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Submitted by Th4Freak 727d ago | news

XSEED: Localizing Senran Kagura a 'scary proposition'

Yesterday, Pandora's Tower publisher XSEED Games announced that it had acquired Atlus Online from Index Digital Media, integrating both companies under the common banner of Marvelous USA. Siliconera reached out to XSEED boss Ken Berry following the reveal to inquire if the move might lead to more Marvelous titles coming overseas.

“We are definitely interested in pushing the ‘Marvelous’ brand as much as possible," Berry said. But whether that interest will coalesce into a western release for Tamsoft's Senran Kagura series sounds dubious.

“It is something that we continue to look into because we know the demand is there as lots of fans have asked us about it,” Berry shared. “But it’s just such a scary proposition due to the subject matter and difference in attitudes between Japanese culture and the more conservative culture here in the U.S.”

There's one glimmer of hope though. Despite saying a physical release has "the potential for disaster," Berry entertained the possibilit... (PS Vita, Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus)

Snookies12  +   727d ago
Ugh, this kinda stuff is why I hate living in America at times... It's a game, there shouldn't BE any question as to how it conflicts with a certain culture. It's fictional, who the hell cares? Idiots that have nothing better to do than complain...

It's not just for this game, a lot of games over in Japan in general that we miss out on because of stuff like this.
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Skips  +   727d ago
From article: "There's one glimmer of hope though. Despite saying a physical release has "the potential for disaster," Berry entertained the possibility of a downloadable release."

Seriously hope they go through with it...
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Reibooi  +   726d ago
When these kinda games come out I normally buy them if I got the spare cash not because I like em but because I want to support them.

As mentioned above so many games from Japan are never released here because of stupid culture stuff that just flat out should not be such a big deal here. It's sad because every now and then comes a game in Japan that is genuinely good and it doesn't get released here because of being to racy or conflicting with culture or what have you. And honestly it's just not games from Japan. Countless other big games have never been released here or had to be altered to be released here. Indigo Prophecy springs to mind.
DivineAssault  +   727d ago
Lets see if they do it.. I would love to see what happens if this game ends up on the NA eshop lol.. DO IT!
Chrono  +   727d ago
What's so good about this game? (other than the boobs)
Buuhan1  +   727d ago
Big boobs.
dogoodmatters  +   727d ago
Seems weird title for localization? How popular is this one stateside?
skyrimer  +   727d ago
Vita version would be day 1 for me
r21  +   727d ago
I'd be okay with this game coming over cause of reasons. The media however will find a way to criticize this game harshly for....reasons too.
Venox2008  +   727d ago
I want this game in Eu\Usa
Xandet  +   727d ago
Sooooo... it's Dynasty Warriors, with bewbs?
izumo_lee  +   727d ago
The Vita version yes. The 3DS is like Final Fight with bewbs.

I have the Vita version...fantastic game. A lot of combo & character customization. Online is really solid. Really fun game.
SolidGear3  +   727d ago
Catherine says Hello ^_^
Chaos_Raiden  +   727d ago
A digital version is better than none at all, since it gives the chance of interested players to play it.
o-Sunny-o  +   727d ago
I hate missing out on Japan's games, movies, animation, and merchandise. I'm moving T-T

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