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Submitted by MattS 887d ago | opinion piece

Ten Japanese games that sadly never got localised

Digitally Downloaded writes: "Whether deemed "too otaku," "too niche" or some other excuse these are games that are essential for fans of Japanese games who can speak Japanese." (ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat, Ciel no Sourge, Monster Monpiece, New Love Plus, Nintendo DS, Nobunaga's Ambition, Photokano Kiss, PS Vita, PS3, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII, Wii U, Yakuza Kenzan)

fsfsxii  +   887d ago
Yakuza 5 ;(
Hurt me too deep.
yami930  +   887d ago
I would want to add Gundam vs Gundam Extreme to the list :/ I love the Gundam vs games but its sad not having them with english text / subtitles and having to import for more than $100.
Donnieboi  +   887d ago
Valkyria Chronicles 3. Sega is such a joke the last few years.
BlaqMagiq24  +   887d ago
I find it funny that there is an art book of that game released here in America by UDON yet the game still won't come here. I find that simply shocking.
Tapani  +   887d ago
Front Mission 5: Scars of War. One of the BEST games SE ever produced, the pinnacle of the series. Excellent cinematic menus and music is unbelievable. Gameplay and mechanics are fresh even still and really fast and impressive.

After Japanese Yakuza 4, I'm waiting for Yakuza 5 to hit the Japanese PSN, that game is the gangstershenmueminigameextrava ganza of the year!
Inception  +   887d ago
On the list:
- Yakuza Kenzan
- Ciel no Surge
- Love Plus

Not on the list:
- Special Report Division
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
- Valkyria Chronicles III
- Blood of Bahamut (NDS)
- FF Type-0
- Yakuza: Black Panther
- Yakuza 5
- Tales of Destiny 2
- Tales of Hearts
- Tales of Rebirth
- Legend of Heroes
- Front Mission 5
And many more

Well, hopefully XSeed, Aksys, NISA, SCEA new team, or anyone will localize these games >.< *praying*
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plmkoh  +   887d ago
The real tragedy of these games not being localised, is that the longer they sit on their hands, the more irrelevant they become due to their platforms. This leads to higher future porting costs for newer platforms and further pushes away any chances of localisation.
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Chaos_Raiden  +   887d ago
Yakuza 5
Tales of Vesperia PS3
Yakuza Kenzan

Deeply saddened that these games do not get localised in English.
thehobbyist  +   887d ago
The list is missing Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. To put it in perspective. That game is the best selling Monster Hunter title of all time. And it never left Japan. Imagine the sales if it did... Also imagine the G version for the Vita we were going to get... Sony sure knows how to muck it up for everyone.
Venox2008  +   886d ago
okaeri chibi robo DS
Fatal frame IV Wii
Ni no kuni DS
captain rainbow Wii
giftpia GC

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