently available on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. We will try to keep it updated as long as possible, so keep coming back for new additions!

This page also tells you which Nintendo Switch games are only available at retail in Japan, so that you can import it if it’s digital-only in your region. Looking for demos instead? Click here!

Here’s how you can create a Nintendo Account to download games from another region:

  • go to the Nintendo Account website, and create yourself a Nintendo Account
  • during the creation process, make sure to select the country of the region you want to access the Nintendo eShop of (for example: Japan for the Japanese Nintendo eShop)
  • on your Nintendo Switch, create a new user
  • link your new Nintendo Account to that new user
  • launch the Nintendo eShop, and choose that new user

EN = English, ES = Spanish, FR = French, DE = German, IT = Italian, NL = Dutch, RU = Russian, ZH: Chinese, KO = Korean, PT = Portuguese

Latest releases (this week):

  • Physical Contact: 2048 (Collavier): 500 Yen [out on July 27th] (Europe / North America: ???) [EN]
  • Ultra Hyperball (Springloaded): 980 Yen [out on July 28th] (Europe / North America: July 27th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, RU]
  • Super Sidekicks (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 27th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]

Coming soon

  • Physical Contact: Picture Place (Collavier): 500 Yen [out on August 3rd] (Europe / North America: ???) [EN]
  • Sonic Mania (SEGA): 1 944 Yen [out on August 16th] (Europe / North America: August 15th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack (Inti Creates): 4 900 Yen [out on August 31st, also at retail] (Europe / North America: August 31st) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, PT]
  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (Bandai-Namco): 7 344 Yen [out on September 7th] (Europe / North America: September 22nd, retail + eShop) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Pokkén Tournament (The Pokémon Company / Nintendo): 6 458 Yen [out on September 22nd] [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: September 22nd) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo): Price TBC [out on October 27th] (Europe / North America: October 27th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, RU, ZH]
  • The Binding of Isaac (Nicalis): Price TBC [out on ???] (Europe: ??? / North America: March 17th, Nintendo eShop + retail) [EN]

Nintendo Switch – Retail titles

– 1,2, 3, etc. –

  • 1-2-Switch (Nintendo): 5 378 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd, retail + eShop) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, RU] 

– A –

  • ARMS (Nintendo): 6 458 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 16th, retail + eShop) [EN, ES, FR, NL, IT, DE, RU]

– C –

  • Cars 3: Drive to Win (Warner Bros.): 5 616 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: July 14th / North America: June 13th, retail + eShop) [EN]

–  D –

  • Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software): 7 538 Yen [web eShop page] (North America: May 23rd / Europe: May 26th, retail + eShop) [EN]

– F –

  • Fate/EXTELLA (Marvelous): 8 424 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: July 21st, North America: July 25th, retail + eShop) [EN, KO, ZH]

– I –

  • I am Setsuna (Square-Enix): 5 184 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd, eShop-only) [EN, FR]

– L –

  • LEGO City Undercover (Warner Bros.): 5 616 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: already available) [EN]

– M –

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo): 5 980 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: April 28th, retail + eShop) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, PT, RU]
  • Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Mojang): price TBC [out on May 12th on the eShop, retail at a later date] [web eShop page] (North America: May 11th, Europe: May 12th – eShop first, retail later) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, PT, RU]

– S

  • Super Bomberman R (Konami): 5 378 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd, retail + eShop) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, PT, RU, ZH]

– T –

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo): 7 538 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd, retail + eShop) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, RU]

– U –

  • Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (Capcom): 4 990 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: May 26th, retail + eShop) [ZH]

Nintendo Switch – Nintendo eShop titles

– A –

  • Alpha Mission II (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: April 6th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]

– B –

  • Battle Sports Mekuru: 1 058 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: TBC) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, PT, RU, ZH]
  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates): 980 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 9th) [EN]
  • Blazing Star (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: May 2nd) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Boost Beast (Arc System Works): 1 200 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 20th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]

– D –

– F –

  • Fatal Fury (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: April 20th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Fatal Fury 2 (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 22nd) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Fatal Fury Special (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 13th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]

– G –

  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America May 11th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • GoNNER (Raw Fury): 1 099 [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 29th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, PT, RU, KO, ZH]

– I –

  • I and Me (Rainy Frog): 1 000 Yen [out on July 6th] [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 6th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, RU, ZH]
  • Implosion (Flyghigh Works): 1 200 Yen [out on July 6th] [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 6th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, PT, RU, KO, ZH]

– K –

  • Kamiko (Flyhigh Works): 500 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: April 27th) [EN, ZH]

– L –

  • Last Resort (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 1st) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Levels+: Addictive Puzzle Game (flow): 700 Yen [web eShop page] [Europe / North America: July 13th] [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]

– M –

  • Magical Drop II (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 29th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Metal Slug (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 30th / North America: March 30th?) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Metal Slug 2 (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 6th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Metal Slug 3 (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Mighty Gunvolt Burst (Inti Creates): 980 [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 15th) [EN]
  • Mr. Shifty (tinyBuild Games): 1 480 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: already available) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, PT]

– N –

  • NAM-1975 (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Neo Turf Master (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 23rd) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers (Arc System Works): 1 200 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 23rd) [EN, KO, ZH]

– O – 

– P –

  • Physical Contact: Speed (Collavier): 500 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 27th) [EN]
  • Plantera DX Edition (Ratalaika Games): 500 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: TBC) [EN, ES, FR, DE, RU, ZH]

– S –

  • Samurai Shodown (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 20th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Samurai Shodown IV (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: April 13th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Sengoku (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 15th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Shephy (Arc System Works): 500 Yen [out on July 6th] [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: July 6th) [EN, KO, ZH]
  • Shock Troopers (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: June 8th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games): 2 160 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: already available) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, PT, RU]
  • Snipperclips (Nintendo): 1 667 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL] [demo available]
  • Soldam 2 (City Connection): 1 500 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe, North America: TBC) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, ZH Simplified, ZH Traditional]

– T –

  • The King of Fighters ’94 (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 16th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • The King of Fighters ’98 (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • The King of Fighters ’99 (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: May 25th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Thumper (Drool): Price TBC [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: May 18th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, RU, KO, ZH]
  • Tumbleseed (aeiowu): 1 600 yen [web eShop page] (Europe/North America: May 2nd) [EN]

– V –

  • Vaccine / Dead House Saisei (Rainy Frog): 1 000 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: July 6th / North America: ???) [EN]
  • Voez (Flyhigh Works): 2 500 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, KO, ZH]
  • Vroom in the Night Sky (Poisoft): 1 000 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN]

– W –

  • Waku-Waku 7 (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (DotEmu): 2 200 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe, North America: April 18th] [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, PT]
  • World Heroes Perfect (Hamster, ACA NeoGeo): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]

A big thanks to Cheesemeister for the help with the initial compiling of the list!


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