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Submitted by Gekko 659d ago | news

Here Are The Top 30 Games Japanese Gamers Are Looking Forward To In 2013

Toshi Nakamura: ''2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013.'' (3DS, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Tag Invalid, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Irishguy95  +   659d ago
6: Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII

Facepalm. No wonder SE keep making dreadful games.
classic200  +   659d ago
You think this is bad.

Well ask majority of americans what they are looking for and I bet its the another call of duty.
Mathew9R   659d ago | Spam
gear  +   658d ago
i support your reply
Batzi  +   659d ago
Glad to see some love for Rising in Japan.
RuperttheBear  +   659d ago
They've got good taste.
jc48573  +   659d ago
The Last of Us is the only Western game that made it to the top 30 and there is a reason for that. Out of many Western developers, Naughty Dog is the only one that seems to have a style that Japanese gamers are ok with: 1. Characters don't look like they are on steroids. 2. characters look like actual people. 3. better proportion so easy to relate with. There are also other things, but I don't want to get into them. i bet if god of war wasn't that "brutal," then maybe Ascension would've made it to the list.
grailly  +   659d ago
so reason 1,2 and 3 are the same reason?

also GTA is on the list.
jc48573  +   659d ago
yea, just noticed that. GTAV also looks great in comparison to most western games. 1, 2, and 3 are exceptions because one is anime and the other 2 are highly stylized games. GTA5 just looks like a major improvement from previous games, so I really don't see why Japanese wouldn't be interested this time around. For Rockstar, I think it started off with Red Dead Redemption and not GTA4.
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miyamoto  +   659d ago
Naughty dog games are Japanese by Design
Hirokazu Yasuhara (also credited as Carol Yas) (born October 12, 1965) is a Japanese video game designer and Sonic Team's 2nd Assistant President.

He then joined Naughty Dog, working on the Jak and Daxter series and 'Uncharted', collaborating once more with former Sega employee Mark Cerny.

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) — Director, Game Planner, Project
Fatal Labyrinth (1991) — Director, Game Planner
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) — Director, Game Planner, Object Placement, Project
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) — Director, Lead Game designer
Sonic & Knuckles (1994) — Director, Lead Game designer
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (1994) — Director, Lead Game designer
Sonic 3D Blast (1995) — Playfield Design, Saturn Enhancements
Sonic Xtreme (1996) — Head Designer
Sonic R (1997) — Map Design Director
Sega Smash Pack 2 (2000) — Special Thanks
The Floigan Brothers: Episode 1 (2001) — Game Designer
Jak 2 (2003) — Game Designer
Jak 3 (2004) — Game Designer
Jak X: Combat Racing (2005) — Game Designer
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007) — Game Designer
Afro Samurai (2009) — Special Thanks
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) — Game Designer
Pac-Man Party (2010) — Lead Game Design
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) — Game Designer
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jc48573  +   659d ago
I think he left ND after U3.
ApolloTheBoss  +   659d ago
Surprised GTA's in the top 10.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   659d ago
Im getting
The Last of Us
Kingdom Hearts -HD 1.5 Remix-(when it comes state side)
Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII
and Luigi Mansion 2.

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