a game like 999, Im sure ppl that liked that will be interested.
Dangan-Ronpa PSP US Localization(9 posts) (7 voices)
I've had my eyes on this game for quite a while. Here is what I have on this game.
From the guys who brought you Way of the Samurai, Kenka Bancho, and Dragonball: Raging Blast (PS3) comes DANGAN-RONPA (PSP), when roughly translated means "winning an argument with a bullet". You play Makoto Naegi, an average student who has entered a public high school for the super elite. During the school's entrance ceremony Makoto faints and suddenly wakes up in the school. But the rooms resemble prison cells rather than classrooms, complete with bars on the windows and dilapidated halls. He is greeted by a maniacal-looking bear named Mono-Bear who claims to be the school master of the school. He says to the 15 students gathered, including yourself, that they are stuck there...unless they murder someone.
But Makoto refuses to kill anyone and so he follows the course of a detective and must figure out how he got there and how to get out alive: Spike refers to it as a "High-Speed Detective Action-Adventure". There will be a mix of sleuthing and action depending on what each chapter calls for. You can wander around 3D environments talking to and interacting with 2D characters. It will use "2.5D Motion Graphics", the game's own camera work.
TetsuyaHikari has posted his playthrough of the game:
PS: How can you not love this game when you have a bear with murderous intentions?
Whoever picks up this title needs to keep the literal name. It's soooo good.I judge you when you use poor grammar.
"Winning an argument with a bullet" is way to good to not use!
Yes please! I was all for Aksys publishing this title! You have to publish it!
I posted someplace else about it standing up really well against GT5 in its first week. That and 999 doing so well, even with an M rating and on DS, makes it seem foolish not it publish it.
also it supposedly has glowing reviews so far
Thus far, other companies have localized Spike's games. Atlus was responsible for the English versions of Kenka Bancho (PSP) and Samurai Western. Agetec was responsible for the English version of Fire Pro Wrestling Returns. So I'm not sure if Aksys has any corporate connections with Spike...
Also, I've heard that it's quite tough to sell PSP games and make a profit. Since it looks like the next Sony portable system is slated for release not too far from now, it's tough to be optimistic about the current system.
ya, that is a good point, but it still doesn't stop company like xseed, atlus from bring over the jrpg etc on the PSP platform which is quite interesting. I think this kind of niche games have a big enough market to be profitable. They must be targeting otaku and hardcore collectors with collector edition stuffs. Deadly Premonition sold like 60k at a retail price of 20 USD on 360, and Ignition actually consider that good enough. So PSP or DS niche titles probably only need to sell around that number or less even if they price higher or cost less to make.
The game is doing quite well for itself in Japan. Apparently, Danganronpa has sold 85,000 units, with 25,564 copies in the first week alone.
This game needs to be localised. It's a sure win.
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