Legacy of Ys: Books I & II To Be Sold Separately In Europe

#1 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

DHM Interactive has finally announced the arrival in Europe (and Austrailia) of Legendary of Ys: Book I & II.

There was a problem with size however (due to localization), unlike the U.S version, as a result the remakes of the first two episodes will be sold separately. Ys Book I come home in October, while the second album will land in early 2010.

Gamers in Europe will expect that to be reflected in the price, of course we may well expect that in vain and see another instance of us getting ripped off. I don't think I have ever seen a DS game launch at half price off a average RRP yet.


#2 Posted by Torrim (327 posts) -

I understand that games for the DS are in multiple languages, but isn't this as different as adding a few thousand lines of text?  While that's a lot of text, how does it expand a cartridge more than just a few megabytes?  My guess is that it's a combination of them wanting more money and / or time to localize.

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#3 Posted by jakob187 (21662 posts) -

Europeans getting bent over the hood of their cars and raped again.


I wonder how their assholes feel at this point.
#4 Posted by Pazy (2563 posts) -

Sounds like a potential profit based decision to me. Legacy of Ys: Book 1&2 on DS clock in at around 64-128mb (cant remember off hand) but games that Cooking Guide game is 256mb like go up to. There is no way the extra lines of dialouge in diffrent languages cant take up to 128mb (though more like 182mb probably) so its definately possibility that it could have been done on one cart but its probably more profitable to do it on seperate carts to make more money.

#5 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -
@Torrim said:
" I understand that games for the DS are in multiple languages, but isn't this as different as adding a few thousand lines of text?  While that's a lot of text, how does it expand a cartridge more than just a few megabytes?  My guess is that it's a combination of them wanting more money and / or time to localize. "


Yea, I think your right, it's a combination of both. Like I say though, no price has been mentioned so far, but if it does goes above half of what we would pay for a new releases, then I will be inclined to think it's nothing more than a cheap ploy.





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