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Dragon Quest IX launches in North America on July 11 [update]

Nintendo and Square Enix have announced that the North American release of Dragon Quest IX: Sentinel of the Starry Skies for DS has been set for June July 11, exactly a year after it launched in Japan. As was revealed in February, Nintendo will be publishing the game here -- although the English...

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Starcraft 2 offering subscription plans in Latin America, Asia and Russia

Plans for a subscription-based StarCraft 2 are in the works for Latin America, Asia and Russia. While US gamers will only pay a one-time fee to start harvesting Vespene Gas on July 27, players abroad will be offered two different ways to play: subscription or an all-access fee. A press release...

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LukPlus looking for Coropata publisher at GDC

If you're reading this and you're in charge of business development for a game publisher, and if you're at GDC -- as unlikely as all that is -- please go talk to LukPlus. According to Siliconera, the publisher has a meeting room at the convention, and is actively working to find a North American...

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GDC: BioWare speaks up about Mass Effect 2's localization

"I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite store on the Citadel." - English "Jestem dowódcą Shepard, a to jest mój ulubiony sklep na cytadeli." - Polish (machine translation) In a GDC 2010 session entitled "Localizing Large RPGs," which forms part of an ongoing...

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Rising Star crowdsources Spanish localization of Fragile Dreams

Rising Star Games has taken an unusual, cost-effective step to get Fragile Dreams into Spanish-speaking homes. In collaboration with fansite DSWii.es, Rising Star is helping a group of 50 fans produce their own translation of the game's 35,000-word script. The translated text will be made available...

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Dunaway hints at new Zelda in 2010, unsure about Xenoblade and The Last Story

As if Satoru Iwata's pronouncement of a 2010 release date for -- let's call it -- "New Legend of Zelda" wasn't exciting enough, Nintendo of America's Cammie Dunaway referenced a similar timeline for the upcoming Wii game at the Nintendo Media Summit this week. Speaking to GameLife, Dunaway said, "If...

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Yakuza 3 loses hostess clubs, quiz game in Western release

[GAME Watch] There's a good chance that many of you were going to play through Yakuza 3 without messing with the hostess club segments or the Answer x Answer arcade quiz game. Now, it's a certainty. "The content between Yakuza 3 US/UK and Yakuza JP is a little different in that we took out...

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Take-Two taking its business to Japan

Take-Two is starting an office in Japan to publish its games. Previously, Take-Two and Rockstar games have been published by partners like Capcom, Cyberfront and, most recently, D3 Publisher. It always seemed a bit weird to see a GTA game with a Capcom label, and now we'll be spared that minor...

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Japanese gamers split on subtitles vs. dubs for Western games

Hong Kong action aficionados and anime fans have long debated over subtitles and dubs. While some prefer the ease (and comedy) of listening to English dubs, purists believe original language tracks should be preserved. The debate rages on with video games, as evidenced by the complaints of many...

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Level-5 considers opening US office

During the same event in which Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino teased new Wii and PS3 games, he also suggested that the company may be setting up operations in the US. According to our own imperfect translation of 4Gamer's summary of statements, "Mr. Hino, in order to release software overseas, spoke about...

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