Nintendo Will Translate Shin Megami Tensei IV Into Korean

By Spencer . June 2, 2013 . 10:30am

imageThe Megaten series has a fanbase in Korea because unlike Final Fantasy and Tales, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Persona 3 and Persona 4 were localized with Korean text. Even the Growlanser titles for PS2 were localized in Korean. Atlus move into the region was a big step for JRPGs in South Korea since most publishers just dumped either the Japanese or English versions.


Shin Megami Tensei IV for the Nintendo 3DS is following in the same footsteps. Nintendo announced they will localize Shin Megami Tensei IV into Korean and publish the JRPG in the region.

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  • The-Beast

    Nice for them. I wish someone would translate this game to brazilian portuguese, but there’s no way it could happen.

    • Guilherme Matheus Silva

      yeah, I know that feeling ‘-‘ there are some games in brazilian portuguese and there are even few dubbed in portuguese, but maybe these numbers will increase soon!

      • DesmaX

        Those are all AAA titles, and I’d rather not have them dubbed (Especially those Sony exclusive titles… I’m glad that Uncharted 3 had English voice option).

        I really can’t see a niche title like SMT IV being translated to Brazilian Portuguese

        • Guilherme Matheus Silva

          I can’t see it too… for now! Brazil is one of the worst countries for game development, BUT we have a huge number of people playing! So game developers are thinking a little more about us.

          Maybe in a near future, things may change. =]

          • DesmaX

            I think you’re missing the point.

            It’s not that it can’t be translated, the problem is that this doesn’t look like the type of game that need to be translated. I mean, I believe that Brazilians who are interessed in this game already know English

          • Warboss Aohd

            actually, from wot i heard, Da Game Industry in Brazil iz becomin’ larger az o’ late.

          • Ni

            The game industry in Brazil is getting large and large even SE have eyes on Brazil right know. And the games beign developed in the country is starting to increase. Except for NIntendo all the others big ones are starting to invest in the Brazil game industry

    • ReveurIngenu

      These games aren’t even translated into the big-4 (french, german, spanish, italian). So there’s pretty much no chance for brazilian portuguese.

      • Alexander Marquis Starkey

        Actually the Tales series recently has been localized with Multi-5, at least in the EU.

      • Tony SansNom

        Only Nocturne was translated but no one bought it so they never ever translated a megaten again. I have no problem with english at all (and even japanese) but i hope they will translate it in EU.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Brazil is becoming an increasingly important gaming market, though. I honestly wouldn’t be suprised if we start seeing Brazilian Portuguese versions of games more frequently in the future.

  • ZekeFreek

    Good news for all who care, I guess.

  • Adrián Alucard

    The Korean market is bigger than the Spanish market??

  • riceisnice

    I may actually buy a Korean 3DS. Playing Korean Crossing is a great way to learn the language.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Not a huge shocker. We know Nintendo’s recently opened a Korean branch and that they’ve been focusing on doing higher quality localization for the nation. We also know that Nintendo’s been working hard to partner with Japanese third parties and one of the ways they help out is with international distribution. Third, we know that Nintendo is working particularly closely with Index with the SMT IP as evidenced by SMT X Fire Emblem.

  • Robert Kupper

    I really wish this was on a system I owned.

  • Byas

    I’m more interested if the DLC costumes will come to the US… But still, good for them I guess (both Atlus and Koreans, one side getting an awesome game and the other one a larger fanbase).

  • Warboss Aohd

    seemz like a smart move. Dey iz probably starved fer gamez ova dere. A Relatively untapped market if ya will.

  • Metalsnakezero

    Atlus, taking over the Asian one localization at a time.

  • ChiffonCake

    Nice to hear that South Korea’s starting to step it up.

  • fireguardiancoty

    The Korean version of Tales of Destiny 2 says hi.

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