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This Week In Imports: Persona 4 Arena Clashes In Europe

By Spencer . May 6, 2013 . 4:49pm

With Japan just getting back to work, there is only one retail import this week. Kud Wafter: Converted Edition is from visual novel maker Prototype. Kirby will bounce on to Wii U Virtual Console with three classics.

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This Week In Imports: Japan Is On Vacation

By Spencer . April 29, 2013 . 4:00pm

Soul Sacrifice makes its debut in the West and so far the game has sold quite well in Japan. Also, Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut comes out in North America, which despite being made in Japan has not been announced for the region.

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This Week In Imports: Dragons Will Rise, Tombs Will Be Raided

By Spencer . April 22, 2013 . 4:30pm

Square Enix has Tomb Raider slated for release in Japan this week. It’s a month after the Western version, but that’s not that much of a delay. Capcom will publish Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen which adds new enemies and a new area to explore.

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This Week In Imports: New Life For Nintendo’s Friend Collection

By Spencer . April 15, 2013 . 3:20pm

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold extremely well in Japan and Tomodachi Collection for the DS was a steady selling title, which might make New Life a key 3DS release.

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This Week In Imports: Cardfight Rides To Stores

By Spencer . April 8, 2013 . 4:10pm

Unchained Blades developer FuRyu picked up the rights to Cardfight!! and turned it into a card battling 3DS game with online play.

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This Week In Imports: The Third Return Of Ryu Hayabusa

By Spencer . April 1, 2013 . 4:00pm

Tecmo Koei will re-release an enhanced port of Ninja Gaiden 3 this week. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge starts Ryu Hayabusa off with DLC weapons from the PS3/Xbox 360 game, changes the enemy AI so soldiers don’t beg for their life, and ups the level of gore.

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This Week In Imports: Hazy Muramasa

By Spencer . March 25, 2013 . 11:30pm

Marvelous AQL has Muramasa Rebirth for the Vita scheduled to come out on Thursday alongside Compile Heart’s curry-making roguelike Holy Sorcery Story.

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This Week In Imports: Pirates And Prinnies Plus Ports

By Spencer . March 18, 2013 . 2:55pm

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 comes out in Japan this week with added Haki powers and an original story called Pirate’s Log mode.

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This Week In Imports: Replay Sora’s Story With Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

By Spencer . March 11, 2013 . 4:46pm

imageSquare Enix will release Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix in Japan this week. The remastered PlayStation 3 version has Japanese voice acting for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, revised controls, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days summarized with a movie.

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This Week In Imports: Will Soul Sacrifice And Tales Spark Vita Sales?

By Spencer . March 4, 2013 . 4:01pm

Soul Sacrifice from Sony Computer Entertainment’s Japan Studio comes out in Japan a week after the PlayStation Vita price cut.

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This Week In Imports: Pirates, Vita Price Cut, And Professor Layton

By Spencer . February 25, 2013 . 4:31pm

Ubisoft will release Risen 2: Dark Waters, Namco Bandai has their “flight action role playing game”, and Sony will push PlayStation Vita with a price drop.

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This Week In Imports: Metal Gear Raiden

By Spencer . February 18, 2013 . 4:00pm

Konami and PlatinumGames has Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance lined up this week, but in Japan the game is a PlayStation 3 exclusive. While originally announced as a multiplatform title in Japan, Konami canceled the Xbox 360 version for the region.

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This Week In Imports: Lollipop Chainsaw Celebrates Valentine’s Day

By Spencer . February 11, 2013 . 4:30pm

Games in Japan typically get released on Thursday and this year that’s Valentine’s Day. Kadokawa Games took advantage of this and created Lollipop Chainsaw Valentine Edition.

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This Week In Imports: Dragon Quest VII Makes Its 3DS Debut

By Spencer . February 4, 2013 . 3:05pm

First released for PsOne, Dragon Quest VII has been updated with monsters from Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D and StreetPass Shards.

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This Week In Imports: PlayStation All-Stars Brawls In Japan

By Spencer . January 28, 2013 . 5:12pm

Namco Bandai’s second Accel World game and the third Japan-only Kinect dancing game from Boost On are heading to stores too.

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This Week In Imports: Change Fate, Touch Monsters

By Spencer . January 21, 2013 . 4:07pm

Nippon Ichi Software has a PS3 game that melds Disgaea and their roguelike Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman. The God and Fate Revolution Paradox lets you decorate Renya, an angel who can change Cinderella’s fate.

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