Japanese Switch Version of I am Setsuna Has English and French Subtitles

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

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The Japanese product page for I am Setsuna (known as Ikenie to Yuki no Setsuna in Japan) reveals a little detail about the recently released Nintendo Switch version that has not been talked about in the West. The page lists the Japanese eShop version of I am Setsuna has having English and French subtitles, in addition to the Japanese subtitles as you can see on the last line of this screenshot of the product specification.

The translation for the last line is as follows (thank you to Benny Carrillo for translating)

対応(Software Support) 言語(Language)
日本語、英語、フランス語 (Japanese, English, French)

Given that this appears to be present on the digital version, it is likely that this also applies to the Japanese physical release as well, which would be good for importers as a physical English language version of I am Setsuna has been frequently requested by fans. If you are interested in purchasing a physical copy of I am Setsuna for yourself and wish to support oprainfall, you can get it via our affiliate link here.

I am Setsuna is available in the West as a digital only title for PS4, PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch. In Japan, the title is available physically and digitally for PS4, PS Vita and Nintendo Switch.

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  • Mr0303

    I do hope English subtitles become a feature in Japanese games.

    • Miqubi

      possibly made by someone who knows english decently and doesn’t use machine translation though 😛

    • Tim ‘Timotei’ Drury

      Though i’m only speculating, i would expect so.
      Apart from Nintendo being a massive multinational, and of course having a lot of sway with developers, English is surprisingly common in Japan.
      Tourism and immigration from countries like Australia, and USA has brought it into their culture quite significantly over many decades. I think Nintendo also regonises the impact that Japanese culture has on the rest of the world. Anime in particular is a popular genre the world over, but if many of those people are like me, then they prefer the Japanese audio with subtitles.
      in my own humble opinion, Japan takes it much more seriously than studios in the western world, and I feel like the acting isn’t on the same level yet.
      But as i mentioned, Australia and USA aren’t so far away from Japan, and in much the same way that anything from the UK might often be localised for France, Spain, Italy, etc… we can probably expect this to be true about Japanese versions of games having English subs.

  • Bryan

    Will online work?

  • Panpopo

    Disgaea 5 and Voez are also listed as having English options.

    • DOUGHNUTS ARE AMAZING

      Oh really? Makes me wonder why Disgaea 5 isn’t a launch title over here.

    • Panpopo

      I can only guess, but I think they wanted a release date to themselves as it is their flagship series. Releasing at launch date would be competing with zelda. I think people will buy 2 games at launch at most, so maybe it would be too risky.

      It is also possible the listing on Nintendo’s site is a mistake, but can’t verify right now.

  • NorthernRage

    Does English subtitles mean English menus too?

    • DOUGHNUTS ARE AMAZING

      Yes.

  • DizzyGear

    If only they did this with the Vita version