When we heard back in December that the Japanese demo for Ninja Blade would feature both region-free access and English text, we never thought that these elements would carry through to the final build. Nope, never saw that one coming. Well, it did; the Asian retail version features English language options (among a slew of others) and it's region-free, making it also import-friendly.

Without a confirmed release date for North America, importing Ninja Blade seems like a rather tempting option if you find yourself looking for more ninja action on the 360. It's also 10 bucks cheaper than what you'd get locally.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.