It’s interesting, just how much support the PS3 has been receiving lately. While my PS4 gets turned on for the occasional game, like the recently released Daylight, I still consider my PS3 my primary console, largely because it is seeing more releases lately than its younger sister.
I’ve also noticed a significant increase in the number of localized Japanese titles, over the past few years. I think the middle of last gen was a low point for Eastern devs, but that seems to be in the past now. Sure, the big name Japanese studios are still a shadow of their former selves, in my humble opinion, but smaller companies have managed to step up to the plate, and then some. I guess it’s not that different from the rise of indie games in the West.
Eiyuu Senki is an example of one such game that would normally stay in Japan, but it’s kind of hard to be surprised by this announcement when we’ve received a Toro game, a Hatsune Miku game, and Conception II, among others, over the past year. In short, Japanese localization has never been so prevalent, and I couldn’t be happier.
On the other hand, this particular title does look like a graphically sub-par srpg. But, hopefully, aesthetics aside, it’s still a solid title. Fruitbat Factory obviously has some faith in it, although, that’s still no assurance of quality. Regardless, the game is set to release in September, simultaneously, in North America and Europe.
Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection, is a much more familiar announcement. While many question the quality of this series, it has clearly found a dedicated fanbase on our turf. I don’t think there’s really much to say about this one. It is set for a Vita release on June 3rd in North America, and June 6th in Europe.
What are your thoughts on these announcements? What are your thoughts on the recent wave of localizations in general? Leave your comments below.