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Five cool games from Japan that never came to the west

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When fans recently heard that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 is not going to be released in North America, there was a huge outcry. 

While that might be the big focus, there are other reasons for fans to be upset. Part of the issue is that the fans feel like they're being betrayed by the developers that they've supported. Of course, it's never that simple, and can be pretty complicated.

There are lots of aspects that determine whether a game from Japan will make it west. Culture vs culture, licensing laws, money, criticism, and projected sales, just to name a few. But, no matter the reason, when you're looking forward to a game you like but then hear it won't be available in your country, it's going to be disappointing news. It's almost like hearing the game got cancelled, and that can be heartbreaking! (R.I.P. Silent Hills... *sniff*)

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 isn't the first game from Japan that won't make it to North America, and it won't be the last. Here are five great looking games from Japan that just didn't make it to the west.

I had to leave some other cool games off of this list, so if you think something else should be on this list, let us know!

Published Dec. 3rd 2015

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