For PC gamers, Steam is well-known for its big sales in the Summer and Winter, as well as its Black Friday sales. This time, though, Steam brings us a Golden Week sale that starts from today!
What is Golden Week?
“Golden Week” is a holiday unique to Japan, where workers get a week off around the end of April and the beginning of May. In Japan, there are a couple of national holidays that fall around this period, which is why workers are generally given the whole week off to travel, or rest.
What games are on sale?
As Golden Week is a Japan-specific holiday, most of the titles going on sale now are Japanese games! There are a large number of titles on sale now, ranging from big names such as the Tales series and God Eater, to award-winning games such as Ni no Kuni. Popular visual novels such as Danganronpa (Trigger-Happy Havoc, in English) are on sale as well!
It may also interest people to know that a couple of popular J-RPGs are on sale. Take Final Fantasy XV for example, with a new bundle that includes Episode Ardyn, going at half off for S$46. A couple of other instalments in the Final Fantasy series are on sale, too! We’ve seen Final Fantasy VIII and the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy on sale at half their original prices.
Nier Automata is heavily discounted too, going at S$41 for the Game of the YorHa edition (which is Yoko Taro’s really fancy way of saying full edition with DLCs). Other notable names of games on sale include Devil May Cry, the Resident Evil series, Metal Gear Solid, Bayonetta, Dark Souls and even Tekken!
Act quick, and remember to snag your games soon! The sale ends on 6 May at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (PT), which would be 1 a.m. on 7 May in Singapore’s time.