Release by JAST?

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#1 by girlplayer
2012-11-02 at 00:50
If you go to Blick's (translator of v2002) Website (a.lemnis.ca), you'll see that he is QC'ing this game. My question, Did JAST acquired the license from 5pb. So the official release is coming? Or did JAST Failed to acquire the license so the fan Translation moves on?
#2 by engix
2012-11-02 at 00:52
Its never coming out, no seriously if it does its coming out in like 10 years minimum. Just read the fan translation.

And for your question they are still waiting on an answer.Last modified on 2012-11-02 at 00:52
#3 by girlplayer
2012-11-02 at 10:59
YESSSSSS! Thank you!
#4 by cucumberian
2013-03-02 at 02:30
Something to contribute.

About a year ago, I spoke to the president of Nitro+ in person at a US anime convention (he had made a surreptitious unannounced appearance) and asked him if he and 5pb were still negotiating with JAST for an official English release of Steins;Gate. He confirmed that they were and that he was very interested in gaining a broader overseas audience.

I guess everything fell through sometime after.Last modified on 2013-03-02 at 20:13
#5 by kilicool64
2013-04-15 at 06:53
Actually, JAST recently said on Twitter that there might be some news on the current state of affairs at this year's AX.
#6 by cucumberian
2013-04-15 at 15:29
It's been so long and so many people have already pirated the game. No one's going to buy it except as a pity donation purchase.
#7 by kilicool64
2013-04-15 at 19:07
With that mentality official releases of quality VNs in English will always remain exceptionally rare.
#8 by cucumberian
2013-04-15 at 19:11
I think they need to focus on VNs that don't already have complete English translation patches in the wild. I'm definitely buying JAST's release of Zoku Satsuriku no Django if they can ever make it happen.Last modified on 2013-04-15 at 19:13
#9 by kilicool64
2013-04-16 at 06:53
I can understand if people who bought the game legally don't want to pay money again for an official English release, but if you pirated it because getting a legal copy was too expensive, then you basically owe the developers money and should give it to them by buying the officially localized version. At least, that's what I think.
#10 by herki
2013-04-17 at 16:49
Well normally you might have a point that no one will buy it, but in this case the translation will not be shit in the official release (unlike the patch that's out there right now) which is IMO a pretty good reason to buy it.
#11 by kilicool64
2013-04-17 at 18:08
Is the current patch this unpolished?
#12 by herki
2013-04-18 at 22:13
Yes, in pretty much every way.
#13 by cucumberian
2013-11-27 at 20:42
The US release finally has a proper date: Feb. 28, 2014. Later than I would have liked, but beggars can't be choosers. It'll be sold both digitally and with a physical limited edition that includes a fanbook and pins.

It's also been given an ESRB rating of M, which indicates that they intend to release it on Steam in the future.Last modified on 2013-11-27 at 20:50
#14 by kilicool64
2013-11-28 at 07:33
@13 What, so Nitroplus is actually putting some effort into localizing the engine instead of doing it at a ridiculously slow pace? A miracle has happened!
#15 by koinodensetsu
2014-02-03 at 07:44
You guys need to be careful though. ESRB warns that the VN has stuff like ” '[S]he's a flat-chested girl, but still a girl nonetheless" and even in one sequence, two female characters are depicted inside a shower stall covering their breasts and pelvic area; one character's buttocks is exposed. The words “sh*t” and “p*ssy” appear in the dialogue. This is some radical shit; don't think your T-rated violence games qualify, because this has the word 'pussy.' JAST seems to have upped it's vulgarity compared to the rest of the world.

Seriously though, I hope this sells well so that JAST can break through and start selling on consoles that aren't PC (computer).
#16 by cucumberian
2014-02-04 at 00:30
The only reason visual novels exist on consoles is because personal computers outside the office still aren't that widespread in Japan. Lots of people browse the web almost exclusively with their phones, and if there's something they absolutely need a PC for they'll go to a netcafe or the library. Japanese PC gaming is more or less strictly for hardcore otaku and perverts.

This isn't a problem in the West, where pretty much every household that can afford one has a PC alongside any number of smartphones/tablets. So there's really no need to localize console versions of VNs, which come with hefty licensing/approval fees (JAST takes forever to release anything already), and are necessarily censored in the case of titles that were 18+ on PC. It's not like these games have high system requirements.Last modified on 2014-02-04 at 00:39
#17 by chusingura
2014-02-04 at 09:47
>The only reason visual novels exist on consoles is because personal computers outside the office still aren't that widespread in Japan.


Oh my god.
#18 by overmage
2014-02-04 at 10:33
The only reason visual novels exist on consoles is because personal computers outside the office still aren't that widespread in Japan. Lots of people browse the web almost exclusively with their phones, and if there's something they absolutely need a PC for they'll go to a netcafe or the library. Japanese PC gaming is more or less strictly for hardcore otaku and perverts.

I am living in Japan now. I speak to actual Japanese people regularly.

This is nonsense.

Seriously though, I hope this sells well so that JAST can break through and start selling on consoles that aren't PC (computer).
>PC
>console
nice bait
#19 by gerardlonewolf
2014-02-04 at 10:36
PC Master Race!
#20 by darkraiders
2014-03-28 at 10:43
#19
I'm not sure if i should laugh at that and find it extremely stupid...
I guess i will with the laugh this time XD
#21 by gabezhul
2014-03-28 at 10:58
^Are you not aware of the meme by perchance?
#22 by phail
2014-04-06 at 04:12
@18
One weeaboos anecdotal evidence does not prove his argument wrong. I would love to see some hard facts pertaining to Japanese pc gaming because as far as anyone can see in the current market that pc gaming pales in comparison to consoles. That goes for beyond just the Japanese industry as well.Last modified on 2014-04-06 at 04:12

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