Ni no Kuni releasing Winter 2012 (NA) & Q1 2013 (EUR)

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    SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 15, 2012) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ will have a Winter 2012 release in North America exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This epic tale of a boy crossing two realities on a quest to find his mother brings together two of Japan’s most respected entertainment companies, LEVEL-5 and Studio Ghibli, to create an RPG for the ages.

    http://namcobandaigames.com/company/news

    NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ gives European fans the experience they want when the game launches in Q1 2013. The epic title is being localised from beginning to end in five languages, with English voices joining the original Japanese voiceover, and subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

    http://www.uk.namcobandaigames.eu/news/2012/02/15/ni-no-kuni-wrath-of-the-white-witch-for-playstation-3-coming-to-europe-fully-localised-in-q1-2013/2611
     
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    I'm actually looking forward to this...
     
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    i think its time to get my self a PS3.
     
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    Y U NO ALSO TRANSLATE DS VERSION, NAMCO BANDAI?
     
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    'cuz bi*chez will pirate it anyways and it's a waste of teh monniez.
     
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    Finally!

    This is the sole reason why the world will not collapse in 2012. We will live to see Q1 2013.

    I already bought the DS version even though I can't read any Japanese. :{
     
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    oh god, 2013 (Winter 2012). That's really far off.

    I should really get a PS3, soon.
     
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    SO FAR AWAY!!! ;(
     
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    That's not what I call "beginning to end in five languages" if there is only english voices.
    It's beginning to end in ONE language, plus 4 additional subtitles choices.

    Usually, Ghibli movies have a decent voice over (at least in France), they should make the voice over in each language to cover a larger audience.


    If by "beginning to end" they want to say "we didn't stop translating the game in the middle", hopefully this is how all localization are done.
     
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    But games have much more dialogue than movies plus it's much harder too, it's just easier (and cheaper) to use English voices and include the Japanese ones as well because we all know how people get when they don't include Japanese VAs...
     
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    I agree it's harder, longer and more expansive for the company.
    I just don't understand why they don't always develop the game from the start in different languages in mind (when they know from the start that it will be localized, of course).

    Of course I'm happy we will have it in English/Japanese with different subtitles. At least one if the game is localized.
     
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    Ouch, Q1 2013 is so far away. Anyway, I'm glad it gets localized. Day 1 purchase for me.
     
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    Bleh. Guess its time to buy PS3 games from US again.
     

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