This Week In Imports: Legendary Video Game Ninja Upstaged By Neptunia

By Spencer . June 17, 2013 . 4:40pm


While he isn’t well known in the West, Ninja JaJamaru-kun is a Famicom icon. The red ninja was a reoccurring character when Jaleco still made video games. Hamster, the company behind Azito 3D and the company that localized Heavy Fire Afghanistan for Japan, developed a brand new game starring Ninja JaJamaru-kun for Nintendo 3DS. It comes out along side Kuma Tomo, a game where you can befriend a teddy bear, and Hyperdimension Neptunia PP.


Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystaria and New Super Luigi U (as an expansion pack for New Super Mario Bros. U) comes out this week in North America.


PlayStation Vita
Hyperdimension Idol Neptunia PP
Winning Post 7 2013


Nintendo 3DS
Kuma Tomo
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun: Princess Sakura and the Secret Dragon


Koibana Days
Ro-Kyu-Bu! Himitsu no Otoshimono
Shiratsuyu no Kai


PlayStation 3
Daisenryaku: Dai Toua Kouboushi – Tora Tora Tora Ware Kishuu Ni Seikou Seri
The Last of Us


Xbox 360
Batman Twin Pack


Key European Releases
New Super Luigi U (Wii U as an expansion for New Super Mario Bros. U)


Key Domestic Releases
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Vita)
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)
Knights of Pen & Paper: +1 Edition (PC)
Jak and Daxter Collection (Vita)
New Super Luigi U (Wii U as an expansion for New Super Mario Bros. U)

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  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    Idol Neptunia PP is doing well? Not my cup of tea, surprised its doing well. I was hoping it was a rhythm game.

    • Kevadu

      I don’t think we know how it’s doing yet.

      • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

        “This Week In Imports: Legendary Video Game Ninja Upstaged By Neptunia”
        Doing somewhat well by the titles name at least.

        • Kevadu

          Well, I didn’t write the article so don’t blame me for the title. But the game doesn’t even go on sale until Thursday and we won’t get sales numbers until next week at the earliest.

        • Sylveria

          I think it’s a pun.

  • psycho_bandaid

    I wonder how The Last of Us will do in Japan? Great game, but probably not the genre you see gamers going for in that part of the world.

    • michel

      For the few data I could get, there were consistent preorders. So, while it won’t be a major success, this game is not going unnoticed in Japan.

  • Demeanor

    A bit of nitpicking: shouldn’t it be “JaJamaru-kun: Princess Sakura and the Dragon’s Secret”?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    I really really wanted to know how well will Jajamaru did this week lol. This game while is incredibly niche, has been known to be quite popular for retro gamers in Japan.

    ………..I also kinda want to know more about Ro-Kyu-Bu for PSP lol.^_^

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