Sony is going around meeting a lot of Japanese developers

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#1 Edited by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -

Im seriously hoping for JRPG type generation with the PS4 like the PS2!

Anyone else want another JRPG's focused generation? I SURE DO! PS2 days PLZ!

http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/04/05/sonys-adam-boyes-touring-japan-to-meet-many-developers-and-publishers-japanese-game-push-coming/

Sony is right now going around Japan doing meetings with a lot of Japanese developers and publishers but without any delay here is the story:

Looks like Sony Computer Entertainment Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations Adam Boyes has been up to mischief lately, and precisely he’s been on a tour in Japan to meet developers and publishers.

The first to break the news was Capcom’s producer Yoshinori Ono, that tweeted about a visit from Boyes.

Thanks Adam @amboyes as SCEA for visiting to our office at Tokyo!! : D I could take good time!

After that, Boyes himself talked about a big presentation with a “huge room” full of Japanese developers and publishers.

"About to present to a huge room full of our Japanese pubs & developers and I’ve got the nastiest cold ever. Sake was prescribed as medicine."

If you want to know just how many representatives of developers and publishers were present, Boyes also tweeted a picture of said “huge room.”

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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (36892 posts) -

Not so secret if you made a thread about it

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#3 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

It's about damn Time.

I really hope they have something to show for RPG's and japanese devs in general moving forward to E3 and Tokyo GameShow, I don't want just nothing but Uncharted and the order grabbing all the interest.

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#4 Edited by AdobeArtist (24715 posts) -

Japanese console maker. Japanese games studios. What's the point of secrecy??

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#5 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

Japanese console maker. Japanese games studios. What's the point of secrecy??

Hopefully secret games.

I wish they really would just announce these titles already, but Sony loves to prep the megatons.

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#6 Edited by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

Japanese console maker. Japanese games studios. What's the point of secrecy??

To surprise us the gamers?

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#7 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Who cares? Other than Nintendo and the Souls games, Japanese games on consoles suck.

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#8 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

@mems_1224: So much ignorance in one semtence.

This is the kinda stuff Ninty should be doing

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#9 Posted by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

It's about damn Time.

I really hope they have something to show for RPG's and japanese devs in general moving forward to E3 and Tokyo GameShow, I don't want just nothing but Uncharted and the order grabbing all the interest.

Same here! heres hoping for a Ni No Kuni type game to come out too because those are the kind of games that would be great to have

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#10 Posted by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

Japanese console maker. Japanese games studios. What's the point of secrecy??

I also think the most great thing to notice here is that SCEA is the one who's going around making presentations and meetings not SCEJ.

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#11 Posted by lundy86_4 (48659 posts) -

Super secret meetings, where the devs twitter about the super secret meetings.

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#12 Posted by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

Super secret meetings, where the devs twitter about the super secret meetings.

Just changed the fucking title for all those nagging about that "secret" part in the title.

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#13 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@Capitan_Kid said:

@mems_1224: So much ignorance in one semtence.

This is the kinda stuff Ninty should be doing

yup.

Let's just forget that From and Nintendo once consisted of young developers and upstarts themselves. This could be the ushering in of a new age of greatness.

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#14 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44850 posts) -

I wonder if Japan's gaming industry will become relevant this generation, or will it perpetually be left in the archaic dust by the plethora of high quality Western/European dominated games.

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#15 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (18733 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

I wonder if Japan's gaming industry will become relevant this generation, or will it perpetually be left in the archaic dust by the plethora of high quality Western/European dominated games.

So, like Skyrim then?

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#16 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

Dragon's Dogma 2 exclusive to ps4 and my life is complete.

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#17 Edited by lundy86_4 (48659 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

@lundy86_4 said:

Super secret meetings, where the devs twitter about the super secret meetings.

Just changed the fucking title for all those nagging about that "secret" part in the title.

lol.

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#18 Posted by deactivated-58c8ef5f8044e (546 posts) -

"Im seriously hoping for JRPG type generation with the PS4 like the PS2!"

Not to ruin your hopes but don't expect this by the slightest. The market has changed severely, look at the PS4 sales for Japan. The insane stream of JRPG's and Japanese games was mostly due part to Japan's major PS2 success. This is looking to be an cinematic western triple A focussed generation in Xbox One and PS4's case.

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#19 Edited by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

Wasn't wild arms announced a few days ago?

Anyway, this how you do it.

Wonder how many japanese devs are developing games for Xbone...o right LOL

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#20 Posted by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -

@RogueStatus28 said:

"Im seriously hoping for JRPG type generation with the PS4 like the PS2!"

Not to ruin your hopes but don't expect this by the slightest. The market has changed severely, look at the PS4 sales for Japan. The insane stream of JRPG's and Japanese games was mostly due part to Japan's major PS2 success. This is looking to be an cinematic western triple A focussed generation in Xbox One and PS4's case.

Yeah but your forgetting the PS4 dosent have any JRPGs on it yet for the Japanese gamers to pick one up for, all it has are action based games with the only upcoming JRPG is FF14 but im positive once FF15 hits it will do something pretty massive in there. the JRPG's need to come out for the Japanese gamers to be interested and i am truly hoping this is exactly what Sony is trying to do with all those meetings with the developers.

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#21 Posted by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -
@Suppaman100 said:

Wasn't wild arms announced a few days ago?

Anyway, this how you do it.

Wonder how many japanese devs are developing games for Xbone...o right LOL


Yep it was confirmed but nobody knows which systems i mean while Sony expressed manjor interest in both the PS4 and Vita for the next wild arms it could end up being only on Vita so its hard to know right now but here's hoping either only PS4 or PS4 and Vita!

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#22 Posted by RR360DD (13696 posts) -

Dat desperation.

You'll never have another gen like the PS2 because the japanese just don't give and shit about the PS4, and they never will.

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#23 Posted by Shinobishyguy (22928 posts) -

They shouldve been doing this while gearing up for the japanese launch. Now it's flatlining over there

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#24 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -

I dont give a shit about JRPGs, but hopefully these dying JP devs and dying JP game industry starts to kick it in gear.

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#25 Posted by freedomfreak (49895 posts) -

It's what they definitely need for Japan.

Cool beans.

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#26 Posted by TheTruthIsREAL (809 posts) -

@Capitan_Kid said:

@mems_1224: So much ignorance in one semtence.

This is the kinda stuff Ninty should be doing

If it's Sony news, there's nothing good about it. - That's how it is for mem the lem.

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#27 Edited by locus-solus (1010 posts) -

my questions

  • how many of these potential games are going to be jrpgs? (not a huge fan of jrps)
  • how many of these potential games are going to be action-adventure games/action rpgs like Demon's Souls/Dark Souls, Bayonetta, Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, and Catherine ect? games like this would get me excited
  • how many of the games will be published in the west?
  • how many of these games will be multiplatform?

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#28 Edited by Shewgenja (19111 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

Japanese console maker. Japanese games studios. What's the point of secrecy??

The games industry is more secretive than Hollywood as of late due to elongated development cycles. The days of announcing a game six years before it's launched is over. Publishers know that sales are hurt very badly when people are kept waiting a long time for an anticipated game so they are choosing to start games a year or two of actual production before announcing them (Hence the rise of "Project This or Project That" type of titles we hear a lot lately).

This is one area Sony suffered the most in last gen or at least til halfway through it. Microsoft would build relationships with devs and publishers and show up early to the party when it came to announcements and DLC. This time around, Sony is like "Yo dawg, whatcha working on? How can we play a role in this?" and it seems to be working.

The games industry operates A LOT behind closed doors now. It's seen as necessary since bigger budgets are on the line and hype makes or breaks entire businesses. So, it may seem silly to cover this kind of thing, but it's actually really important that Adam Boyes is working the "ground game" and spending time with people like this. A lesson well learned from MS and the 360 early days.

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#29 Edited by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

Literally don't care what they're doing in Japan all I want is what ever the hell is getting released there I want it localised! Bring those goddamn Gundam(not musou) games to the EU please.

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#30 Edited by Shewgenja (19111 posts) -

@locus-solus said:

my questions

  • how many of these potential games are going to be jrpgs? (not a huge fan of jrps)
  • how many of these potential games are going to be action-adventure games/action rpgs like Demon's Souls/Dark Souls, Bayonetta, Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, and Catherine ect? games like this would get me excited
  • how many of the games will be published in the west?
  • how many of these games will be multiplatform?

Word on the street is that you won't be kept waiting as long as you did last gen. Since these new consoles are selling like hot cakes, the JRPG makers are not sitting on the fence quite like they did last gen. The goal is to sell about 700k units to fund a project and with the very real possibility of 15-20million PS4s being in circulation by the end of FY14, it's a tempting target for publishers to jump ship or cross-gen their titles for maximum sales. Also, expect anthologies and "Complete Editions" to spring up.

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#31 Posted by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

Dat desperation.

You'll never have another gen like the PS2 because the japanese just don't give and shit about the PS4, and they never will.

eh?

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#32 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44850 posts) -

@ReadingRainbow4 said:

@Stevo_the_gamer said:

I wonder if Japan's gaming industry will become relevant this generation, or will it perpetually be left in the archaic dust by the plethora of high quality Western/European dominated games.

So, like Skyrim then?

?

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#33 Posted by lamprey263 (34511 posts) -

So nobody showed up for the meeting? Reminds me of the No More Heroes Japanese launch party where nobody attended to have their game signed so a reporter ended up buying a copy to have it signed as a pity gesture.

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#34 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

Dat desperation.

You'll never have another gen like the PS2 because the japanese just don't give and shit about the PS4, and they never will.

And Europe, Japan and most of America don't give a shit about the Xbone, and they never will.

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#35 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer: So are you just unaware of how revelant japanese gaming companies are or do you just keep your head in the sand and pretend they arent there?

Fighting games for instance, is something that they continue to bring forward in quantity and quality the West will never match

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#36 Posted by Shewgenja (19111 posts) -

@Capitan_Kid said:

@Stevo_the_gamer: So are you just unaware of how revelant japanese gaming companies are or do you just keep your head in the sand and pretend they arent there?

Fighting games for instance, is something that they continue to bring forward in quantity and quality the West will never match

Bu-bu-bu-bu teh Killor Instinx??

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#37 Posted by TigerSuperman (4331 posts) -

@finalstar2007 said:

Im seriously hoping for JRPG type generation with the PS4 like the PS2!

Oh yes, I can't wait for more ps2 library horrendous good jrpgs like:

  1. Wild Arms 3
  2. Wild Arms 4
  3. Breath of Fire DOA edition
  4. Broken Fantasy 11
  5. Grandia III
  6. .Hack (because it's wack)
  7. Jade shitcoon2
  8. Shitkoden V
  9. Radiata (the radiation of turd consumes you)
  10. Magic Pendel (I still don't believe this exits)
  11. Steambot Chronicles
  12. Anything with Atlier in it.
  13. Shin Megami the Shitless army.
  14. Wild Arms Alter Code F (F is for **** this shit.)
  15. Xenofailga episode -1 -2 and -3
  16. Tales of Legendia
  17. Arc The Lad ToS
  18. Ar toneli
  19. I forgot Wild Arms 5. They spammed the hell out that series.
  20. Graffiti Kingdom
  21. Forever Kingdom
  22. Japanese Wizardry (eeww)
  23. Khemia 2 and 1
  24. Console Rpg Maker 2 (eww)
  25. Console Rpg Maker 3 (ewww)
  26. Upscaled portabe Kingdom Harts port.
  27. Legaia 2
  28. Magna Carta
  29. EXA
  30. The unneeded Musashi
  31. Metal Saga
  32. Eternal Ring
  33. Shining Tears (of pain and agony)
  34. Barogue
  35. Evergrace
  36. Romancing Shitga
  37. Unlimited Shitga
  38. The NIGHTMARE of Druaga (title speaks for itself.)
  39. Virtua Quest
  40. 4 bad Digimon games.
  41. Falling Stars (and people were killed)

MAN, remember this awesome PS2 Jrpg library when 80% of the games were shit wonderful? Then there are still the ones everyone Likes, which of few of those are also shit some of the best. Such a great library.

We should have this same library ag- no, just please god no.

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#38 Posted by Shewgenja (19111 posts) -

@TigerSuperman said:

@finalstar2007 said:

Im seriously hoping for JRPG type generation with the PS4 like the PS2!

Oh yes, I can't wait for more ps2 library horrendous good jrpgs like:

  1. Wild Arms 3
  2. Wild Arms 4
  3. Breath of Fire DOA edition
  4. Broken Fantasy 11
  5. Grandia III
  6. .Hack (because it's wack)
  7. Jade shitcoon2
  8. Shitkoden V
  9. Radiata (the radiation of turd consumes you)
  10. Magic Pendel (I still don't believe this exits)
  11. Steambot Chronicles
  12. Anything with Atlier in it.
  13. Shin Megami the Shitless army.
  14. Wild Arms Alter Code F (F is for **** this shit.)
  15. Xenofailga episode -1 -2 and -3
  16. Tales of Legendia
  17. Arc The Lad ToS
  18. Ar toneli
  19. I forgot Wild Arms 5. They spammed the hell out that series.
  20. Graffiti Kingdom
  21. Forever Kingdom
  22. Japanese Wizardry (eeww)
  23. Khemia 2 and 1
  24. Console Rpg Maker 2 (eww)
  25. Console Rpg Maker 3 (ewww)
  26. Upscaled portabe Kingdom Harts port.
  27. Legaia 2
  28. Magna Carta
  29. EXA
  30. The unneeded Musashi
  31. Metal Saga
  32. Eternal Ring
  33. Shining Tears (of pain and agony)
  34. Barogue
  35. Evergrace
  36. Romancing Shitga
  37. Unlimited Shitga
  38. The NIGHTMARE of Druaga (title speaks for itself.)
  39. Virtua Quest
  40. 4 bad Digimon games.
  41. Falling Stars (and people were killed)

MAN, remember this awesome PS2 Jrpg library when 80% of the games were shit wonderful? Then there are still the ones everyone Likes, which of few of those are also shit some of the best. Such a great library.

We should have this same library ag- no, just please god no.

The DudeBro is strong with this one.

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#39 Edited by TigerSuperman (4331 posts) -

@Capitan_Kid said:

@Stevo_the_gamer: So are you just unaware of how revelant japanese gaming companies are or do you just keep your head in the sand and pretend they arent there?

Fighting games for instance, is something that they continue to bring forward in quantity and quality the West will never match

If by quality you mean stuck in a time warp.

Also, for quality games they asure aren't selling very well....

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#40 Edited by Stevo_the_gamer (44850 posts) -

@Capitan_Kid said:

@Stevo_the_gamer: So are you just unaware of how revelant japanese gaming companies are or do you just keep your head in the sand and pretend they arent there?

Fighting games for instance, is something that they continue to bring forward in quantity and quality the West will never match

There is no "pretending" -- there is, and there isn't. Japan hasn't been relevant since the PS2 days, even Sony caters to their western audience now. Look at the PS4 launch, they even delayed the Japan launch. Ouch.

I'm glad that you think Japan is relevant in the fighting genre, let me think of all the quality fighting games that came out in the past year... Um... hold on, it'll come to me. Oh, Injustice! Oh wait, Western Developer. Okay, um, I'll get back to you.

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#41 Posted by finalstar2007 (27919 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

So nobody showed up for the meeting? Reminds me of the No More Heroes Japanese launch party where nobody attended to have their game signed so a reporter ended up buying a copy to have it signed as a pity gesture.

plz tell me you were joking? the picture is obviously hours before the meetings is conducted.

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#42 Posted by Ballroompirate (25904 posts) -

Im not worried about the PS4 but the Vita....holy crap they need to get out the knee pads and start kissing ass so devs are actually willing to make games for the vita.

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#43 Posted by shellcase86 (3440 posts) -

Good news. To be expected, though.

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#44 Posted by WitIsWisdom (4775 posts) -

A new Breath of Fire would be awesome... when I heard about BoF6 coming to tablets and crap like that.... damn... makes me sick. I have been waiting a long time for a good sequel to the first three.

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#45 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

@Ballroompirate: both are in desperate need of Japanese games.

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#46 Posted by TigerSuperman (4331 posts) -

@Shewgenja said:

@TigerSuperman said:

@finalstar2007 said:

Im seriously hoping for JRPG type generation with the PS4 like the PS2!

Oh yes, I can't wait for more ps2 library horrendous good jrpgs like:

  1. Wild Arms 3
  2. Wild Arms 4
  3. Breath of Fire DOA edition
  4. Broken Fantasy 11
  5. Grandia III
  6. .Hack (because it's wack)
  7. Jade shitcoon2
  8. Shitkoden V
  9. Radiata (the radiation of turd consumes you)
  10. Magic Pendel (I still don't believe this exits)
  11. Steambot Chronicles
  12. Anything with Atlier in it.
  13. Shin Megami the Shitless army.
  14. Wild Arms Alter Code F (F is for **** this shit.)
  15. Xenofailga episode -1 -2 and -3
  16. Tales of Legendia
  17. Arc The Lad ToS
  18. Ar toneli
  19. I forgot Wild Arms 5. They spammed the hell out that series.
  20. Graffiti Kingdom
  21. Forever Kingdom
  22. Japanese Wizardry (eeww)
  23. Khemia 2 and 1
  24. Console Rpg Maker 2 (eww)
  25. Console Rpg Maker 3 (ewww)
  26. Upscaled portabe Kingdom Harts port.
  27. Legaia 2
  28. Magna Carta
  29. EXA
  30. The unneeded Musashi
  31. Metal Saga
  32. Eternal Ring
  33. Shining Tears (of pain and agony)
  34. Barogue
  35. Evergrace
  36. Romancing Shitga
  37. Unlimited Shitga
  38. The NIGHTMARE of Druaga (title speaks for itself.)
  39. Virtua Quest
  40. 4 bad Digimon games.
  41. Falling Stars (and people were killed)

MAN, remember this awesome PS2 Jrpg library when 80% of the games were shit wonderful? Then there are still the ones everyone Likes, which of few of those are also shit some of the best. Such a great library.

We should have this same library ag- no, just please god no.

The DudeBro is strong with this one.

This doesn't even make sense. Learn to troll better.

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#47 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

@AdobeArtist said:

Japanese console maker. Japanese games studios. What's the point of secrecy??

my thoughts exactly..

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#48 Edited by jsmoke03 (13696 posts) -

i think japanese devs should bring out low budget titles and cut back on them cgi cutscenes...just do in engine real time cut scenes. tech has advanced enough that you dont need those things anymore

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#49 Posted by Ballroompirate (25904 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

@Ballroompirate: both are in desperate need of Japanese games.

I agree but I think the Vita needs more love, the PS4 has been out for 7 months so I'm not worried.

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#50 Edited by Capitan_Kid (6700 posts) -

@Stevo_the_gamer: Like I said. Ignorance is no excuse for your blatant disregard of japanese games. Youre making stupid generalizations over something you know very little. Injustice is one fighting game. Have you heard of Tekken 6, Tekken Tag 2, Street Fighter 4, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Guilty Gear, Persona 4 Arena, Blazblue, and more. Also Final Fantasy, no matter what you think of the quality, is still a heavy hitter and relevant to the RPG indistry . Then theres Atlus, NISA, and others building up the genre. Japan has always been relevant. Get your head out the sand