8-4 won’t be handling Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s localization

Too busy right now

It’s a bit weird for me that we’re getting a new Xenoblade Chronicles game in the first year of the Nintendo Switch. Barring any unforeseen delays, we’ll be returning to this wonderfully expansive sci-fi world once more before the end of 2017. I thoroughly enjoyed the original game on the Wii and was fascinated by Xenoblade Chronicles X, but I know with the latter game there was a lot of frustration with the localization.

If you were one of the people who didn’t care for X‘s translation in the west, know the team behind that job, 8-4, won’t be doing it for Xenoblade Chronicles 2. On Twitter, company co-founder John Ricciardi told a fan who was hoping 8-4 would be localizing the game that his company is “busy on other stuff.”

There is currently no word on who will be doing the localization this time around.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2‘s Localization Will Not Be Handled By 8-4 [Siliconera]

CJ Andriessen
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