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Most gamers love Japan, but not every gamer can speak or understand Japanese. Whether you’re a foreigner living in Japan, or just a fan looking for imports, this series will give you the lowdown on the latest (and not so latest) releases in Japan and the English options available to them.

Green: Full English support (by default / optional / setting your console region / etc.)

Orange: Some English (voices / menus  / subtitles / etc.)

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

Mega Man X Legacy Collections 1+2

Platforms: PS4 / Switch / Xbox One / Steam

English Level: Green (Japanese and US versions can be switched at title screen)

Japanese Censorship: None

The Blue Bomber continues his return to the spotlight with Mega Man X Legacy Collections 1+2. Every mainline Mega Man X game is included— X, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and X8. The two-disc collection is loaded with new features including a Mega Man X “museum” and the Mega Man X Challenge Mode. The is the definite collection for all the X fans out there. Have we said X enough? More importantly, the more love we give to Mega Man, the better our chances of finally getting Capcom to bring back Mega Man Legends 3, so for the love of God, buy this.

Detroit: Become Human

Platforms: PS4 

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

Japanese Censorship: None

Explore a story with hundreds of branching paths as you observe and investigate a futuristic mystery through the eyes of three Androids. Every choice matters (supposedly) and every moral dilemma carries weight (supposedly). Quantic Dreams knows how to tell a story, even if you have to call out for Jason a few hundred times to get there.

Dark Souls Remastered

Platforms: PS4 / Switch 

English Level: Red  (Japanese text and UI only, but English voices)

Japanese Censorship: None

Praise the sun—again! The notoriously brutal and difficult action RPG  is back. Dive into the game that started it all, made even better with upgraded graphics and smooth 60 FPS. Delve into deep dungeons, explore hidden passages, team up with friends, betray those friends, and die over and over and over and over again. Unfortunately, the Japanese release is entirely in Japanese except for character voices. If you just want to hack and slash (and die), it isn’t a problem, but you’ll miss out on the deep lore of the Dark Souls franchise.


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