Xbox Game Pass will launch in Japan on April 14, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has announced.
In a video released today, Spencer addressed what he described as an "incredibly important" country to both Xbox, and him personally, due to the role it has played in the history of video games.
"This is an announcement that I know many of you have been waiting for, and I thank you for your patience as we worked through the details to make this happen," he said. "We're here."
The subscription service, which is already available in many other territories, will launch for both PC and console on April 14.
Spencer highlighted what he saw as "specific Japanese games" that will be included on Game Pass from day one: Devil May Cry 5, Ace Combat 7 and Tekken 7 on console, and Yakuza 0 on PC and console.
He also mentioned Minecraft, which he said has a big audience in Japan, and Dead Rising 4, which was developed in Canada but published by the Japanese firm Capcom.