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This Week In Imports: Harvest Moon Connects Back To 3DS

By Spencer . February 24, 2014 . 4:00pm

It’s time to head back to the farm because Marvelous AQL has a new Harvest Moon game. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning launched extremely well right out of the gate. Will the new Harvest Moon do just as well?

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This Week In Imports: PlayStation 4 Vs. Shin Koihime Musou

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

PlayStation 4 launches in Japan this week with a few extra games made for Japan like Yakuza: Restoration, Strider (as a digital release), and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition.

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This Week In Imports: Donkey Kong Swings On To Wii U

By Spencer . February 10, 2014 . 4:32pm

Nintendo has Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze ready for release in Japan. The Wii U game has Donkey Kong (actually Donkey Kong Jr.) and Cranky Kong (who plays kind of like Scrooge McDuck from Ducktales) as playable characters.

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This Week In Imports: Sure As Slimes Are Blue, Here’s Dragon Quest Monsters 2

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

The Nintendo 3DS version has even more monsters all of the ones from Joker 2 and additions from Dragon Quest X plus a make your own monster system.

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This Week In Imports: Disgaea & Gundam Both Return

By Spencer . January 27, 2014 . 4:25pm

Namco Bandai likely has a hit on their hands with Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost. Nippon Ichi Software has an enhanced version of Disgaea 4 for Vita and the big question mark is how will Diablo III do?

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This Week In Imports: Find Out On The Next Episode Of Dragon Ball Z

By Spencer . January 20, 2014 . 4:00pm

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z leads this week’s release list with versions on PS3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita in Japan. Namco Bandai will also release the fighting game in Europe this week.

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This Week In Imports: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day Starts On Thursday

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

Grasshopper Manufacture director Goichi Suda, Tokyo Jungle maker Crispys’s, and Namco Bandai created a fifth story for the anime anthology Short Peace.

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This Week In Imports: Kirby Kicks Off The New Year

By Spencer . January 6, 2014 . 4:01pm

The first major release this year is Kirby Triple Deluxe. Nintendo has the 3DS game scheduled to come out on Saturday. Other Japanese publishers have their first releases slated for next week or the 23rd.

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This Week In Imports: Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster Tells Its Story

By Spencer . December 23, 2013 . 3:00pm

Japan isn’t taking Christmas week off. Two major releases are coming out on Thursday, Final Fantasy X/X2 HD Remaster and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

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This Week In Imports: Drakengard 3 Swoops Into Stores

By Spencer . December 16, 2013 . 4:03pm

While retail releases in the West have slowed down, Japan is still getting some major titles. Square Enix has Drakengard 3 set for release on Thursday.

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This Week In Imports: Will Puzzle & Dragons Z Cash Out On 3DS?

By Spencer . December 9, 2013 . 4:00pm

The Nintendo 3DS version plays more like a traditional RPG and has a story where you play as a dragon tamer. Also on 3DS this week is Hometown Story from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada and the Wii U version of Monster Hunter Frontier G.

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This Week In Imports: Bravely Default Returns With Attack On Titan

By Spencer . December 2, 2013 . 4:30pm

Bravely Default returns for Japan with Bravely Default: For the Sequel, which is basically the “International version” of Square Enix’s RPG since it has all of the upgrades in the Western version. Nintendo will release Bravely Default in Europe this week too.

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This Week In Imports: Hatsune Miku Signs, Dynasty Warriors Cosplays

By Spencer . November 25, 2013 . 4:00pm

Also, Namco Bandai has a localized version of the collectable toy game Disney Infinity, but in Japan it’s only for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

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This Week In Imports: Lightning Returns Again

By Spencer . November 18, 2013 . 4:25pm

Japan isn’t slouching while Microsoft and Sony focus on their new consoles in North America. Square Enix has Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII this week and Gust will release a remake of Atelier Rorona.

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This Week In Imports: Double PlayStation Console Launches

By Spencer . November 11, 2013 . 5:02pm

Sony is launching two consoles this week. PlayStation 4 makes a splash in North America with games like Knack and Killzone Shadow Fall. Japan gets PlayStation Vita TV with God Eater 2 and a new Fenrir model Vita.