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2:30 PM on 12.13.2012

E.X. Troopers will probably never come to the West

Capcom has done just about everything possible to waste any consumer goodwill they've built up over the years. Even recent attempts to reconcile with fans have been met with scorn by some. The other day, I surmised that even ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 12.04.2012

GungHo Online releases six PS One Classics on PSN

I want all the Japanese PS One games as downloads on the PlayStation Network. Monkey Paw Games is doing a fine job of supplying us with titles, but now GungHo Online gets in on the act with six new digital imports. The best p...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 11.24.2012

E.X. Troopers is now available from Japanese importers

E.X. Troopers has yet to be announced for a release on Western shores. And if Capcom Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson's words are anything to go by that's not likely to happen. So unless you're still holding out ...

Kyle MacGregor



It Came from Japan! King of Demons photo
It Came from Japan! King of Demons
by Allistair Pinsof

[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun. For the month of October, the series will focus on games that may make you spook a poop.]

Games with dark, satanic overtones weren't exactly Nintendo’s bag. So, there should be no surprise in reading that a Super Famicom game, which roughly translates to King of Demons, never came West.

The surprise lies in discovering the quality of the game. King of Demons' sinister world brings to mind the apt-for-Halloween classics Super Castlevania IV and Splatterhouse 2, but it’s the great-feeling controls and action that make King of Demons a stand-out title on the Super Famicom. And, as a result, one of the rarest and expensive titles in the system’s history.

Thank God Satan for emulation, right?

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7:55 PM on 07.06.2012

Persona 4 Arena: Atlus statement clarifies region-lock

We heard yesterday that Persona 4 Arena could be region-locked on the PS3, and a statement from Atlus USA today confirms that. Bad news for importers, for sure. Atlus USA feels your frustration, though. Beyond this, Atlus wan...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 07.05.2012

Persona 4 Arena will be region-locked on PS3

Thinking about importing Persona 4 Arena for the PS3? Already have? Wait. Or maybe cancel your pre-order.  An Atlus representative dropped some bad news for importers on their official forums: The PS3 version of Persona ...

Dale North





8:30 PM on 06.18.2012

Anarchy Reigns release expected in 2013 now

Once again, we have a vague idea of when Platinum Games' brawling action title Anarchy Reigns will be arriving in North America and Europe. It's going to be another lengthy wait. Originally planned for release in Fall of...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:39 PM on 02.08.2012

Importers: US Vita PlayStation Store is now up...kinda

Conrad told you earlier that a few Vita games were up on the PlayStation Store tonight, but now the full Vita PS Store has launched. This is the day that importers with Japanese Vita systems and US PSN accounts have been wait...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 01.31.2012

Mushihime-sama HD buzzing onto the Xbox 360

Cave shooter Mushihime-sama, or "Bug/Insect Princess" in the West, is gearing up for an HD conversion on the Xbox 360. You may recognize the name from "the hardest video game boss ever" video, which featured the sequel, Mushi...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 01.20.2012

Kingdom Hearts 3D shows off three enticing flavors

Square Enix announced details regarding the Japanese release of the upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and now my 3DS isn't looking so appealing anymore. You can expect the highly anticipated...

Hiroko Yamamura



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How to use PS Vita with more than one PSN account
by Dale North

It is possible to use one PlayStation Vita with more than one PlayStation Network account. And despite what others are saying, it's not that difficult to switch between two or more accounts. Really! Importers have been on the fence after early reports, so this article should ease their minds a bit.

Earlier this month Sony went back and forth on how the Vita works with PSN accounts. They ended the discussion by saying that the system is locked to one PSN account, and that's right. When you set up the system, the account you use is tied to the hardware. You'll have to go through a process to break that tie and set up a new account.

We're going to take you through how it's done. The process looks a bit scary as you go through, but we've tried it ourselves a few times. If done correctly, you won't lose any of your saves or data, and your system activations will be in line.

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10:00 AM on 12.05.2011

Importing Vita? Uncharted: Golden Abyss has English

Are you importing a PlayStation Vita? If so, we've got good news. While every other launch title you import will likely be in Japanese, at least one version of Uncharted: Golden Abyss will have an English option. It's no...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 11.01.2011

MonkeyPaw announces Magical Drop, Dezaemon Kids!

The PlayStation Network gets two more imports this week from MonkeyPaw. While we already have Magical Drop F on PSN the original is now on its way. Arcade Hits: Magical Drop is the first game, and it has the super-fun versus ...

Dale North

10:15 AM on 10.05.2011

MonkeyPaw to launch PS Import section in Europe

Yay for our Euro friends. MonkeyPaw Games will launch a PlayStation Import section on the PlayStation Store for Europe today. Like us here in the US, you'll now have access to direct-from-Japan PS One imports and classics. It...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 08.21.2011

Deus Ex boxed PC copies are only kind of region locked

If you're thinking about importing a boxed retail copy Deus Ex: Human Revolution from the UK, you may want to reconsider. It came out on Thursday that the title would be region locked to both the UK and Russia. Initially, the...

Liam Fisher

9:20 AM on 08.17.2011

Pandora's Tower, The Last Story coming to Europe in 2012

It has now been confirmed that all three of the three titles Nintendo of America won't publish are coming to Europe, with news with Pandora's Tower and The Last Story will join Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii in 2012.  O...

Jim Sterling