Oh OK, so they have worked on the US PC platform before. I know they have for Japan, but I never noticed if for here in the US.
Same for the Silent Hill series. #2, 3 and 4 were released for PC.
Nevertheless, that's pretty interesting stuff.
Yes, there were rumors about a translated PC version, but nothing official. And it will never happen either, it's way too late (it bugs me when people actually say it WILL be released for PC [officially] - I've seen people say that quite recently).
geez... I really wish Falcom and Konami would quit jerking us around...
if they won't release the freaking games, why won't they at least let people import then fan-patch them? -_-;
I'm this close to going out and learning japanese out of spite towards both of them...
I don't really know how it works on video games but in anime, fans were allowed to sub unlicensed anime eventhough to my understanding, the fansub distributions is indeed illegal whether the show is licensed or not.
But the anime companies believe (or so I've heard) that fighting these illegal downloaders would be a futile move since they would (most likely) be fighting their fans (or at least half of them who legally purchase their products if possible) as well .
Some anime companies send cease and desist letters to fansubbers to confirm that the anime their subbing is confirmed for local distribution.
But maybe the case of YsF is that we're not really sure if they're gonna bring it here in the U.S. and in Europe or not (I only heard "it's possible" or something). Either they release it (with a terrific localization ala Dragon Quest VIII) or we import and hope for a fan translation to be released.
I dont know if Falcom knows this, but if they get enough attention Ys can become more popular here too (mean, not like big budget million sellers, but still popular). I dont think they ever realy gave the series a chance to show it's self here (so far, one measly port by Konami's lost development studio off in the middle of the ocean). I personaly beleive that Ys has become a series that can sell it's self... if given the proper chance.
If i remember correctly, Konami no longer has rights to any Ys game so dont count on them doing anything. Ys just recently signed with Marvelous Interactive but i think thats just for Ys Strategy and some other Ys game we havent heard of yet. They dont have rights to Ys OiF (OoF?). So dont count on Falghana being released internationaly too soon.
All Falcom needs to do is simply get the game translated (hire Nightwolve... lol i mean, hes probably already done the work for them, and probably better than most other translators could do it) and put the trailer on television, in commercials. Those trailers are realy just hypnotizing things... people will attack retailers like zombies for the game. The problem with Ys AoN is that the only people that knew about it were hardcore RPG vetrens that are so into Square-Enix's RPGs that they wont give games like Ys a chance. And even if they would, they're not the kind who would bother to import for any reason.
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and i'd think that if Ys Online ever realy DOES come out, it HAS to come out internationally... because Japan is actualy the worst market for online gaming. I was actualy surprised to hear of the game ever being made for that fact and the fact that a ton of people would hate to pay for an online service (including me), which is why not many online games hav reached significant numbers yet. The fastest growing online base for a game so far is probably Mario Kart DS (although, thats probably just for non-PC games). Thats because DS games are the easiest games for a person to get online quickly and inexpensively (actualy, no expense, realy). Revolution will be the same. But I beleive 99% that Ys Online will have to be a PC game...
Its just that I havent seen any news, pics, or anything at all about it other than its being made.... and that was quite a while ago. I dont know what the procedure with Korean games are, but I only know of one game that has done this and will actualy still come out: Mother 3 (Nintendo took special precausions to keep it secret untill total completion).
Tales of Eternia: Online had screenshots and info (and release date related info) as far back as Oct. 2004. If you knew about atleast the name early enough, im sure you'd find the pics if you did a google search. However, this cant be done with Ys: Online even though its been many months since it was announced (ive tried). Still, I guess theres some kinda chance that Ys: Online will pull a Mother 3 on us...
but like i said, i dont know anything about Korean-made games. Do they usualy hold back news and screenshots like this? Ive never heard of a Korean gaming magazine or anything like that, so maybe thats why...
Post by MonCapitan on May 14, 2006 12:50:26 GMT -5
If they release it here in the USA, I will buy it!
I mean why wouldn't they want to realease an action RPG here in America? How many action RPGs do you see for PC these days? What? Does Diablo even count?
I think it is a shame that it won't get released here on US PC's. I think the series is unique enough for the PC gaming market that I think it could have an appeal for those tired of the same old types of games.
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