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PS Vita owners can look forward to a trio of new localizations bringing fresh weirdness to their handhelds. Up first is Holy Sorcery Story, a dungeon crawler and roguelike focused on curry preparation, due later this year in North America from developer Compile Heart. Aksys announced the localizat...

July 8th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Tales of Xillia 2 will come to Europe in 2014, Namco Bandai reportedly announced at the Japan Expo in France. A Namco Bandai representative told Gematsu that the game will also see a North American release in 2014. The game first launched on PlayStation 3 in November 2012 in Japan. Its predecessor...

July 6th 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Bringing a game to another nation always prompts certain questions. There's no way to be sure a title that makes perfect sense in the US will hit upon the same level of success when it launches in China. And in the case of PlanetSide 2, that's exactly what's happened. John Smedley tweeted earlier t...

June 25th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Sony has announced plans to build PlayStation 3 systems locally in Brazil. The consoles will be manufactured in Manaus by Sony Brasil Ltda., with the 250 GB version costing 1,099 Reals. Major upcoming games The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto 5 are getting localized releases in Brazilian Portugues...

May 7th 2013 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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With the recent announcement that Earthbound will be making its way to Nintendo's Virtual Console service, confirming that the publisher hasn't totally forgotten about the series, Mother 3 translator Clyde Mandelin saw an opportunity to extend an offer to Nintendo. Mandelin recently took to the Mo...

April 21st 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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In another move to capture consumers in the world's largest market, Apple has opened a Chinese language version of its Apple Support Community forums. First noticed by AppleInsider, the forum's Chinese speakers help each other in their own native language. AppleInsider notes that the forum post...

April 12th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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North American players and fans of Age of Wushu are in for a treat. In response to player feedback from the closed betas, the development team has been working on a major overhaul of the game's localization and UI. The localization and UI changes are among the updates that kept the game from...

February 11th 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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In order to boost the number of new games coming to the 3DS, Nintendo plans to work with Japanese third parties to bring their games to the North American and European markets. "Among those third-party titles both developed and published in Japan, there have been some games which Nintendo published...

January 31st 2013 at 12:33am 0 Comments
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TraductoPro offers an app-based translation bureau for developers struggling to internationalize their applications. With it, you can translate Xcode projects and app metadata as well as press releases and other documents. Importantly, your app does not already need to be set up to use localizatio...

December 24th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Devs have been able to localize their apps and the text that accompanies them in the Google Play store for sometime. But until recently they've had to recycle the same images and video content regardless of country. That's finally changed, and developers can customize everything from the lead grap...

December 22nd 2012 at 10:52am 0 Comments
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Katsuhiro Harada, producer extraordinaire of the Tekken series, is pressing Namco Bandai to localize Project X Zone, the SRPG 3DS collaboration among Capcom, Sega and Namco Bandai, set to launch in Japan on October 11.Harada is not only pressing Namco Bandai for a localization – he seems to t...

September 23rd 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments