Rune Factory 4 coming to Europe courtesy of publisher Zen United

By Ewan Miller, Sunday, 8 September 2013 23:04 GMT

The latest 3DS entry in Neverland Co.’s Harvest Moon spin off series Rune Factory will be making its way to Europe courtesy of publisher Zen United.

Speaking with German website, Zen United’s Director Geraint Evans revealed the publisher is bringing the game across to Europe.

“You are actually the first people I’m telling, that Rune Factory 4 will be brought over to Europe by us. We will be announcing it officially in the very near future”

As it hasn’t been officially announced yet, the game has no set release date in Europe. XSeed, who are localising and releasing the game in America were originally scheduled to launch the game a few months ago, however the “absolutely massive” content of the game forced the company to delay the game to “Late September or October” back in August.

Hopefully we’ll hear more about the game’s European release soon.

In the interview with JPGames, Evans also spoke to how companies like XSeed doing the English translation for niche Japanese titles for the more profitable North American market allows the games to be brought over to Europe and the difficulty of translating Japanese jokes.

“You may have wordplay or puns that may work in the Japanese language but simply won’t translate into English. As a translator, you have to come up with your own jokes effectively. That’s probably the hardest part.”

JPGames have kindly posted the interview in slightly typo-prone English further down their page, if you’d like to check that out.


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