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thelastgogeta



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:18 pm Reply with quote
So the PAL 3DS player is going to get the chance to play this game without any region unlocking gear (never heard of any for the 3DS) or importing from Japan. It's good news.

It's typical that we get the game before the anime adaptation (or manga original) even starts to make it's way into the English speaking world outside Crunchyroll and fansubs.

It looks like it could be the first good action Naruto game on a Nintendo portable. There was one game which broke the mold and was good but became tedious later, the rest... Hmm... >_>
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evil_kenshin



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:29 pm Reply with quote
The 2nd leak from the OFLC in a week (the first one being the unannounced uncharted game for VITA), while its good finding out about these releases, perhaps the OFLC should wait until a game is announced to publish its rating.
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partially



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:02 pm Reply with quote
It's not the OFLCs problem at all, and they are not 'leaking' it. OFLC publishes information on all products they rate, otherwise they would be useless as a classification board.

The problem lies in why on earth are they (the games companies) submitting games to the OFLC so early, there is no real need to until a couple of months before a planned release.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:53 pm Reply with quote
partially wrote:
It's not the OFLCs problem at all, and they are not 'leaking' it. OFLC publishes information on all products they rate, otherwise they would be useless as a classification board.

The problem lies in why on earth are they (the games companies) submitting games to the OFLC so early, there is no real need to until a couple of months before a planned release.


Probably because they were scared on what the Australian Board would actually rate the game, so did it early, so they could make changes and still make it by the deadline.

Australian and the United Kingdom to some degree can be scary when it comes to ratings.
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vapwaazu



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:06 am Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
partially wrote:
It's not the OFLCs problem at all, and they are not 'leaking' it. OFLC publishes information on all products they rate, otherwise they would be useless as a classification board.

The problem lies in why on earth are they (the games companies) submitting games to the OFLC so early, there is no real need to until a couple of months before a planned release.


Probably because they were scared on what the Australian Board would actually rate the game, so did it early, so they could make changes and still make it by the deadline.

Australian and the United Kingdom to some degree can be scary when it comes to ratings.


Why would Namco Bandai be scared of what the rating might be for a Naruto game?
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:39 am Reply with quote
Well, not sure what are the actual ratings systems for those two nations, but if the game received a more mature or adult rating, it would severely limit access to the game for those under age, which tends to be the primary market for the game.
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