For Final Fantasy’s 25th Anniversary, Atlus Parent Company Translated It Into Thai

By Spencer . October 29, 2012 . 4:29pm

ff1_thai_10Square Enix localized the original Final Fantasy into one more language for the series 25th anniversary – Thai. I can’t think of too many JRPGs that have been translated into Thai so that’s already pretty neat.


What’s even more interesting is Index Corporation did the localization work through their Thailand division. Index is the parent company of Atlus, which is actually called Index Digital Media now. Atlus and Square Enix worked together to bring Odin Sphere and Persona 4 to Europe. Lord of Vermilion Re: 2, a Square Enix arcade game, also has Persona 4 crossover characters in it.


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  • Tales_of_Master

     It would be cool if Atlus struck a deal with SE, where Atlus handle the localization of some of SE games in Asia, and SE handle the localization of Atlus’s games in Europe. I think this would solve the “No European branch for Atlus” problem.

    • I think that was actually the plan at one point! Square Enix Europe signed deals to distribute NIS and Atlus titles. I thought they were going to give Ghostlight a run for their money, but after the Eidos acquisition running the European studios became their primary focus so those things stopped happening.

  • This is very very neat. I’m glad publishers are looking at the SEA market instead of leaving them no choice but to pirate games. 

    • revenent hell

      Theres always a choice. Buy the game legally or not. If people choose to pirate a game instead of importing it from a different country thats the choice they made. Thats like saying because I live in the USA and a game is not localized for here I have no choice but to pirate it wich is crap.
      Granted legal means may be more costly but if people want something legally then there are many ways to go about it that dosent hurt the industry in the process.

      • pothier.adrien

         That’s true for consoles which are not region-locked. When they are, however… :(

        • revenent hell

          That only occured to me AFTER I posted the above…
          Region locking……..What can I say? I personally dont believe it should be used since if people want to buy games legally they are screwed and have to buy another system and realy not many people can afford to do that. I cant its hard enough just being able to purchase the game itself now a days…..
          I get why companies do it I do and they have a right to protect their investments in the countries they are in but as a consumer its so unfair that if I want to  purchase a game that has zero chance of localization in my country  I cant unless I buy another device to do so. I just kind of hope in future this will be taken in to consideration since I think more people would rather buy games legally than not,well I hope this is the case anyways.
          Im just not a fan of people claiming pirating as an excuse when other options are indeed available.
          I think im still bitter about when one kid claimed he lived in a poor country and couldnt afford to buy games legally because his parents didnt make enough money to buy them for him………Thats kind of stuck with me for a few years now.

      • Talk is easy. Thing is, people who never experience this kind of situation will assume they are knowledgeable about it without considering the other party’s views. Okay, let’s say you live in the USA and a game is not coming to your country. Cool story, let’s just import it assuming it’s not region locked. 

        However, in these countries, trying to get a game legally is like buying an Egyptian mummy. Oh, you want a game, let’s wait a couple of months and then pay an astronomical amount for that game you want. Things are better now with Steam and online ordering, but back in the days of the PS1 and PS2, games cost a fortune. It may be $60 to you, but it can be up to 10% of people’s wages in other parts of the country. 

        I’m not justifying piracy here, but with those ridiculous prices, no wonder that people don’t buy them and pirate them instead. Would you pay $300 for a game? I don’t think so. Thank god the situation is improving now, but previously gaming is a luxury.

  • OatMatadoQuatro


    I mean

  • AndyLC

    I am pretty sure Thailand has more Final Fantasy fans per capita than any other country. If Final Fantasy XIV is released in Thai, it will become their number one MMO

  • Romangelo

    unnecessary project…

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