J-Stars Victory Vs. is a hot title for many anime fans, including those here in the west. According to J. Kartje, Community Manager at Namco Bandai America, “I don’t know much about it – But I know it’s complicated with all the licensing etc.”
Unfortunately, it's to be expected. Too many franchises that need agreements. The same thing happened to both Jump Stars games on DS. A shame, but at least it can be imported!
sad day...i recently saw the villains trailer...this hurts.
"The same thing happened to both Jump Stars games on DS. " Jump Ultimate and Super Stars were a little different. While licenses played a role, I recall there being issues with content in the game and how far Shonen Jump was in the US. It contained a number of spoilers for series they were releasing, which would have most likely angered fans.
Yeah, there was also that. Thanks for the reminder! + Helpful.
Want to also report that the sky is blue, fire is hot or water is wet? From the moment this game was announced, people have been talking about how licenses would probably prevent it from coming to the West. It's hardly news when a rep states a wildly known and almost universally accepted fact. With that being said, this also doesn't mean it won't happen either. Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Project X Zone and a few other "hopeless" titles made it over here. Now, they might need to cut content (like what happened with TVC) or release it digitally, but just because it's hard doesn't mean it won't happen.
Hey guys I am the writer of this article and I can say that it's pretty sad its not coming over to Canada or the U.S.A. As a kid who grew up reading Shonen Jump, I may end up importing it despite not speaking Japanese.
Japanese never let the "business" side of things get in the way of gaming... Love that
Hopefully it isn't too text heavy so we can enjoy it regardless of language! :)
I could be off the mark with my comment, but fighting games that may see success abroad shouldn't be too text heavy so that a multitude of gamers can enjoy it without alienating the Japanese speaking fan-base...again, I could be wrong in presenting this approach.
Thank goodness the PS3 is region free, I already have my preorder! Don't hesitate to import this because there is no chance in hell of localization. There are many anime series that don't even have NA licenses, no way is Bandai Namco shelling out tons of dough for just 1 game. In Japan Shonen Jump has all licensing rights so its much simpler to publish the game in Japan. In NA the licenses are spread across different companies. I see people using Project X Zone as a counter-argument, well you see, that game only uses assets from 3 game companies (Sega, Namco, Capcom) that already have strong working relationship in Japan. I will eat my hat if I am wrong however...
Where do you order from?
@TomahawkX Thanks! I'll have to check that site out!
This game is localisation hell, good thing import is an option. Reminds me of Anarchy Reigns.
Please try that all I'm asking for!
From a business standpoint it seems like a bad move to make this game, if you can't sell it everywhere you normally would. But as a gamer and anime fan I'm glade they did. Ill have to get the japanese version.
first game i will import
Surprising no one. Can still be imported, though.
Atleast release the "Japanese" ver in the us/eu psn stores...like OP games
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