Another Sign That Solarobo Is Indeed Coming To Europe

By Spencer . November 4, 2010 . 12:20pm

imageNamco Bandai Games Europe is keeping this really quiet, but they are planning to release Solarobo outside of Japan.


In addition to a rating from Australia’s Classifications Board, PEGI the rating board for most of Europe, has Solarobo in their database. CyberConnect2’s only Nintendo DS game has a kid friendly rating in PAL territories.


So, if you’re looking to play Solarobo chances are you’ll be able to play it in English. Namco Bandai may not release it here, though. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Go Go Cosmo Cops, and even one PS2 Naruto fighting game were some of their Europe-only releases.

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  • Come on Namco Bandai America, bring this game out to us here. The game looks awesome, and I want to finally boot up my Nintendo DS again after so long with not playing it (well of course after Golden Sun Dark Dawn, I wont be playing it until this comes out OR Black or White hits)

  • Pichi

    At least there is a backup plan if it doesn’t release in NA. I want to believe they’ll release it in NA, but its Namco…

    • maxchain

      Well, first they’ll have to dedicate a spot to it on whatever dartboard they use to determine which Tales games make it here.

      • Wow they have a dartboard for that??? Man, Bamco must suck ass at darts.

        • Exkaiser

          Half the spots are “Not this year.” The bulls-eye is “never again.”

          • Code

            More like all the spots are “Not this Year”, the wall is “never again” and the bull-eye is “localization STAT” and anyone who gets hit by a dart gets laid off T__T;

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Yay, Danish flag is accounted for. Still not sure if I’m even interested in the game but it’s nice to have easy access to it anyway.

  • That’s why I have always thought Europeans are cooler than Americans. Importing time! It’s too bad they didn’t bring .hack/Link too that game is awesome.

    • Noooooo .hack//Link ;__;

      Did you play it?

      • I played the demo, it’s on the Japanese (duh) PSN. Well worth a download.

    • holyPaladin

      I rather have .hack//LINK too

    • There are so many decent games the EU hasn’t had it’s not funny. It’s pretty rare for us to get nice exclusives (Breath of Fire 3 PSP, Tingle DS and this).

      In return there are lots of RPGs (especially portable ones) that never make it over here. We never got SMT: SJ and SMT: DS which is a crime given they’re the best dungeon crawler and strategy games respectively on the console.

      • At least you got Tales of Eternia PSP too.

        • My favorite PSPort

        • malek86

          Yes, with a bug that makes it impossible to reach the end.

          Now that’s a quality localization.

  • godmars

    I would be pissed about this, but then I’d love to see games like this on the PS3.

    • Code

      rar, silly godmars, DS to PS3 ports are incredibly silly >w<~! Although I will agree with you, if there's one thing I'd love to see is some PS3 action/action games with some old school PS1 values,the days before Sony started leaning on Jak, Ratchet, and Sly, none of which I have particularly strong feelings for omo;

      • um ni no kuni?

        • Code

          lol, that is true >w<; Good catch although it's not something that happens all that often.

        • Serge73

          That’s not really a “port” situation, is it? I was under the impression that they were going to be different games, kind of like how “Sonic Unleashed” or “Sonic Colors”, where, even with similar/same names, the games were pretty different across platforms…

          • Code

            Yeahh that is true, they wouldn’t technically be ports, although it is one of the only examples of a DS project turning into a PS3 project >w<;

  • EvilAkito

    This is good news. I’ll enjoy having an English-language import option if us American’s get screwed out of this game.

    • As I harkened to in some post on this site, We, Americans, truly live in an unfair world.

      I really want this, importing is such a hassle

      • Code

        Although having an english import option isn’t so bad, means the game will cost a little more. But at least it is pretty for-sure that the game is going to get localized. Honestly though I still expect the game get get localization in America. Although I am curious about how Namco’s recent lay-offs will impact such a project.

      • malek86

        If Americans live in an unfair world, where do Europeans live? Because among the localized niche games, USA still gets about 300% more of what EU gets.Just look at Devil Summoner 2, Devil Survivor, KITN, Etrian Odyssey 2, Izuna 2, Dark Spire… there are too many more to list.

        Well, at least, importing from the US is not too expensive.

        • Schwer_Muta

          Hell. They live in hell.

        • vadde939

          I second this. Us PAL gamers get screwed out of so many niche games that do get released in the US that it’s kind of nice to be getting something the Americans don’t get for a change.

          • Ereek

            Why so spiteful? It’s not the American gamer’s fault that Europe doesn’t get the games. If anything, they do understand your pain.Europe actually does get a lot of good games Americans don’t, but they’re lesser known titles. Ever hear of Venetica? That was decent on PC, not sure about consoles.Not to mention I can count off the top of my head 5 or 6 great PSP RPGs that were Europe only.Fortunately, Region Locking seems to be on its way out so it’s not as big of deal as it was 10 years ago. Importing is much easier now that digital is growing as well.

          • vadde939

            I’m sorry if my comment sounded like I was being spiteful to American gamers. I didn’t mean it that way. I just get annoyed at so many niche games not getting released in Europe and think its a good thing to see the European division of a company taking the initative and making an effort to localize niche games themselves instead of waiting for a US release before they even consider releasing it in Europe (often very late) which is what usually happens if the game is even released in Europe at all. I hope you’re right about region lock being on its way out but things like the DSi (and probably the 3DS) being region locked have me worried as most of my imports are niche American DS games that never got a PAL release.

          • AdamBoy64

            You have patience then. I’m in a PAL region, but just imported all my consoles this gen. (well, except for the PS3)
            I feel bad because I should be supporting PAL sales.. but at the same time I normally get games earlier, and a lot cheaper. (at least cheaper for my country, not necessarily PAL in general).
            But.. I know how you feel though.

      • Tokyo Guy

        LOL, are you aware of how many times Europe is screwed out of games?

    • Joanna

      Yeah, that is the one good thing about this news. This and Last Window are the two titles that I will have to import, it seems. I’m still waiting it out to see if we get either one, but Last Window is starting to look like a no show.

    • malek86

      By the way… if it’s true that this game is DSi-enhanced, then I guess you’ll need a Phat/Lite if you want to import it. On a DSi, it would be region locked.

  • Dimentionalist

    Namco? Localizing something that isn’t DBZ or Naruto? Wow! Hopefully this is the start of a trend…

    • Joanna

      I wish! Namco America and Namco Europe are two different entities. :(

      • vadde939

        But Namco Europe almost never do the English localization of anything themselves. If they decide to localize Tales independently instead of waiting to bring over Namco America titles that would be very good news for me and at least there’d be an English version for Americans to import which is surely better than no English Tales at all. I’m probably being too optimistic though.

        • Joanna

          Maybe we are too optimistic but it’s good to know most Tales of series are on systems that are region free this generation. It would be terrible if there was an English localization but you couldn’t play it on your North American system.

  • wharcraff

    It’s great that Europe is getting these games localised. Great job on Bamco Europe’s part.

    P.S. Bamco America looks like it may be downsizing. .
    So it’s probably a good thing they aren’t localising as many games as they did in the past.

  • Tokyo Guy

    While I have nothing but good things to say about this game, it would be excellent if Bandai adjusts the difficulty for the overseas release because the original version was horribly easy.

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