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.

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

Nintendo Switch – Retail titles

  • 1-2-Switch (Nintendo): 5 378 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd, retail + eShop) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL, RU] 
  • Disgaea 5 Complete (Nippon Ichi Software): 7 538 Yen [web eShop page] (North America: May 23rd / Europe: May 26th, retail + eShop) [EN]
  • I am Setsuna (Square-Enix): 5 184 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd, eShop-only) [EN, FR]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]

Nintendo Switch – Nintendo eShop titles

  • Blaster Master Zero (Inti Creates): 980 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 9th) [EN]
  • Metal Slug (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 30th / North America: March 30th?) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Metal Slug 3 (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • NAM-1975 (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 9th / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Neo Turf Master (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 23rd / 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]
  • Othello (Arc System Works): 500 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 23rd) [JA, EN]
  • Shock Troopers: 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • Snipperclips (Nintendo): 1 667 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe / North America: March 3rd) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT, NL]
  • The King of Fighters ’94 (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 16th / North America: ???) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • The King of Fighters ’98 (Hamster): 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • 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): 100 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN]
  • Waku-Waku 7: 823 Yen [web eShop page] (Europe: March 3rd / North America: March 9th) [EN, ES, FR, DE, IT]
  • World Heroes Perfect: 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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