Asia Gets Astonishia Story 2 In Another Language? Maybe English?

By Spencer . September 29, 2008 . 11:01am


For like the two people that care Astonishia Story 2 is coming out in Japan in October 23 under the name Garnet Chronicle with Sega playing the role of the distributor. SK Telecom, one South Korea’s major mobile phone service providers, is acting as the publisher. The version released in Japan will be completely localized into Japanese.


Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong has a listing for Crimsongem Saga brandishing the similar, but not identical box art. Sega doesn’t have any involvement with this release, which makes sense since they don’t actively publish games in Asia. The name change is a little strange, though. Why would SK Telecom go through all of the trouble to make a new English name for Crimsongem Saga when art for Garnet Chronicle already exists? One possibility is Crimsongem Saga is in another language, possibly English. Unfortunately, SCEH doesn’t list if Crimsongem Saga will be in Japanese, Chinese, Korean or English. We’ll have to wait until October 13 to find out. If you’re one of the ten people crossing your fingers for an English version of Astonishia Story 2 this may be it.


What’s even stranger than the Crimsongem Saga / Garnet Chronicle/ Astonishia Story 2 language debacle is it doesn’t even have a release date in Korea yet. You know, the place where it’s created.


Images courtesy of SK Telecom.

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  • squall3031

    Astonishia Story 1 was sooooo rubbish. I couldn’t stand playing it.

  • jeffx

    I care!

  • JeremyR

    I actually quite liked the first Astonishia Story. It was like a B-movie of an RPG. At least it was different, rather than the constant regurgitations of the same old Squenix stuff over and over and over. My main disappointment with it was that it was so short. This looks quite a bit different though, almost no similarities, really.

    Anyway, my answer is that it probably is closer to a co-publishing deal, rather than just distribution. Which I know they say, but how many distributors have sites for games on their own domains? So maybe there’s some name issues involved?

  • Aoshi00

    I tried the demo for this, but it seems like a very plain RPG.. So the char design was done by Korea too? Reminds me a little of Magna Carta.

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