Today’s Nintendo eShop: latest localisation blog post for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, but also…
- Stranger Things 3: The Game
- Decay of Logos
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Yesterday, the latest localisation blog post for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy went live. This one is called Zvarri! Word Choices & Localization of Text-Based Games, and details just how important word choice can be in localisation (especially in a game like Ace Attorney, which does not have any voice acting). Unfortunately, the post does contain a fair number of spoilers for the entire trilogy, so it’s recommended to avoid reading it if you have yet to play the games.
If you have, click here to check out the post!
Here’s an excerpt:
Much of what we infer about game characters is told through the nuances in the characters’ lines, which voice actors and their performances greatly contribute to in a voiced game. But in the case of a text-based game where there is no voice acting, word choices are the only tools a translator has to shape how a player perceives the characters and their growth. Complicating matters more for the Ace Attorney series is the extremely limited on-screen real estate we had on the Nintendo DS (we could only fit 28 letters x 3 lines worth of text at the time). This meant that each word we used had to pull its weight in establishing the characters’ “voices.” Those of you who have played the games before can probably attest to this, but you can pretty much pick out any line in the games and know which character said it based on the words and phrasing it contains.
And here’s some screenshots:
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Switch – eShop) comes out on April 9th in Europe and North America.
Here’s the latest Dev Update video for Fortnite, showcasing the Reboot Van (to be included in the Ver. 8.30 update for the game):
Stranger Things 3: The Game
Here’s the latest picture for Stranger Things 3: The Game, showcasing Joyce’s Whirlwind Special Attack:
Stranger Things 3: The Game (Switch – eShop) comes out on July 4th in Europe and North America.
Source: BonusXP (Twitter)
Decay of Logos
Here’s the latest screenshot for Decay of Logos:
Decay of Logos (Switch – eShop) does not have a release date yet.
Source: Amplify Creations
Here’s the recording of the panel for Rad, which was held at PAX East 2019 last week:
Rad (Switch – eShop) comes out this Summer in Europe and North America.
Here’s the latest video for SMITE: