Localisation

Yakuza 4’s faithful localisation inspired by fan demand

Yakuza 4’s localisation bucks the trend of ‘Americanization’, which Sega’s Yasuhiro Noguchi has said was a very deliberate decision based on fan feedback.

Localisation headlines

  • Ignition: "The Japanese market is shrinking"

    Publisher Ignition Entertainment, which has development studios in the US, UK and Japan, remains firmly committed to development and localisation of Japanese content despite a faltering market.

  • Catherine's animations to match English voice acting

    Atlus is taking steps to eliminate the errant pauses and lightning delivery common to Japanese localisations, by tailoring character animations to match English voice acting performances.