News: Japan receives an "improved" Metroid Fusion

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  1. JeX-
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    In this weekly edition of Famitsu magazine, it was stated that japan will be receiving a more improved version of Metroid Fusion. As its coming to GBA on 14th February (in Japan) they get an exclusive version of metroid
    Fusion.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Read on here.......
     
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    The article mentioned three specific bits,

    1. The game will include a new exstensive feature, Gallery mode, including a full coverage of art work and illustrations, which can be unlocked during gameplay.

    2. The game will feature more ending variations, presumably with new or different artwork, and bolder graphics. The U.S. version only had five different endings; the Famitsu quotes this number has been "increased considerably" for the Japanese version.

    3. the game has three difficulty levels: Easy, Normal and Hard. Presumably this may introduce the new exstras, in addition to the new ending, alone each difficulty level could hold up to 15 differant endings.

    Sadly Plans for a North American re-release of Metroid Fusion with the extra bits from the Japanese version are highly unlikely, although it may happen, but dont rais your hopes.
     
  3. Djang

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    We can expect it dumped on Rom then...Right?
     
  4. JeX-
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    Yes! sadly [​IMG]

    but its great if you can understand Japanese...... because thats what it will be released as.

    arrrg! I have to start learning Japanese more! [​IMG]

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    Djang, sorry i pressed the edit button instead of the quote button [​IMG]


    -T J
     
  5. ruffmeister

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    damn japenese lessons are on the birthday list
     
  6. Fusion

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    so TJ how come no rom will get released for this? [​IMG] can i import the cartridge & play the real thing on my euro gba? or better yetcan i import the game & release it myself? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    No what i meant was, that it will be released in Japanese as a rom, but obviously it will be in japanese, as a rom.

    Now that I thought about it, a rom hacker could easily translate it, I asume th text/dialogue in the game will be the same as the U.S version of the game, so they can just get the txt from that game and import in into the new version, with only slight changes init.

    -T J
     
  8. Elrinth

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    You think they'll change the story?
    Cause if its the same story, just translating it from jap to eng should be pretty easy..
    but the gallery mode can be left untranslated.. or if someone is really good at jap translate it plz =)
    Then we can just mod our GBA carts then insert the rom onto ours. =)
     
  9. neocat

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    If you know the story from the USA one you can easily play this one even without japanese knowledge
     
  10. mrgone

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    this causes me to think about a normal jap metroid fusion version
    which i never saw dumped [​IMG]
     
  11. JeX-
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    dunno, but i dont think so.

    ahhh! The defficulty levels may introduce new objectives and levels [​IMG]

    so the text in the game may change along with the story line, but only slightly. Also the ending would have to be changed into english, there will be more jucy pics on SAMUS [​IMG]

    -T J
     
  12. Saria

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    if someone knows how to dump the text - i can go over the gallery areas and what not - but i dont fancy translating the entire game [​IMG]

    besides you also have to consider that japanese text uses less space then english text - the game might be already translated but you would still have to resize windows and do other hacking stuff in order for the text to fit properly....
     
  13. X-Gamer

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    I hope I don't sound offending but, those pics you put at the top aren't from the new version are they? If they were, the year 2003 would have been included on the title screen of the game right?
     
  14. Elrinth

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    According to Famitsu, Metroid Fusion (J) will be released tomorrow.
    14th February, 2003 in Japan. [​IMG]
     
  15. Zarcon

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    It's an improved release of the original fusion game so the copyright would still technically be 2002
     
  16. sigfried

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    it reminds me the dead or alive 2 affair on dc. An improve version for japan and no re release for us or europe. I don't know if there is already an european version of metroid fusion but if not we will probably have a mixed version of those two as it was the case for dead or alive 2.
     
  17. Octavious

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    i know a bit bout metroid so if some one can tell me how to chnge the text i can probobly translate some. I might be able to actually translate the game part too if it follows the same as the curent fusion.
     
  18. Smith

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    The copyright line would probably read 2003, 2002 Nintendo from the new version.
     
  19. Tempest Stormwin

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    I don't think there's going to be that much of a difference. I could go through it even in Japanese -- if there's any difference in the objectives, I'll know where they are and I can spot the differences instantly. Once this comes out, I'll look for it and see what I can do. Once I find out what the differences are, I'll report back here.

    -Tempest out.-
     
  20. phuzzz

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    My guess is that the change in difficulty doesn't change the objectives, just makes the enemies smarter/harder to kill. The objectives might change solely on the fact that it's an "improved" game, but as a lot of you has said, it would only be slightly.