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.
“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.”