Nightly News Roundup: 04.20.2012

Hold onto your seats, readers, tonight’s news is one rollercoaster ride of emotion!

By Katharine Byrne. Posted 04/20/2012 17:05 1 Comment     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Shin Megami Tensei finally hitting PAL regions

We’ve been rather deprived of Shin Megami Tensei over here in Europe. While you’ve all been enjoying Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overlocked on 3DS in North America, we’ve been enjoying…well, nothing. But thanks to publisher Ghostlight, that’s all about to change. Even better is the announcement that they’ll also be bringing its sequel, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, to Europe as well. All we need now is an official release date…

Source: Nintendo Life.

No English localisation for Ni No Kuni on DS

Remember that beautiful game by Studio Ghibli and Level-5 you haven’t heard about for a while? The one that came out on PS3 and DS in Japan to great critical acclaim and whose PS3 version is finally getting an international release next year? Well, it looks like Level-5 have given up on localising the DS version of Ni No Kuni due to translation difficulties.

Darn, I must have got something lodged in my eye. Let me just reach for a tissue… *sniff*

In an interview with Famitsu magazine, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino was discussing the possibility of a Ni No Kuni sequel (which he’d like to continue if it the overseas version does well) when there came the inevitable question about an English localisation of Ni No Kuni‘s DS version. The DS Ni No Kuni came out a year before the PS3 version in Japan, along with a large but lovingly crafted Magic Master book (as seen here), but sadly Level-5 have announced that this version of Ni No Kuni won’t be receiving a western localisation. They cite potential difficulties with selling the game together with the book, as well as possible difficulties in translating the book in the first place.

Excuse us while we go and weep in the corner.

Source: Famitsu via Andriasang.

Possible follow-up for The World Ends with You?

Well, I don’t know about you but I need something to help me recover from that previous piece of news, so how about this for size? For everyone who thought there had to be something more to Neku’s upcoming cameo appearance in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, this is for you, as Tetsuya Nomura, one of the game’s main creative geniuses, has hinted that The World Ends with You might just be getting a sequel.

Speaking with Japanese magazine, Nintendo Dream (and translated by Andriasang), about the TWEwY appearances in Kingdom Hearts 3D, he pointed out that Square Enix decided to add full voice-acting for Rhyme’s character “out of consideration of the future of The World Ends with You series.” Originally she only had reaction voices.

When asked what he had planned for the franchise in the future, Nomura also said, “Regarding The World Ends with You, I can’t say anything at present… (laughs). But there probably is something.”

There, that feels much better now.

Source: Andriasang.

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