After years of neglect, more and more Japanese devs and publishers are realising that there’s a massive audience waiting to play their games on PC.
Games like Metal Gear Rising, Dynasty Warriors, Binary Domain, Deadly Premonition, and even Dark Souls have found a welcome home on PC, in addition to Metal Gear Solid V, Valkyria Chronicles and Bayonetta. A few dodgy ports aside, this is excellent news.
Some of the most imaginative, inventive, interesting, and downright insane games come from the shores of Japan. But there are loads more that haven’t made it yet. So here are some of the best games from the Land of the Rising Sun that we’d love to make their way onto Steam.
Despite the questionable Prepare to Die Edition port and slightly lacklustre second series instalment, Dark Souls 3 appeared to elevate Hidetaka Miyazaki’s brutally unforgiving action role-player to mainstream status on PC. It could be argued this was down to the success of From Software’s…