This Week In Imports: Pre-Golden Week Rush Incoming

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With Golden Week in Japan beginning on April 29 until early May, everything is rushing to get out before the holidays, including new games that are mostly of a smaller scale, as well as some ports of well-known games.


Cytus Alpha is a remake of the original game that is getting a new Chapter Omega, as well as 200 new songs just for the Switch version. There’s also Umihara Kawase Fresh!, a new take on the fishing lure platformer that has Kawase talk and platform around an open world.

Next up, Murder Detective: Jack the Ripper is a visual novel by Nippon Ichi where private investigator Arthur Hewitt begins to see and be influenced by a hallucination of a self-proclaimed Jack the Ripper. Speaking of visual novels, Eve Rebirth Terror is the first full-fledged follow-up to Eve Burst Error, featuring the same protagonists and a new incident to investigate. Finally, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is the latest in HAL Lab’s simple aesthetic puzzler, featuring new two-player puzzles with Qbby and Qucy.


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Here are this week’s JP releases below:

Nintendo Switch

Cytus Alpha (+ eShop version)

Umihara Kawase Fresh! (+ eShop version)

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (+ eShop version)

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (+ eShop version)

Murder Detective: Jack the Ripper (+ eShop version)

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition (+ eShop version)

Reine des fleurs for Nintendo Switch (+ eShop version)


eShop Only (Switch)

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Sega Ages Virtua Racing

Arcade Archives Psycho Soldier


Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution

Nanpure Relax

Tsukue de Bowling


PlayStation 4

Eve Rebirth Terror (+ PS Store version)

Murder Detective: Jack the Ripper (+ PS Store version)

Death Mark Experience Selection


PlayStation Vita

Eve Rebirth Terror (+ PS Store version)


PS Store Only (PS4)

Arcade Archives Psycho Soldier


Microsoft Store Only (Xbox One)

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age


Key European Releases

Mortal Kombat 11

Dragon: Marked for Death

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!


Key Domestic Releases

Mortal Kombat 11

Moero Chronicle Hyper

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

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