Foreign Wrap-Up: The Games You Should Import Edition

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

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Next week, ladies and gentlemen, is a wonderful week for RPG fans. Not only is Soul Hackers headed our way this Tuesday, but another itty-bitty game that no one’s ever heard of around here…something like…Pandora’s Tower…is set to go out in the wild on the same day.

Soul Hackers Featured (Large) Pandora's Tower

Two amazing experiences are just around the corner! In today’s Foreign Wrap-Up, the stand-in for the Operation Rainfall Retro Commercial Research Team (in other words…not me) would like to celebrate the wealth of RPG experiences still waiting to be played across the pond. One or two, I’ve most definitely reviewed. And the third…well, someone seems highly confident we’ll be getting it eventually. Hope springs eternal, as I’ve always said. And E3 isn’t too far away.

Here are the highlights from this past week:

Namco announced a Tales of Xillia Collector’s Edition & Day One Edition for Europe. As if responding to North American fans’ collective despair, one was announced for our region as well. Be sure to pre-order it and the super-sleek Project X Zone Collector’s Edition as well! Details about that here.

Jeff Neuenschwander reviewed HarmoKnight. And Steve Baltimore reviewed Final Fantasy: The Four Heroes of Light in this week’s Games of the Past Review.

Justin Graham took a look at Fist of the North Star 2 in this week’s Anime of the Past segment  while a reveal of Sword Art Online’s English Trailer and Funimation’s Spring simulcast schedule rounded things out in terms of anime news.

Raymond Dwyer gives us a handy price guide for cheap, niche titles in the second installment of Pricefall.

A new episode of The Downpour Podcast surfaced Monday, and will likely be scheduled to release on Mondays from here on out.

And last but certainly not least, the oprainfall Staff voted on legendary blades in our special feature, STAFF PICKS: Top 10 Swords in Video Games.




  • No 7th Dragon series? This list is bad then
    and BTW, wasn’t Flying Fairy confirmed for western release?

    • MusubiKazesaru

      it wasn’t confirmed, but there are rumors of it

    • Hmm. Can’t say I’m familiar with 7th Dragon, to be honest. But, I tend to pay attention when someone recommends a series to me, friend. Perhaps, when this deluge of great games coming has passed us, I might consider the game(s) for an Import Review.

  • I’m hoping Nintendo announces Bravely Default localization even sooner than E3, at their 3DS conference, which is….holy crap! It’s this week!

  • Lightthrower

    Games to import? Any Super Robot Wars game :-D. The new one on PS3 is gorgeous, but text heavy so…. good luck if you don’t know the language!

  • Welty

    Imported Soma Bringer last week. Two of my friends also have a copy of the game. Plan on playing it together. I played a rom translation of the game last summer with two other friends and we enjoyed what time we did spend playing it(used flashcarts.. shame on us? ]: ). I wish the game was officially released over here.