Tag Archives: localization
Sat, Jul 06, 2013 | 23:34 BST
While we were waiting years for Tales of Xillia to be Westernized (technically, we’re still waiting, because that game hits in August), Namco made a sequel. But they aren’t waiting to see how the first one does in our markets before making plans for localization of the sequel; Namco Bandai announced today via Facebook that Tales of Xillia 2 will be released in the West in 2014. Thanks, Kotaku
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 10:39 BST
As part of ongoing attempts to expand their user-base, Sony is to begin manufacturing PlayStation 3 consoles in Brazil and will offer fully localized versions of upcoming titles day-and-date with their worldwide launches.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 | 00:32 BST
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.
Sun, Mar 27, 2011 | 23:29 BST
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.
Fri, Nov 06, 2009 | 05:40 GMT
But it might not even make that date.
Why? Because – even though Square Enix’s Yoichi Wada said during a recent financial briefing that the game’s on track to complete its localization before the end of Square Enix’s current financial year – development’s not the only factor influencing the game’s release date. While he didn’t mention any specifics, we’re guessing he was referring to marketing and things of the like.
However, according to Wada, “progress is good,” so here’s hoping Square Enix puts FFXIII on our plates as soon as its fit for consumption.
Sun, Sep 20, 2009 | 22:29 BST
Well, that was quick. After being declared a “big point of discussion” by Sega a mere three days ago, 1UP‘s reporting that Yakuza 3 is now being localized for a Western release. Quite a turnaround time, that.
The news comes from “sources close to the project.”
Great news for all you wannabe Japanese mafiosos if true, but we’re still skeptical. Thus, the “rumor” tag.