Games that use 3DS's firmware language

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Tony_92, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Tony_92

    Tony_92 Advanced Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Hi everybody,

    I was considering buying a Japanese N3DS LL now that Gateway has posted their video.

    Now since you cannot switch the firmware's language in a Japanese N3DS, I was wondering if there are any games that actually use the firmware's language setting and set the games default language to that? That might turn into a problem, if the game itself has no language setting menu.

    For example, I play a European game with a Japanese N3DS -> The game sets the language to Japanese since it's a Japanese console, and there's no way to change the language to English from the game itself.

    Probably there aren't many games that do this since the 3DS is region locked, but I'm just making sure.
  2. Crass

    Crass Rock me Dr. Zaius

    Nov 3, 2006
    United States
    Rewatch that video. Doesn't it show english in the games? Obviously no one will know for sure until its out...

    Edit: The video even says Multi-Region around the 26 second mark.
  3. The Real Jdbye

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    It could certainly be a problem since most games don't have a language setting. Then again, I don't think most non-Japanese games actually include Japanese language in game, but there are some exceptions.
  4. Bonny

    Bonny GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 8, 2008
    Nearly All games are using the Language set in the system menu. Japanese 3ds's can only be set to japanese (or maybe english).Only a few games still have their own language selection screen.

    No. Cause european games don't have japanses language tracks on it. If no japanese language track is found, the language is automatically set to english.

    I own an US DSI XL, when i play a european game on it, that has als german language available, the language is automatically set to english, because of the english language of the US DSI XL. If i really want to run the rom in german, i have to edit the rom, and replace the standart english language files with the german ones. But i guess that's not possible with 3ds games.

    So, don't worry. If you play us or european games on the japanese 3ds, you still can play them in english. But if you want to play a european game that has your native language track on it, and there is no ingame language selection screen, than you only can play it in english.
  5. Tomy Sakazaki

    Tomy Sakazaki GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 23, 2006
    There are only 3 games that I know for sure that have japanese together with english and others.
    Pokémon X/Y, Pokémon ORAS (I'm counting every pair as a game) and Ace Attorney Collection (or Gyakuten Saiban Collection, since this title wasn't released to NA/Euro yet).
    And all of them let you switch the language through a in-game menu.
    In the case of Pokémon you'll get a neat japanese banner on home menu, but the game will let you to choose a language before starting a new game.

    In most cases of localization the japanese language is replaced by the english script and if there's other language choices they are added after this.
    This is made to ensure that japanese folks won't be meddling with imports, since nowadays games on japan are more expensive than those imported from Europe, USA or even other Asian regions.
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  6. Tony_92

    Tony_92 Advanced Member

    Jul 6, 2007
    Thanks to everybody for the answers!

    Looks like I'll be ordering a Japanese N3DS LL today. :lol:
  7. Kylecito

    Kylecito eats warnings for breakfast

    May 6, 2009
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    Sorry for the necro but this thread might be relevant to my problem. I have a JP n3ds console and I'm playing EUR Xenoblade on it. The language of the game is English, but I'm guessing it's by default. If the game has Multi language and it takes the system lang to change, how could I do this on a JP console where I cannot set any system languages? Has anyone tried forcing this somehow?
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