Over the last few years, the 3DS has built a fantastic lineup of games. From Resident Evil: Revelations to Pokémon X and Y, there’s something for just about anyone. Still, I can’t help but feel there are some glaring gaps in the system’s western library. Here are five awesome Japanese titles that desperately need a western release.
Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind
It’s impossible to watch Attack on Titan without imagining what a fight against one of the massive beasts would be like. In Last Wings of Mankind, you can throw on some 3D maneuver gear and put your battling skills to the test. Attack on Titan has been very well received in the west, and it’d be a shame if this title never leaves Japan.
Fantasy Life was one of the titles that made me really stand up and take notice of the 3DS. Part Harvest Moon, part offline MMO, the Level-5 RPG looks incredibly charming. Gamers can master magic, become a seasoned warrior, or live a quiet life filled with crafting. This title was a huge hit in Japan, and it could be just as big overseas if given a chance.
Hatsune Miku and Future Stars: Project Mirai
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is one of the most entertaining PS3 games I own, and it’d be even better on a handheld. It’s been some time since the release of Theatrhythm, and the 3DS could really use a new rhythm game. The unlockable costumes in Project Mirai would be the icing on the incredibly cute cake.
Dragon Quest VII 3DS
The original DS and the Dragon Quest series had a wonderful partnership, and it’d be nice to see that carry over to the 3DS. VII is arguably the best game in the entire series, and I’d welcome the chance to play the 3DS version. The improved graphics look great, and the Streetpass features would be a ton of fun.
I was introduced to FabStyle by fellow writer Jenni Lada, and I’ve had a cartridge sized hole in my heart ever since. The game combines two of my greatest loves — dress-up and dating sims — and looks incredibly addictive. Nintendo’s tried bringing this game overseas, but for whatever reason, they haven’t succeeded. If they ever pull it off, I will give them my money in a heartbeat.