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Mega Imports List for Nintendo Switch, March 2020

The guys at SwitchWatchTV have outdone themselves this time. This is a massive list of Switch games that can be imported, and it is quite impressive. If you are a lover of games, covers, or content that is unavailable to you in your country, this is the list to top all imports lists. Check out the Mega Imports List video below, or you can scroll for days looking at each one listed here on the site. Enjoy!

We love imports. If you’ve followed our channel for a while now, you know we love to delve into the treasures that lie in the east when it comes to Nintendo Switch games. Not every game makes it to the west, and many of them are a tragedy because there are so many excellent games that need to be imported if you want your hands on the physical goods. And these days, importing a game isn’t so scary, because many of them actually have English on the cartridge. That’s what we are here to tell you today. All the imports exclusive to Japan and Asian regions that have English on the cartridge. And boy, are there a lot.

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It’s worth noting that a handful of the games mentioned here may actually have seen a western release, but from the hands of a low print company like Limited Run or Super Rare Games. Due to their limited nature, we felt the easy access of Japanese retail make them still a very juicy import prospect.

Physical Imports List

Atelier Dusk Trilogy

The Atelier Dusk Trilogy is one of the premier physical imports that you can get. While the Japanese release didn’t have English, the Asian regions, particularly from Play Asia do have English and have all three games in the series on one cartridge. That is an exceptional release, especially considering it includes all the DLC, too. Check out my review of this one for yourself if you want to see what these 3 JRPGs are all about.

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Atelier Dusk Trilogy

Battle Princess Madelyn

Battle Princess Madelyn is a modern love letter to the classic Ghouls ’n Ghosts style of gameplay. It was only released physically in Japan, although it’s much altered revision known as the Royal Edition was released in the west thanks to Limited Run Games.

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Battle Princess Madelyn

Bookbound Brigade

Bookbound Brigade is a fun metroidvania that flew under the radar when it released digitally not too long ago. Featuring many famous faces from history banding together to increase your abilities, this nice little title is getting an Asian release very soon. We highly recommend you check out our review for more info.

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Bookbound Brigade

BQM: Block Quest Maker

Block Quest Maker, otherwise known as BQM, is an RPG creation tool. Using voxels to create and share your very own quests, this is a bit of a niche one, but great for those who are fans of creating games and RPGs. It makes a nice, quirky alternative to the RPG Maker series.

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BQM: Block Quest Maker

Caladrius Blaze

Caladrius Blaze is a shoot-em-up, and a fairly good one at that. Adrenaline pumping gameplay with plenty of replayability. Plus the Asian release comes with a nice steelbook if you’re into those sort of things.

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Caladrius Blaze

CAPCOM Belt Action

Capcom Belt Action is the Japanese name for the Capcom beat-em-up bundle that released digitally in the west. Featuring 7 excellent arcade beat-em-ups from Capcom’s back catalogue, including 2 that have never seen daylight on a home console before. We feel this one is an excellent import choice for those who love to dish out a beating or two in their games.

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Capcom Belt Action

Celeste

Celeste is a game we all know about. One of the most critically acclaimed indie games ever. It did get a physical release in the west thanks to Limited Run, but a more accessible Japanese release is on the horizon for those who missed out on that. If you fancy an excellent challenging platformer with a story told like no other, this is a must-have.

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Celeste

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Everybuddy

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Everybuddy is a welcome HD update of a cult classic title. Originally a Wii game, it has been nicely enhanced for the Nintendo Switch. It features that timeless Mystery Dungeon-style gameplay where your Chocobo can have different job classes and befriend the enemies to make them into allies. It’s very sad there was no physical release in the west, but that makes this Japanese one all the more essential.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon

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Clannad

Clannad is an excellent example of a visual novel. In fact, it’s one of the best on the system as any fan of the genre will tell you. We even included it in our top 15 visual novels list video we made a couple of months back. A powerful story and nice artwork. This is a winner if you’re into visual novels.

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Clannad

Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk is another visual novel but with a twist. It seems to have taken a lot of inspiration from the seminal Valhalla in terms of mixing the genre with fixing up a drink for customers. This time in a futuristic cyberpunk coffee shop full of all sorts of characters that you will want to get to know.

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Coffee Talk

Darius Cozmic Collection

The Darius Cozmic Collection is a release of classic arcade titles from the Darius series. There was a special edition that came with console ports also, but it was snapped up by everyone. The base game, however, is more accessible and is a must-have for fans of classic shooters. But it is worth noting that this is getting a low print release in the west (Including the rare console ports) thanks to Strictly Limited Games.

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Darius Cozmic Collection

Death Road to Canada

Death Road to Canada is one of the Play Asia exclusive releases, and a great game to boot. You try to survive an apocalypse by heading to Canada, of course. Action mixed with humor and zombies, you can definitely have a lot of fun with this one. Sadly, it is well sold out already, so you’re looking at second hand options at the moment.

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Devil May Cry Trilogy

Devil May Cry Trilogy is Capcom’s second game on this list, and don’t worry, it won’t be the last. Sadly, as they seem to enjoy doing with their collections, only the first game is on the cartridge while the other two are download codes. Still, if you want some all-time classic action, this might be one for you.

Devil May Cry Trilogy

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet is a game for a certain type of gentleman. Featuring a handful of girls in bikinis getting into all sorts of mini-games like tug of war on floating platforms and rock climbing with very questionable camera angles. This is a popular import as you may expect.

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Scarlet

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Dimension Drive

Dimension Drive is another Play Asia exclusive. In fact, it was their first physical release, so you can imagine the limited nature of it means it’s sold out already. It’s an interesting take on the shooter genre as you switch between dimensions. It’s not one for the faint of heart.

Distraint Collection

The Distraint Collection is Play Asia’s most recent exclusive product. At the time of writing this, it hasn’t been sent out yet, so there’s still time to get your order in. This is a couple of very atmospheric puzzle adventure games. Weird-looking but fascinating all the same. Like all Play Asia exclusives, there’s a standard edition as well as a limited edition.

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Distraint Collection
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Limited

Doraemon Story of the Seasons

Doraemon Story of Seasons has a case not to be on this list, but due to it’s quite limited release in Europe and no-show in North America, we thought we would include this farming sim crossover in this list since the southeast Asian release is available with English on the cartridge. It’s an excellent game too if you’re into Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, which we can attest to in our review.

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Doraemon Story of Seasons

Dragon Quest Trilogy

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Dragon Quest Trilogy is perhaps the most popular import that we’ve ever talked about. This Asian release contains the first 3 games in the legendary series that are basically the grandfathers of JRPGs. They hold up surprisingly nicely, which makes this an essential import for those looking to get into the scene.

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Dragon Quest Trilogy

Esp ra.de Psi

Esp ra.de Psi is possibly a cheat entry on this list due to it not actually having English. But as it is a shmup, an all-time classic at that, we feel we would be doing it an injustice not to bring it to your attention. If you’re a hardcore shooter fan, then this is a must-import in our opinion. It may not have English, but that doesn’t stop it from being totally playable. Check out the standard edition and excellent collector’s edition.

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Esp ra.de Psi:
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Collector’s Edition

Final Fantasy VII & VIII Twin Pack

It turns out that dreams do come true sometimes. Final Fantasy VII is my favorite game of all-time, and I’ve always loved the idea of it one day being on a Nintendo console. Not only that, though, but physically too. Well, Final Fantasy VII & VIII Twin Pack has made that come true. Two excellent and essential JRPGs on one cartridge. I love VII and enjoy VIII even more now in this remastered form. Again, this is one of the more popular imports as you can imagine.

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Final Fantasy VII & VIII Twin Pack

Final Fantasy X & X-2

As you can imagine, this next physical is also one of the most popular ever, too. Final Fantasy 10 & 10-2 did get a physical release in Europe and America but the issue is that it was totally embarrassed by the Asian and Japanese release. In the west only the first game was on the cartridge while the second game needed to be downloaded. But on this import, both games are on the cartridge which puts the western release to shame. This import is for those who actually want to own their games, plus it makes a statement to publishers that this is the kind of consumer friendliness that we want, no cut corners. Again, this is highly popular and one of the essential imports if you can still manage to get your hands on it.

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Final Fantasy X & X-2 (both games on 1 cart)

The Fox Awaits Me

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The Fox Awaits Me is an upcoming visual novel from Cosen. This is one of the few visual novel companies that generally include English in their Japanese releases.

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The Fox Awaits Me (Standard)
The Fox Awaits Me (Collector’s)

Ghost 1.0 + Unepic

Play Asia is back again, this time with a double pack. Ghost 1.0 is a metroidvania style game while UnEpic is a platformer RPG style game. It’s an interesting collection, for sure.

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Ghost 1.0 + Unepic

Ghost Blade HD

We’re not finished with Play Asia exclusives just yet, as up next we have Ghost Blade HD. This is an excellent modern shooter that can cut it with the big boys. Playing with a vertical screen is a dream, and every shmup fan will want to import this one, either the standard edition or the collector’s edition.
Ghost Blade HD
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Collector’s

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Gigantic Army

Gigantic Army is a bit of a weird one. I guess it’s technically a European release, but has Japanese box art and is from Play Asia. Perhaps it could have been missed from this list, but we might as well add it to be comprehensive. This is a mech run-and-gun style game. It kind of looks like contra with mechs and was limited to just 1500 copies from Play Asia. This is a popular one as our viewers have shown in our spotlight sections of our weekly physical releases series.

Gigantic Army

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Giga Wrecker Alt

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Giga Wrecker Alt is an action puzzle game from Game Freak, the developers of Pokemon. It has a very distinctive art style and can provide a stern challenge for those looking for one. This did receive a western release thanks to Limited Run. However, the Japanese retail release along with its lovely collector’s edition has English included, so it’s a great way to get it physically if you missed Limited Run’s version. Check out our review for more info on this release.

Giga Wrecker Alt
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Collector’s

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Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX

Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX is a tank sim with a very anime twist to it. With a single player story mode, plus up to 8 players locally or 10 online, this is a very niche but interesting import for that slim anime/tank sim crossover genre. If you want to battle it out with tanks on the Nintendo Switch, this is a very left field choice.

Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match DX

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Grisaia Trilogy

The Grisaia Trilogy is a collection of three visual novels which are The Fruit, The Labyrinth, and The Eden. It’s a niche collection of visual novels, but ones fans really enjoy. It’s also a lot of bang for your buck as these games are quite large for visual novels.

Grisaia Trilogy

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Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger X

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger X is a spin-off of the Gunvolt series, one that many consider to be a true successor to Mega Man. There’s some great action here even though it’s probably a little on the short side. It did get a western release under the Limited Run banner, but if you missed that, then importing from Japan is a fine option.

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger X

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Headliner: Novinews

Headliner: Novinews is a an adventure game where you control the news, and you can see the impact it has on society and the people around you. It has very interesting moral choices, often having to choose between the lesser of evils. A fascinating game for sure, and one perhaps to import if you’re into such games.

Headliner: Novinews

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Human Resource Machine Deluxe

Human Resource Machine Deluxe is an upcoming physical release. It’s an older game, and it has been around the block awhile, even coming digitally on the Switch pretty much at the console’s launch. So this is a belated Japanese release, but if you’re a fan of puzzle games with a programming twist, then this will be one for you.

Human Resource Machine Deluxe

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I Am Setsuna

I Am Setsuna is perhaps the granddaddy of all Switch Imports. It was during the special time of the Nintendo Switch’s launch when everything was new. It took a while before people realized the potential of importing this one. Somehow this Japanese release magically played in English upon booting it up if your Switch’s region was set to English. Genius! Although, that excellent choice by Nintendo has made so many fans’ wallets empty.

I Am Setsuna

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Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon is a basic, but very fun, dungeon crawler based on the hit multimedia Japanese franchise. Yes, it’s getting a western release in the future, but the Asian release, which is out now, has English on there already. And the translation is honestly legendary. So much so, the western publisher decided to completely re-translate it for the western market. Check out our review to find out more.

Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon?
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Limited Edition

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Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto

Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto is one for hardcore train fanatics. Featuring real-time video as you control your train on its journey, being judged on how well you can manage the train’s speed while making it to your stations on time. This is getting a western release as a low print game under Dispatch games, although they do have a habit of taking their sweet time with their releases.

Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto

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Kamen Rider Climax Scramble ZI-O

Kamen Rider Climax Scramble ZI-O is an action fighting game based on the hit multi-media franchise. With 32 riders to duke it out, a healthy campaign mode and added joy-con motion mechanics for a bit of family fun, this is definitely an interesting import that’s not talked about all that often.

Kamen Rider Climax Scramble

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Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story is a recent release from Spike-Chunsoft. It’s an action dungeon-crawler mixed with business management as you delve into dangerous places to kill enemies to gather loot to then use in your samurai sword-smith day job. Definitely worth a look as an import if you want a physical version.

Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story

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Kemco RPG Selection Vol. 1

Kemco RPG Selection Vol. 1 is the first of two Kemco collections on this list, and we have no doubt there will be more in the future. This Vol. 1 is a Japanese release and includes 4 budget RPGs from Kemco; Revenant Saga, Antiquia Lost, Asdivine Hearts and Dragon Sinker, perhaps some of their best known titles. These RPGs aren’t going to win any awards, but they do have their charm and belong in any JRPG fans collection.

Kemco RPG Selection Vol. 1

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Kemco RPG Ominbus

Kemco RPG Ominbus is the more difficult of the two current Kemco collections to get ahold of. It features 4 of their lesser known titles; Revenant Dogma, Illusion of L’Phalcia, Chronus Arc, and Legend of the Tetrarchs. Again, these won’t win any awards, but it is still ripe for a collection.

Kemco RPG Ominbus

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Kunio-Kun: World Classic’s Collection

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Kunio-Kun: World Classic’s Collection features an exhaustive collection of games in the classic Kunio-Kun series, which in the west you may be more familiar with the River City name. They’ve even thrown some Double Dragon in here too to make a nice retro collection.

Kunio-Kun: World Classic’s Collection

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Lethal League Blaze

Lethal League Blaze is an import that almost no-one talks about. It has flown under the radar as a potential import. It’s kind of like a fighting, arcade battler that has plenty of style to go with it. It is one to keep an eye on if you’re looking for the more obscure titles for your collection.

Lethal League Blaze

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Little Busters

Little Busters is an upcoming visual novel about school life, and that’s all we have to say about it.

Little Busters

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Maitetsu Pure Station

Maitetsu Pure Station is a peculiar visual novel that involves a futuristic world with robotic train drivers, one of whom has lost their train and you need to help them. Yes, for those into weird and wonderful things from Japan, this is one to take a look at.

Maitetsu Pure Station

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Mantis Burn Racing

Mantis Burn Racing was supposed to get a physical release in the west, but that was recently cancelled. Luckily it was released ages ago in Japan as a physical, and if you want a top-down racer that’s packed with content, then look no further than this release. A lot of people really enjoy the old school nature to this one. If you liked games like Micro Machines, check this one out.

Mantis Burn Racing

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Mega Man 5-in-1 Box Set

Mega Man 5-in-1 Box Set is a Mega Man fan’s wet dream. It’s also one for hardcore collector’s, since of the five game cartridges it includes, it’s currently the only way to get Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 on a cartridge. Previously, it’s only been available as a download, so this is sought after even if the collector’s are Mega Man fans or not.

Mega Man 5-in-1 Box Set

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Mega Man X Anniversary Collection 2

The Mega Man X Anniversary Collection 2 is part of that 5-in-1 box set, but if you can’t find or afford that, then this second half of the Mega Man X games may be a nice alternative. In the west, this was only available as a download as only the first half of the collection was on the cartridge. Poor play from Capcom in that regard. Thankfully Capcom Japan is much better when it comes to treating fans properly.

Mega Man X Collection 2

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Megaquarium

Megaquarium is an aquarium building simulator, a niche market for sure, but that’s what makes this all the more fascinating. An interesting tid-bit about the physical for this one, though. Our copy has the wrong copyright notice on the box. Megaquarium has the copyright for Novinews, which we just already talked about, and they both released physically on the same day by the same publisher. It seems some wires were crossed there!

Megaquarium

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MISSHITUKARA NO DASSHUTSU: UNMEI O TSUNAGU 35 NO NAZO

MISSHITSUKARA NO DASSHUTSU: UNMEI O TSUNAGU 35 NO NAZO is a collection of simple puzzle games, perhaps one of the more obscure Switch imports around. It is probably because no one really wants it. Hardly surprising, but this is a heads up for the most serious collector’s out there.

MISSHITSUKARA NO DASSHUTSU: UNMEI O TSUNAGU 35 NO NAZO

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Mistover

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Mistover is a meaty RPG with the twist that your choices can change what lies ahead, including the game’s outcome. If you’re looking for a gimmicky indie RPG that has some quality to it, then look no further than Mistover as a physical import.

Mistover
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Collector’s

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My Girlfriend is a Mermaid?!

My Girlfriend is a Mermaid?! has perhaps the best title of any Switch game. It’s a standard enough visual novel with some nice art work, although I think a user review over on Play Asia said it better than we ever could. SonicMeerkat says “Mermaids have big t**s. Not sure why I’m happy.” That’s all that needs to be said.

My Girlfriend is a Mermaid?!

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Nameko no Puzzle: Nameko Dai Hanshoku

Nameko no Puzzle: Nameko Dai Hanshoku is a simple Bejeweled type game, matching up 3 of the same color together to make them disappear. Yet again, this is a very obscure import, as you can imagine. It’s not high on many people’s purchase list. But perhaps many people missed this one, just because no one talks about it.

Nameko no puzzle: Nameko Dai Hanshoku

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Ninja Jajamaru Collection

Ninja jajamaru Collection is a retro collection of some classic Famicom games from Japan, plus a brand new game in the series. There’s variety here too, with a mix of platformers and RPGs. This is a bit old school, but we love a good retro collection here at SwitchWatch.

Ninja Jajamaru Collection

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Obakeidoro

Obakeidoro is one of those games that you wouldn’t think would get a physical release in this day in age, but that’s what makes it all the more interesting. This is a cool game of cops and robbers with a supernatural theme thrown in for good measure. How much bang for your buck it has is the big question here. It’s an obscure import, and one to note down for collectors who don’t want to miss a thing.

Obakeidoro

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See Also

Okami

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If there is one game that should be first on the list to import, it has to be Okami. This is a masterpiece action adventure RPG, a game that many people equate to that of a Zelda game, if not even better than those. Criminally, the physical version is only available in Japan, but it’s such an essential game that everyone should import it even if they’re not into the importing scene. If you want to start importing games, start with this one.

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Okami

Omega Labyrinth Life

Omega Labyrinth Life is one of our favorite imports for the Switch. This is a mystery dungeon style game, where the more you level up, the bigger your boobs get. And don’t you worry, that’s not the worst of it. It’s one of the most risqué games on the system, in an almost hilarious way. I suggest you head over to watch our gameplay video to see all the juicy stuff. Literally juicy stuff. The thing is, though, this has gameplay to back it up, too. It’s not the quintessential mystery dungeon game, but it’s still very competent.

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Omega Labyrinth Life
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Collector’s Edition

Oniken & Odallus

Oniken & Odallus was another Play Asia double pack featuring these retro style action games. Both of the games in this package were well received critically, so this would have been a great pick up for those looking for some retro-inspired action in their life.

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Onimusha: Warlords

Capcom strike again with the physical release of Onimusha: Warlords. This is an enhanced HD port of the PlayStation 2 classic featuring new music, new controls, and a wider visual field. It’s an excellent game and one with lots of replayability due to it’s shorter nature. Plus, the physical has a reversible cover, like all physicals should!

Onimusha: Warlords

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Oninaki

Oninaki is a Square Enix action RPG from the same people who made I Am Setsuna and Lost Sphear. Now, it did receive a very limited release in the west, only available on Square Enix’s website, but the Japanese release is far more easy to get ahold of if you fancy another RPG from Square.

Oninaki

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Override: Mech City Brawl

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Override: Mech City Brawl is an interesting game for sure. It’s an arena combat game where you go toe-to-toe in giant mechs as you duke it out over cities. There’s even a 4-player co-op mode where each of you control a different part of the mech. It’s sounds better on paper than it actually plays out, but kaiju fans are sure to get a kick from this one

Override Mech City Brawl

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Panty Party

If you have Panty Party, then it’s proof that you’re a collector of true taste. Jokes aside, the game isn’t half as bad as the name would lead you to believe, it’s a simplistic arena brawler type game that probably never needed to be physical, but we’re glad it did. plus, the collector’s edition came with a pair of panties, which kind of says it all.

Panty Party Collector’s Edition

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Pato Box

Yet again another Play Asia release, and one we would whole-heartedly recommend if it had not sold out already, Pato Box. This is a great Punch-Out-style game merged with exploration and puzzle solving. It has excellent music and a great visual style that we would be happy for everyone to experience.

Petoons Party

Petoons Party is just one of those games you look at and scratch your head. What was going through the developers minds when they decided to make this otherwise family friendly party game with such a disturbing-looking art style? We can’t comment on this one’s quality because, if we’re being honest, we’re too disturbed to play it.

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Petoons Party

Phoenix Wright Trilogy

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You’re never too far away from a Capcom title in this list, because they’re at it again with the Phoenix Wright Trilogy. Like pretty much all of Capcom’s releases, they are all highly recommended, especially this one. You get the first 3 Phoenix Wright games all on one cartridge with English. These are the number 1 essential visual novel-style games on the Switch. So much character, humor, and unforgettable scenarios. You must own this one for sure.

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Phoenix Wright Trilogy

Piczle Puzzle 3-in-1

Piczle Puzzle 3-in-1 may be the type of name that will fool you into thinking it’s a cheap budget shovel-ware release, but you should definitely take another look since all three puzzle games in this package were highly regarded when they first released digitally. Great for adults and great for kids. If you’re into puzzle games, then this is highly recommended. I bet you weren’t expecting that!

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Piczle Puzzle 3-in-1

Reverie: Sweet As Edition

Reverie: Sweet As Edition was another Play Asia exclusive. It’s an action adventure game set in New Zealand, and it has a lot of charm to it. If you enjoy Zelda games, this would have been one to pick up had it not been sold out already.

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River City Girls

River City Girls is the latest game in the Kunio-kun franchise, and an excellent one at that. A fine beat-em-up as the girls set out to rescue the series’ usual protagonists. This was made by Wayforward, also known for the Shantae series, so you know you’re getting some quality with this one. It did receive a western release under the Limited Run banner, but in case you missed out, the Asian import is a fine option.

River City Girls

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River City Melee Mach

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Well, River City Melee Mach is the third and last import we have in the Kunio-kun series on this list. This is a brawler-type party game kind of like Power Stone, but where characters from the series duke it out in small arenas using weapons and power-ups.

River City Melee Mach

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RPG Maker MV

RPG Maker MV was announced as a western release by NIS America absolutely ages ago, but it has been delayed indefinitely for reasons unknown. If you can’t wait for this RPG making tool set, then fear not, because the Japanese release does have English.

RPG Maker MV

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Romancing Saga 3

Romancing Saga 3 is one of the most surprising releases to get a physical. This retro Square Enix RPG only saw a physical release in Asian regions but does include English. It also appeared well after its initial digital release. This is a very idiosyncratic release that really pushed away the tropes of the genre that were already well and truly set. It may not gel with everyone, but it’s sure to be worth a try for fans of JRPGs.

Romancing Saga 3
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(JP Cover)

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RXN: Raijin

RXN: Raijin is a shmup that was exclusive to Play Asia. It was one of their earlier titles, and as you can imagine sold out pretty quickly. It’s a really cool game and stands nicely in any shooter fans collection.

SD Gundam G-Generation Cross Rays

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SD Gundam G-Generation Cross Rays is one of the premier imports. If you’re into the Gundam series, then you will love this strategy RPG featuring many storylines from various series. This is a tactical game that likes to put up a fight unlike it’s much easier sister series, so if you want a challenge, then this will be one to pick up.

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SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays

Shanghai Refresh

Shanghai Refresh is… well, it’s a Mahjong game. One of the very few that come with English. Certainly one of the more obscure imports around.

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Shanghai Refresh

Shikhondo: Soul Eater

Shikhondo: Soul Eater was yet another early Play Asia exclusive shooter and a fairly decent one at that. It was more style over substance, but still a nice addition to people’s collections.

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Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is one of the most mind-blowing imports. Such a massive, successful game, especially in the west, that has only got a physical copy in Japan so far. And it’s not easy to get ahold of either. These go for premium prices whenever they can be found. It’s madness that a western physical hasn’t appeared yet.

Stardew Valley

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Super Robot Wars Series

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Next up we’re putting 3 games together. Super Robot Wars T, Super Robot Wars V, and Super Robot Wars X. For us, these are premium Switch imports. Like SD Gundam G-Generation, they are strategy RPGs, but this time featuring amazing animation with the sprite work. All animation attacks are a work of art, and you can check our reviews of all 3 to see why we love them so much. They’re not cheap, but to us they are worth it and should be considered by everyone.

We always get asked which is the best, and well, we feel T and X are equally as good. T has a better protagonist, but X has a more interesting premise. V is almost as good, no doubt. Although the animations are slightly less polished and has a slower start. Still worth it, though!

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TAIKAN! SPORTS PACK: TENNIS, BOWLING, GOLF, BILLAIRD

TAIKAN! SPORTS PACK: TENNIS, BOWLING, GOLF, BILLIARD is yet another obscure import that almost no-one talks about. This is a quad pack of 4 cheap games that were released individually on the eShop, even in the west. Probably only one for the most hardcore of collectors. Sadly, Wii Sports, this is not.

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TAIKAN! SPORTS PACK: TENNIS, BOWLING, GOLF, BILLIARD

VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is easily one of the best visual novels on the Switch. There’s so much style here as you mix drinks for customers entering your bar. You get to know them, and how well you do all depends on the drinks you serve. This is some great classy cyberpunk stuff. It was released in the west thanks to Limited Run Games, but in case you missed that order, the Japanese version is a great alternative.

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Variety Game DAISHUGO: KINGYO SUKUI, CARD, SUJI PUZZLE, NIKAKUDORI

Variety Game DAISHUGO: KINGYO SUKUI, CARD, SUJI PUZZLE, NIKAKUDORI is another 4 game compilation from D3 Publisher. And once again, the quality is going to be questionable, hence why it’s one of the most obscure imports around. Only for those who want a complete collection of English games.

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Variety Game DAISHUGO: KINGYO SUKUI, CARD, SUJI PUZZLE, NIKAKUDORI

World of Final Fantasy Maxima

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Now let’s get back to something with absolute quality and is an essential import; World of Final Fantasy Maxima. This is a spin-off of the legendary JRPG series and easily stands toe-to-toe with them in terms of quality. It’s a celebration of the franchise with an interesting gameplay twist. Absolutely wonderful, and this release doesn’t get spoken of a lot due to the physical only releasing in South East Asia well after the digital release.

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World Neverland: Elnea Kingdom

So World Neverland: Elnea Kingdom is an interesting one. It’s a faux MMO-style game that’s a simulation of kingdom life. Think of something like Stardew Valley but not nearly as good. Job classes, daily questions, farming, fishing, etc. All are highly unpolished and done far better elsewhere.

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WORLD NEVERLAND: ELNEA OUKOKU NO HIBI

That is Your Import List!

And there we have it. 81 games that are ripe for import from Asia. All of these have English on the cartridge. What a time it is to be an importer thanks to the ease of playing them on any Nintendo Switch.

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