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#1 Edited by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -
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#2 Posted by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

@eder: There's not really a whole lot mentioned in terms of what that'll cover. I believe Sega has some crossover stuff to announce at TGS for the game at minimum, but I dunno if they're doing a whole lot beyond that since PS Nova seems to be the main PS thing they're focusing on marketing-wise right now. I'll probably be watching the interview myself, so I'm sure we'll find out soon one way or another!

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#3 Edited by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

It's so flattering to know people still remember me for my translation work despite how quiet I am on here anymore. :)

Anyway, yeah, here's a basic breakdown of Dengeki's schedule for tomorrow (all times JST):

  • 10 AM: Gathering of foreign FPS programmers (seems like a promotion for Alliance of Valiant Arms)
  • 10:40: PS 20th anniversary, Dengeki PlayStation Major Announcement Special
  • 11:20: Yakuza 0 stuff
  • 1:00 PM: Compile Heart power hour, Hyperdimension Neptunia VII coverage plus a new game announcement (presumably separate from PS anniversary stuff; only get hype if you actually like Compile Heart games)
  • 2:00: Racing games with Codemasters
  • 2:30: PSO2 interview
  • 3:30: Tales of Zestiria interview
  • 4:30: Special broadcast for new Phoenix Wright game (I don't remember how Western fans have been translating the title, forgive me)

Hope that helps! So basically if you don't speak Japanese/have to watch these streams for work like I do, the main time to tune in is likely 10:40 AM JST and 1:00 PM if you really, really like Compile Heart games.

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#4 Posted by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

I was just wondering why these games weren't on PC yet considering older FF games are. Can't wait.

Edit - What does the Japanese word(s) next to Xbox 360 say?

Basically "play on." The full sentence reads "Play on PlayStation 3/Xbox 360."

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#5 Posted by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

A Steam version probably makes sense. A PC port is almost certainly how they're doing the existing streaming version that they recently put out for smartphones and tablets in Japan since a server cluster of proprietary consoles probably isn't particularly cost effective if you're not the actual platform holder. If that's the case, they probably just have to tidy up the code to make sure it plays nice on PCs other than whatever their server setups are using and then push it out to the masses. Obviously simplifying things, but yeah.

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#6 Posted by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

@bocam said:

@pepsiman said:

I posted these screens to my personal Tumblr (properly sourced, of course) since a lot of people follow me on there for my own translation work and apparently they just reused the existing English text that was present in the Chinese release more or less whole hog.

The chinese release was much much MUCH worse. It had such gems as "That black man is assaulting the maid" or "How dare you defy the Legendary Bench in the Legendary Place!". Though that doesn't excuse the game for almost never using pronouns. It also uses "tsundere" non ironically.

A patch may be coming to fix the translation.

Oh man. This saga continues to get better and better by the day.

I haven't bought a game for its botched localization since Castle Shikigami 2, but that version especially sounds like a worthy successor. I do wanna legit play the game at some point, so I'll probably just pick up the Japanese edition at some point, but the allure of a beautifully terribly translation is simply too much for me to ignore.

I thank you for enlightening me.

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#7 Posted by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

Ah, I just presumed they're yours. I don't think it's a big deal either way here since you're not writing an article or anything. I just mentioned it in passing out of due diligence.

If I had more time today, I'd sit down and help you all out by translating Japanese wiki stuff or whatever. This sounds magically cryptic in ways we haven't witnessed since, like, Castle Shikigami 2.

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#8 Edited by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

I posted these screens to my personal Tumblr (properly sourced, of course) since a lot of people follow me on there for my own translation work and apparently they just reused the existing English text that was present in the Chinese release more or less whole hog.

It makes sense now because the grammar isn't weird in the way that most "bad" direct Japanese-English translations are.

But man. Man. There's corner-cutting and then there's cutting off so much that you don't even have corners left. This is just art.

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#9 Posted by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

Holy. I figured considering the overseas release circumstances that the translation budget wasn't going to be super high, but woof.

They also included an HD remastering of the PSP game for the North American release, didn't they? Is that game's translation just as magical as this?

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#10 Posted by Pepsiman (2799 posts) -

@bisonhero said:

I guess in Ace Attorney, the prosecutors are sort of like district attorneys in the U.S., in that they do interact with law enforcement so that cops can find out the info they may need. I thought I read somewhere that Japan's legal system does let criminal prosecutors have a surprising amount of control over criminal investigations, but maybe I'm just imagining that.

It's not really investigations that Japanese prosecutors have a lot of discretion over, but the decision to whether to bring a case to actual trial or not. People quote the 99% conviction rate with respect to Japan's legal system a lot, but the detail that's lost is that not every instance of arrest or police scrutiny will actually lead to a person being tried; on the contrary, it's fairly routine for a prosecutor to actually drop charges for even pretty serious felonies if, say, for example the person doesn't have a prior criminal record or their interviews with friends, neighbors, and coworkers leaves them to believe that acting criminally isn't otherwise normally in their character. Of the cases that do actually make it to court and are hashed out in front of a judge, then, yes, there's an extremely high chance that the prosecution will win, but if you were to lump those cases with the ones for similar crimes that never actually do get tried, then the number wouldn't be nearly that high.