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This Week In Imports: Tales Of Zestiria Perks Up Japan’s Releases

By Spencer . January 19, 2015 . 4:00pm

Tales of Zestiria, the next mothership game in the Tales series, makes its debut in Japan this week. Bandai Namco’s RPG follows Sorey who grew up with the Seraphim and sets of to stop the Hellion, monsters that spawn from mankind’s negative emotions.

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This Week In Imports: Kenka Bancho Kicks In The New Year

By Spencer . January 12, 2015 . 4:00pm

After a few quiet weeks, Spike Chunsoft has a new game in the Kenka Bancho series to start Japan’s release calendar. Kenka Bancho 6: Soul & Blood is basically Yakuza meets Persona.

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This Week In Imports: Shinjuku Train Station Transforms Into A Dungeon

By Spencer . January 5, 2015 . 4:00pm

Japan doesn’t have any retail releases this week, but there are two unique Nintendo 3DS eShop release. Shinjuku Dungeon is Zelda-esque game that uses Shinjuku Train Station, Tokyo’s biggest subway station, as the map.

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This Week In Imports: Mordor Extends Its Shadow To Japan

By Spencer . December 22, 2014 . 4:00pm

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was a press favorite in the West. Will Monolith’s game find an audience in Japan too?

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This Week In Imports: Final Fantasy Explores The Nintendo 3DS Market

By Spencer . December 15, 2014 . 4:00pm

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Explorers is a mashup of Final Fantasy mythology and the hunting game genre.

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This Week In Imports: Yo-Kai Watch Returns To Spook Wallets

By Spencer . December 8, 2014 . 4:02pm

Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner is like a Pokemon Yellow version of the game. Even though this a third version of the game, Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner has been a top seller in Amazon Japan.

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This Week In Imports: All Signs Point To Guilty Gear

By Spencer . December 1, 2014 . 4:00pm

While video game releases have slowed in the West, some of Japan’s biggest games have yet to debut. Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN- from Arc System Works comes out for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 this week with cross platform online play.

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This Week In Imports: Phantasy Star Nova Lands In Japan

By Spencer . November 24, 2014 . 4:01pm

Phantasy Star Nova has been positioned as the next major PlayStation Vita title in Japan.

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This Week In Imports: Pokémon Takes To The Sky With Alpha Sapphire And Omega Ruby

By Spencer . November 17, 2014 . 4:00pm

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby already has a million preorders in Japan alone. The Nintendo 3DS game will also be available in North America this Friday too.

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This Week In Imports: Anime Characters Clash In Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

By Spencer . November 10, 2014 . 4:01pm

Characters from Sword Art Online, Durarara!!, Ro-Kyu-Bu and Sega’s Virtua Fighter series will rumble in Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

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This Week In Imports: Lego Movie Builds A Bridge To Japan

By Spencer . November 3, 2014 . 4:00pm

There’s one release in Japan this week, The Lego Movie Videogame which comes out for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS.

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This Week In Imports: Zombie Slashing Just In Time For Halloween

By Spencer . October 27, 2014 . 4:00pm

Onechanbara Z2: Chaos is out in Japan this week. D3 Publisher’s zombie slashing series started life as one of many budget Simple Series game, but recently has grown into a core brand for the company.

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This Week In Imports: Tales Of A Dream World

By Spencer . October 20, 2014 . 4:01pm

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia wakes up in Japan this week. This Nintendo 3DS game brings together Tales heroes and heroines for a strategy RPG.

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This Week In Imports: Chaos Rings Brings Three More RPGs To Vita

By Spencer . October 13, 2014 . 4:00pm

The Chaos Rings series started on smartphones and this week the entire series comes to PlayStation Vita.

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This Week In Imports: Majin Bone Finds A New Home On 3DS

By Spencer . October 6, 2014 . 4:00pm

Bandai Namco Games is adding Majin Bone to their long list of anime video game adaptations. Their 3DS title is a 3-on-3 fighting game with brand new fighters exclusive to the game.