CAPCOM: Dai Gyakuten Saiban Localization Prevented By 'Number of Circumstances'
posted on 2016-06-17 10:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
In an interview with game news website Gamespot on Thursday, CAPCOM employee and translator Janet Hsu said that there are "a number of circumstances" preventing a localization of CAPCOM's Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodō Ryūnosuke no Bōken Nintendo 3DS game. Hsu commented, "Nowadays on the Internet lots of fans are directly asking us, 'Where's Daigyakuten Saiban?' On livestreams, even in the Japanese ones, people from the West will write in and ask where it is. Every time we say, we're sorry! Certain circumstances are kind of getting in the way." Gamespot's interview that Hsu acted as a translator for was with Ace Attorney game series producer Motohide Eshiro and director Takeshi Yamazaki.
CAPCOM released Dai Gyakuten Saiban for the Nintendo 3DS last July. The game is set during the 18th century in Meiji Era Japan. The game's protagonist is Ryūnosuke Naruhodō, an ancestor of main series protagonist Ryūichi Naruhodō (Phoenix Wright). Ryūnosuke eventually travels to London to further his studies, where he meets Sherlock Holmes.
CAPCOM released Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice, the sixth game in the main Ace Attorney series, in Japan on June 9. The game is slated for digital release in North America and Europe in September.