Saturday, February 10, 2018

Japanese games on Steam should not remove Japanese interfaces [Rant]

DRAGON BALL FighterZ came out last month on Steam. It seems pretty popular.

I scroll down the the "languages" section for that game, and what do I see?

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All languages except Japanese have their own interface (game text) and subtitles.

What the fuck? So BANDAI NAMCO doesn't want us Japs to play their game on PC?

This appears to be the case for many of their games:
Tales of Berseria
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Deluxe Edition
NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM 4

Why do they do this? It's total bullshit.

Note, not all Japanese-made games are edited like this. DARK SOULS III, a game co-published by BANDAI NAMCO, does not have Japanese removed.

Games by Square Enix do not have Japanese removed. These include:
FINAL FANTASY XV,
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster,
FINAL FANTASY XIV
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE

However, they do release western-only versions of games, such as:
FINAL FANTASY VII
FINAL FANTASY IX

Capcom also have games which have all languages, such as:
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Resident Evil 5/ Biohazard 5
RESIDENT EVIL 7 biohazard / BIOHAZARD 7 resident evil 
OKAMI HD / 大神 絶景版

While also having games that are western-only:
Resident Evil 6 / Biohazard 6
Devil May Cry 4

Fighting games such as the Guilty Gear series and THE KING OF FIGHTERS series are also not edited.

Monday, February 5, 2018