Lost In Localization: Dragon Power (NES)

In 1987 Bandai released a game called Dragon Power for the NES. This kung-fu themed action game featured a story in which a young boy is tasked with gathering crystalballs in order to summon a dragon that will grant his wish. He is helped on his quest by a young…

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Lost in Localization: Super Mario Bros 2

All of us have fond memories of playing great games in our childhoods. Well, did you know that someone in another part of the world might have played the exact same game, but it was entirely different!? Welcome to the wonderful world of localization. Probably the most famous and well…

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Sega is Teasing U.S. Hatsune Miku Fans

Hatsune Miku is a virtual idol, a computer generated character whose original purpose was to advertise voice synthesis software, and is now bigger than most flesh and blood pop singers in Japan. Numerous CDs, technologically impressive live shows, and even car commercials weren’t enough to contain her popularity, as she…

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XSEED Games Drops Grand Knights History

Grand Knights History, the latest RPG released by Vanillaware (Odin Sphere, Muramasa), will not be making its way to the States courtesy of XSEED Games. Although XSEED previously announced that they would be taking on the localization duties of this title, Joystiq received a press release from the publisher, saying:…

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Import Review: Grand Knights History (PSP)

Grand Knights History is the latest game from VanillaWare, beloved creators of such games as Odin Sphere and Muramasa, and until a few months ago, I thought it had a snowball’s chance in hell of coming out in the States. While it is indeed slated to come out sometime this…

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