fbpx English Option Gaming: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Tomb Raider, Black Ops IV

Most gamers love Japan, but not every gamer can speak or read Japanese. Whether you’re living in Tokyo, or just a fan looking for imports, this series will give you the lowdown on the latest releases in Japan and the English options available to them. We’ll also try to cover whether the Japanese release has been censored.  

: Full English support (by default, optional, region settings, etc.)

: Some English (voices, menus, subtitles, etc.)

: No English available (Japanese release only, no English support, etc.)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Do you hate puns? My Apollo-gees.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows

English Level: (Japanese version ships with full English support)

Japanese Censorship: Unconfirmed

Another entry in the historical murderer simulator from Ubisoft. Odyssey is already receiving praise for emphasizing further on role-playing game mechanics more than any other game in the series. New mechanics include dialogue options, branching quests, multiple endings, and for the first time ever, players can choose to play as either a male or female assassin. The setting this time takes place during the Peloponnesian War, and while as fun as attempting to say Greek names may be— when are we going to Edo, Ubisoft?

Shadow of The Tomb Raider

Laura is about to raid that dude’s jugular.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

English Level: (Full English support)

Japanese Censorship: Unconfirmed (Previous games were uncensored)

The third entry in rebooted Tomb Raider franchise sees Laura Croft exploring the hidden city of Paititi in deep South America. This is the largest game hub in a Tomb Raider game thus far. Stealth also plays a more important role as Laura must cover herself in mud to avoid detection from enemies. Arnold did it first in Predator, but we’re all for more opportunities to see our favorite protagonists covered in mud.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IV

Cool guys don’t look at explosions.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

English Level:   (Full English support)

Japanese Censorship: Unconfirmed

The Call of Duty franchise finally ditches single players and plows full steam ahead into multiplayer only. Staple deathmatch, team games, and zombies are returning, but as it’s all the rage these days, Black Ops IV will also be introducing a battle royal mode with up to 100 called “Blackout.” It’s as if millions of PUBG players cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.


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