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AnGeL LiveWii
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(01-21-2011, 10:40 PM)
Well, you may have read some rumors about the fact that The Last Story could be a Japan exclusive title. Keep fingers crossed because Nintendo France kinda confirms that a translation is planned.

Here is the official statement posted today on Gamekult :

"Thank you for your interest in The Last Story. Unfortunately, the vocabulary used by this announcement was misconstrued by the British journalists: "No plans at the moment" does not mean that the output is canceled, just that it is not yet scheduled in the calendar. The adaptation of this game could be very long (12 000 dialogues, a record!) and our translation teams are overstretched in the short term."

So, will The Last Story be a big Holiday release ? Let's hope, nope ?

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Regulus Tera
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(01-21-2011, 10:48 PM)
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You cannot cancel that which was never planned. That's the issue here.
Big One
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(01-21-2011, 10:50 PM)
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I knew something was up when the comment was made.

Nintendo really isn't the company to announce something like that "officially" till after release.

We don't even know if it's going to be a success or not yet. That'll determine whether it comes to the West, mainly.
JordanLMiller
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(01-21-2011, 10:50 PM)
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I want to believe.
Shiggy
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(01-21-2011, 10:51 PM)
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Why are you so impatient? It's coming over.
RPGCrazied
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(01-21-2011, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

Why are you so impatient? It's coming over.


Just like Xenoblade? Lol.
cw_sasuke
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(01-21-2011, 10:57 PM)
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Just wait till e3.
wsippel
(01-21-2011, 10:57 PM)

Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Just like Xenoblade? Lol.

Someone on this forum was adamant that Xenoblade is indeed happening (at least in Europe).
wrowa
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(01-21-2011, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Just like Xenoblade? Lol.

Shiggy is generally a pretty realiable source regarding European Nintendo releases.

In this case I prefer to play it safe and doubt his words, though.
LiK
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(01-21-2011, 10:57 PM)
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Last Story in French! :(
RPGCrazied
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(01-21-2011, 10:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by wsippel

Someone on this forum was adamant that Xenoblade is indeed happening (at least in Europe).


Why just Europe tho? Is it a fact they like/buy more jRPG's than Americans? *confused*
Nuclear Muffin
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(01-21-2011, 11:00 PM)
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That sounds pretty promising. It's almost as if they don't want us to give up hope...
Canova
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(01-21-2011, 11:00 PM)
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so no localization is scheduled yet, it doesnt make me feel any better
Big One
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(01-21-2011, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Just like Xenoblade? Lol.

Well Xenoblade has been out for months with no mention of release.

The Last Story isn't going to be out in Japan till a couple of days. Nintendo is probably waiting to see whether it's going to be a success or not. It seems to have quite a lot of support from Nintendo, also, with Iwata himself attending the conference (unexpectedly) and it being the most highly tested game by the Mario Club.

It's also a really anticipated title in Japan right now. So yeah it has a chance of being successful.
wsippel
(01-21-2011, 11:02 PM)

Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

Why just Europe tho? Is it a fact they like/buy more jRPG's than Americans? *confused*

He could only "confirm" a European release. Guess he heard something about NoE localizing, and we all know a European release does not guarantee an US release and vice versa.

And it's not like Nintendo registers websites just for fun, either:

http://www.xenoblade.com
http://www.thelaststory.com
Last edited by wsippel; 01-21-2011 at 11:09 PM.
Zeouterlimits
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(01-21-2011, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

Why are you so impatient? It's coming over.

Because we're so busy playing all the other fantastic Nintendo published JRPGs on Wii, how could we have time to be concerned?
Regulus Tera
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(01-21-2011, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

Why are you so impatient? It's coming over.

It's not like you can be hopeful with Nintendo, but okay.
Sammy Samusu
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(01-21-2011, 11:06 PM)
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Well, this shit is getting annoying.

Originally Posted by wsippel

Someone on this forum was adamant that Xenoblade is indeed happening (at least in Europe).

Shiggy, amen.
AniHawk
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(01-21-2011, 11:07 PM)
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if this gets localized, it will be the game with the worst voice acting ever in every region it hits.
Kyoufu
(01-21-2011, 11:08 PM)
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If I was Sakaguchi I would be pissed if my game didn't get published in every territory.
Allan Holdsworth
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(01-21-2011, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Big One


We don't even know if it's going to be a success or not yet. That'll determine whether it comes to the West, mainly.

Why would it? Japanese tastes are very different from the West.
Bisnic
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(01-21-2011, 11:12 PM)
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La Dernière Histoire.

There you go Nintendo France. I started your job. Now finish it!
Gravijah
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(01-21-2011, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Allan Holdsworth

Why would it? Japanese tastes are very different from the West.

and even if it were successful in the east, america hates the jay rpgs
Big One
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(01-21-2011, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Allan Holdsworth

Why would it? Japanese tastes are very different from the West.

I'm sure that applies to a lot of games, but to The Last Story? There's a lot of appeal one could go with that one. A simple tagline, "From the creator of Final Fantasy." could do wonders to it like it did with Lost Odyssey in the West.
LiK
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(01-21-2011, 11:16 PM)
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if only NOA gave me some hope.
sixteen-bit
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(01-21-2011, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Big One

I'm sure that applies to a lot of games, but to The Last Story? There's a lot of appeal one could go with that one. A simple tagline, "From the creator of Final Fantasy." could do wonders to it like it did with Lost Odyssey in the West.

Haven't the recent games soured western perception of Final Fantasy though? LO came out before XIII
Big One
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(01-21-2011, 11:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

Haven't the recent games soured western perception of Final Fantasy though? LO came out before XIII

Yes

On the internet.

Not many people know FF13 and FF14 actually suck.
I NEED SCISSORS
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(01-21-2011, 11:20 PM)
Would rather learn French than Japanese moon language.
Sadist
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(01-21-2011, 11:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

Why are you so impatient? It's coming over.

*Looks at Wii release list*

:'(

So... yeah. But seeing you confirm it, cheers!
apana
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(01-21-2011, 11:23 PM)
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Translation teams are overstretched because they are all working on Xenoblade. Mystery solved?
Sadist
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(01-21-2011, 11:31 PM)
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I'd like to have Xenoblade as well. I need soms good old Monolith RPG after Disaster.

Whch was fun, but it's really not their genre.
Neon_Icarus
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(01-21-2011, 11:33 PM)
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I'm pretty sure it'll get released, eventually.

Nintendo needs to release every game they can if they want to retain some goodwill from the core gamers for the launch of Wii 2.
apana
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(01-21-2011, 11:34 PM)
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European release would mean one of the versions was in english. If we have an english version then of course it will get published here in America. So therefore Xenoblade coming to America. Another mystery solved?
Amir0x
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(01-21-2011, 11:35 PM)
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Translation team is out-stretched.

solution: hire a larger translation team with your trillions of dollars that you regularly shower in
result: lots of happy fans with something to play on the empty 2011 Wii while they wait for Skyward sword, a show of goodwill that demonstrates you understand perceived holes in your software lineup
MetatronM
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(01-21-2011, 11:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by wsippel

He could only "confirm" a European release. Guess he heard something about NoE localizing, and we all know a European release does not guarantee an US release and vice versa.

And it's not like Nintendo registers websites just for fun, either:

http://www.xenoblade.com
http://www.thelaststory.com

I don't think they're going to be too stressed about the $10 they unnecessarily spent on those domains if the games don't release in the West.
Notorious_Roy
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(01-21-2011, 11:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Last Story in French! :(

Even worse than in Japanese, and I can't read Japanese! :(
wsippel
(01-21-2011, 11:42 PM)

Originally Posted by MetatronM

I don't think they're going to be too stressed about the $10 they unnecessarily spent on those domains if the games don't release in the West.

I would agree, but it's not like they register US domains for every single release.
Fat Goron
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(01-21-2011, 11:45 PM)
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"The adaptation of this game could be very long (12 000 dialogues, a record!)"

I don't know, maybe I'm wrong..... but I think that the fact they know exactly how much dialogue needs translation is something not to overlook......
Ricker
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(01-21-2011, 11:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeouterlimits

Because we're so busy playing all the other fantastic Nintendo published JRPGs on Wii, how could we have time to be concerned?


There was one last year,although not fantastic it was pretty decent,Arc Rise Fantasia....how much did that sell on the Wii in North America...about 50k? i`m probably generous here,so if they look at those numbers,yeah...make your own conclusion.
Shiggy
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(01-21-2011, 11:51 PM)
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What was the last Nintendo game of this calibre that saw no localisation? Soma Bringer comes up when talking about Xenoblade, but there's nothing comparable for Last Story.

There really aren't that many games that were not localised tbh. Many of those were niche (e.g. Theta) or Japanocentric games.
AniHawk
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(01-21-2011, 11:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

Translation team is out-stretched.

solution: hire a larger translation team with your trillions of dollars that you regularly shower in
result: lots of happy fans with something to play on the empty 2011 Wii while they wait for Skyward sword, a show of goodwill that demonstrates you understand perceived holes in your software lineup

That or just make clones of Bill Trinen. Thousands of them. They wouldn't even have to pay them because they're not people.
Chris1964
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(01-21-2011, 11:52 PM)

Originally Posted by Sadist

So... yeah. But seeing you confirm it, cheers!

It's looks more for a guess than a confirmation. From the little I know there wasn't direct confirmation for localization at the internal meeting, but maybe the game was mentioned there.
Bebpo
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(01-21-2011, 11:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

If I was Sakaguchi I would be pissed if my game didn't get published in every territory.

You mean like Takahashi/Saga with xenosaga pied piper, ep1/2, soma bringer, and xenoblade?

I'm sure their not happy about the lack of foreign releases. Next up baten kaitos 3 only in japan.
Big One
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(01-21-2011, 11:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

What was the last Nintendo game of this calibre that saw no localisation? Soma Bringer comes up when talking about Xenoblade, but there's nothing comparable for Last Story.

There really aren't that many games that were not localised tbh. Many of those were niche (e.g. Theta) or Japanocentric games.

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(01-21-2011, 11:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Chris1964

It's looks more for a guess than a confirmation. From the little I know there wasn't direct confirmation for localization at the internal meeting, but maybe the game was mentioned there.

Oh.

Back to sad panda mode I guess.
Bebpo
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(01-21-2011, 11:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shiggy

What was the last Nintendo game of this calibre that saw no localisation? Soma Bringer comes up when talking about Xenoblade, but there's nothing comparable for Last Story.

There really aren't that many games that were not localised tbh. Many of those were niche (e.g. Theta) or Japanocentric games.

Last story is in no way bigger than xenoblade. Sales in a few days will likely show that.
Big One
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(01-21-2011, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bebpo

Last story is in no way bigger than xenoblade. Sales in a few days will likely show that.

?

Did you not read my post? Xenoblade wasn't in a similar situation that The Last Story is in at all.
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Shiggy
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(01-21-2011, 11:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bebpo

Last story is in no way bigger than xenoblade. Sales in a few days will likely show that.

Talking about internal priority and developer reputation, it is.

@BigOne
That's an unfortunate title, but its situation is not comparable to that of Last Story. You can rather compare it to Lost Magic or Fossil Fighters 2.
Chris1964
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(01-21-2011, 11:58 PM)

Originally Posted by Bebpo

Last story is in no way bigger than xenoblade. Sales in a few days will likely show that.

Sales will likely show the opposite.
Sadist
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(01-22-2011, 12:02 AM)
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Is the interest for the Last Story in Japan really that big?

I know Nintendo is really trying to promote this game.

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