Blue Dragon Plus and seven other AQ Interactive games getting localized

By Spencer . May 15, 2008 . 1:42pm

bdplus.jpgAQ Interactive’s financial report confirms they have eight games scheduled to come out in North America with in this fiscal year. Twelve titles will be released in Japan. The list includes Korg DS-10, Away: Shuffle Dungeon, Blue Dragon Plus, an unnamed Nintendo Wii game and four third party portable games handled by Xseed.


Some of the third party games have to be Marvelous titles. The deal between Xseed and Marvelous is explained in the presentation to be for eight titles. Valhalla Knights 2 is the first game announced in this collaboration. I expect to see Lux Pain and Flower, Sun and Rain within this fiscal year too since both have rumored European releases. Dungeon Maker DS is another possibility since it looks like Rising Star is taking care of it and Xseed has an existing relationship with Global A.


The mystery Wii game is probably something brand new and not the World of Golden Eggs game. Japan will also get an unnamed Wii game (possibly the same as North America, possibly different), three additional unannounced DS games and two PlayStation 2 games within the fiscal year. Oh yeah, Vampire Rain will be re-released as a PlayStation 3 in Japan too.


Interestingly, Vampire Rain: Altered Species is not labeled on the slide despite a press release informing us about a US release sent over earlier this week. Perhaps, this is because it’s considered an overseas license like Docomodake, which is confirmed to appear in Western territories. Docomodake isn’t on the slide as an AQ Interactive published game either.


The only bummer is Anata wo Yurusanai (I Won't Forgive You), the vertical PSP adventure game, is not discussed as an overseas license. At this point chances seem slim that we’re going to see it in English.


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  • ECM

    “Dungeon Explorer DS is another possibility since it looks like Rising Star is taking care of it and Xseed has an existing relationship with Global A.”

    OK, I’m not sure I’m reading this correctly, so please clarify: is there a new Dungeon Explorer on DS that’s getting released in Europe (via Rising Star) and the US (via Xseed and *not* Hudson)? I ask because the last DE game was released in both territories already via Rising Star and Hudson.

  • @ECM – Thanks for the correction. :) I meant Dungeon Maker DS. Rising Star is doing both of them so I mixed them up.

    The post has been updated to accurately represent Global A’s Dungeon Maker DS and not Hudson’s Dungeon Explorer DS.

  • jeffx

    Holy Hell! ALWAYS WITH THE GOOD NEWS!! That’s my man Spencer.
    Blue Dragon Plus and Away Shuffle dungeon are INSTA-BUY for me.

    I have some good news for Chaos Wars fans too, Gamestop is currently offering free overnight shipping on the game (now releases 6/3) all you have to do is enter coupon CHAOS when adding to your cart. Note that you have until noon tomorrow to do this!!!

  • Mazen

    Thank you for such amazingly great news, these type of news you can only find in this quality site,
    I reccomend everyone to keep an eye on
    Flower, Sun and Rain
    Blue Dragon Plus
    I have high expectations for them.

  • Aoshi00

    Awesome news. Away Shuffle Dungeon and Blue Dragon Plus are a must get for me too, I was kind of bumped by their delay since Feb, now hearing them coming here is even better.

    I figured “Anata wo Yurusanai” is probably too Japanese anyway since it’s not easy to pull a Phoenix Wright or Jake Hunter w/ the names.. I just rec’d the soundtrack last night, most of my favorite music from the game weren’t even composed by Uematsu to my surprise, the style was so consistent it could’ve fooled me.

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  • jeffx

    yo spencer, can you get rid of this back-linking crap, it’s infesting every other entry.

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  • Mostly I cannot wait for the Korg synthesizer.

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  • Archer

    They’re localizing the Korg 10!? YES! I can finally get a copy without going through the BS that is Amazon JP!

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