Devil Survivor: Overclocked Reaches Europe In February

By Ishaan . December 11, 2012 . 9:00am

Devil Survivor: Overclocked has a release date in Europe. Following a delay from its previous 2012 release window, the Nintendo 3DS RPG is now slated for release on February 22nd, 2013.


U.K.-based publisher, Ghostlight, will be publishing Devil Survivor: Overclocked in Europe. Ghostlight are also publishing Devil Survivor 2 for the Nintendo DS, but haven’t announced a release date for that game yet.

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  • Oltheros

    Wow this publisher is slow.

    • At least they keep their word. *coughsZenUnitedcoughs*

      • Ladius

        Zen is in Atlus’ hands, considering they aren’t a developer and they need to be provided a working European build before they can start the submission procedure.

        • Arizato

          This isn’t just on ATLUS. Zen should keep nagging ATLUS until they get their build, instead they are keeping quiet telling EU fans that they can’t do anything about it when they can. How hard is it to send several mails or give them a phone call every other day until they get their build?

      • RablaAndrews

        The whole Arena thing is on ATLUS. Zen have been royally screwed over waiting for their build.

    • Better late than never. Not to mention that they’re working with limited resources, and the delays are not their fault for the most part (I believe). Usually these delays have more to do with legal issues, licensing issues and whatanot that are way over the company who is picking up the games to publish.

      As a player who’s anxiously waiting to get this one, it sure sucks ass to have to wait until February, sure. But I’m willing to wait some more weeks to get my hands on this one.

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I think if I was a person in Europe I would have just bought US systems and us games, no way it could reasonably take this long to bring this game out to other english speaking countries unless they redub it?

    • Vitor Duarte

      There are only 2 english speaking countries in Europe, UK and Ireland. They normally translate the games to other languages like German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and sometimes (more rarely) nordic languages like Finnish.

      • Adrián Alucard

        I’ve never seen a translated game into portuguese. Usually only the Instruction booklet is translated to Portuguese (Yellow mark in the cover, instead of pink/purple)

      • Ladius

        No, they don’t, unless the game is a first-party title, has mainstream appeal or has an extremely small amount of texts, and even then it can still be English-only or Multi 3 (English, French and German) if the publisher doesn’t want to invest too much on it.

        Ghostlight’s games never had anything but English texts for instance, which is completely understandable considering how niche they are.

      • Romored

        They hardly do that, when it comes to jrpgs. Ghostlight, for example, leaves the games in English-only. And so do almost every other European publisher. Sometimes they translate only in German and French without Italian and Spanish (like Tales of Graces F or Kingdom Hearts 3D). The only one that always includes all the languages is Nintendo (even though they sometimes don’t do it for minor projects). Hard times for jrpg players in Europe, because almost every other genre has at least the five main languages.
        I have no idea why they tend to publish games with so large delays when they have almost nothing to change.

      • Monsley

        I have never come across a game with the option to play in Portuguese, Greek or any other language other than the four/five “major” languages, but since all my European games come from either the UK or Italy (with only a few exceptions), maybe it’s some kind of regional thing I am unaware of… Meaning that if I were to buy a game in Greece, maybe it would actually be in Greek? I have no idea.

        Other than that, to my experience, handheld games don’t get translated as much as console games do. Many of my DS and PSP games (especially JRPGs) only have the option to display the text in English (sometimes French and German are there, too), whereas most of my console games are translated into the usual five languages. Of course this doesn’t apply to successful series like Pokémon, which usually get translated despite being on handhelds.

      • Kirbysuperstar2

        In the case of video games, “Europe” also includes Australia, New Zealand, etc.

    • Julien_N

      I was thinking about buying a US 3DS myself (for Code of Princess and the two billion future Atlus games that will never be released in Europe) but even factoring the price cuts, it is still a huge and frankly annoying investment, as I already have a PAL model.
      But I think I’d rather wait for a way to remove the region-lock instead of purchasing the same console a dozen times…(There are also Japanese games that caught my interest, as Senran Kagura or Kokuga, as well as the hypothetic Karous port)

      About the dubs, most games keep the English one, even in other regions. PC and PS3/360 games can have others dubs as well, but on handhelds it is rarely the case.
      And untranslated games can be released here, as long as the manual is translated. Tales of the Abyss 3DS for instance is entirely in English and a small caption on my box says “Jeu en anglais/Game in English”. The manual has pages in various languages.

    • Samurai Don

      But then Ghostlight doesn’t then money from that sales which in turns give them the impresion that no one in Europe wants the game.

      People forget that Ghostlight is a small company or the fact localization is a slow process which takes time.

  • Romored

    They had problems of some sort, the game was supposed to be out in November.

  • SirRichard

    About bloody time, and it’s yet another game in the early 2013 line-up. Hopefully DS2 isn’t too far behind either.

    • TheRealMalek

      Hoping more for DS2 overclocked which will be annonced the 18th december :p

  • Vitor Duarte

    At least is Ghostlight, I’m smelling some goodies. And now us… Zen United.

  • Ninten

    Well, at least it’s finally coming. Time to sell my DS copy of the game.

  • Nervous

    Finally, some interesting games coming to DS!

  • XiaomuArisu

    Thank you again Ghostlight!

  • TheRealMalek

    now they need to open their shop page for goodies XD

  • Tales_of_Master

    Better late than never I guess :D Truly happy for our European friends who will finally get their hands on the game. Hopefully other projects will get faster releases in the future.

  • Julien_N

    Yeah, finally…it was about time, but hey, better late than never.
    The game was available for the NA market half a year ago and the game will probably be exactly the same. The cause of the delay was independent of the game coding itself, huh?

    I really hope they will pick up the upcoming Atlus 3DS games because if they won’t, no one will. Now that they have got themselves familiar with the 3DS structure, maybe we can hope faster localization times for the next games?

    (Erm…isn’t that wish contradicting my previous statement concerning the delay? XD)

  • Thanks to Ghostlight we’ll finally be able to get this game!
    Though I think its ridiculous that it will be around 16 months after the US release!
    I don’t understand why Atlus doesn’t have some sort of partnership going so that as soon as the english version is being made or whatever, the euro version can get started and we won’t get these stupid long delays (not blaming Ghostlight, but Atlus).
    Though this would would all be moot if it weren’t for idiotic region locking!!

  • darkfox1

    I wonder what happened to having DDS1 and 2 on PSN? Are they still having problems?

  • Göran Isacson

    I am… just gonna be glad I get the game. Took it’s sweet time, but at the very least… I get the game.

  • Richard N

    I know all my UK brothers are angry that it’s taken so long, but lets look on the bright side; it’s finally coming and it’s freaking awesome.

  • Go2hell66

    Praise the Sun!

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