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The Legend of Legacy

Beard View: The Legend of Legacy


Grind it frog prince
Feb 27
The credits for The Legend of Legacy read like a who's who of JRPGs, from the composer of Final Fantasy XIII to the writer of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross. While the game is eye and ear candy, it is brutally unforgiving i... read
PoPoLoCrois Farm Story photo
PoPoLoCrois Farm Story

Look at this bushel of happiness on the PoPoLoCrois Farm Story Japanese cover


Wouldja look at it?
Feb 24
Okay, I know no one cares that much about farm sims or things like that these days unless they're teeming with in-app purchases. Or PoPoLoCrois, for that matter. But for some reason, I really like both. I also really like the... read
Hatsune Miku: PM2 photo
Hatsune Miku: PM2

Beard View: Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2


I know too much about Hatsune Miku and I don't even know that much
Feb 20
Oh hello Destructoid! Its your old beard buddy Jed here, and I guess I'm officially part of the Dtoid team now. Are you proud yet dad!? This time on Beard View we're taking a look at Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2, the Vocalo... read
Bayonetta earrings photo
Bayonetta earrings

Bring all the boys to the yard with Bayonetta's earrings


You don't even have to go to The Gates of Hell to get them
Jan 30
Koubutsuya is helping Bayonetta lovers make a fashion statement with these hot new earrings which are an exact replica of Cereza's. The company is known for its quality reproductions of anime items aimed at adults who desire ... read
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New 3DS

New 3DS is region locked because of course it is


Those colored buttons had better be the same in the West
Sep 03
Nintendo announced the New 3DS and New 3DS XL last week during a Direct presentation. These are coming first to Japan this October with a new C-Stick, additional shoulder buttons, better 3D, near-field communication for amiib... read
Taiko no Tatsujin photo
Taiko no Tatsujin

New pics surface of the Taiko no Tatsujin drum controller


And it was never ever localized, the end!
Aug 21
More pics have surfaced of the sweet Taiko no Tatsujin controller compatible with the Wii and Wii U. Unfortunately there hasn't been a Taiko no Tatsujin game available in the West since the PlayStation 2's heyday, but rhythm ... read
Japanese 3DS photo
Japanese 3DS

That gold Xerneas Pokemon 3DS is $200 right now


Limited edition Japanese 3DS cheaper than usual
Jun 23
Nabbing a Japanese Pokemon X 3DS has come with a hefty price tag, but right now Play Asia has them (bundled with either Pokemon X or Pokemon Y) for $200. Not bad for you wacky collectors out there. Everyone else should n... read
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GungHo releases 5 new Japanese PlayStation imports on PSN


Pinball, sims, and battlesuits
May 23
GungHo Online has been quietly bringing over classic Japanese PS1 games for some time now. A new batch of five has just come down the line. These come in their original form, unaltered, so be sure you want them before you plu... read
Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars photo
Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars

GungHo bringing six more Japanese PS1 classics to PSN


Tokyo 23-Ku Seifuku Wars!!!
May 12
Better brush up on your Japanese. GungHo is bringing six more Japanese PS1 games -- still in Japanese -- to the PSN, at $6 a pop. You may be able to get by with minimal language knowledge with some of them, but you might find... read
Yakuza Restoration photo
Yakuza Restoration

Yakuza Ishin came to PS3 & PS4 to do right by fans, just not western ones


Please understand
Apr 25
Yakuza Ishin, released in concert with the PS4 in Japan as the best selling (not-bundled) software, is probably never releasing outside of Japan. SEGA sidestepped localizing Yakuza 5 to put all its efforts towards developing ... read
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PSN

Japanese sidescrolling shooter Wolf Fang on PSN this week


Gosh, I miss Data East
Feb 10
One more week until Tomba! 2 releases on PlayStation Network. Until then, we're getting the fifth title in MonkeyPaw Games' Retro Rush event, Wolf Fang, a sidescrolling shooter sequel to the 1989 shoot-'em-up Vapor Trail: Hyp... read
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Imports

MonkeyPaw is bringing Tomba! 2 and five others to PSN


Six PSOne games in six weeks
Jan 13
MonkeyPaw Games has more Japanese import games lined up for release on PlayStation Network this year. The company's six-week Retro Rush event kicks off tomorrow with Double Dragon (the fighting game spinoff), and there will b... read
Wii U region locks photo
Wii U region locks

Gamers campaign to end Wii U region locking


Tear down the wall!
Jun 24
With Microsoft reversing all its content control policies on Xbox One, and Sony already planning a region-free PlayStation 4, Nintendo is insisting on keeping all the territories separated on Wii U. Fans are now taking the pl... read
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PS4 also region free

Oh ... PS4 is region free, too!


The hits keep hittin'
Jun 11
While gamers were punching the air jubilantly at the almighty burn delivered directly to Microsoft's face by Sony last night, it was easy to miss a little bit of extra triumphant information -- the PlayStation 4 is region fre... read
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Xbox One will be region locked, because of course it will


Microsoft confirms another finely sprinkled layer of corporate jizz
May 27
Because the Xbox One wasn't pissing off potential early adopters enough, here's a bit of an obvious one for you -- Microsoft has confirmed the system will be region locked. At this point, such news was a foregone conclusion.&... read
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PSone Imports

GungHo importing six more PSone Classics from Japan


Grasshopper's new parent company delivers the eastern goods
Apr 09
Half a dozen PSone imports are making their way across the Pacific this spring courtesy of GungHo Online. A trio of titles have already arrived on PlayStation Network, with the rest completing their voyage come May 7. First o... read
PSone Imports photo
PSone Imports

GungHo releasing a half dozen PSone Imports on PSN today


JRPGs and dating-sims and bears. Oh my!
Mar 12
GungHo Online has returned with another set of PlayStation Classics that never made it out of Japan. The Grasshopper Manufacture parent company has announced six titles for release via PlayStation Network as a part of th... read
Darkstalkers photo
Darkstalkers

Darkstalkers Resurrection physical release has dual subs


Let's get physical!
Mar 06
Darkstalkers Resurrection is slated for a global release on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live next week. Unlike other territories, however, Japan will be receiving a physical edition of the enhanced fighting compila... read
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Vita price drop

Sony announces a price drop for PS Vita in Japan


About $200 for both WiFi and 3G
Feb 18
Opening this early morning's PlayStation Vita Japanese streaming event, Sony announced a price drop for Vita. The new price of 19,980 yen comes out to about $200 USD for both the WiFi and 3G models. Again, this is for Japan r... read
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Uh, what? Wii U GamePads are also region locked [Update]


Huh?
Dec 25
[Update: The Japanese message above reads, "The update cannot be completed with an overseas Wii U GamePad." In other words, it seems that you can use an imported GamePad to play games, you simply can't apply firmware updates ... read
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E.X. Troopers will probably never come to the West


Guess it's time to import the damn thing
Dec 13
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 ... read
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GungHo Online releases six PS One Classics on PSN


Another importer!
Dec 04
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... read
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E.X. Troopers is now available from Japanese importers


Lost Planet spin-off out now for PS3 and 3DS
Nov 24
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 ... read
It Came from Japan! photo

[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 ... read feature

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Persona 4 Arena: Atlus statement clarifies region-lock


Jul 06
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... read
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Persona 4 Arena will be region-locked on PS3


Jul 05
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 ... read
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Anarchy Reigns release expected in 2013 now


Jun 18
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... read
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Importers: US Vita PlayStation Store is now up...kinda


Feb 08
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... read
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Mushihime-sama HD buzzing onto the Xbox 360


Jan 31
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... read
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Kingdom Hearts 3D shows off three enticing flavors


Jan 20
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... read
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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... read feature

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Importing Vita? Uncharted: Golden Abyss has English


Dec 05
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... read






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