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Granin's explanation for 'Metal Gear' makes a bit more sense in Japanese

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is first in the series chronology (it's set in 1964, twenty years ahead of the recent Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain) which makes it a good enough spot as any for an in-universe explanation for the term...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions

Nintendo isn't doing the translation for Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE in-house

A billion years ago, SMT x Fire Emblem was teased for the Wii U and then went radio silent for quite a while. Last month, Nintendo announced the game's new name, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, and that it would be coming West&nbs...   read

 
 


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'Merica: Nioh will have dismemberment added in the West

A trailer was released alongside the announcement that Team Ninja's Nioh would be getting a demo on the PlayStation 4 this month, as seen above. In the YouTube comments, viewer Alucard3362 begged the developers to include dismembermen...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XV is first in the series with Spanish, Portuguese localization

Two Brazilians I met last week joked about Portuguese being "a dead language," but that's not stopping Final Fantasy XV from doing what it can to win Latin American fans. Square Enix isn't alone here. Namco Bandai has been pushing its weab...   read

 
 
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Good guy Nintendo

Nintendo: 'Bravely Second side quests changed due to overwhelming feedback from Japanese players'

Remember the Bravely Second side quest changes people have been up in arms about? Well Nintendo released a statement stating they were intended, and are based on the feedback of Japanese players.   read

 
 
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Nep Nep vs Zombies

Get your zombie and Nep Nep fill in MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies on Vita next month

Calling all Nep Nep fanatics! It's a day that ends in Y, so you know what that means: another game in the Neptunia series is getting localized! This time, it is MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies, a four-player beat-'e...   read

 
 
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So Brave
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Rumor: Bravely Second English localization has lots of edited costumes

[Update: Regarding Bravely Second's rumored side quest changes during localization that multiple commenters urged me to look into: I did. What I found was that outlets covering these changes all pointed to the same GameFAQs post...   read

 
 
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What changes can we expect from an official Mother 3 localization?

We've waited nearly 10 years for Nintendo to officially localize Mother 3. The wait has been so long, it's started to seem like an impossibility. However, due to some rumors over the past week, it's beginning to feel more and...   read

 
 
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No petting humans
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Nintendo removes character petting during Fire Emblem Fates localization

Kotaku has confirmed with Nintendo that the ability to pet your characters has been removed from the English localization of Fire Emblem Fates. "Yes, that is the case [that petting isn't in the English version]," a Nintendo representative c...   read

 
 
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Bravely Second

Rumor: Bravely Second swaps Native American headdress for cowboy hat

Destructoid just received a heated news tip in our tips inbox stating "...I learned that Square Enix has replaced a Native American class called Tomahawk with Cowboy class in Bravely Second's western version. I find this very untasteful con...   read

 
 
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Zero Escape

Zero Escape 3 gets new name and release shenanigans

The third entry in the Zero Escape franchise was announced earlier this year at the Anime Expo. Today, we learned a little more about the 3DS and Vita game. In North America, it will be known as Zero Time Dilemma, and feature Destiny's Chil...   read

 
 
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Subsidize a major company

Square Enix considers crowd funding localization

Mom and pop shops like Japanese developer Square Enix are having a rough go of it with all the economy stuff that's going on (derivatives, mortgages, you name it!) and so the company can't always afford to localize its Japanese games unless...   read

 
 
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Localization

So you thought localization was easy

I think we're all guilty of underestimating just how difficult a process localization really is. There are reasons why some games never make it out of Japan. We rarely hear exactly why, but it's probably more complicated than some executive...   read

 
 
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Captain Rainbow Patch

Captain Rainbow translation complete, but needs someone to make a patch

Nintendo fans have yearned for Captain Rainbow to be localized in English ever since its reveal in 2008, but that isn't likely to ever happen, officially. If you're not familiar with the game, it was predicted to be the greatest Wii ti...   read

 
 
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Dragon Quest

Want more Dragon Quest games localized? You might want to buy Dragon Quest Heroes

Polygon recently spoke with Dragon Quest series executive producer Yuu Miyake about Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below (God, I love that title). Since this is the first Dragon Quest game to be localized for ...   read

 
 
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Is Atlus teasing an Attack on Titan localization?

Earlier today, the Twitter account for Atlus USA posted a very strange Vine. The short clip features a man destroying tiny ketchup packet people, splatting red on walls and eating a hotdog. We were initially confused, what on earth could th...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls

Criminal Girls: Invite Only up for parole in February 2015

You may remember Criminal Girls: Invite Only as the game we covered back in July two different times where it was briefly suggested the game shouldn't be localized. But that's only because I didn't write the post, because I'm all for giving...   read

 
 
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Censorship!!!!!!!

Criminal Girls' sexual punishment will only be mildly censored

A lot of people were upset after NIS America announced it had "edited certain aspects" of Criminal Girls: Invite Only for Western release. The "c" word (censorship) was thrown around nobly as it always seems to be when erotic Japa...   read

 
 
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Sexual punishment probably scrubbed from Criminal Girls western release

Criminal Girls: Invite Only, a touched up version of the 2010 PSP game Criminal Girls, is coming to Vita in North America and Europe next year, NIS America announced. Criminal Girls involves guiding seven girls through hell and, in th...   read

 
 
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Corpse Party

Corpse Party returns to its PC birthplace with upcoming XSEED release

Corpse Party is one of my favorite horror series (even if it's a little tame at times) and I was thrilled to see it make its debut as a PSP cult hit back in 2011. Now, XSEED plans to bring the original Windows edition to life -- or would th...   read

 
 
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Game Center CX

Fans have translated Retro Game Challenge 2

At long last, Aaron Tokunaga-Chmielowiec and co. have released their English translation for Retro Game Challenge 2 / Game Center CX 2. The patch is available for download here. Thanks to XSEED, we got a taste of the series back in 2009 wit...   read

 
 
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Samurai Warriors 4 coming to PS3, PS4, Vita this fall

Tecmo Koei would like you to know that Samurai Warriors 4 is coming to the US and Europe this fall for PS3, PS4, and Vita. It released in Japan early this year. Samurai Warriors 3 came out four years ago.   read

 
 
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Senran Kagura: Ninja Flash is being localized by FUNimation

Fans of rip-your-clothes-off-while-fighting-to-the-death Senran Kagura Burst should be tickled pink, as the popular ninja girl beat-'em-up is receiving an anime series courtesy of FUNimation. Tamsoft's side-scrolling saga was adapted into ...   read

 
 
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Tuesday Newsday
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Tuesday Newsday: Dragon Age III, Star Citizen, Fatal Frame & Nuka Cola

Here's your Tuesday Newsday for the last week or so! Today, we got a sexy new Dragon Age III: Inquisition trailer, some HD footage of Star Citizen out of PAX East, announcements of a new Fatal Frame on Wii-U as well as a bunch of Japanese ...   read

 
 
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Earthbound

Nintendo doesn't want story of EarthBound published

Earthbound stands as one of Nintendo's most beloved cult classics. Known as Mother 2 in Japan, the franchise's loan release in North America is still highly regarded for its unique setting and characters, and, above all, one of the gen...   read

 
 
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