GhostLight Bringing JRPGs to PC?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

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PAL publisher Ghostlight who are, like Rising Star Games, famed for localizing JRPG games, have PC gaming in mind. In their recent blog post, Ghostlight’s Ross Brierley talks about having their Japanese partners expanding to other territories in the PAL region, mainly the PC.  He even speaks about having Limited Edition/Collector’s Editions for PC versions as well.

“We do already have one or two particular target products in mind, and if they work out then we’d definitely be interested in bringing more products to the PC platform,” Ghostlight’s Ross Brierley writes.

“While our original plan was for the PC games to be released digitally, after reading the huge amount of feedback from you all, we’re now looking into the added possibility of offering a limited number of physical collector’s editions as well,” Brierley shares. “Where possible, we may also (for gamers who prefer to get their PC games digitally) offer the collector’s edition items separately from the game.”

And while nothing is official yet, it is indeed great news to hear, and we all hope for the best in this endeavor.


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  • Unfortunately, I live in the wrong part of the world for this (are PC games even PAL region-exclusive anyway?), but it’s still a good thing regardless. Are there any publishers in North America that do this? Or maybe we could start one…

    • We’re hoping that any games we do release on PC will also be made available in North America 🙂

    • I’d have to imagine it’d be easy to release European PC games in North America. I mean, you’d have it localized for way more languages than just English, French, and Spanish by that point, right?

    • Most of our games actually tend to be English only, It’s rarely viable to translate into more languages than that.

    • Gotcha. But still, if the game was released on PC in English in the PAL regions, what’s stopping you from releasing it in North America?

    • Exactly, nearly everything on PC is region-free so technically, as long as someone is willing to ship the physical disc or purchase links are made available to all regions, there should be no barriers to entry.

    • I was talking more about digital distribution than physical copies.

    • Same thing, all they need to do is let Americans pay for it and it should be good to go. I’m assuming that based on his first comment that North America will be included in their plans. And honestly, it would only make sense.

    • That would be great. Wow,that’s awesome that you found this article on our website by the way 🙂

    • Victory O_O/
      That is great news, thank you so much 🙂