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Mugen Souls Z photo
Mugen Souls Z

Mugen Souls Z coming West, minus creepy bath minigame


No rub a dub dub in the tub
Oct 24
Compile Heart's Mugen Souls Z, a sequel to PS3 RPG Mugen Souls, will be coming to Europe and North America in 2014 courtesy of NIS America. My guess is there is a "Z" in the sequel's title because it looks enough like a "2" t... read
Idea Factory photo
Idea Factory

Idea Factory charters Western satellite studio


Former NIS America president to head up group as CEO
Sep 30
Idea Factory is establishing an outpost in California. The Tokyo-based publisher announced the creation of Idea Factory International today, which expressly aims to strengthen the company's brands around the globe. Forme... read
Final Fantasy Agito photo
Final Fantasy Agito

Final Fantasy Agito 'will definitely be localized'


Though no guarantee it will be released outside of Japan
Sep 18
We recently learned about Final Fantasy Agito, an Android/iOS game in development at Square Enix that is a companion to Final Fantasy Type-0 (which was formerly known as Final Fantasy Agito XIII and was a mobile game before ... read
Analogue: A Hate Story photo
Analogue: A Hate Story

Analogue: A Hate Story coming to iOS, Japan


*Mute and *Hyun-ae await!
Sep 16
Visual novels are cool games, but if there's a pet peeve I've developed with the genre lately, it's that most of them are PC-based. Visual Novels, dating sims, and the like are the perfect type of game to play on mobile and t... read
EarthBound photo
Marcus Lindblom is happy that his writing is now remembered fondly
With EarthBound tearing up the Wii U eShop and finding its way into some gamers' hearts for the very first time, those responsible for breathing life into that world can look back on their handiwork with pride. Series creator... read feature

Senran Kagura Burst photo
Senran Kagura Burst

Senran Kagura Burst will hit retail AND digital in Europe


Huge tracts of land
Aug 10
Gentlemen, get your oils and scented candles ready, because Senran Kagura Burst will be arriving in Europe some time in Q1 2014. Americans received a localization confirmation from XSEED earlier this week, seemingly leaving o... read
Senran Kagura Burst photo
Senran Kagura Burst

XSEED to release Senran Kagura Burst in North America


It's official!
Aug 06
Senran Kagura Burst is coming to the Nintendo 3DS in North America, XSEED Games has announced. The Tamsoft-developed side-scrolling brawler will launch exclusively via the Nintendo eShop this fall.  A two for one followi... read
Dragon Quest Monsters 2 photo
Dragon Quest Monsters 2

Dragon Quest Monsters 2 coming to 3DS in Japan


'Localization?' jests the monsters at Square Enix
Aug 01
Foolishly, one of the bigger reasons I wanted to pick up a 3DS was for the remake of a Gameboy Color favorite, Dragon Warrior Monsters (Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland in Japan). Unfortunately, Dragon Quest Monsters... read
Square Enix photo
Square Enix

Square may yet release Dragon Quest X outside of Japan


And if they do, it will be different
Jul 10
It's been nearly a year since Dragon Quest X first launched for the Nintendo Wii. Since then, Square Enix has released a Wii U version of the online role-playing game and there's a PC port in the works as well. Awesome. Sound... read
PS Vita photo
PS Vita

NISA localizing Danganronpa and Demon Gaze for PS Vita


Cool dood!
Jul 07
The localization-smiths at NIS America are preparing to bring a pair of PlayStation Vita titles to the West, the publisher announced during a panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles this weekend. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, ... read
Skylanders in Japan photo
Skylanders in Japan

First Skylanders hits Japan in July, gets Wii U port


That's... weird
Jun 25
We are so used to waiting insufferably long periods of time for Japanese games to be localized and brought out West that we often imagine Japan as this floating island of privilege and good fortune. How easily do we forget th... read
Super Mario Bros. 3 photo
Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3 had major regional differences


Japan had the harder game, of course
May 29
I've mentioned on several occasions that my family lived in Japan for a few years, thus my first games console was not an NES but a Famicom. I grew up playing the Japanese versions of famed Nintendo classics, and it was only... read
XSEED photo
XSEED

XSEED: Localizing Senran Kagura a 'scary proposition'


Physical release is unlikely, digital distribution 'plausible'
May 07
Yesterday, Pandora's Tower publisher XSEED Games announced that it has acquired Atlus Online from Index Digital Media, integrating both companies under the common banner of Marvelous USA. Siliconera reached out to XSEED boss ... read
NIS America photo
NIS America

Former NIS America staff form indie publisher acttil


Good luck, doods!
May 07
A group of former NIS America employees have left the nest to stretch their wings as a new independent publisher, acttil. Based in Los Angeles, the budding studio plans to publish videogames and other digital media for consol... read
Localized Wii U games photo
Localized Wii U games

SMT X Fire Emblem, Monolith Soft's X reconfirmed for West


Confirmed before, EXTRA confrmed now
Apr 25
[Awkward Zombie by Katie Tiedrich] Two of the more mind-blowing Wii U announcements in the past few months have been Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Monolith Soft's "X," the spiritual successor to Xenoblade. For the soft... read
Guild02 photo
Guild02

Nintendo Direct: All three Guild02 games coming to US


Yes, even Attack of the Friday Monsters!
Apr 17
It was previously announced that two of the three games in Level-5's Guild02 compilation, Bugs vs. Tanks! and The Starship Damrey, would be localized for the US eShop. Missing from that news was any indication that ... read
Ni No Kuni DS photo
Ni No Kuni DS

There may be hope yet for a Ni No Kuni DS localization


A Namco Bandai executive reportedly isn't opposed to the idea on 3DS
Apr 11
For months now, fans, or prospective fans who don't own a PS3, have been clamoring for a localization of the DS version of Ni No Kuni, which Namco Bandai shut down to due "translation issues and costs regarding the Wizard's C... read
Muramasa Rebirth photo
Muramasa Rebirth

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation


Compare these screens from both Wii and Vita versions
Apr 06
Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much... read
"Experimenting"

Final Fantasy Type-0 staff experimented with HD version


Meanwhile I'm busy experimenting with not getting to play the bloody game
Mar 15
According to a recently translated interview with Final Fantasy Type-0 director Hajime Tabata, the team "did experiment with" an HD version of the game for consoles. Tabata continues to say that the team felt Type-0, which st... read
Shmups photo
Shmups

PS3 shoot-'em-up Mamoru-kun might be coming west


UFO interactive teasing western release for shooter
Mar 09
Good news, everyone! One of the few shoot-'em-ups to come to PlayStation 3 this generation looks to be making the jump across the Pacific. As spotted on Gematsu, UFO has taken to Facebook with some teaser images for Mamo... read
Malicious photo
Malicious

Malicious Rebirth gliding to western PlayStation Vitas


Alvion confirms Vita port for North American and European release
Mar 06
Malicious arrived on PlayStation Network last summer and it sounds like its enhanced PlayStation Vita port isn't too far behind. Alvion has confirmed Malicious Rebirth for western release and is currently ... read
Vanguard Princess English photo
Vanguard Princess English

Get yourself some Vanguard Princess in English


After four long years
Mar 03
Looking for another 2D sprite-based fighter to get your fix, between now and whenever Lab Zero release their Skullgirls DLC? Why not try Vanguard Princess? EigoManga have released an English-localized ver... read
Guilty Gear Vita photo
Guilty Gear Vita

Guilty Gear Vita is headed West


Arc System Works confirms
Mar 01
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, which was just re-confirmed on the Vita recently, will be headed West, Arc System Works confirmed. So far based on the video, the Vita version is looking really sleek, and Guilty Gear on th... read
Etrian Odyssey IV photo
Etrian Odyssey IV

Etrian Odyssey IV will get you stiff


"Long and hard" indeed
Feb 27
Dale North's review is taking forever because he keeps getting distracted by sh*t like this. [Swagtoise's Tumblr via Tiny Cartridge] read
Keiji Inafune's Niece?! photo
Keiji Inafune's Niece?!

Aksys localizing game where you are Keiji Inafune's niece


Game of the year!
Feb 16
I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan... read
Nintendo grammar photo
Nintendo grammar

Old Nintendo game translations were fun!


Return to the days of bad Nintendo grammar
Feb 02
The adorable (and undeniably Canadian) Rinry used to be able to pump out fun, nostalgic videos at a fairly decent clip. But ever since she became a mommy, she hasn't had as much time for video production. 'Tis a shame, 'caus... read
Rockman Xover photo
Capcom actually made a smart decision
[Header by samusmmx] Oh, Rockman Xover. What a foul, foul beast you are. I know it's not kosher to slam a game without having played it yourself, but just from watching gameplay videos, I think we can all agree that Xover is ... read feature

XSEED photo
XSEED

PSP may live on, but the Nintendo Wii is just about done


As XSEED goes, so goes the Wii
Jan 29
Long since abandoned by their makers, the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo Wii endure thanks to a select number of publishers that have kept the home fires burning. Among them is XSEED, the team behind localizing titles like... read
Ni no Kuni DS, please! photo
And here's how to do it
Tomorrow, January 22, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch finally arrives on US shelves. The PlayStation 3 role-playing game is a collaboration between developer Level-5, and animation house Studio Ghibli -- two companies th... read feature

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Unchained Blades sequel may be localized


XSEED "struggling" to get the first one out on 3DS
Nov 28
Localizing games can  be a real pain sometimes. When asked over Facebook about the possibility of localizing Unchained Blades 2, XSEED Games replied to a fan, stating that they're "still struggling to get the original ou... read






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