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Not a lot in terms of news coming out of Japan lately unless you guys wanna hear more about that Kingdom Hearts game coming to DS. So instead, here's a list of the top 30 games in Japan at the moment, based on sales.
As of 3/27/09...
. Musou Orochi Z [Warriors Orochi] (PS3)
2. Biohazard 5 [Resident Evil] (PS3)
3. 3D Picross (DS)
4. Makoto - Mukini Musou MULTI RAID (PSP)
5. Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! (DS)
6. Wii de Asobu: Pikmin 2 (Wii)
7. Ryu ga Gotoku 3 [Yakuza] (PS3)
8. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (PSP the Best)[PSP the Best is their "Greatest Hits" budget rerelease line in Japan] (PSP)
9. Seventh Dragon (DS)0. Wii Fit1. Ani no Atorie: Sera Shima no Kin Jutsu Samurai [Atelier Ani] (DS)2. Aibou DS (DS)3. Biohazard 5 [Resident Evil] (Xbox 360)4. Rhythm Tengoku Gold (DS)
As many of you may know, I'm a pretty big Falcom fan. Falcom released two news snippets recently with quite a lot of information:
1. Ys 7 will be released exclusively for Playstation Portable in September '09. This marks the first time since the SNES era that an Ys game was not first released on a PC. This is also the first direct sequel to be released since Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim, with the past two Ys games being a remake (albeit a very good one) and a prequel starring the ancestor of the first Ys game's villain.
In Japan, the PS3 is getting a lot of love lately.
So you may have heard, but there's a new Mobile Suit Gundam game coming out for PS3. Listed as an "anime robot" game, it's coming out as Gundam is hitting its 30th anniversary. It's going to include a "Network Mode" and a "Scenario Mode" However, how they're going to make it not suck ass like that first PS3 Gundam game remains to be seen. Screenshots look harmless though:
The game is slated for a 4/3 release date in Japan.
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It's not much of a secret that in Japan, people like playing games on their cellular phones. Hell, we've known that for years, since before Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis was released on multiple mobile platforms. However, without a reliable mobile phone gaming platform outside of the iPhone (which is littered with literally thousands of shovelware titles), is there any way in which us silly Americans will ever be able to play lost gems like the episodic Final Fantasy IV The After: Tsuki no Kikan, the direct sequel to Final Fantasy IV that takes place 17 years after Cecil's adventure? (On a completely unrelated note, the white mage Porom got totally hot) There may yet still be hope for Americans to enjoy such a ti