Why don't the localize that new Digimon RPG game?

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3 years ago#1
Wasn't Digimon popular in the West?


It's obvious people have an interest in it. I recently saw a group is working on a fan translation...


And now the obscure first person dungeon crawler rpg ELMINAGE is being localized.

That's the last game I thought would come over this late in the PSP's stage...


Last game I seen localized was an obscure Japanese visual novel set in Sengoku perod Japan.


So no Digimon, no Final Fantasy, no Level 5 Gundam RPG

What the hell??
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3 years ago#2
Small companies might still give us games, but the bigger companies care about the new systems more.
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3 years ago#3
Games that are based on animes/magnas often have licensing problems and are very difficult for a company to negotiate a license to localize the game for other countries.
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3 years ago#4
Rolen74 posted...
Games that are based on animes/magnas often have licensing problems and are very difficult for a company to negotiate a license to localize the game for other countries.


Never stopped Digimon before
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3 years ago#5
two words: namco bandai
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3 years ago#6
I said this in another thread: The PSP is still kicking.
But Namco doesn't care....
3 years ago#7
I'll take anything but the horrible English dubs which mutilated the series.
3 years ago#8
Rolen74 posted...
Games that are based on animes/magnas often have licensing problems and are very difficult for a company to negotiate a license to localize the game for other countries.


Digimon isn't based on anime/manga.
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3 years ago#9
The fact that this is a PSP game and may have licensing issues is irrelevant. There is no audience for it. A vocal minority isn't a majority.

That said, if the game were to have a popular anime as a medium that would help prop it up, then it wouldn't be so much a risky move. There is no sensible reason to bring this game over despite looking great.
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3 years ago#10
zinformant posted...
The fact that this is a PSP game and may have licensing issues is irrelevant. There is no audience for it. A vocal minority isn't a majority.

That said, if the game were to have a popular anime as a medium that would help prop it up, then it wouldn't be so much a risky move. There is no sensible reason to bring this game over despite looking great.


Theres an audience for Elminage? Obviously they found an audience for Hakuoki considering it's successful sales on Amazon. There's an audience for Digimon and I'm willing to bet its bigger than you think; obviously bigger than the former two....
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