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Deal: 25% off imports at Play-Asia


Both the PSP and PS3 have incredibly generous region settings, which allow you to play games from all around the world -- no mod chips required. Importing games for both of Sony's platforms is easy, and Play-Asia's sale makes it even easier. Right now, they're providing 25% off all of their in-stock items. Here's our recommendations:

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A closer look at Japan's awesome Castlevania package


Japan continues to get the primo packaging for its games. The Dracula X Chronicles comes with a fancy art book, keychain, PSP pouch and more in the deluxe Japanese release. PSP GadgetZ was able to get their hands on the incredible package and they have a ton of pics right here. It may be pricey at $100, but the hardcore Castlevania fans may want to lay down some cash.

Import game releases for the week of 05/06/07

Your PSP can play games from any region. This makes playing import games, easier than on most consoles. Every week we let you know what import games are hitting, just in case you want to give them a ride. This week, we have only one import title, but it's a big one.

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Import game releases for the week of 04/29/07

Every week we help you use your PSP's innate ability to play games from any region. Unfortunately, this week we have come up empty in the land of import games. Rather than leaving you with that disappointing news, I'll recommend another form of import entertainment. If you have a way of playing DVDs from other regions, you should import the HK release of the Death Note movies. They are the premiere example of how to do a manga to film adaptation. A twisting and addictive plot and great acting is punctuated with big-budget production. You won't regret seeing them, if you get the chance.

Let's just hope there will be more happening on the import scene next week.

Import game releases for the week of 04/22/07

Every week we give you the lowdown on what's happening in the PSP import scene. You then can choose if you want to buy some, and use your PSP's ability to play games from any region. This week, we a visual novel and more map software for Sony's GPS. If you're brave, check out the full details.

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Final Fantasy remakes unconfirmed for UK; imports feature English option

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Unfortunately, it appears that the UK version of the Final Fantasy remakes are not yet confirmed for the UK, according to CVG. The title is currently "to be decided."

While we don't think Square Enix would miss an opportunity to milk Europeans for their money (look at the game's pricing), impatient gamers can import the Asian version of the classic RPGs. In an unexpected move, these UMDs feature both English and Japanese language options.

Those that have picked up an import copy seem to have high praise for the remakes. A Neo-Geo forum user notes that the CG intro "isn't all that," but the "game looks freakin' nice on the PSP screen ... [and] music and sound quality seem top end too."

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Import game releases for the week of 04/15/07

Every week we help you use your PSP's innate ability to play games from any region. This week, we have the much anticipated Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition, and a Shogi title. Keep reading to get the full details.

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Import game releases for the week of 04/08/07

Unfortunately for importers, there aren't any new import games this week. Don't get too down, though. You can always view our archive and import a great, older game. On another note, this import drought will be over next week. Fellow importers should leave their favorite import PSP game in the comments. Let our readers know or all the great games that have never hit our shores.

Import game releases for the week of 04/01/07

Every week we pray to the import gods and ask them to give us more import games to enjoy. This week we have an anime based game, a sports game and a ton of budget re-releases. Keep reading to see what's coming from Japan this week.

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Import game releases for the week of 03/25/07

Your PSP can play import games and to serve that function, every week we list the import games for the week. There's only one game of note this week, but it's a big one!

DJ Max Portable 2

We've covered DJ Max Portable quite a bit, so if you don't know what the game is, than you must not be reading PSP Fanboy too much. Still, for those not aware of the game, it is a rhythm/music game similar to Beatmania that has you hitting buttons timed to the music. It's popular not only for its music selection but also the amazing visuals that accompany it. Since the game has plenty of English in it, if you like music games this is a must import for you. Unless you want to wait and see if it comes out in the US.

Import game releases for the week of 03/18/07

Every week we pray to the import gods and ask them to give us more import games to enjoy. Last week they failed us, but this week we actually do have some new import games. Since every PSP naturally plays import games, if you see something listed you like, feel free to pick it up. This week we have puzzle, strategy and action displayed. Continue reading to see what hits your local import shop this week.

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Import game releases for the week of 03/11/07

Since the PSP is able to play games from any region, every week we feature the import releases for that week.

March is a fairly lame month for import games. Last week was just greatest hits re-releases and this week there is nothing. With this off week, I would like to ask our readers, what import games have you gotten that are a worthy import? I'd like to import some more games and since there isn't anything new, maybe I'll go back and fill in my library with older titles. I'm looking for games that aren't reliant on knowing Japanese to play since despite all the anime I watch, I have yet to have learned Japanese from the practice.

Import game releases for the week of 03/04/07

It's a new week and another chance for me to let our readers know about the tasty import game releases of the week (tastes like ramen noodles). Every week we showcase new import games for you to play in your PSP (PSP plays imports without any modding). Let me start by saying that honestly it's a pretty light release list this week, but after last week, any game releases is a feat.

No real in depth previews to do on the games this week, as it's a week of budget re-releases. If you haven't bought these games yet and are interested, this week sees "Best" versions of Princess Crown, AI Go, AI Mah-Jong, AI Shogi and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner. Princess Crown is made by the same company that's making the much talked about upcoming PS2 RPG Odin Sphere, so there may be more people interested in importing it now.

That's it for this week! Next week we have some actual new import games to showcase, so we'll see you then.

Hold your horses in Derby Time 2006


Horse racing games are popular in some countries, but not the US. Because of this, you may want to consider importing Derby Time 2006. In the game you raise and care for a horse and then have it compete against other racers and horses. Derby Time 2006 also supports infrastructure mode to allow you to race against a friend's horse. Last year's Derby Time got a 7/10 from Famitsu, so it sounds like it's a decent title for horse racing fans assuming you know Japanese or are adventurous.

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Import game releases for the week of 2/25/07

The daze of my weekend is wearing off and I'm writing about import game releases, so that must mean it's a new week. Your PSP can play games from any region and every week we tell you some import games that are coming out for it, just in case you want to dip your toes in the import scene.

That would be the intro and then I'd show you cool import games, but there aren't any this week. I apologize, I'm going to go to Japan myself and demand one anime based game per week from here on out.

Go away now, there's nothing to see here.

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