Localization

Tales of Xillia 2 will come to the West in 2014

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 […]

Localization headlines

  • Sony to build PS3s in Brazil, offer localized releases

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • International version of FFXIII could definitely be out by April 2010, says Square Enix

    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 […]

  • Rumor: Yakuza 3 "currently" being localized for Western release

    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 […]