47 posts tagged europe
Sayonara Umihara Kawase greets Europe April 24 ⊟
Now you can leave Natsume’s poor community manager alone, as Yumi’s Odd Odyssey has a release date in Europe. Japanese publisher Agatsuma Entertainment is handling the EU version, which it calls “Sayonara UmiharaKawase” and describes as “a rubbering action.”
The EU version will cost 24.99 Euro, which is relatively comparable to the $29.99 the US version costs. I wonder if there are any localization differences other than the title! Via Tenki.
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Boxart battle: Tomodachi Life US vs. EU ⊟
I’d love to know the specific strategies that led Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe to create such different executions of similar ideas for their Tomodachi Life boxes.
The European version looks mostly similar to the Japanese boxart, right down to the placement of most of the characters. You may notice that some of the Japanese Miis have been replaced, though (look at the kneeling “No, I really love you” dude)!
I really like the logo on the US version!
Kirby gets his own Pink + White 2DS in Europe ⊟
It’s like an inverted version of the Peach Pink 2DS North America will receive for Disney Magical World's launch (I prefer the one we're getting in the States). Like that system, this limited edition hardware won't include a pre-installed game copy when it releases alongside Kirby: Triple Deluxe in Europe on May 16. Nintendo, however, will put out a new silver 2DS carrying case on the same day.
Here’s a new Kirby: Triple Deluxe trailer for Europe, too.
Guys. GUYS. Tomodachi Collection. (۞_۞)
Here’s our first look at a translated version of Tomodachi Collection: New Life, the 3DS’s inimitable life sim for your Miis, since Nintendo stealth-revealed it in the Wall Street Journal of all places last month.
According to multiple reports, Nintendo of Europe is passing around an online survey explicitly stating that the game is being localized for that market, sharing these English images (Spanish and French ones are also floating around), a video, and details about the title — check out screenshots of the survey posted by VogelImKafig here.
It looks like Nintendo is trying to get a handle on how to market this odd game, and is seeking feedback on what points to emphasize when introducing it. Ahhhhhhhh it looks like the company is already pretty far along getting this ready to release in the West.
Here’s the description Nintendo is giving for the game:
Ace Attorney 5, Layton cheap in Europe starting Thursday ⊟
I’m a big fan of all eShop sales, even in regions I don’t live in. European 3DS owners will be able to pick up Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask for €29.99/£27.99 and Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies for €17.49/£13.99, from Feb. 20 through 27.
Dual Destinies was far from my favorite Ace Attorney but I still enjoyed it. And Miracle Mask is great! Image via Mirusagi.
Senran Kagura Burst’s “Life and Hometown Edition” ⊟
Yep, European publisher Zen United is really calling it that. I guess it sounds totally innocuous if you don’t get the reference to an infamous quote by producer Kenichiro Takaki – a quote, by the way, which is helpfully printed in Japanese on the shirt.
You can order it here for £49.99.
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Pokemon Bank online in Europe and Australia ⊟
For everyone who asks “what about Europe” when we post a new game release, here you go. Pokemon Bank is now online in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, officially marking the end of the eShop-destroying Pokemon Financial Crisis in those territories. Japan and Asia have had the service for a while, and we Slowkings in North America are still waiting.
According to Celebi, the free 30-day trial period is “redeemable until March 14th 2014.” Get on that! But… don’t destroy the eShop again!
Small victory for homebrew software in Europe ⊟
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that it’s legal to circumvent encryption systems on your video game console, so long as you’re not doing it to play pirated games. So if you were to use unauthorized devices to run media programs or homebrew games, you won’t be breaking the law.
This issue came up in a lawsuit between Nintendo and Italian retailer PC Box, the latter of which had been bundling DSes and Wiis with devices that bypassed the consoles’ encryption security. PC Box was able to successfully argue that those devices enabled users to run unauthorized software (e.g. MoonShell media player, Homebrew Channel).
Rune Factory 4 cancelled in Europe ⊟
First spotted on Rice-Digital but later announced to other sites by MAQL, the European release of Rune Factory 4 has been cancelled. “While MarvelousAQL has made every effort to secure the title’s release for this territory, it is, unfortunately, not possible to do so at this time.”
One theory going around is that the cancellation has something to do with the closure of developer Neverland, but I don’t think so! The game is done, and I’m sure MAQL would be able to hire somebody to implement the localized text. My guess is the localization itself is the problem: it would be expensive to translate a text-heavy RPG (and its butler puns) into multiple languages, and the prospects of a fantasy farming RPG may just not be worth it.
MAQL going HAM with Senran Kagura's EU release ⊟
First off, Senran Kagura Burst will get a physical release in Europe, instead of the eShop-only treatment the brawler received in the U.S. Europe wins again.
And MAQL Europe isn’t half-stepping with the cover — this is the full step here. Offensive or not, I am in awe of the publisher’s nerve. While its parent company picked a relatively subdued design for Japan’s boxart, the publisher was like “go hard or go home” for the EU cover. It’s going hard.
There’s a European trailer for the game and what looks like a robust(y) community on the official site.
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Tell Nintendo UK why you love your 3DS to win a better one ⊟
"What kind of Nintendo 3DS hardware do you own? How does it fit into your life? What are your favourite games? Tell us all about it and we may feature your video on our channel!" That’s Nintendo UK’s prompt for its "Me & My 3DS" contest.
The catch: you have to be talking about why you love your 3DS… while thinking about the Year of Luigi 3DS XL you could win with your video. So, acting, basically. I mean, I guess all of our non-Luigi 3DS systems are cool… *tear falls on moustache*
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy out in Europe ⊟
Man, this is some Layton right here. It’s somehow epic and… low-key? Nothing else hits that combination in quite the same way. Too bad this is the last mainline Layton game, although I guess we can look forward to Layton vs. Ace Attorney and whatever this is.
Perhaps that’s why I never really think about the series unless I happen to be playing one of the games or see a trailer… at which point I feel like they’re just my favorite things. Since I’m in America, I’ll see you in 2014, Professor…