Nightly News Roundup: 10.05.2012

A trove of gameplay footage from the next Animal Crossing, and words by Reggie Fils-Aime on why some games never leave Japan.

By Pierre Bienaimé. Posted 10/05/2012 20:49 6 Comments     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Nintendo Shares Nearly an Hour of Animal Crossing: Jump Out Footage

Fans of the series will have a lot to wade through! The gameplay footage has Japanese text and overdub, though you can find a thorough list of features and factoids at the source link before.

The 3DS game hits Japan on November 8th; the rest of the world still waits for a release date.

Source: My Nintendo News


Fils-Aime Speaks on JRPGs Crossing Oceans Footage

In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime addressed the issue of Japanese games that never reach global sale. Not surprisingly, Nintendo won’t localize a game without the confidence that it’ll prove worth the investment. For Xenoblade, Europe served as a testing ground for any decision on bringing the game to the US.

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“We needed to make sure that there was really an opportunity for it. We wanted to see how it would sell in Europe, and based on the performance in Europe, we would look to bring it here to the U.S. It did well in Europe; we decided to bring it in here. We took a very smart approach and we sold it ourselves online in terms of physical goods as well as a focus on GameStop as a retailer, and it was a very good effort for us.”

Source: Kotaku

6 Responses to “Nightly News Roundup: 10.05.2012”

  • 1245 points
    lukas85 says...

    Ok reggie amd NOA must bee crazy if they didnt bring the next Monolift Soft game to the states after the critic and comercial succes with xenoblade. WiiU power+ Xenoblade team+ Nintendo guidence and publishing = best rpg of next generation.

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    xeacons says...

    Well that sucks. Since the U.S. is still struggling against an anti-gaming society on top of a collapsing economy, that means there’s a ton of awesome games we might never see.

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  • 240 points
    Windy says...

    I don’t doubt they test a certain market to see how a game will do. But they are also guilty of Holding out on software until the bitter end when gamers are about to explode with frustration of a game that would obviously do well had it been brought over in the first place. The whole issue with Xenoblade and Last Story was just rediculous and they should have been brought over much sooner. Both games although I do favor Xenoblade are system sellers….meaning they are excellent and worthy of buying a system to play them

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    Windy says...

    They will probably do the same with Dragon Quest X. I wouldn’t be surprised if Dragon Quest X should it be released in the US turns out to be a Wii-U only title forcing people to buy a Wii-U. It will be my excuse to get one but would rather it be available for my Wii so I have that option in case im low on cash

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