This game were released about a week ago in Japan, and retailers seem disappointed with the low amount of sales. While the Pokemon games mostly focus on children, this game seems to attract a lot of adults. Retailers say that people usually buy the game at the evening, when adults are done with work. They’ve also said that it’s a few college students buying this. This game focus on pokemon, but it’s also about Japanese Warlord living a log time ago. This is probably one of the reason for not so many children to buy them. It’s mostly adults that have interest for history.
If this game gets released in the rest of the world, the sales may differ, but since it’s based around Japanese history, it might just stick to Japan.
I thought that fortnue street were supposed to be a Wii exclusie game, but turns out I was wrong. Today the iPhone version of Fortune Street was released on the Apple Market, for free. However, this version doesn’t have Mario characters and Dragon Quest characters, and it also have just one board. Might not be so good news for Nintendo, but I think people probably enjoy playing boardgames on home consoles.
Ever wanted to watch the pokemon series on your 3DS? Well now you can. Nintendo Zones now give you episodes from the Best Wishes series, when visiting one of them in the US. For those episodes to be available, Nintendo added a Pokemon section. It has information about the console games, and also news about TGC. In the future we might even be able to get Pokémon for the main games via those, such as when Pokemon are available via stores, like Gamestop and Game. Nintendo Zones also have added demos there, but hose can already be downloaded via the eShop. However, this is pretty good for people without internet acess on their 3DS.
Yes, the game has finally been announced for the US and Europe, and will be getting fully translated and released there this year. Apparently it’ll be coming out in summer 2012 in the US and September 2012 in Europe.
Here are some screenshots of the game in English:
Oh palette swaps? Wow, real show of originality there, isn’t it?
Nice artwork I have to admit, it almost looks cute.
Finally, the game’s English logo. Guess they plan to keep the same rather awkward name (how is anyone meant to pronounce or write down Theatrhythm anyway? It doesn’t even seem to be a real world…)
I also fear they might have trouble marketing this game in the US and Europe, the visual style is pretty much the complete opposite of what generally sells (aka cartoon styled and very Japanese looking), the name’s awkward to remember and makes no sense to most people and the game’s genre itself is one that barely sells. But hey, the more games the merrier, and if it’s a decent game it deserves to be released over here anyway.
What do you think of this game getting an English release?