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  1. Suikoden Fan

    two words, fuck sega

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ChrisPilote

    Today’s a sad day.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Phoenixblight

    Well if people would buy the game we wouldn’t be in this situation Sega isn’t going to localize a game that doesn’t make profit in other countries.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. ChrisPilote

    I know I did… both.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Suikoden Fan

    i bought both

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Little Jacob

    Let’s wrtite SEGA a letter and beg them for bringing Yakuza 3 to US and Europe! :D

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I bought both too. Sometimes I think it must be only people who visit forums who actually knew they existed.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Hunam

    Same here, got both. The golden castle level in the second was insane though, loved it.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. ChrisPilote

    @Little Jacob : Begging sure worked well with Shenmue 3 ;)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Suikoden Fan

    the difference is yakuza 3 actually exists

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Ingenu

    Japanese version have English subtitles?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Suikoden Fan

    no, that why we keep asking for a us release

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Little Jacob

    Is it so expensive to translate that game?!?!

    I HATE YOU SEGA!

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    I’d be happy enough with subtitles. :(

    Even if they sold 20k copies at $15 profit a piece surely that would be enough to cover some subtitles? Translators don’t cost $300k.

    >:(

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Ingenu

    no, that why we keep asking for a us release

    Sad day

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    You have to pay royalties to the Japanese VA its why Square doesn’t put out Japanese VO on their games.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Suikoden Fan

    i dont see why the dont just do the subtitles and get a third party to release it, or as a psn download only.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    I surmise third parties would make even less money once they’d bought the license from Sega. Translation costs cash, voice actors require payment even if you don’t hire new ones, then there’s manuals, discs, marketing, Sony’s cut, etc. etc. etc.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. JonFE

    The Eurogamer article mentions that “only 40,000 copies of the second game were sold over there, and the first one didn’t do much better” which *may* have something to do with Sega’s decision…

    Too bad because I would certainly buy a subtitled version, although I haven’t played any of the prequels. In fact I’d preferred a subtitled version over a english-voiced one :-|

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    “Too bad because I would certainly buy a subtitled version, although I haven’t played any of the prequels. In fact I’d preferred a subtitled version over a english-voiced one :-|

    For sure. The other thing is, you only have to look at when the two Yakuza games were released in the US to realise why they did so badly.

    Yakuza 1 came out after the 360 had been released and just before the PS3 came out.

    Yakuza 2 came out after the PS2 (especially the game sales) had pretty much died a death in the US, with the hardcore mostly having moved onto the 360 / PS3.

    It’s not like they were going to blow the doors off.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Ingenu

    Maybe Sega of Japan will put out subtitles as DLC for the JP version.
    Let a man dream…

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Neolucifer

    I say the only hope would be fanmade translations . But it will take the same eons you could use , learning japanese on your own

    #22 5 years ago
  23. TheTwelve

    “No current plans” until fans step up and make their desire known. Let’s do it guys! Yeah, we’ll keep dreaming Mr. Garratt, because this game is said by some to be better than GTAIV.

    Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/yakuza/petition.html

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    #23 5 years ago
  24. Blerk

    You really can’t compare the two. They’re absolutely nothing like each other.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. TheTwelve

    Thing is, lots of people do compare the two.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    Which is probably why nobody fucking buys it. :-(

    #26 5 years ago
  27. anasui

    lol petitions

    #27 5 years ago
  28. TheTwelve

    No, nobody bought the first 2 because it was really focused for and ingrained in the Japanese culture. You had to memorize names that Westerners don’t easily keep into their heads. That deeply cut into the excite and story-line for most folks. I don’t suppose part 3 would be any different but I was a fan of part 2. It can’t cost all that much money for Sega to even just supply subtitles.

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    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    Yakuza creator said it himself it is his err, ‘version’ of GTA style game.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Johnny Cullen

    Do a trial first:

    Ask them to release Kenzen and then go from there.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. TheTwelve

    http://kotaku.com/5326900/yakuza-3-american-release-still-unconfirmed

    #31 5 years ago