In addition to the ability to buy it in Japan
and play it in Japanese, there are additional benefits to Konami's Japanese localization
. Specifically, you can use the power of your words to bring forth Konami characters into 5th Cell's world.
In these screenshots, including one tweeted by Hideo Kojima and two from Hachimaki
, you can see Scribblenized
versions of Old Snake, Gradius
's Vic Viper, and Love Plus
's Manaka Takane. Apparently, the other two Love Plus
girls were left out for some reason.