Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wii U Japan

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  1. gamecaptor
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    In July 2014 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure was (supposedly) released in Japan for the Wii U. I can't find any evidence it was actually released (no import online retailer shows any signs of it). I'm thinking they only pushed out like 6 copies to retail :glare:

    More importantly is it region locked? And is there an option for the text/voice acting is still available in English (not sure if the Wii U acts like other consoles in that the system options dictate the game).
     
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    All wii u games are region locked but there are ways to surpass it provides you want to mod your console.
     
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    Ah, I didn't realize that was the case. Well that answers 1/2 my questions. Thanks!
     
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    Ah I couldn't find it on Amazon JP. Thanks!

    Now the million dollar question, is it playable in English?
     
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    Well, idk, sorry.
    With the ps3/360 the Language of the game = the console one.
    Maybe the wii u version works the same?
    I heard that in some countries: ex scandinavia there isn't english even if you set the console to it.
    Edit:added this line^
     
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    Sorry for the bump - I got a copy of this from an American friend who lives in Japan, but unfortunately it will not load on non-Japanese WiiU consoles, on disc or Loadiine or USB, even when you get past the region lock.

    I tried running the disc with OurLoader and with DDD, I tried USB with signpatches, with the latter I got the game icon on my menu, launched it without the region error, and got the logo and music, but no matter what method I use, the end result is that it hangs on a black (or sometimes white) screen and I have to force-shutdown my system.

    Another person I know with a European and a Japanese console tried it, it only successfully loaded on the Japanese one.
     
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    Interesting and good to know. I guess the Wii version it is then!
     
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    Yeah, until someone figures out how to get the game to load properly on non-JP systems. At least someone outside of Japan has a copy of it now. :)
     
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    [​IMG]

    https://www.gamefaqs.com/wii-u/719950-skylanders-spyros-adventure/images/1324759

    Be sure to search for the game using Alternate Titles

    • "スカイランダーズ スパイロの大冒険" -- Japanese spelling
    • "Spyro's Kingdom" -- Working title
    • "Skylanders: Spyro no Daibōken" -- Japanese title
    • Skylanders: Spyro no Daiboken (JP)



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    Also, not sure if it means much to you, but the game was released in the States for the legacy wii console. You might want to pick up that version since it would be in English.
     
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    Correct, but the Wii U version should be superior which makes it more desirable.
     
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    I have both the Wii and Wii U versions. My American expatriate friend in Japan sent me the boxed game disc from the above image (I asked him not to send the entire starter pack, because I didn't need the rest and it would have probably increased the shipping costs even more).

    I, too, was interested for the graphical upgrade, even if it's not in English. But as I said before, even when I get past the region lock with a disc loader that can bypass it, or dumping, converting and installing w/ Brazilian USB method + signpatches, or dumping, converting to Loadiine format and editing meta.xml to try to trick it into thinking it's USA region, it just hangs on a black screen on my USA console.

    At this point, it's not yet known how to get this game to successfully run on a non-JPN console.
     
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    Update: This game works on my US console if I force Japanese language/region with Spiik.
     
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    But the game is purely in Japanese correct?
     
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    You can load disc if you did RegionHax and no, this game is in Japanese only. It didn't include English pack.
     
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    If anybody has a copy of this and is interested in selling it, I'm looking to buy one. I'm in the United States.