This Week In Imports: AKB48 Now On Wii Thanks To Nintendo

By Spencer . October 10, 2011 . 5:00pm

imagePop idol group AKB48 is coming to Wii as part of Just Dance Wii. Nintendo licensed Ubisoft’s game and localized it with J-Pop like "Heavy Rotation" and "Renai Revolution 21" from Morning Musume, and "Sexy Girl" from Namie Amuro. Just Dance sold millions in the West. Will Nintendo of Japan’s marketing might carry the same weight in Japan?

 

A number of games debut in North America this week too including Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny.

 

PlayStation 3
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

 

Xbox 360
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Forza Motorsport 4
Kinectimals now with Bears

 

PSP
Class of Heroes Final: Her Majesty the Princess!
Clock Zero: Shuuen no Ichibyou Portable
Ryu-koku
Shirogane no Cal to Aoi no Joou

 

Wii
Just Dance Wii

 

Nintendo 3DS
Azito 3D

 

Nintendo DS
Super Scribblenauts

 

Key European Releases
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (PS3, Xbox 360)
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (PS3, Xbox 360)
Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)

 

Key Domestic Releases
Aliens: Infestation (DS)
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (PS3, Xbox 360)
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (PS3, Xbox 360)
Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)
Go Vacation (Wii)
Guardian Heroes (XBLA)
Mahjong Cub3d (3DS)
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (PS3, Wii)


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