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This Week In Imports: Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Looks to the Future

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Xenoblade Chronicles

The time has come. Xenoblade Chronicles returns this week with a complete remake in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, which updates the graphics, remasters the soundtrack, and alleviates UI problems of the original. The game will allow a new group of players to discover Shulk’s origins and catch a glimpse into the future with the new Future Connected epilogue. For those dying to jump into the new content, it has been confirmed that you can go right into the 10-12 hour epilogue from the title screen.

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki also gets a remaster on PlayStation 4, which adds full voice-acting to all the main story cutscenes. The second game of the Crossbell duology leads right into the events depicted in the Trails of Cold Steel series, so it’s a great way to acquaint yourself with the ongoing story.

Finally, there are some smaller game releases with Synaptic Drive, a brand-new arena action shooter by the creator of Custom Robo, taking place inside an online game set in a sci-fi world. There are over 100 guns to choose from, and each arena will require you to utilize different tactics. There’s also Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!!, a multiplayer versus game featuring various characters using the series’ traditional wire action gameplay in order to scale platforms and to reel in enemies.

As a reminder, Siliconera gets a small portion pocket change from your purchases from our Play-Asia links below. You can also save $3 by using the code “SILICON” by using the coupon button at the payment method selection screen.

Here are this week’s Japanese imports:

Nintendo Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (+ eShop version)

Synaptic Drive (+ eShop version)

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!! (+ eShop version)

Dairoku: Ayakashimori (+ eShop version)

Uta no Prince-sama: Amazing Aria & Sweet Serenade LOVE for Nintendo Switch (+ eShop version)

 

eShop Only (Switch)

Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle: Surprise! Nekketsu New Records! The Distant Gold Medal

Jake Hunter Detective Story: Prism of Eyes ~Bouen wo Sagase!~

Tonari ni Kanojo no iru Shiawase Summer Surprise

 

PlayStation 4

The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki Kai (+ PS Store version)

Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!! (+ PS Store version)

Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle (+ PS Store version)

Tonari ni Kanojo no iru Shiawase Summer Surprise (+ PS Store version)

Alistair Wong
Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!