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Arc Rise Fantasia Dubbed In English For U.S.

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IGN have got their hands on a preview build of imageepoch’s Arc Rise Fantasia, and while preview copies of the game come with the Japanese voice track on the disc, the final build will only hold an English dub licensed by publisher Ignition Entertainment.

 

In the past, localization has consistently been one of the areas Ignition have struggled with in their attempt to publish Japanese games in the North American market. One of the primary reasons behind this is their collaboration with localization firm Entalize, who translated Nostalgia for the DS and Muramasa: The Demon Blade for the Wii, both of which were subpar by current localization standards.

 

Whether or not Entalize have been contracted for Arc Rise Fantasia is, as of now, unknown. The game is currently scheduled for a June 22nd release. It’s been a while since we covered it, so here are some screenshots from last year.

 

Thanks to Denpa no Sekai for the tip!

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.