DSiWare Game Localized To Attract Idolm@ster Fans

By Spencer . February 23, 2010 . 1:50am

The Idolm@ster is so successful in Japan even Paris headquartered Gameloft is piggybacking off its success with a DSiWare game called Idol Nights. This isn’t a new game, Idol Nights is a localized for Japan version of American Popstar.

 

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Aside from a language change, the DSiWare game appears to be the same. It’s the marketing that’s different. Gameloft’s logo for American Popstar looks like something you would see on American Idol. Idol Nights ditches the girl screaming into a microphone for anime-like characters in front of a stage. This change is cosmetic, but interesting to note just to see how Western titles in Japan are superficially altered.

 

Spike, if you’re reading this, your next survey should find out if Japanese gamers like localized or original art for Western games sold in Japan.


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  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    All I can say is, the people in Japan who download this game are in for a big surprise if they’re expecting anything like im@s.

  • JeremyR

    Gameloft has very little shame…

    • thebanditking

      Oh come now I am sure Gameloft has plenty of shame to go around.

  • malek86

    “This change is cosmetic, but interesting to note just to see how Western titles in Japan are superficially altered.”

    Well, some japanese covers are also altered for western release, so yeah. Apparently, it works both ways.

    • Pichi

      Japanese Ratchet and Clank covers still get a laugh from me.

      • Joanna

        I like the Japanese Ratchet and Clank covers. I wish they were used for us as well. :P

  • TyeTheCzar

    I’ll choose JPop over American Poop music anytime. Oh, and if I cared about the lyrics, I would go read poems.

    • Hraesvelgr

      I’ll choose neither if I can help it, tyvm. They both have the same target audiences, annoying singers and ridiculously stupid lyrics.

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