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As an employee of Ghostlight I thought I could help anyone with details on Agarest's PAL release later this year.
The game is being localised into English only and will contain the original Japanese audio. Unfortunately we simply can't fit audio in other languages on to the disc as it already weighs in at over 15GB (!), most of which is the Japanese audio.
It's been a colossal localisation job. The Japanese game features well over a million characters of text!
Hopefully people will be happy with the results. This has been by far the most challenging Japanese>English job we've ever done and I thought "Shin Megami Tensei: Lucifer's Call" on PS2 was tough!
To answer the two questions that seem to be coming up most:
1.) Unfortunately, Trophy Support is not included. As some have already guessed, this is because the original was released well prior to mandatory Trophy Support.
2.) The game has had no content removed or toned down. Agarest has been cleared as 12+ by PEGI (the European age rating body).
When you read the translations alongside the appropriate imagery you realise that the content is no worse than that of a 'Carry On' film. There are lots of innuendos, but nothing more. Winfield is still keen to get an eyeful at every opportunity (of course!) and, yes, all the original artwork from the Japanese release has survived intact!
Hope that helps guys. I may not be able to post over the next few days as my first child is due to be born any day now.
"I suppose doing things you hate is the price you pay to avoid loneliness." - Mark Corrigan
Thanks for the info evanac (and congrats on the pending parenthood) - its good to be actually get some concrete details about the game - here's hoping we'll see some advertising material/screenshots/box art/official website sometime soon.
Not too fussed about the lack of trophy support personally - I'm just happy this game is actually getting localized - and in its entirety too - what more could we ask for?
Seriously looking forward to this, not played a SRPG for ages. Have had my copy on preorder for over a month now - August is going to be sweet - only problem is what to play first... this or mana khemia 2?