Reader Response: Super Dodgeball Brawlers and Detective Jake Hunter edition

By Spencer . November 5, 2007 . 5:30pm

sdb.jpgHey Siliconera faithful! It’s been a while since we’ve done a Reader Response deal, right? I’m putting together some questions to ask Aksys who is localizing Super Dodgeball Brawlers and Detective Jake Hunter for the DS. If you have any questions about either of these games post them in the comments by Wednesday, November 7th 5PM PST and I’ll squeeze as many of them as I can in the interview.

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  • Angelous

    Couple questions for Arksys:

    1) What has motivated Arksys to begin localizing games?

    2) Has Arksys had to fight other companies (Atlus, Agetec, XSeed, etc) to obtain licenses to localize games?

  • vysethebold

    Is this game the first of many Kunio Kun games to be released in the future?

  • Aksys is actually several ex-Atlus people who got tired of working for the man and started their own localization company.

    My question isn’t about those games specifically, but a question about those types of games. Is Aksys going to focus on localizing non-RPGs, like those two? Or will be seeing more RPGs in the future? And is Aksys only focusing on Nintendo platforms – the DS and Wii, or will we see any games for other platforms?

  • Will Dodge Ball keep its Kunio characters in localization? That would be awesome!

  • @JeremyR – Guilty Gear XX Accent Core was released for the PS2 as well as the Wii, and their first title, Eagle Eye Golf, was also a PS2 title. So they’ve already done more than just titles for Nintendo platforms. Though that does seem to be their main focus at the moment.

  • Ben

    What motivated your decision to change the name “Saburo Jinguji” to “Detective Jake hunter”? I ask that question because the game setting is in Japan and judging from the videos on the internet, the place where the scenario takes place is quite obvious.
    Don’t you think it will break the “harmony” (sorry for my English). Or perhaps you adapted the scenario so that the US/European player can play using his “western” point of view ?

    Anyway, please keep up bringing us great games like this one.

  • Aaron

    1) perhaps an extension of or rewording of JeremyR’s question: Is Aksys planning to become the de facto US localization house for Arc System Works games, or will localization decisions still be made on a game to game basis?

    2) Obviously most Aksys titles are not intended to be million sellers. Has any project so far greatly exceeded expectations or bombed unexpectedly?

    3) Independent publishers and game makers often have a very hard to time fighting to get retail space. Have retailers been supportive or is there still a ways to go?

  • jeffx

    I don’t have any questions. Just tell ’em I love them for doing Super Dodgeball Brawlers! And that I’m looking forward to more RPGs as I loved every bit of Hoshigami.

  • Natabuu

    1) I’m especially interesting in SDB’s battle royale mode. Will it feature trap-filled arenas like in Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu for the Famicom?

    2) Arc System Works has previously said that Guilty Gear 2 and Shinigami no Shiro III will be coming to North America. Are you the company that is going to be localizing them?

  • Anon

    With the announcement of “Jake Hunter”, does Aksys plan on releasing anymore Text Adventure games and other niche style games in the near future?

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