The previous two Lost Odyssey content packs on the Japan's Xbox Marketplace are compatible with the North American version. Seekers of the Abyss, the recently released extra dungeon, might not be. Aoshi00 sent an e-mail with his experience:
“After d/ling the patch (80+ Mb), I put it the US version of disc 4 (my last save). Once I entered the sunken experimental staff, Kaim is kicked out and a message prompts player to "update the game" before proceeding w/ this new dungeon. But the thing is the US disc won't update itself, only the Jpn disc 4 does! So it looks like DLC #3 only works w/ the Jpn version of the game, not the US version, while the two previous DLCs were compatible. I'm not 100% sure, but I popped in both the US and Jpn discs and only the latter works.”
Has anyone else tried to explore the new dungeon, which is supposedly only for Japan at the moment? I personally downloaded Seekers of the Abyss, but I’m um… not at the point in Lost Odyssey where I can confirm if it works with the North American release or not.
One thought I had was the update may not be available on US servers yet, which is why Seekers of the Abyss may not work with the US disc. On the other hand it might be incompatible altogether like the downloadable content for Blue Dragon. In any case, I mentioned how the other packs are region free, so at the very least I think it’s fair to post out this warning to prevent any waste of Microsoft Points.
And thanks go to Aoshi00 for watching out for the Siliconera community!
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