In the heated ongoing conversation over "censorship" in localisation, we've heard a whole lot from fans and even translators, but we haven't seen much discussion from Japanese developers. Which is why, when speaking to Tetsuya Takahashi this week in Los Angeles, I asked him for his thoughts on the matter. His answers were a little surprising.
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Nintendo employee Alison Rapp, who's been a target of harassment over censorship controversies in recent months, said on Twitter that she has been fired. "Today, the decision was made," she wrote. "I am no longer a good, safe representative of Nintendo, and my employment has been terminated."
Cassandra Lee Morris voiced Lin in Xenoblade Chronicles X, one of the game's main characters -- and a source of controversy. In the the West, the character couldn't wear certain bikini costumes. On YouTube, she released a video about the process of making the game and weighed in on the "censorship" discussion.
The epic Wii U role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles X that has so far failed to thrill one of our guys in Japan, where it is already out, will make it to North America just before Christmas. It will be out on December 4.
I had no idea how much I wanted an RPG to let me do this until now. Xenoblade Chronicles X is not an easy game to navigate. It is simply massive and can take hours to run across. More than that, even with waypoints, it's common to find an unclimbable mountain or area full of high-level monsters between you and where you want to go.
Briefly: Via Miiverse, a screenshot from the Japanese version of Xenoblade Chronicles X (which comes out in North America and Europe later this year). Is this the most damage we've ever seen done at once in an RPG? Discuss.
Xenoblade Chronicles X is an upcoming big Wii U game. Literally. In a recent Famitsu interview (via Hachima), Monolith Software's Tetsuya Takahashi talked about the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X. From the sound of it, the game is massive.