Quantcast
Last Story too much effort for Nintendo to localize - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Last Story too much effort for Nintendo to localize


1:20 PM on 01.20.2011
Last Story too much effort for Nintendo to localize photo



Nintendo has further explained its decision to keep Mistwalker's The Last Story in Japan, claiming that it's "not viable" to bring the game overseas. The justification makes specific reference to Europe, where Nintendo doesn't feel it's worth the compulsory language options.

"With all the conversions, when we do it in Europe we've got to do the whole of Europe," says Nintendo UK boss David Yarnton. "So it's multiple languages. It has to be viable. We've got so much on our plate at the moment. The most important one is in the first quarter this year. Kirby's Epic Yarn is the most important title. We've got some great product coming out.

"On top of that, when we add in 3DS, it's just so much."

Although this is like an arrow through the heart, Nintendo has not completely shot down the idea, adding: "We've released quite a lot of RPGs on the Wii in the UK. It's an area that's been growing for us. It's up to the market. We never write anything off."

This Last Story saga looks set to continue for a while. With Mistwalker continuing to give English details, and Nintendo not definitively committing either way, I still have some confidence that we'll eventually get the game. After all, you can't deny that this drawn-out situation is giving the game some hot Western publicity.

Why The Last Story is Japan exclusive [Eurogamer]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Role-Playing Games

3:09 AM on 09.01.2014
Persona 5 is coming to PS4, gets first trailer

Atlus' YouTube has our first look at Persona 5, which appears to have a ruffled brown haired boy protagonist and subways. Not a lot to get excited about aside from the fact that Persona 5 is exciting inherently. Though there was an announcement of a PS4 version of the previously PS3-restricted title. Makes sense. more



4:30 PM on 08.29.2014
The latest Bravely Second trailer shows off the first in-game footage we've seen

This is only the second trailer for Bravely Second we've seen just yet, though with all the smaller tidbits of news surrounding the game, it sure seems like there's been a lot more. This time around we get to feast our eyes ...more



11:15 AM on 08.29.2014
Costume Quest 2 is still cute, trying to be more engaging

Costume Quest, like every Double Fine game, is charming. It's a fresh-feeling, low stakes take on the JRPG genre, more Earthbound than Final Fantasy. Though, as Chad put it in his review, it's "RPG Lite," accessible...more



View all Role-Playing Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more