Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

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Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby GamingPandas » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:14 pm

Game was released January this year but localization has a TBA of March 2014... why SO LONG? Is the game particularly text-heavy? No if you compare it to games like Persona 4 Golden. Does the game have significant voice acting? Not really?

I know I'm really interested in this game and will pick up multiple copies of the LE (if any) for safekeeping but why SUCH A LONG wait? Perhaps the game was given a low-tier treatment by NISA's localization staff and got assigned like the minimal of localization resources hence the localization process taking its time? Like I can imagine a lone translator just sitting there in a small cubicle working long hours toiling away at the text bit by bit. :?

Tokyo Abyss is to be released January 2014. Does this mean that we'll have to wait till 2015 to get THAT game LOCALIZED as well? Are we even assuming that NISA will have dips on this seeing how UFO might take it away from you guys?

The wait is so damn long.
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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby Rednal » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:27 pm

There's a lot of factors that go into localization. ^^ NISA's been pretty busy, after all, and I wouldn't be surprised if they also wanted to see the Vita market expand a bit more before they started releasing stuff for it. Still, they probably haven't had the license for too long. I don't think there's anything to worry about here.
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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby GamingPandas » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:40 pm

Rednal wrote:wouldn't be surprised if they also wanted to see the Vita market expand a bit more before they started releasing stuff for it.


This might be it... damnit

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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby Rednal » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:42 pm

They've already announced, what, three Vita games? Plus what they've already released? Sounds to me like they're more confident in the market now, so we might see faster turnaround times on the games they plan to get. ^^
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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby GamingPandas » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:47 pm

I'm new here and I've never bought NISA products - what is NISA like? Do they localize external JRPGs games not developed by NIS? Are they open to game suggestions?

Compared to XSeed and Aksys and SegAtlus? - where does NISA stand in terms of scale? Bigger than Aksys and XSeed but smaller than SegAtlus?

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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby Houk » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:49 pm

Localization on a game doesn't always begin the instant the game is released in its original region. As a decently sized company, we have multiple projects going on all the time, and even once the agreement has been reached to localize the game, we still have to fit it into the schedule and find a good time to release it.

So yeah, lots of factors go into it besides just "it was released on day X in Japan, so it should come out y months after that in the West"

Also, we do have a Demon Gaze subforum, so gonna go ahead and move this there...

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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby Shizuka » Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:09 am

It's also NISA's first deal with both Kadokawa and Experience, negotiations take a lot of time.

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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby perrandy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:38 am

im looking forward more to this game than to dangan ronpa

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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby Shizuka » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:39 pm

perrandy wrote:im looking forward more to this game than to dangan ronpa


You should be looking forward to both, they're equally awesome.

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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby lopez » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:49 am

perrandy wrote:im looking forward more to this game than to dangan ronpa


*High five* Somebody else who understands :)
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Re: Why does Demon Gaze take SO LONG to localize?

Postby Selphares » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:54 pm

lopez wrote:
perrandy wrote:im looking forward more to this game than to dangan ronpa


*High five* Somebody else who understands :)


Quite an old post but I agree on it. :)


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