The dialogue of at least one scene in Fire Emblem Awakening is censored in the European version of the game as a GoNintendo reader found out. This makes one wonder how much more dialogue has been modified and censored in the game. 8-4, who did the original translation of the american version, replied via twitter that they aren’t responsible for those changes, which means Nintendo of Europe felt the need to tone down at least one dialogue in the game:
For a screenshot comparison of the changes follow this link. The only thing left to say is that this is very unfortunate and we as fans can only hope that this is the only thing that changed.
UPDATE: Even in-game art has been censored: source
It’s time to rejoice and celebrate! As Nintendo revealed in their most recent Nintendo Direct a couple of games are coming out for the 3DS in Europe this year and among them are two highly anticipated JRPG’s: Bravely Default and Shin Megami Tensei IV.
While there was alway hope that Shin Megami Tensei IV would find its way to Europe sooner or later considering the U.S. announcement, things didn’t look too bright for the highly acclaimed Silicon Studio and Square Enix collaboration Bravely Default:Flying Fairy, especially in the light of Square Enix’s recent financial troubles and restructuring.
So it should come as no surprise that Nintendo will be responsible for publishing and maybe even the localization itself. It’s also likely that Nintendo will publish Shin Megami Tensei IV in Europe, which has no release date yet. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on the other hand will come to Europe in 2013 and the U.S. in 2014(!).
If you don’t know anything about Bravely Default yet, read this import review here. Also while you’re at you might want to read this and and this for six great reasons why you should be hyped for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.
The critically acclaimed newest entry of the Fire Emblem series, called Awakening, will be available in Europe this April, 19th – this means almost one year after its initial Japanese launch and a little bit more than two months after the U.S. release.
We know that the game is good, but what about the European version and localization?
The European release of Fire Emblem Awakening is just around the corner, so let’s take a look at the box art, which has changed quite a bit compared to its Japanese and American counterparts.