POLL: If You Could Pick One Game To Be Localized Round 2

Friday, May 24th, 2013

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For our last poll we asked you to pick which one of five games you would like to see localized the most. Your choices were Project Diva F, Final Fantasy Type-0, Fatal Frame 4, Senran Kagura Burst, and Tales of Innocence R.

Here are the results:
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The top two winners are not surprising. The two that came out on top are the ones you would expect to because of the history of the franchises for Western gamers. Perhaps the other three are a bit more telling as they pretty much came out the same with no obvious preference other than Fatal Frame 4 having a slight edge. Perhaps ironically, the two games most likely to get localized in Project Diva F and Senran Kagura Burst, finished last. It makes you wonder what these publishers are thinking when it comes to the top three games as it seems obvious to me that there is an audience for them.

The poll ended up receiving many comments from our readers, many of them were comments of frustration that their most wanted games to be localized were not included in the poll. So, what I have decided to do is to add a new poll with five reader requested games included. Sorry folks, I could only include five games so apologies if your game of choice is missing.

So, this poll is a reader picks poll: If You Could Pick One Game To Be Localized Which Would It Be?

Ace Attorney Investigations 2

Ace Attorney Investigations 2 Poll

Mother 3

Mother 3 Screenshot 1 Poll

Captain Rainbow

Captain Rainbow Logo

Valkyria Chronicles 3

Valkyria Chronicles 3

Yakuza 5

Yakuza_5 Poll

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Ryan is an owner and manager of the oprainfall website, mostly managing changes needed for the website and maintenance. He also writes articles from time-to-time. His gaming interests include mostly RPGs; both Western and Japanese. Ryan has a graduate degree in psychology.




  • We need Yakuza 5,

    • Alex

      I’d really wait till E3 before I’d start to worry about Yakuza 5. It hasn’t been out that long.

    • HASN’T BEEN OUT LONG?! December 6, 2012 in Japan.

    • Jonah Rosen

      By localization standards, that’s not that long.

    • Oh, that’s right. SEGA says 2-3 years is long enough.

    • Jonah Rosen

      Oh, haha. But seriously, there are example just as bad:

      Ys Memories of Celceta; JP – 09/27/12 / US – 09/24/13
      Tales of Xillia: JP – 09/08/11 / US – 08/06/13

      Need I go on?

    • I agree, tales of xillia localization are more longer.

  • Oh this is brutal. Several of those NEED to be localized.

    • Noelemahc

      Seconded. I’d gladly take ALL of them, but even picking two is torture.

  • Merrick

    If Kirameki ever disbands, than I will push hard for a Captain Rainbow localization.

  • I voted for Mother 3, because I feel like it’s somewhat possible.
    With Earthbound finally coming to Wii U eShop, I think it’ll spark
    interest in new fans of the franchise. And the fan-team who translated
    it has offered it to Nintendo for free, so some work has been already
    alleviated. And games that were never localized here before have come to
    Wii’s North-American Virtual Console, such as Sin and Punishment
    (originally a Japan-exclusive N64 game). And because of the success of
    Sin and Punishment on Virtual Console, it prompted a sequel for the Wii. Who knows, maybe a similar thing could happen with Mother 3 😉

  • Jonah Rosen

    And just like that, Mother 3 plows through the rest of them like so much garbage… >_>
    If I’d known that, I would’ve voted for AAI2 or VC3.

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      I was hesitant to include Mother 3 for that very reason. But, people wanted it on there, so there it is. Mother 3 will win almost any localization poll it’s on so it’s mind-boggling as to why Nintendo doesn’t figure out a way to localize the game as the demand is obviously there.

    • Jonah Rosen

      yeah, but who knows? It might eventually get a release on the 3DS Virtual Console. That would be pretty great, wouldn’t you agree?

  • forweg

    Easy choice, Yakuza 5.

  • Ninten

    MOTHER 3 Please!

  • laurenhiya21

    I voted Captain Rainbow since it seems like it would be the hardest for me to import (since it’s on the Wii). I really want all the others as well though! In terms of most likely to come over here… I think that either Yakuza 5 or Valkyria Chronicles 3 might and probably Captain Rainbow is the least likely :/

  • Pyrotek85

    “It makes you wonder what these publishers are thinking when it comes to the top three games as it seems obvious to me that there is an audience for them.”

    My thoughts exactly. These series have an established presence here, you’d think it would be assumed that they would be localized, and instead we’d have to beg for IP that’s brand new or just new to us. Especially with Type-0, it’s probably the most well known RPG series to western gamers. It would sell from the name alone.

  • buuhhu

    For the love of GOD, How can Valkyria be at 2????

  • Bacon

    I’d pick A.S.H. or Bahamut Lagoon

  • LinkMaster111

    Forever Mother 3

  • Tom

    First I was like ohh, that’s easy. Final Fantasy Type-0. Then I saw Fatal Frame 4 in the list. Then I saw Valkyria Chronicles 3… Only one of them!? NOOOOO

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      Actually there are two polls. The first poll which included the first two games you mentioned is now closed. The poll above has Valkyria Chronicles 3 on it but not the other two.

    • Tom

      Yeah, I figured it out later. I voted on both in time. I wish I could play all 3 games…

  • ff type zero will never be localized. I know the reason too

  • Ashley Lau

    Wait, wait. I’m confused. I thought Fatal Frame 4 had a translation patch made for it already. Doesn’t that kind of count as already being localized? o_O

    • Ryan_oprainfall

      If you can’t buy it with English language options I’m pretty sure most people won’t count it.

  • John Ellis

    Easy Yakuza 5

  • Valkyria Chronicles 3…. Please >_<

  • HeroOfGames16

    I’ll go for Valkyria Chronicles 3. Truth to be told, I have no PSP, but I would love to see more tactical role-playing games that embody militaristic tropes of a more modern fashion.
    Mother 3 already has a fan translation, but if that ever gets a localization, I’ll definitely buy it.

  • Nicholas Perry

    Oh I want all of them. But I have to pick AAI2

  • HOLD IT!

    Mother 3’s been translated already and is basically available in a localized state. Edgeworth Investigations 2 is not.

  • wtf Square

    Seiken 3 should also be a choice on here

  • Heathriley

    FF12 IZJS ….. its all i want ;_;

  • riville

    I vote AAI2.