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#1 Hanz

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:25 AM

http://gonintendo.co...-3-localization

 

 

Huh....after Earthbound Zero I guess anything can happen. 



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:56 AM

I would certainly welcome it.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 12:23 PM

Weirdly, I actually hope it doesn't. The fan community worked so hard and did so well on the fan translation, and an official release would pretty much bury it, both by overwriting it with an official translation and by providing a for-pay version to the english world (the lack of which is the main reason the widespread use of the rom and translation is accepted).

 

Twilight Princess is also a 2006 release, and getting the HD treatment could def be considered celebrating its anniversary. So maybe the tweets were just misleadingly juxtaposed? On the other hand, her whole Twitter account just disappeared, so maybe it really was a M3 secret and she got smacked with an NDA or something.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 03:29 PM

The fan translators have said that they'd be happier with an official release and would remove their versions. I have a feeling they'd be okay with it.

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:27 PM

Oh, I don't have any doubt the creators themselves would be cool with it, but I still think it'd be a shame if it disappeared after all their hard work. I just find it gives a kinda bleak outlook for fan translation projects if far future releases can totally invalidate years of work; it's pretty discouraging to future projects.

 

I may be a bit biased though since I don't buy VC games personally.



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:46 PM

No, I can see your point. I imagine that fan translations for Final Fantasy II, III, and V are rather unimportant now that the games have been released worldwide (numerous times in II's case).

On the other hand, I think that some fan translations (and some of the patches they create for the games) can still be viable. Look at Earthbound Zero - people can buy it on VC, but many still prefer the fan translation because the patches they made help make the game less grindy. Also, I'd imagine that some of the fan translations are better than the official ones (looking a Final Fantasy V), which could sway people to just play those. And there's the cost, I suppose - that's never really bothered me, but I do know that many people would rather get a free bootleg game than pay for an official version.

Edited by Linkmaster30000, 05 February 2016 - 05:46 PM.


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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:51 PM

There's also the fact that sometimes, localization companies actually buy fan translations to use, greatly assisting in actually getting the game over here.

 

That's probably not gonna happen with Mother 3, but still.






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