When Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE makes its way outside of Japan this June, it’s bound to have some localization changes. In fact, we already have seen a few of them. The thought of Nintendo localizing yet another game may make some people cringe, as recent controversies would indicate. Fans can put some of those fears to rest though, as localization this time around will be handled by Atlus. Nintendo issued a statement about this change in tactic, stating:
“Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was localized by Atlus in a way that is consistent with the localization work they do on games they publish. It was a priority to ensure the game feels familiar and appeals to longtime Atlus fans. Any changes made to the in-game content were due to varying requirements and regulations in the many different territories Nintendo distributes its products.”
Of course, things are bound to be changed in the process of bringing the game to other territories, but with Atlus at the reins, hopefully these changes are few and far between. What do you think about Atlus taking over localization efforts? Will Atlus do a better job than Nintendo would have?
We’ll have to wait to see how things turn out when Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE launches on June 24th.
Source: Game Informer