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    Default Solatorobo: Red the Hunter announced for North America and Europe

    Finally - Solatorobo has been announced for Europe under the title Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. It's being planned for some time this year, with Nintendo in charge of marketing and distribution. No announced North American release, so it's probably not happening.

    Source: http://www.jeuxpo.com/afficher_news-...en_europe.html
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    So it's been officially confirmed by Nintendo? I had heard about the PEGI rating and the trademark of "Red the Hunter", but I wasn't going to count my chickens before they hatched until a company flat-out announced they were localizing it.

    But that's great news. I know I'll be importing since I'd absolutely like to play in English. Oh, speaking of that, has the European localization definitely been confirmed for containing an English option? I know when Tail Concerto came out in Europe, it was only in French.

    Here's to hoping it'll be a great localization that gives it all the respect it deserves, and I hope it encourages more people, including Americans, to give it a try. It truly is one of the best games in the DS library, and experiencing it is like playing one of the best PS1 games you've never tried, if that makes any sense.

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    Whoo Hoo! Finally there's an official confirmation regarding the EU release! I'm not sure if I'm going buy a copy though. However, if the EU gets some cool special edition of the game, then I might go for it. In the end, all I really want is a script translation, and then I'll be happy.

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    I'll buy it if it's in English and doesn't get a US release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    But that's great news. I know I'll be importing since I'd absolutely like to play in English. Oh, speaking of that, has the European localization definitely been confirmed for containing an English option? I know when Tail Concerto came out in Europe, it was only in French.
    Not 100% confirmed, but the announcement is on Nintendo UK's site so probably: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/...ope_32657.html

    Edit: I missed that they mention English-speaking countries like Australia. Definitely going to include English then.

    Tail Concerto was a special case because it was localized by Bandai's French division acting autonomously - I'd assume after their other divisions passed on the game. Judging by how it was done (subtitled, possibly without access to source materials) I'd guess it was something of a skunkworks localization.
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    Update already. Release date has now been announced for July 1st. Now I just need to find a French game store that will ship to Canada...

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    http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/26035
    http://www.jeuxpo.com/afficher_news-...llet_en_f.html

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    Sweet, I've heard a lot of good things about this one. Unless Ninty surprises us at e3 this year, I'm gonna try to import the Europe version.

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    I wonder if it's getting a special edition like japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlcice View Post
    Update already. Release date has now been announced for July 1st. Now I just need to find a French game store that will ship to Canada...
    Interesting! Not only are we both Solatorobo fans, were both Canadians too!

    Anyway, I'm curious why you want to order from a French retailer. Wouldn't it be easier to order it from Play-Asia or NCSX instead? Last time I checked, they both sold EU games and ship to Canada.

    But hey, if you find an alternate retailer to get the game from, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wingzrow View Post
    I wonder if it's getting a special edition like japan.
    Extremely unlikely, I'd say. Even if it did come with some kind of bonus item, I don't think it would be on par with the items that come with Japan's limited edition.

    Although, had you asked me prior to the announcement of the limited edition in Japan, I would've said that it'd be very unlikely for Solatorobo to get one, given Tail Concerto's relatively low sales and its small cult fan base. I honestly don't know why it got one, other than CyberConnect2's own love and passion for the project, but I'm not complaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEGA_Queen View Post
    Interesting! Not only are we both Solatorobo fans, were both Canadians too!

    Anyway, I'm curious why you want to order from a French retailer. Wouldn't it be easier to order it from Play-Asia or NCSX instead? Last time I checked, they both sold EU games and ship to Canada.

    But hey, if you find an alternate retailer to get the game from, let me know.
    Just from a collectors' POV, I guess. It would feel right to me having the French version of the game, since I played Tail Concerto in French and Solatorobo is filled with so much in-world French. If it's too expensive I'll probably give up on the idea though.

    It might give me a decent chance to finally get the Orange Road novels in French if I find a store that also carries books, now I think of it.

    Didn't know you were Canadian! Funny coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlcice View Post
    Just from a collectors' POV, I guess. It would feel right to me having the French version of the game, since I played Tail Concerto in French and Solatorobo is filled with so much in-world French. If it's too expensive I'll probably give up on the idea though.
    Ah, so you're bilingual? That's cool!

    I still remember having to learn French in high school, back when I still lived in Ontario. Of course that was years ago, so I've forgotten everything.

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    The first English screenshots are online! Click on the link below to check them out:

    http://www.nintendo-master.com/xtnew...0he_hunter.htm

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    The official website is up:

    http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/...ter_33023.html

    Also, here's a better quality version of the first trailer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwtIH...eature=related

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    Heh, that British narration is pretty awkward. I think the trailer would be better without the lines being read out loud. I really hope this isn't an indication that the game will have English dubbing. It's not like there would be much to dub anyway, but I hope it stays in French. I wonder what actual French people will think of the Japanese butchering their language, though, haha.

    Otherwise, everything is looking great. Seems very faithful. I've been getting used to games that I care about getting completely awful localizations, so this is refreshing for me.

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    Well, I had my fingers crossed for a surprise E3 announcement of a release stateside, but looks like we won't be getting it. Anybody know of a good reputable importer of European games?

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    Alas, so it seems. A friend of mine seems convinced that Nintendo's waiting to see how it does in Europe, but I'm p. sure that's not how they roll.

    http://www.game.co.uk will deliver to North America for 4.95. Not sure if there are other sellers that might be better. They have the game on preorder for 24.99, which is USD$40. Euro games are pricey. (But Solatorobo is worth it.)

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    I can almost guarantee, the moment I get the import in my hands and into my DS, Nintendo will announce a stateside release, just to piss me off.

    EDIT: Gyaah, with shipping it's almost fifty bucks. Stupid weak dollar. I may have to hold off for a while...

    Just an observation, have you noticed that Europe seems to be getting a lot of exclusives that are passed over for U.S. release? Is this some sort of karma revenge for Europe getting the shaft in previous generations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshnickerson View Post
    Gyaah, with shipping it's almost fifty bucks. Stupid weak dollar. I may have to hold off for a while...
    Tell me about it. The price is just as bad in Canadian dollars. If I had the money, I'd gladly double-dip on this game.

    Hopefully, someone will transcribe the english script and put it online.

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

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    This is awesome news! Now I might be able to afford the english version!

    I went browsing online for more info, and found an something very interesting on the Xseed Games forum:

    http://xseedgames.com/forums/showthr...ull=1#post7836

    Basically, someone posted a quote from Corbie Dillard from NintendoLife. Dillard had posted this on his E3 coverage webpage: "Also set up an appointment to see Solatarobo tomorrow. Supposed to be a really cool action RPG coming from XSEED."

    Now, if Xseed is indeed the publisher, this would increase the chance of getting a special edition brought out here. Hey, they did it for all of their PSP releases. So why not for the DS as well?

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    Great news. Would love to know the publisher, though. I see some people are suggesting Xseed. Does that mean that the US version will have a different script from the European version, which is being localized by Nintendo?

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    Yeah, I was just gonna report the same, apparently it was mentioned at E3. As Corbie noted.

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    Very, very good news. That saves importing, even if it takes a little longer to get here. (Though that probably means no French ;.; )

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