Level-5 abandoned Ni no Kuni DS localization

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    Famitsu traveled to Namco Bandai’s Las Vegas event last week to interview Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino, which is maybe a little weird. Buried in a long discussion about Ni no Kuni for PS3 is a question about the localization prospects of Ni no Kuni for DS, which, again, is a little weird coming from Famitsu.

    The answer is not encouraging. Hino said that because of difficulty translating the bundled Magic Master book, and the difficulty of selling such a bundle outside of Japan, plans to localize the DS game were “abandoned.”


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    Eh, that sucks. I am curious as to whether the DS and the PS3 game use the same text (I know the PS3 one continues off the end of the DS one). If it does, a translation shouldn't be difficult once the English version of the PS3 game comes out.
     
  2. prowler

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    ni no kuni is going to sell like 5 copies anyway, the ds version would sell 1.
     
  3. potato3334

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    hmm, what makes this version different from the ps3 one?
     
  4. shakirmoledina

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    wasnt this the largest game ever? wasnt it released? if it hasnt then its been a really long time since its announcement. they must have given up on the wait and gone forward.
     
  5. Sterling

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    Level-5 needs to hurry up and make Dark Cloud 3. That alone would make me buy a PS3.
     
  6. Gahars

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    I can't see something like this selling terribly well here anyway, so this seems like a smart financial move on their part. At least those resources can be better spent towards other projects now.
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

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    Mainly the fact that it's on the PS3 and not the DS.

    Large graphical differences, different controls, etc.
     
  8. The Milkman

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    I think he ment Story and Gameplay and Content wise. You know, the things that matter?
    Also, I think I remember this from early last year or late 2010. It actually looked like a good game. Too bad its heavily text based and wont be translated.
     
  9. FlameTakuya

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    I do recall there being different content in both versions, yes.....

    Very sad. :(
     
  10. Veho

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    Well that sucks :(
     
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    now this is what i call unworthy to give up for, once i start something i never give up anyways, unless it costs me more money then it gives me money, then again, i am not really the man that cares for money
     
  12. ferofax

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    and then western world was denied a Ghibli masterpiece...
     
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  15. smile72

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    ???
    I'm not shocked.
     
  16. emigre

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    Now I'm going to give my PS3 a pat on the back.