Japan Gets Zelda in June

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  1. Hadrian
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    Famitsu has reported that Zelda - Phantom Hourglass will be released on the 23rd of June, so even though us none Japanese speaking folk will have to wait till late 2007 at least we could get an idea at how it plays when it comes out over there.

    I think this is the first Zelda game since WW that came out in Japan first, TP of course made Wii launch in the US and Minish Cap was out in Europe first (I think).

    EDIT: Yeah I was wrong about MC not coming out in Japan first.
     


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    1743 - The Legend of Zelda Fushigi no Boushi (J)
    1758 - The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap (E)
    1864 - The Legend of Zelda - The Minish Cap (U)

    Imma gonna play the (J) version just to get the feel of the game, then I'm waiting...or at least thats the plan...
     
  3. decept

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    Nice... June 23rd is my birthday, which coincidentally is also the official birth date of Sonic the Hedgehog.
     
  4. Rayder

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    And why do we have to wait until October? It's not like DS games are gigs in size or anything. A person that can speak Japanese AND English could translate the text in less than a day.

    So I ask again, why do we have to wait until October? I never did understand why they have to be so gay about release dates.
     
  5. Maktub

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    Because we have longer penises.
    It's just a reward for being gay.
    Reward for japaneses, thats it.
    (if anyone feels offended, explain me what that word means!!!!)
    lol, jk.
     
  6. thegame07

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    just think about the release date for europe [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Maktub

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    Hey, is that really such a nuisance for you britards? I ask with no acritude, just out of curiosity. I don't mind getting U version of a game instead of EUR [​IMG]
     
  8. lagman

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    It´s not like the text on the DS games came on .doc files.
    There´s also the localization thing.. [​IMG]
     
  9. antigirl

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    We Europe are at a different time span with technology, Japan is way ahead, they will run us through our SMS course and make money and introduce MMS so on [trend just seen]

    Zelda could be made in Japan, translation takes longer time and sometimes games have subtle differences to suit the region
     
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    For those who occasionally buy legitimate games (i.e. most DS owners), yes it is.

    If I find out I can't transfer my (U) Diamond/Pearl save onto my real European game come June, I'll be pretty pissed off with Nintendo.
     
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    You cannot imagine how jealous I am

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    at least we know that it's coming soon
     
  13. Maktub

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    But hey, that has nothing to do with buying games or not. I mean... well, NDS is region free, why don't you guys import? It can be even cheaper than getting it at your home country sometimes... I guess it's a matter of... laziness? national pride? XD
     
  14. Hadrian
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    It is cheaper, especially if you get the game a month after its release. DS games here are usually £29.99, import a new game from US is sometimes about £21.50 including postage!
     
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    Because the Japanese are racist, and they like to laugh at us. [​IMG]
     
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    Then, I ask over again; is that really such a nuisance for you britards? Both for those who will get the dump illegally and those who want to buy it legitimately.
     
  17. Hadrian
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    For me its not, its good for me as not only will I get the game sooner but also cheaper and not only that I wont have given in and completed a version on my M3 which in turns makes me want to by it less when it eventually comes out.

    For some people though they like to support the UK videogame industry, if a game does well over here then we may see a sequel or the publisher will be inclined to bring out more games and in some peoples eyes that makes purchasing it in your own country a good prospect.

    Oh and I find offence at being called a "britard".
     
  18. Maktub

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    Aha, ok... I guess that's more or less as I suspected.
    Sorry about the "britard" thing, that's not due to a lack of respect from me but to a lack of English knowledge on sustantives XD
    So, how should I call people living in the UK? I used to call them English but that's an adjective and some people are not really "English"... anyway, take it easy, there's no need to feel offended just like that, just tell you don't like being called that way because feeling offended upon other people's mistake is not quite sensible, imho.
     
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    I hope this game would be as good or better than Wind Waker. I remember they stated it was out around the same time as Twillight Princess last year. Oh well [​IMG] I'll get the JP version to test around when its out [​IMG]
     
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    They are called "brits", "limeys" or "tea drinkers with knickers". They are called hooligans when they travel abroad [​IMG]