Xseed May Consider Localizing Unchained Blades Exxiv

By Ishaan . November 23, 2012 . 11:30am

Xseed released FuRyu-developed dungeon crawler, Unchained Blades, as a download title on the PSP earlier this year, but its Nintendo eShop release is still pending. Why the delay?


When we asked Xseed’s Executive Vice President, Ken Berry, the same question earlier in the month, he shared: “We have to work through a lot of technical hurdles for the eShop release of Unchained Blades. We could be looking at an early December release if things continue to go well.”


Then, more recently, a fan on Xseed’s Facebook page (thanks: GoNintendo) asked about the possibility of the game’s sequel, Unchained Blades Exxiv, being localized. To this, Xseed replied: “We’re still struggling to get the original out on 3DS first. After that’s finally out the door (hopefully December), then maybe we can start thinking about the sequel.”


Unchained Blades Exxiv, also for the PSP and Nintendo 3DS, features a new cast of characters drawn by various well-known artists, including Yoshitaka Amano.

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  • Good to know. Hope everything goes well for them.

  • Raharu95

    I do hope nothing goes grown

  • SprintsMcGee

    I still need to download the first one.

  • MasterHiei

    People at XSEED are total bros

  • Thuggin Love

    First one was pretty mediocre,digital only,and overpriced.
    If this is digital again then im not gonna bother.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       I guess you missed the ship when they said they we going to be mostly doing digital releases for awhile.

      • Thuggin Love

        What a shame,oh well still have EO4,Soul Hackers,and SMT 4 to look forward to.

      • Elvick

        Doesn’t mean someone has to like that. Especially when other companies (Atlus and Aksys) released their games at the exact same price as this game, with a retail option.

        If they’re going digital only for most things, they need to price better. Because their competitors are providing much better options to consumers.

        • raymk

          While this is true that people don’t have to like it there’s plenty of things that you’ll have to live with as you can’t have everything just the way you want it. I do think they need a better price point for digital games though but since its hard enough to bring out games like this I can forgive them somewhat.

          • Elvick

            I don’t expect everything I want.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          How about you read my post again where in it did i say he had to like it? Learn2read

          • Elvick

            That’s a horrible argument. Your entire tone for your post is, “How wrong you are to feel that way! Let me tell you why! *z snap*”

            Oh, how about this. “How about you read his post again where in it did he say he didn’t know that Xseed was going to do a lot of digital releases? Learn2read”

            You don’t know if he did, or didn’t know that already. Yet you were inclined to reply telling him about it anyway.

            So if it’s okay for you to do that, then it’s okay for me to do so as well.

            Nice try.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            my god you are an idiot…

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      Wow, how entitled can you get?

      • Thuggin Love

        Soooo, having a preference for physical media= entitlement?

        LOL, did I fall asleep and wake to an era where consumers have to bend over backwards to please these companies? I think we should all just buy games from these companies without ever questioning their actions.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Consumers do need to recognize a broader picture, however. Given the system, the genre and the look, this just isn’t a physical copy game. It would be a case of the company bending over backwards for the consumer. This is the kind of product I’d actually love to see have digital success along the lines of Corpse Party. It would be the only means to get even smaller selling titles like say part of the PSPs amazing VN collection here.

        • FitzpatrickPhillips

          Acting like a small child with a narrow minded view of things, then complaining like you know anything makes you entitled. You do understand why publishers sometimes release things digitally-only right? Its so people like you, people who can’t read japanese, have more access to these games that the companies realize wont be making them a lot of money. This way you can get your game and the company doesn’t have to worry about losing profits. You even get the game at a cheaper price most of the time so “overpriced” does not describe what localized Unchained Blades was. It being digital or not has no bearing on the game’s quality either. I also prefer physical media but guess what? If the game is digital only and a good game, it has no bearing on anything. Sure I might be depressed, but I’m not going to shun it and talk nonsense.

          • Thuggin Love

            Elminage Original-A digital game in the same genre launches at 14.99
            Enjoy getting ripped by Xseed foolish tools

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Your point has been made and it certainly doesn’t require the name calling. Let folks spend their own money how they choose to, not how you would. Please take a moment to review our rules.


          • FitzpatrickPhillips

            Elminage Original didn’t do very well in Japan, wasn’t a full price game in Japan,  didn’t get any proper VA treatment localization wise and got absolutely no prior advertisement. Thats why it launched for so low. Unchained Blades on the other hand is releasing for two different handhelds, has great VAs under its belt, has many different famous artists and Nobuo Uematsu in-staff, and got a bit of advertisement and promotional goodies sold for $15+ more. Thats where the price difference comes from. And even compared to other digitally released media, thats still not overpriced.

    •  I’m gonna have to ask you to hand in your avatar.

  • I still can’t believe theres big enough market for all these games to even get considered but great for the fans I guess. Patiently waiting for some Senran Kagura love.

  • Shaun Huseman

    Hmm, Id rather them bring Sol Trigger out. The story seems much more interesting that Unchained Blades. I believe they have similar battle systems as well.

  • RaineNythra

    I’d to see this make it across the pond. Now if only they’d say something about F/E CCC.

    • Andrew Austin

      I keep hitting the “like” button, but nothing is happening, XSeed!

    • LynxAmali

       Xseed had nothing to do with Extra.

      That was Aksys.

  • Still need to pick Unchained Blades up… Might go do that now!

  • TiamatNM

    Hope we do get it. The first one was really good

  •  wooth, my name in silliconera post, now i can die happy :3

  • Arcana Wiz

    I´m not very much into dungeon crawler games, but im hope things go well for xseed, they localized a considerable number of niche games that almost everybody  never thought that were going to west.

  • Alfy Masamune

    urghh, how about a better game.

    • Hraesvelgr

      They really are, it’s a shame there are a number of people that give them crap for a bunch of BS reasons.

      • Hraesvelgr

        Wait, did I really give this response to that comment… what is wrong with me.

    • Leon_Tekashi

      How about you keep your negativity to yourself. A lot of us want niche games to get localized so that we can see what we we’re missing out on and have fun while taking a break from the mainstream games.

    • JazzyMan123

      To be fair, I’d bet most of those “better games” in Japan are quite hard to actually get, not to mention how issues can arise during localization…(GKH)

  • I love the first one and definitely going to look forward to the sequel!

  • scratchbach

    Still looking forward to the 3DS release! Hopefully they get it out soon.

  • Foryth

    I’ve been on the fence about Unchained Blades for a while, since you don’t get to create your team as in traditional dungeon crawlers and that’s one of my favorite parts.  I’ll probably get it eventualy anyway.  Not sure yet if I want this on PSP or 3DS though.

  • EmptyWarrior

    I only played the first one for a few chapters, but I enjoyed it. I’d totally buy the sequel if Xseed released it.

  • So many better ones they should localize.

    • JazzyMan123

      Most of those “better ones” aren’t very easy to acquire.

  • revenent hell

    I liked unchained blades and I hope its sequal gets a localization to. I dont get why people bemoan the fact there are better games to be released,just because you think so dosent mean everyone else will agree with you on that and even if they do those arent the games being released now are they? and frankly im fairly happy with the games I do get a chance to play even if they arent the ones I personally want…Grow up and if you want a better game released start your own company and do it.

  • Bloodios

    Great news! Now I just hope that Akiba’s Trip will eventually get localized too…

    • I loved that game.

    • Learii

      i wish but XSEED not locazing Akiba’s Trip i hope someone else will localized it

  • Learii

    i still waiting for my psp version

  • raymk

    The first one was meh but i’ll most def take this one.

  • I want Senran Kagura instead.

  • Matthew Brannock

    noa is really messing up the 3ds for americans

    iwata should fire everyone and get better people who know what the fuck they are doing

    • sd28


    • M’iau M’iaut

      I really doubt this game represents a make or break in any way for the 3DS. Please watch the anger unless you can provide some support for the rants.

  • Alex

    I’d rather have Trails 2.

  • xxx128

    would be cool if they’d release this on psp umd in the states. Totally into it.

  • Oltheros

    That’s cool and all for the people who like this game, but…I found it mediocore. I feel like there are dozens of better psp games out there they could be localizing.

  • fenix7

    I want this for my PSP… LOCALIZE!!

  • Nico

    no way lol

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