XSEED cancels Grand Knights History (PSP)

Aside from money, is there any reason why Xseed and RSG can't hire an outside company to do the coding?
Maybe Vanillaware doesn't want to share their code. Maybe it just takes too much effort to work with completely unfamiliar code/art. Maybe there is just some stuff an outside company simply cannot do like assisting the actual translation process.
 
Man...Grand Knights History, La Mulana (WiiWare), the rumored Bayonetta 2 cancellation, the inevitable un-localized Yakuza 5, Binary Domain sales, could it really get any worse? I'm THIS class to packing shit up and just living off of old games and replaying my favorites. This industry is getting worse and worse.
 

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Damn that's brutal. I was really interested in this game.

I hope someone can pick this up, maybe port it to Vita?
Considering that the Vita's online features are far more advanced and better designed, GKH would definitely benefit from a port to Vita.
 
Maybe Vanillaware doesn't want to share their code. Maybe it just takes too much effort to work with completely unfamiliar code/art. Maybe there is just some stuff an outside company simply cannot do like assisting the actual translation process.
Also, since this is a Vanillaware game, maybe some of the text/signs/logos/whatever are stored as art assets, and would require then to redo them into English? Every little bit could add up.
 
Man...Grand Knights History, La Mulana (WiiWare), the rumored Bayonetta 2 cancellation, the inevitable un-localized Yakuza 5, Binary Domain sales, could it really get any worse? I'm THIS class to packing shit up and just living off of old games and replaying my favorites. This industry is getting worse and worse.
Yes, if we never see the localization of the rest of the TiTS games. :(
 
Yes, if we never see the localization of the rest of the TiTS games. :(
This reminds me: Have we got any word on whether or not XSeed is satisfied with the sales of Ys on Steam? At this point it seems that Steam is the only hope for potential Trails localizations, so I really hope Oath of Felghana turned/turns out to be a good success...
 
This reminds me: Have we got any word on whether or not XSeed is satisfied with the sales of Ys on Steam? At this point it seems that Steam is the only hope for potential Trails localizations, so I really hope Oath of Felghana turned/turns out to be a good success...
Hopefully it goes on sale during the summer sale and gets a really big boost in sales.
 
They did develop and release the widescreen patch so it can't have been too terrible.
Given the positions it held on the best-seller chart during its launch week, I suspect it did pretty well for itself.

I really wouldn't freak out too much about Trails SC or any other title; this is pretty clearly a one-off thing resulting from a dev-pub relationship gone awry.
 
Because of the cancellation I decided I may as well spoil myself by listening to the OST. Big mistake! The pain is only worse now. Phenomenal music right here.
 
Disappointing bump prompted me to go find my UMD of it and return it to its case.

Vanillaware is busy with Dragon's Crown... so they can't devote resources to help code the localization of GKH :/
I think bringing over DC first is a better choice though; the gameplay alone seems more accessible than GKH.