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This Week In Imports: Samurai Showdown Against Italian Plumbers

By Alistair . June 23, 2019 . 5:30pm

This week sees one of SNK’s top franchises return to wage war against a pair of plumbers with the power to create their own stages however they want in Super Mario Maker 2.

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This Week In Imports: Which Is Scarier? Yo-kai Or Yakuza?

By Alistair . June 16, 2019 . 5:30pm

The big new game this week is Yo-kai Watch 4, the latest game which brings together every protagonist in an adventure that spans four worlds. Meanwhile, Yakuza 5 is being rereleased on PS4.

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This Week In Imports: Wholesome Farming & Stealth Releases

By Alistair . June 13, 2019 . 5:00pm

This Week In Imports is a bit late this week, but that just means we also get to cover all the stealth releases this week as well!

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This Week In Imports: Everybody Goes VR Golfing

By Alistair . June 2, 2019 . 5:30pm

While North America and Europe have been able to enjoy Everybody’s Golf VR since late May, Japan is only finally getting the game this week. The week is also peppered with light digital download seasoning.

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This Week In Imports: Otome Saves The Day

By Alistair . May 26, 2019 . 5:30pm

This week is a bit of a dry week in Japan, with an Otomate brand otome visual novel being the highlight.

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This Week In Imports: Team Sonic Races Against Resident Evil Ports

By Alistair . May 19, 2019 . 5:30pm

Although the Western version came out in the lead, Team Sonic Racing is undoubtedly this week’s Japanese release highlight, followed by several Resident Evil ports to Switch, and some more.

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This Week In Inports: Guilty Gear And Castlevania Return For Another Bout

By Alistair . May 12, 2019 . 5:30pm

These week sees the release of several classic games collections, including one for Castlevania and one for Guilty Gear. There’s also Ys Memories of Celceta which is seeing a port onto PS4.

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This Week In Imports: Kemco Takes The Spotlight

By Alistair . May 5, 2019 . 5:30pm

With Japan still recovering from post-holiday depression, this week there aren’t any big titles that are seeing release in Japan. Instead, there are a couple of Kemco games coming out digitally, and a bit more.

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This Week In Imports: Never Doubt The Annual Golden Week Drought

By Alistair . April 28, 2019 . 5:30pm

They call it Golden Week because it’s actually imagery of a drought-ridden desert in terms of Japanese game releases. So, let’s look at domestic releases!

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This Week In Imports: Pre-Golden Week Rush Incoming

By Alistair . April 21, 2019 . 5:30pm

With Golden Week in Japan beginning next week until early May, everything is rushing to get out before the holidays, including new games like Umihara Kawase Fresh! and Murder Detective, as well as some ports of well-known games.

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This Week In Imports: Langrisser De-Incarnation

By Alistair . April 14, 2019 . 5:30pm

This week marks the release of Langrisser I & II, a remake of the first two games that marks the first console game in the longstanding SRPG series since the panned Langrisser Re:Incarnation Tensei on 3DS.

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This Week In Imports: Virtually Nothing But EDF

By Alistair . April 7, 2019 . 5:30pm

The major releases this week in Japan are Nintendo Labo’s DIY VR Kit, and Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, the latest game in the fight against the ever-invading insects.

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This Week In Imports: Variable Barricade Escorts Super Dragon Ball Heroes

By Alistair . March 31, 2019 . 5:30pm

This week is a bit of a slow one in Japan, with the arcade card action game Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission being the only major release, accompanied by Vita VN Variable Barricade.

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This Week In Imports: Yoshi! (FFVII For Switch, RemiLore, And More)

By Alistair . March 24, 2019 . 5:30pm

This week is mostly rereleases in Japan, but there are a few highlights like the Nintendo Switch version of Final Fantasy VII, as well as Yoshi’s latest outing in a papercraft aesthetic.

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This Week In Imports: Sekiro Is The Dark Souls Of Japanese Ninja Games

By Alistair . March 17, 2019 . 5:30pm

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest game from From Software, while SRW T and Atelier Lulua make for some nice mid-tier releases this week as well.