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Title: Luminous Arc 3 in English?
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Lelouch Lamperouge - February 1, 2010 09:59 PM (GMT)
I hadn't heard LA3 was out even in Japan, so it came as a shock it was out two months ago. Since I can't find any evidence they're bringing it over to America (or that they brought it over) i'm wondering if there's a way (patch) to play in English.

Or even if I somehow missed the LA3 English release in the US, tell me.

skellitorman - February 2, 2010 04:01 AM (GMT)
Don't wry lelouch. When it comes out in English I will let you know. If there is a patch, then I will let you know as well. All I can say though is that this game is awesome... and that I miss my AYANO!

Lelouch Lamperouge - February 2, 2010 04:06 AM (GMT)
Yeah, thanks.

...but honestly, i tink they would have announced translations for an official release by now.

And if someone would patch it, it'd be a miracle because its a game not well known.

Steelix100 - February 3, 2010 02:54 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lelouch Lamperouge @ Feb 2 2010, 04:06 AM)
Yeah, thanks.

...but honestly, i tink they would have announced translations for an official release by now.

And if someone would patch it, it'd be a miracle because its a game not well known.

Believe me, Puyo Puyo is a far less heard of game, and a couple of them have English patches. I'm sure somebody will come through. If you want to check daily, try romhacking.net, they will probably have it there if it does get translated.

skellitorman - February 10, 2010 03:57 AM (GMT)
If they don't announce LA3 in English in the next four to six months then I am going to use the Japanese version. If an English patch does not come out till then, then I am going to see what I could do about it. Eventually we should be able to have the game in English whether by patch or official release.

Crisis7 - February 27, 2010 02:41 AM (GMT)
LA3 is considered a superior success by Famitsu, I doubt Atlus will not release it to the US.


skellitorman - March 1, 2010 06:01 PM (GMT)
I guess what makes no sense to me is, why hasn't it been announced already?

Steelix100 - March 3, 2010 01:43 AM (GMT)
Maybe they want to not taunt you with the thought of a new and improved game that is being released months later.

Bombkirby - April 25, 2010 05:35 PM (GMT)
You guys think they'll announce it after they release Arc Rise Fantasia in the US? Their prolly busy readying that for its release right?

skellitorman - April 25, 2010 06:24 PM (GMT)
Who knows. All we can do is wait, or get it translated elsewhere.

Bombkirby - April 25, 2010 06:37 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (skellitorman @ Apr 25 2010, 06:24 PM)
Who knows. All we can do is wait, or get it translated elsewhere.

Hmm I guess so.

arkee - August 14, 2010 02:02 PM (GMT)
if you go to gamefaqs, someone said that he will try to make an english patch. didn't say when it'll be ready but at least we have some hope~!

skellitorman - August 15, 2010 05:21 PM (GMT)
Very interesting. I knew that it would come out sooner or later in one form or another! Can you send us a link to that page here?

arkee - August 16, 2010 09:42 AM (GMT)
this is the link. but no idea when it will be done... will probably take a while to come out...

gamefaqs

skellitorman - August 16, 2010 06:35 PM (GMT)
Thanks arkee! Finally things are looking better for us LA fans!

Things that would be nice to have translated are the story scenes and the lapis! There are so many lapis and its hard to know which is which. If that were to get translated, then everything else "battle" wise should be ok.

TheGuardian - August 16, 2010 10:09 PM (GMT)
here is what I know:

Atlus has its reasons for not releasing LA3 to the US, and unfortunately may be why they have been waiting. They believe that it shouldnt be released here because:

-Of the result in piracy from LA2 which was more alarming than they expected and would not want that to increase because of this incredibly successful game

-Atlus believes that the costs for licensing / promoting / packaging / translating and eventual manufacturing / shipping will overrate the profit they can receive, and therfore be a waste of money

-They have also released other games this year and are wondering if they should push the limits and release another one on top of those (which if the profit is good enough then why not right?)

-Atlus is also torn between if the fact that if they could only choose one, they would only release either Luminous Arc 3: Eyes to America, or Etrian Odyssey 3

-Atlus finds America of more of a threat than a good profit due to what some people, and Im not saying all, but some people in the US do to get they're video games, even if that means in illegal ways

-Similar games to the LA series (and you all know what Im talking about) such as the Tales series (Symphonia, Vesperia, etc.) were made in fact into Nintendo DS gameplay versions, but never left Japan because of these very reasons, and even more than I have mentioned

I read a topic in the gamespot forums the other day that had me very interested, and had people rating the odds of this release to America. Most percentages were from 50-60% chance, while others said there was a 100% chance of it coming here. I believe there is nothing really that we can do to persuade them, but to only hope and wait.

MagicsungirlHina - August 17, 2010 01:16 AM (GMT)
I'm glad there's a chance LA3 will come out but if doesn't come out... who know's what will happen to the forms... :blink: Well... we'll see what happens if it don't come out...

If it does come out... it will maybe and this is my guess, around the end of the year like november or decbemer.

I'm really looking forward to LA3 coming out!! :lol: And i bet everyone else is too! :D

arkee - August 17, 2010 09:19 AM (GMT)
only the dialogue will be translated though. he won't be translating the battles and not to sure about the lapis.

TheGuardian - August 17, 2010 05:28 PM (GMT)
there is always still hope for our favorite game, not to worry. that would be my guess as well sungirl. and for arkee and others, I havent used a patch for a game before, but if need comes to be, I will have to learn how to use one lol.

arkee - September 4, 2010 04:12 AM (GMT)
chapter 2 is almost translated~!

skellitorman - December 12, 2010 06:38 AM (GMT)
Status update: Apparently chapter 5 is done. However another company said that they are almost done translating the game. There is not much evidence to suggest that the second statement is correct.

deathman00789 - December 13, 2010 01:30 PM (GMT)
nice cant wait to play it
-goes back to playing LA1-

alissonam - December 17, 2010 05:16 PM (GMT)
Hi! Does anyone know how's the progress of the translation? It looks like that GameFAQS board was closed down!

skellitorman - December 18, 2010 05:58 PM (GMT)
That is quite strange, but it appears that the thread has been deleted on the gamefaqs. This doesn't mean that the work has been deleted though or halted. I'll post a status update on English LA 3 when I find out more about it.

Rempika - December 19, 2010 05:14 PM (GMT)
Wouldn't making an english patch contribute to why Atlus does not want a release for America? It's just a thought in my head that I can't seem to sort through my head for some reason.

skellitorman - December 19, 2010 05:36 PM (GMT)
It is unlikely that that is the case because the patch idea came out after a long time of Atlus not even announcing the idea of a translation.

alissonam - December 23, 2010 04:29 PM (GMT)
Hey, the guy who said that was translating LA3 (Death_Fire11) is now posting on another GameFAQS board!

Here's the link:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/971291-lumi...3-eyes/57270658

alissonam - December 25, 2010 05:47 PM (GMT)
I was just wondering, does anybody know how to hack and put the translated text in the game ROM?

TheGuardian - December 27, 2010 02:09 PM (GMT)
Wow, all of this information is quite intriguing... unfortunately I don't have the answer to your question because only recently have I begun to even learn about using Roms.

But, I have to add that my brother (even thought he is not into the LA series) suggested that LA 3 could be released as it was intended to be with translation and all within the next months following 2011, due to the numerous releases that will be made near March. The only info I have to support this is of similar DS games having a like pattern. I'll have to find some examples...

In any case, there can be a possibility of either a patch or the game. It just depends on which arrives first, or if all.

DarkFireEternal - January 13, 2011 06:54 AM (GMT)
Hey every1 i came across this site today and was wondering what happened here this looks like a great site but nobody seems to have made a post for ages. Im looking forward to having luminous arc 3 in a english patch as i have only recently found out how great the luminous games are. And i was just wondering is the patch nearly ready the game FAQ site still has recnt posts up to yesterday so the guy sounds like hes still translating.

skellitorman - January 14, 2011 04:30 AM (GMT)
There's quite a few of us who roam around the boards everyday like myself, although we don't necessarily post on the forums we talk on the XAT chat.

As far as the english patch goes, we have just as much information on it as you do. When I find an english patch or find out the game is coming in english, then I will make sure to post it here so that everyone will know.

Also, welcome to the forums!

Lelouch Lamperouge - January 20, 2011 06:08 AM (GMT)
Hopefully they do make a patch...

Shardnax - January 28, 2011 04:39 PM (GMT)
If the text is released someone could post a request on GBATemp, someone would probably be apt to do it since the translation work would already be finished.

skellitorman - January 30, 2011 09:02 PM (GMT)
We shall see. Maybe someone might do both at the same time.

By the way, I welcome you to the forums Shardnax!

Masa Kashikawa - February 1, 2011 03:34 AM (GMT)
Not sure if any/everyone is familar with this yet, but NIS America (Most notable for its Disgaea series) teamed up with Imageepoch recently, so there seems to be a really good chance for a Luminous Arc 3 localization, now!

Shads - February 1, 2011 02:19 PM (GMT)
@ Masa Kashikawa: Whoa, really? Hadn't heared of it, but that's awesome news.

Also, welcome to the forums.

skellitorman - February 2, 2011 12:49 AM (GMT)
Yes that is awesome news.

Masa Kashikawa - February 2, 2011 11:16 AM (GMT)
Yeah, I was really happy to hear this, too. Now, I've heard this as well, but not exactly sure if this is true. It comes from a friend of mine who is an avid player of anime-themed games, and he said that if Disgaea 4 doesn't sell too well, they were going to stop with their productions altogether. :(
Disgaea games generally sell very well, so that *shouldn't* be a problem, plus ending their career there seems rather sudden. Like I said, I'm not sure if this is true, so no one panic. :p I looked it up and didn't see anything like that, so I think we're in the green. :D

Shardnax - February 2, 2011 08:20 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Masa Kashikawa @ Feb 2 2011, 06:16 AM)
Yeah, I was really happy to hear this, too. Now, I've heard this as well, but not exactly sure if this is true. It comes from a friend of mine who is an avid player of anime-themed games, and he said that if Disgaea 4 doesn't sell too well, they were going to stop with their productions altogether. :(
Disgaea games generally sell very well, so that *shouldn't* be a problem, plus ending their career there seems rather sudden. Like I said, I'm not sure if this is true, so no one panic. :P I looked it up and didn't see anything like that, so I think we're in the green. :D

I doubt they would close down so suddenly but, thankfully Disgaea is well loved (for good reason :P) and 4 ought to sell well. Thanks for the welcome skellitorman, I mostly joined to make that post but I'll probably venture out to the other sections eventually. An NISA localization of LA3 would be totally sweet, I hope it happens.

arkee - February 15, 2011 01:03 PM (GMT)
wow. i went away for a while and so much info is here... the last reported status for the translation was that chapter 19 is almost complete btw




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