Submitted by vgn24 1476d ago | opinion piece

Six Japanese Exclusive Titles that Need to be Localized

GPT: "With E3 passing us by and news of beloved Japanese titles like Kirby, Tales and Zelda making planned returns to the United States, one must take a moment to consider the games that countries, like Japan, are keeping in Japan due to either localization issues or lack of perceived interest in the target countries. I will illuminate six of the most popular titles that have thus far gone unreleased in the United States." (3DS, Ace Attorney Investigations 2, Love Plus, Mobile, Mother 3, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Super Robot Wars , The Last Story, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

ShyGuy13  +   1476d ago
Where's Jump Super Stars?
NeoBasch  +   1476d ago
No Xenoblade makes me weep. :'(
imoutofthecontest  +   1476d ago
That's not a Japan exclusive though. The article is about games that don't have release dates outside of Japan.
GreasyBacon32  +   1476d ago
Little late for that.
fatstarr  +   1476d ago
Last Story needs to come to usa now. i dont know why they arent cashing in on it here.
BattersUp  +   1476d ago
The list of games that need to be brought over from Japan is incredibly long. I agree with a lot of these, but there are entire sub-genres that gamers are deprived of in the US - unless they can read/speak Japanese and import.
Xof  +   1476d ago
I didn't know the other Ace Attorney game wasn't getting localized. That's too bad.

Some games I'd add to the list.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva (PSP)
Project Diva: The 2nd (PSP)
Gundam Battle Universe (PSP)
Macross Triangle Frontier (PSP)
Mobile Suit Gundam Senki: Record U.C. 0081 (PS3)
Yakuza! Kenzan (PS3)
Xof  +   1476d ago
If you're going to be an asshole and disagree with a personal opinion, at least have the balls to post yourself.
NaiNaiNai  +   1476d ago
u mad?

Personally I think that they should localize Monster hunter/phatnasy star better.

Two really great games.

*and I'm talking console versions not handheld*
smilydude13  +   1476d ago
I really would like Gundam Senki over here. It will never happen, though.

Nice Yang Wenli avatar, by the way.
Redempteur  +   1476d ago
just a reminder , the 2 project divas received fan translations so you can profit from them in english
VampiricDragon  +   1476d ago
too many to list

but super robot wars will never happen

Thankfully they are fan translated for the most part
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Infernostew  +   1476d ago
Xenoblade (Wii)
The Last Story (Wii)
Pandora's Tower (Wii)
Tales of Vesperia (PS3)
Yakuza Kenzen (PS3)
Mobile Suit Gundam Senki: Record UC 0081 (PS3)
Neckbear  +   1476d ago
I'd seriously love to see Love Plus or Amagami over the States, personally. And SRW.
Lavalamp  +   1476d ago
I'd add that Level-5 and Studio Ghibli game Ni no Kuni to the list.
AWBrawler  +   1476d ago
Can Wii get some Captain Rainbow over here?
or how about all those cool quirky weird PS2 games
Raichu50  +   1476d ago
love Plus is my kinda game
Ashriel  +   1476d ago
Love plus can stay in Japan :)
GreasyBacon32  +   1476d ago
Yakuza Kenzan is easy to play with a guide but I would love to see it localized.

Nintendo seems like the biggest annoyance when it comes to localizing games. Sega learned their lesson I think with Yakuza 3's botchy localization.

Nintendo needs to get the stick out of their ass and give some games a chance in usa like Captain Rainbow and Last Story.
JAMurida  +   1476d ago
lizard81288  +   1476d ago
wow, i agree with this list, although SRW would be a nightmare for the licensing
Inception  +   1476d ago
I hope Xseed localize Ao & Zero no Kiseki for Vita ^^
pepsilover_2007  +   1476d ago
i would be surprised to see the last story ending up on cafe Tbh
Pyscho_Mantis  +   1476d ago
god damn it I know this is irrelevant but I want Persona 5

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