This makes sense. I think I'd been more surprised if they didn't.
The big question is, will it actually come with a Targetmaster companion? And if so, will it be a new mold, or will it be a remold of Hasbro MP Rodimus's companion, who I don't think has had a Japanese release yet..?
Nor me, but it has made me wonder what Inferno would look like with a few subtle reprolabels. I have kept off labels on MPs, but the odd accent might be nice. That said, I'm converted on Inferno. There's nothing wrong with the robot at all. He's really nice.
In the west in 1988 the Targetmasters were bolstered by re-releasing the 1986 Movie Autobots & Decepticons with Targetmaster weapons.
In Japan this didn't happen.
Instead they got Stepper, a black redeco of Jazz with a picture of firebird on his bonnet, and Artfire, a white & red version of Inferno, the fire engine with a ladder. Some might say they got the names the wrong way round ....
They come with Targetmasters. In fact they come with the same Targetmasters Scouge & Cyclonus had in the west.