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Nintendo Publishing Inazuma Eleven In Europe


Bergsala is Nintendo’s game distributor in certain European territories, such as Norway and Sweden. Today, the company announced that Nintendo are publishing Level 5’s Inazuma Eleven (the first game) in Europe.


The news comes via Bergsala’s Twitter, further followed up with a post on Nintendo’s Swedish website with screenshots. Inazuma Eleven is due for a January 28th, 2011 release.


This announcement is in line with comments made by Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, who recently stated that localizing and releasing currently unlocalized software on the Nintendo DS would allow Nintendo to continue to take advantage of the system’s existing audience, despite the upcoming 3DS launch.


In addition to Inazuma Eleven, Nintendo also presently publish Level 5’s Professor Layton series outside Japan. Here’s what Inazuma Eleven looks like in English:


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.