This Week In Imports: Someone Will Play Final Fantasy XIII (And That’s About It)

By Spencer . April 13, 2009 . 4:47am

image A light week of releases across the globe. Pokemon’s Mysterious Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky comes out in Japan on Sunday which stands out among a list of PSP visual novels and localized Western games like Rockstar’s Table Tennis. The next time you think localization is taking too long for a RPG you’re dying for, remember it took one and a half years to bring motion controlled ping pong to Japan.


Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled, originally envisioned as a Game Boy Advance game, finally comes out in North America along with the Dark Spire and Dokapon Journey. Europe gets some RPG goodness too with Phantasy Star Portable beaming down in PAL land.


Are you getting anything this week… and did you guess which game the teaser image was from?


Nintendo DS
Hoshizawa Sachiko no Temanashi Raku Raku Gohan
Oshaberi Oumu
Pokemon’s Mysterious Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky


12Riven: The Psi-Climinal of Integral
Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable
Keibatsuu Portable 2
Remember 11: The Age of Infinity


Xbox 360
You’re in the Movies


PlayStation 3
Final Fantasy XIII Demo / Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete
The Godfather


Deca Sporta 2
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis


Key European Releases
Dementium (DS)
Dragonball Evolution (PSP)
Phantasy Star Portable (PSP)


Key Domestic Releases
Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled (DS)
Dokapon Journey (DS)
Samurai Shodown Anthology (Wii)
The Dark Spire (DS)

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  • Dork

    Black Sigil is not out and I almost think it will NEVER be out. The only retailer that carries it is Amazon and it seems every week I get an email talking about how it is delayed. Last one said mid May at the earliest.

  • Black Sigil: It’ll be out when it’s IN MY HANDS! To think I once applied for a job there, FOUR YEARS AGO! Not that it’s the studio’s fault, though.

  • I also think Black Sigil isn’t coming out anytime soon. I’ve been given Amazon delay e-mails since… like… February. So I agree with Dork – mid-May is my estimated ship date as of right now. But there will more than likely be yet another delay.

    Ugh, the waiting I go through to support the little guys.

  • KCdash

    The teaser image is from Hoshizawa Sachiko no Temanashi Raku Raku Gohan
    Oshaberi Oumu which I guess is some kind of cooking/recipe guide?

    • Yeah! Awesome deduction :)

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