Mega Man powers up… learns Chinese?

By Spencer . April 23, 2008 . 12:29pm

rockmanr.jpgWhether you know it as Mega Man Powered Up or Rockman Rockman, Capcom’s PSP remake of Mega Man just turned two years old. However, Capcom is releasing a new version of Rockman Rockman in Asia with Chinese text. Capcom Korea has been known to release Korean versions of some Mega Man games, but seeing any Mega Man installment in Chinese is a first.

 

Actually, more and more publishers are beginning to localize games into Chinese. Microsoft released Halo 3, Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon with full Chinese text. Sony translated Shadow of the Colossus, Coded Soul (note: we don’t even have this in English yet), My Stylist, Folklore, Echchrome, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, a bunch of the Ape Escape games… well, many first party releases into proper Chinese.

 

Nintendo hasn’t been as proactive when it comes to capturing China. Their partnership that created the iQue brand localized Band Brothers, Nintendogs and most recently Super Mario 64 DS into Chinese. However, Nintendo didn’t really bother with Korea and now they’re aggressively entering the market with plenty of games in Hangul.

 

Will full Chinese games be the next trend in localization? If so, what’s after that?

 

Images courtesy of Capcom.


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  • Mazen

    If Chinese is easer than Japnese I would learn it many mangas I want get translated to chinese.

  • Connor

    The boxart is pretty nice, actually. Certainly better than ours.

  • dv8shun

    I am still holding my breath for a sequel to this game and Irregular Hunter X. It’s a shame neither sold well.

  • Archer

    Clearly, you’ve never seen the computer port. Megaman has been translated since they ported X3(X4?) on to the PC.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @Archer – You’re right I haven’t. I never knew Capcom had official translations. But now that you pointed this out I found “洛克人X4″ so you’re absolutely right about this. Now I’m interested to see one of these. Thanks for the correction.

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