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MrCIB

@TalonMan ............ Region is the biggest issue. Most people collect North American only. Also, people say what they want about LRG but their model works to sell out quick.

MrCIB

Sawyoudown

@Dbowen7 BUMP, tracking down all the new/upcoming games is getting tedious haha

Sawyoudown

SpaceAce13

MrCIB wrote:

@TalonMan ............ Region is the biggest issue. Most people collect North American only. Also, people say what they want about LRG but their model works to sell out quick.

Agree. For me, it’s a slippery slope. If I justify buying one PAL release.... I’ll start to justify buying a ton of them and I just can go down that road

SpaceAce13

leerafuse

SpaceAce13 wrote:

MrCIB wrote:

@TalonMan ............ Region is the biggest issue. Most people collect North American only. Also, people say what they want about LRG but their model works to sell out quick.

Agree. For me, it’s a slippery slope. If I justify buying one PAL release.... I’ll start to justify buying a ton of them and I just can go down that road

Sadly I went down that road... it's a dark road. haha

leerafuse

Paraka

@Dbowen7 - I have been dealing with personal family stuff so I will be updating my omnibus soon through to May's confirmed releases.

Paraka

hirokun

Hi lads. Bookmarked this thread a while back. Didn't realize it was sooo active, especially thanks to @revolutionika for keeping a concise list and bumping with it for games in their various states from maybe getting a release to Available. Personally really looking mostly for 1.games I actually want to play and 2.obscure or low quantity titles or 3. Limited Editions.

I am shifting now to collect switch after getting burned out on DS/3DS collecting(yes I have some good stuff there) but buying from other collectors is expensive as heck. I learned my lesson, if Atlus makes it, buy the Release version, it will double in price. Though for switch it seems Nicalis is the new Atlus in that regard. So with Switch I hope to buy it at MSRP and not go bust, though NIS America is trying really hard. Nearly $1k just to buy all the switch LE versions of their games thus far if I'm not mistaken.

Anyhow enough back story, after dredging this thread for morsels and catching up, I want to share what I've learned. As someone who does importing from time to time(Japanese candy is great) I think I should help fill out some of the JP end of things with what little details I have. Not sure if anyone has posted any of this, and some of these are probably released in other regions, but I will let you guys figure that out for me. I basically just browsed 20 pages of amazon japan and looked at play asia. If I find a good English source that keeps track of Japanese only releases I'll be sure to post it.

ALRIGHT

1.
JAILBAIT WARNING
大図書館の羊飼い -Library Party- 初回限定版 - Switch
July 26 2018
https://amzn.to/2JlPfTR

Seems to be a lewd visual novel about girls in a book club or library group of some sort. I'm guessing you are the "senpai" or librarian and the girls get into wacky sexual situations. No idea if it has english or other languages, doubt it.

2.
蒼の彼方のフォーリズム(blue beyond for rhythm?)
https://amzn.to/2KcmLgv

This is for what seems to be a release version, so the price is clearly scalped, but I thought I'd link it. I'm sure you can just find the standard version too. Comes with 2 CDs, one is a "drama" CD and the other is a er... ”ポークル” which I thought said "poker" but when I image search that I just get lots of pictures of someone's dog so... I dunno man, I don't Japanese very well. It also has an art book in it and a decent enough box, it isn't flimsy at least. (unboxing video)https://youtu.be/1i1mv_V-suY
Seems to just be a visual novel https://youtu.be/YuauRCPDt7w and an unimpressive one that doesn't stand out. Seems like it might be one of those items that is a collector's piece, but a lame product that you will never use, even if you could read japanese. Who knows, might be worth something down the line. Not like we don't already have 100 really obscure and hard to find physical copies of games, why not add this thing.

3. 嘘つき姫と盲目王子(LIAR PRINCESS AND THE BLIND PRINCE)
https://amzn.to/2qXBraA
https://bit.ly/2KeWYEA(play asia)
https://bit.ly/2KeY9nu(nippon1)

May 31 2018

So this game actually has some coverage and looks promising and playable even without english. Seems to be a platformer game where the story is basically the little mermaid, expect instead of a mermaid, the girl is a wolf. The difference is she gives up her coveted singing voice(not all her voice) to the witch, and she actually is the one who blinded the prince who is afraid of the wolf(her) while she ironically is trying to protect the prince. Claims that you swap between wolf and princess and even use the prince sometimes to platform, kill enemies and solve puzzles. Visual style looks great too, like an old story book with a japanese chibi affair.
NOW. I spent some good time trying to figure this one out. Boy what a fuster cluck with this one. As far as I can tell there are 4 physical versions of this game I think??? Who knows, there may be other promo offers with some retailer somewhere. To this day there is thought to be some obscure limited edition N64 console sold at "Lawsons" stores in Japan that has never surfaced, and there is a special edition gameboy with Tommy Hilfiger the high end clothes retailer, so who knows. Anyhow.

1st standard edition
2nd amazon exclusive(maybe) bonus of some sort of book. I make it out to be "original visual book" It is the 7538YEN option that says "Amazon限定あり"
3rd is from what news sources say a Famitsu(big japanese gaming magazine company) exclusive version that has a B2 size tapestry (707 x 500 mm or 27.83 x 19.69inches), an "original book cover" whatever that means, and a microfiber cloth. This is the one that playasia is selling(strngely they say it has a B1 size poster too, but idk where they get that from). on amazon the one that says "ファミ通DXパック" is this version. No idea why its called an exclusive if amazon is selling it.
4th is probably the one fewest of you will try to get, but it is exclusive to nippon1's store. Domestic only obviously to Japan. But it includes a freaking canvas print as seen at the end of the trailer. lol. 275mm×220mm×19mm for the print

Game looks a bit overhyped, but I still want it. I honestly am crazy enough to try to get all 3 exclusives and post a video to show them off just so everyone is clear on what it is assuming I can get them of course. My bank is pretty anal about foreign transactions sometimes thinking its fraud(good, but annoying).

死印(Death Mark)
https://amzn.to/2HqRAAn

June 28 2018
Visual novel spooky game, but actually looks legit. The cover art is almost enough to make me want to buy it alone. This game came out almost a year ago on PS vita and sometime on PS4 I think. The video I linked is of a bilingual girl playing it, but the game is NOT IN ENGLISH. LET ME REPEAT JAPANESE ONLY. The subtitles you see in her video are those she added herself in post it would seem. So I am letting you know that. Its just good to help you decide if you want the game more easily. But You have to be able to read Japanese.

CLOSED NIGHTMARE
https://amzn.to/2vIhJFj

Another one by Nippon1. Amazon has 2 versions here. The more expensive one has a super exclusive ultra RARE!!!! digital wallpaper....or just get the other one that is like $10 cheaper. What were they thinking?

あなたの四騎姫教導譚(For your Knight Princess: Instructor Story[probably])
https://amzn.to/2HqC87r

Seems like a low budget arcade style top down beat em up with some squad mechanics for minions to help you. Also seems to have an affinity system(increase the bonds with your characters or between characters). There are clearly 4 main girls here that have different abilities, and there is a progression system of leveling up in some way. Again, looks really budget but for some reason has 4 versions on amazon...One is just a download ”ダウンロード”. There is an amazon exclusive which is long gone now. But it had a Soundtrack(didn't say CD, probably digital, but uncertain), "booklet and wallpaper data" so unclear if booklet is digital or physical; and amazon exclusive A4 clear file. For those unaware Japan has this thing about these plastic sheets that have designs on them that you just use to write on top of and file with your papers, used by school students AKAIK. I have a few of these things.

The "famitsu DX" version still has apparently 3 left in stock as of this writing. Yipe! Has (I think) B2 Tapestry again. A pouch. A sound track. A microfiber cloth(come on, my dorito fingers aren't THAT greasy). Seems like this is the best version, though the amazon one looks more like a launch edition or day 1 edition yet somehow being more exclusive because its only amazon.

Minna de Waiwai! Spelunker
https://amzn.to/2Fgfvwi

Video is included on the side panel by the way. Seems like a strange game from square enix, but appears to be a 4 player party game where you explore caves in a 2d platformer. Maybe think spelunky meets party game? Seems really weak, but hey, could be amazeballs for all I know.

Lost Sphere
https://amzn.to/2vID4yu
Not exclusive buuuut....Screw square enix I paid them $10 shipping alone for this thing for domestic shipping wtf? It was $70 for the US version on their website. on japan amazon it is like $30(shipping not calculated).

That is it for now. I know this isn't everything. But it is at least some stuff that is unique to Japan. As I find things I want/buy I'll post them. Nippon1.jp would be a good place in general to at least find out new things, but it seems you can find their special editions on amazon.co.jp which would make international shipping easier. If you are interested in figuring out how to import I can probably help you too if you have questions.

P.S. This was my first post, had to save it to notepad. spam filter thought I was a spambot lol, mods manually unbanned me lol. Also I hope those short links work...they don't for me, but I have a filter that doesn't trust links sometimes. If not just go to amazon.co.jp and copy-paste the game names in the search bar.

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MrCIB

leerafuse wrote:

SpaceAce13 wrote:

MrCIB wrote:

@TalonMan ............ Region is the biggest issue. Most people collect North American only. Also, people say what they want about LRG but their model works to sell out quick.

Agree. For me, it’s a slippery slope. If I justify buying one PAL release.... I’ll start to justify buying a ton of them and I just can go down that road

Sadly I went down that road... it's a dark road. haha

LOL! I started down the Japanese route and happily ran back! I still pick up PAL titles with English but II am thinking of focusing strictly on North American. You have to draw the line at some point with all the collector's edition.

MrCIB

twelvestar

@MrCIB I ran back as well, and fast! Thought about going for everything ... then just games with English speaking options ... now I'm looking at just NA releases due to the amount of Collector's Editions being thrown at us (lookin' at you NIS, lol).

twelvestar

hirokun

twelvestar wrote:

@MrCIB I ran back as well, and fast! Thought about going for everything ... then just games with English speaking options ... now I'm looking at just NA releases due to the amount of Collector's Editions being thrown at us (lookin' at you NIS, lol).

I will be honest, the first import I really tried to get was the UK zelda Link between Worlds special edition. Probably the best special edition I've got by far. Amazing poster, and the little treasure chest is amazing. Also it turned out to be so rare that its like %400 its MSRP. Glad I got it. As with all games, you have to pick and choose.

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tobibra

@hirokun I did buy Ao no kanata no four rythm perfect edition at launch. I have not used the CDs yet, but I think the other CD is asoundtrack CD. The game is allright, I can't actually read Japanese so I can't comment on the quality of the story, but the art looks nice, and the game do have a fun mini game.

I also have the Japanese release of Minna de waiwai! Spelunker its a fun platformer game. Did get released in English but eshop only. The Japanese retail release only has English text, but its not that hard to navigate the menues.

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hirokun

@tobibra ah nice to hear some clarification there. Soundtrack makes sense. So pretty standard then overall I guess. I'm not huge on VN games unless it is something I would be familiar with or looks really good. For example the Death Mark game sounds good because I love creepy Urban Legends, especially Japan seems to have a ton of them and I eat that stuff up. I hope it gets translated for at least an E-shop release. The other one would be the stein's Gate game, but that is only because, as you might guess, I like Stein's Gate's anime. Gosh its been so long now but I loved that show.

Also thanks for letting me know about the english e-shop release for minna de waiwai. Glad to get feedback there too. It seemed like it could be potentially fun, but I'm not so sure I want to get it unless its a really good game.

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tobibra

@hirokun While I do think Spelunker is good, I don't find it amazing. Its enjoyable enough. Just for clarification, the English version is on European and/or American eshop. Japanese eshop release is probaly just Japanese like the retail version.

I look forward to Steins;Gate too, never actually seen the anime but lots of people seems to like it. So will check it out. Also plan to get Nekopara when Switch gets that one too.

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Magician

My Switch collecting philosophy? Preorder most games I'm interested in playing. Shovelware games (Hello Kitty Kruisers) or games I have zero interest in playing (Attack on Titan 2) can wait for a holiday sale. Japanese games are tougher to gauge because some genres of games don't require an English localization to enjoy, like the upcoming shmup Psyvariar Delta. I'm thinking about preordering the limited edition for that.

P.S. - don't forget about that awesome-looking collectors editions for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. One from Japan and one from North America. The preorder for the North American version opens May 4th via Arc System Work's online store.

http://arcsystemworks.com/blazblue-cross-tag-battle-unveils-c...

http://arcsystemworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BCTB1_LE...

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Switch Physical Collection - 80 games (as of May 20th, 2018)

JasmineDragon

ryangorgeous wrote:

@HiFX what’s the inside cover look like? I bought it from amazon and it has Wild Guns Reloaded printed on the inside. Major bummer.

Apparently all copies of GG2 were misprinted with the internal art from Wild Guns Reloaded. I understand if it's a bummer, but looking on the bright side this will make your copy a lot more collectable if they do a fixed reprint. I'm not a collector myself, but a lot of collectors want misprints like this more than anything.

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SpaceAce13

Now that LRG is in full swing with switc releases, should I expect that they’ll continue the way they are now with 1 new switch release each month? I would imagine Saturday morning rpg will be May, then I’ve heard slime San and now night trap in the summer. Anyone know any more than me?

SpaceAce13

hirokun

Anyone know what is up with the Switch version of Little Nightmares Complete Edition? Gamestop is the only one that seems to list it, and for some reason it is $60 when both the PS4 and Xbox1 versions are $30. There is no picture, so I'm wondering if this is some cookie cutter placeholder that is wrong.

@SpaceAce13 I scoured the AMA they did on reddit, and they claim they are looking at 1-2 switch games a month because they got a little too crazy in the past with PS4 and Vita games apparently. They aren't obligated to do so, but I imagine they are probably going to try to get the best games possible signed for publishing. Since they are doing open pre-orders for the standard editions for the switch, it seems they want everyone to get a copy of their switch titles and make the LEs at their standard 3k print run. Still once their print run is done its done. So I think they are trying a new approach and I like it. Open pre-orders is a game changer, so I think keeping to 1-2 games a month means quality will remain high, and collectors won't get overly exhausted. I just hope they get good games. Night Trap is just a meme, and I think it is a shame they are taking that one on, with a special edition too no less....But if they got some really hard hitting game like celeste I think they'd be set.

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twelvestar

hirokun wrote:

Anyone know what is up with the Switch version of Little Nightmares Complete Edition? Gamestop is the only one that seems to list it, and for some reason it is $60 when both the PS4 and Xbox1 versions are $30. There is no picture, so I'm wondering if this is some cookie cutter placeholder that is wrong.

@SpaceAce13 I scoured the AMA they did on reddit, and they claim they are looking at 1-2 switch games a month because they got a little too crazy in the past with PS4 and Vita games apparently. They aren't obligated to do so, but I imagine they are probably going to try to get the best games possible signed for publishing. Since they are doing open pre-orders for the standard editions for the switch, it seems they want everyone to get a copy of their switch titles and make the LEs at their standard 3k print run. Still once their print run is done its done. So I think they are trying a new approach and I like it. Open pre-orders is a game changer, so I think keeping to 1-2 games a month means quality will remain high, and collectors won't get overly exhausted. I just hope they get good games. Night Trap is just a meme, and I think it is a shame they are taking that one on, with a special edition too no less....But if they got some really hard hitting game like celeste I think they'd be set.

@hirokun I believe someone mentioned it's exclusive to Gamestop, though I don't think that's been confirmed. I looked through the last 5-6 pages of the thread, but wasn't able to find where I saw that. Went ahead and reserved a copy at my local store just in case.

twelvestar

SpaceAce13

hirokun wrote:

Anyone know what is up with the Switch version of Little Nightmares Complete Edition? Gamestop is the only one that seems to list it, and for some reason it is $60 when both the PS4 and Xbox1 versions are $30. There is no picture, so I'm wondering if this is some cookie cutter placeholder that is wrong.

@SpaceAce13 I scoured the AMA they did on reddit, and they claim they are looking at 1-2 switch games a month because they got a little too crazy in the past with PS4 and Vita games apparently. They aren't obligated to do so, but I imagine they are probably going to try to get the best games possible signed for publishing. Since they are doing open pre-orders for the standard editions for the switch, it seems they want everyone to get a copy of their switch titles and make the LEs at their standard 3k print run. Still once their print run is done its done. So I think they are trying a new approach and I like it. Open pre-orders is a game changer, so I think keeping to 1-2 games a month means quality will remain high, and collectors won't get overly exhausted. I just hope they get good games. Night Trap is just a meme, and I think it is a shame they are taking that one on, with a special edition too no less....But if they got some really hard hitting game like celeste I think they'd be set.

Firstly, I believe little nightmares may be a GameStop exclusive as it’s the only place I’ve seen it so far, as far as the price hike... switch tax I guess. That’s quite a difference though. With that said, I’m super excited for it.

With LRG, I agree. There are a lot of great games they could publish like Celeste as you mentioned or golf story which I would love to see. I’m excited for night trap since I’ve never played it, but do admit it is 100% a gimmick and I’ll probably play it once and never again. Do they plan on doing open pre-orders in perpetuity for standard? Or is that just a feeling out process on the first few to see what the demand is?

SpaceAce13

hirokun

@SpaceAce13 oh wow. I wish studios would stop doing gamestop exclusives, such cancer... I may import it then if it turns out cheaper. Even play Asia has the JP version for $33. IMO its a question of, paying extra money for an ESRB rating over a CERO or PEGI etc. rating. I know NA collecting is nuts though.

Yeah golf story would be great too, I heard it was really fun. Even the newly announced President of Nintendo says it was a game he likes.

Yes, LRG said they will continue with open pre-orders for switch games going forward. Obviously the Limited Edition boxes with extra goodies are a finite amount, the first two have been 3000. I didn't know LRG existed when they did thimbleweed park. But I got the second big box for the dual pack of flinthook and mercenaries. It sold the first 2000 in the morning in under 3 minutes. So that is nuts, if your internet is slow you will miss it.

EDIT:yeah I checked. Little Nightmare on Switch is preordering for 2800Yen on Amazon Japan. That is less than $26USD...So even with shipping being probably $10 that is still a much better price. I just don't know if it will have language options for English which would be a big mistake if it doesn't.

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IceEarthGuard

This needs an update this list. (or do they have a schedule to update this?)

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