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XSEED Localizing Six Games In 2013

There are some who would argue that western gamers are becoming less interested in Japanese games. Publisher XSEED, however, believes the exact opposite is true, announcing a list of six titles they will be publishing here in the U.S. throughout 2013.

Back in the day, the only thing western gamers knew about most Japanese titles was what they read in magazines. There were all sorts of features on these interesting games that we begrudgingly knew we would never actually get our hands on.

Nowadays, publishers like XSEED are helping bridge that divide, translating and distributing all sorts of niche titles and loads of RPGs that, without their support, might never makes it stateside.

We announced earlier this week that XSEED will be helping publish the highly anticipated Killer is Dead here in the U.S. A game about an assassin who stalks the worlds criminals, Killer is Dead comes from the mind of legendary game creator Suda51 and features all of the over-the-top action and style you would expect of one of his games. You can look for it later this year on PS3 and the Xbox 360.

XSEED recently announced an additional five titles as part of this year's lineup, which should have fans of series like Rune Factory and Ys jumping for joy.

“In the coming year, we will release an array of solid action and role-playing games that are sure to delight fans through a combination of high quality gameplay and well-crafted localiation,” said XSEED President and CEO, Shinichi Suzuki.

Along with Killer is Dead, XSEED will be publishing Rune Factory 4 on the Nintendo 3DS this summer, offering the latest in the series' awesome mix of farming and adventure roleplaying.

Vita players with a hankering for RPG love need look no further than Valhalla Knights 3 and Ys: Memories of Celceta, both set to release for Sony's handheld this fall.

Even PC is being shown the love this year with a release of Ys I and II Chronicles + headed to Steam later this month.

Finally, XSEED completes its trip to just about every platform available this year with the release of Pandora's Tower on the Nintendo Wii this spring.

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.