Warning: Lost Odyssey dungeon pack may not be region free

By Spencer . April 11, 2008 . 9:16am

lodlc3.jpgThe previous two Lost Odyssey content packs on the Japan's Xbox Marketplace are compatible with the North American version. Seekers of the Abyss, the recently released extra dungeon, might not be. Aoshi00 sent an e-mail with his experience:

 

“After d/ling the patch (80+ Mb), I put it the US version of disc 4 (my last save).  Once I entered the sunken experimental staff, Kaim is kicked out and a message prompts player to "update the game" before proceeding w/ this new dungeon.  But the thing is the US disc won't update itself, only the Jpn disc 4 does!  So it looks like DLC #3 only works w/ the Jpn version of the game, not the US version, while the two previous DLCs were compatible.  I'm not 100% sure, but I popped in both the US and Jpn discs and only the latter works.”

 

Has anyone else tried to explore the new dungeon, which is supposedly only for Japan at the moment? I personally downloaded Seekers of the Abyss, but I’m um… not at the point in Lost Odyssey where I can confirm if it works with the North American release or not.

 

One thought I had was the update may not be available on US servers yet, which is why Seekers of the Abyss may not work with the US disc. On the other hand it might be incompatible altogether like the downloadable content for Blue Dragon. In any case, I mentioned how the other packs are region free, so at the very least I think it’s fair to post out this warning to prevent any waste of Microsoft Points.

 

And thanks go to Aoshi00 for watching out for the Siliconera community!

 

Images courtesy of Microsoft. 


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  • thaKingRocka

    thanks for the heads up, Aoshi. this is exactly the sort of thing i thought i’d be stuck finding out myself. first, the hdd, now this? it’s like you’re anticipating my purchases.

  • Aoshi00

    Lol, I guess we’re sort of in the minority :) I was lucky a fellow siliconera reader Daniel helped me out w/ the Asian HDD disc.

    Yeah, so far the new patch does not allow the US disc 4 to access the extra dungeon. You aren’t missing out too much though, I was about 20 mins into it last night, it was a little plain as you could see in the picture. I hope there would be more story (just txt..) and the boss better make it worth my while. Although my party is pretty much omnipotent after 100 hrs of gameplay… Don’t put out any more DLC Mistwalker, I’m done w/ this game :(..

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