Siren: Blood Curse translated to Blu-ray in Japan

By Spencer . May 19, 2008 . 9:43am


Sony Computer Entertainment America announced Siren: Blood Curse as an episodic PlayStation Network game in North America. The case is very different in Japan where Siren: New Translation won’t have piecemeal distribution. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan will sell Siren: New Translation as a regular retail game for 5,980 yen ($57).


This isn’t the first time where Sony chose to give a game a retail release in one region and make it a downloadable game in another. (Hi, Echochrome). Sony has yet to announce if there is any extra content in the Blu-ray version. Warhawk, Gran Truismo 5: Prologue and Echochrome all have additional content not found in the PlayStation Network versions.


Regardless of content differences I appreciate how the PlayStation Network can be a home for “experimental” games that may not sell well at retail. So far only first party games have gone this route, but this could be another distribution channel for niche third party titles like Anata wo Yurusanai, a PSP visual novel from AQ Interactive.


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  • aie

    please blu ray for europe..

  • Angelous

    Seeing as how the trailer for Siren has both English and Japanese voice acting, I wonder if the final game will have both languages included as both voice and text in the final product. If so, it would be an easy decision for one to import the JP Blu-Ray. Guess we’ll have to wait and see how the Blu-Ray turns out.

  • matty

    That’s a good idea, Spencer.
    I was hoping the down-loadable contents would include games that we normally wouldn’t see localized and published in retail stores (I’ve mentioned before how region locks are ludicrous in this day in age of gaming).

    Once the “classic” games are down with, I’d hope to see ones that have not been available previously (ie Vib Ribbon) or like in the Siren’s case – giving it some distribution to those of us interested in stuff like this.

  • @aie – Unfortunately or fortunately (depending on price?) Siren: Blood Curse will be an episodic PSN game in Europe too.

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