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Japanese Release Schedule Update
Two delays, and two fresh dates.
09.07.11 - 6:41 PM

For the import-savvy, a number of Japanese release dates have been shifted around and added in the past day or two, so we thought it would be easier to sum them up in one post.

First up are two delays. Eidos Montréal's already-popular Deus Ex: Human Revolution was supposed to hit Japanese shelves tomorrow. However, Square Enix rather belatedly discovered that 'an area' of the game shows visuals which are prohibited in Japanese titles. They wouldn't say what it was, but Japan now won't see Human Revolution until October.

Phantom Kingdom Portable (PSP) from Nippon Ichi was also supposed to drop two weeks from now. The two-week delay to October 6th wasn't explained, but was actually announced by Japanese retailer Sofmap.

The two new dates are for Heroes Phantasia and Nendoroid Generation, both PSP RPGs, both of which borrow characters, and both from Namco Bandai. Only difference is, one's an anime crossover and the other is based on the cute, super-deformed Nendoroid figures. The former will get both a regular edition priced at 6290 yen ($81.37 US), and a limited edition (which includes a soundtrack CD and special book) for 9980 yen ($129.11 US). Both versions release on January 19th.

Nendoroid Generation, due out on February 23rd, also gets two editions. The regular runs 6280 yen ($81.24 US), and the order-only limited edition, called the 'Nen-gene Tenkomori Box,' is a much pricier 10,480 yen ($135.58 US). If you like cute, it may be worth it: the package contains eight Nendoroid Plus charms. Both editions also contain a product code for a wedding dress costume - sounds like you can use this on any character to make into 'your wife.' Cool or creepy? You decide.


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