Ghostlight becomes Switch developer, promises to port JRPGs to the console

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    British studio Ghostlight revealed in a blog post today that they have now officially become a developer for the Nintendo Switch. They state that the company is planning on bringing JRPGs over to the system, and that at least one game is currently being ported already. Ghostlight is most known for bringing Japanese games like Mary Skelter: Nightmares, Mugen Souls and Lost Dimension to the PC platform, and they've also been responsible for bringing major JRPGs like Trails of Cold Steel and and the Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor series to Europe. Their mystery game will be announced sometime soon in the future.

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  1. the_randomizer

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    The more devs the better :P
     
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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Well damn, sorry, @Noctosphere --

    But one good thing: more games for Switch.

    I also guess we love JRPGs and if anything else, this helps devs understand and work with the system. Plus, no droughts....right, people?.....right?
     
  3. Marco_Buns

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    Hope they port The Legend of Heroes series, then I can die happy
     
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    inside your crappy old PC
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  5. Cyan

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    yeah, more port for nocto... but why not?
    there are lot of games I didn't play on old gen, and I'm glad to have them re-released ! I wish there were even more, sometime the first in a series is on an old console, they could port it to current gen to get all the series on the same gen (like kingdom heart!)

    they will only port, or also translate games never released outside of japan?
    Romancing SaGa3 please?
     
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    Watch Ghostlight fuck things up and port over mediocre games.

    I'm still bitter about the Devil Survivor debacle. btw Cold Steel was brought to Europe by NISA.
     
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    That's what I thought, because my review code back in the day was provided by them...but they credit themselves having worked on Cold Steel, and I know XSEED was the one to bring it to PC, so...weird.
     
  8. emigre

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    They brought over Trails in the Sky (the first one) on PSP. I've literally just checked my copy to confirm. They don't even know what games they've worked on...
     
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    Amusing. What's the Devil Survivor incident you refer to? I've not heard much negativity about this company, though I've only ever looked into one thing they've ported to PC (lost dimension)
     
  10. Sonic Angel Knight

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    "Promise to port jrpg to consoles"

    Start by bugging sega to do a Phantasy star and shining force HD collection to those terrible genesis games, then I'll believe you :creep:
     
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    https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/sh...vivor-overclocked-bugs-now-out-in-eu-1430834/

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    hen you summon a demon ( a key function of the gameplay) the game would freeze for five minutes. The game was playable (I beat the game despite this) but it really hurt the immersion, it wasn't helped by the fact it took about two months after release for the patch to be fixed. There was also a funny bug where the game got the first and last name of the protag in the wrong order. Ghostlight and Atlus deserve a lot of criticism for that fuck up. The fact it was a niche game which only impacted Europe meant it didn't get as much attention as it should have done. IIRC it's the last game Ghostlight actually published.

    Ghostlight tried to be the Atlus/NISA or Europe in the mid 2000s to 2012/13ish and would bring over a select number of titles already translated by Atlus. So they brought over the PS2 MegaTen games and other titles like the aforementioned Trails in the Sky. In fairness, they did a solid job in bringing those games over. Since the Devil Survivor debacle, they seem to have focused on porting mediocre JRPGs to PC. In fairness I don't think they're an awful company but at least for me, my good will towards them has dissipated.
     
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    This.... This makes me happy.
     
  13. cearp

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    port or translate/localize?
    i'm not sure why a british company would be porting jrpgs...
     
  14. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Probably port--I'm seeing a "bunch"/handful of PSP games in the future.
     
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    I'd imagine that's their plan especially since Sony handhelds are dead.
     
  17. chirogan

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    This is what sony decided to ignore. The fact that the 3ds line has sold so much its on EOL and the PsVita going out soon, i cant see any other better time to compete with Nintendo's a little expensive 300bucks machine. This industry needs some competition. Somethig that would revamp the psvita while avoiding its unwise marketing decisions would be a day 1 grab for me.
     
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    Let's just not forget that Mugen Souls was censored, so keep that in mind as the same might happen for their future ports.
     
  19. Captain_N

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    This is great. Now dont noob out Ghostlite. Release Physical or GTFO
     
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