RUINER Coming to Japan

Devolver Digital Japan have announced that the top-down action shooter RUINER will release on the Japanese Switch eShop on June 18.

Developed by Reikon Games (who worked on titles such as The Witcher 1 through 3, Dead Island or Dying Light), RUINER is already available on Steam, PlayStation 4, and and Xbox One. The Japanese localisation is being handled by Kakehashi Games, with Devolver Digital Japan promising more news on Thursday. Check out the game description and Switch trailer below…

Edit: since this post was originally published, a retail version was announced for September 17 priced at ¥4,928 (the eShop version is ¥2,138). The packaged version adds a patch, sticker sheet, art card, and reversible sleeve. Japanese box art and trailer also added to the post.

RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. A wired sociopath lashes out against a corrupt system to retrieve his kidnapped brother and uncover the truth under the guidance of a secretive Hacker friend.

Sophisticated & Brutal Combat: Become the boss of the battlefield acquiring deadly supplies, enhancing your tactical senses and mastering other mind-breaking skills and gadgets that will leave your foes confused and powerless.


Cyberpunk Inspired Arsenal: Employ state of the art gadgets and abilities like energy shield, kinetic barrier or grid converter. Dash augmentations, reflex booster or overload will make you uncatchable while with ghost break you can hack your opposition onto your side of the fight.

Story-Driven Action: Violent confrontation is a means to an end and trust is a devalued currency in Rengkok as you navigate a senseless world and dismantle the corporate titans of virtuality dealers at HEAVEN.

I’ve updated the Schedule adding RUINER. Also check out the Nintendo eShop Update post which currently has 17 games scheduled for release on the Japanese Switch eShop this week.