Saturday, March 05, 2016

I don't know about you, but I'm going to be pretty disappointed if Culdcept Revolt (3DS) doesn't receive a North American release

If this is the first you've heard of Culdcept Revolt, the gist is it's a 3DS title that will be published by Nintendo in Japan this July.

Want a longer description? A lot of people--including my friend, Jess--say the game's a lot like a mash-up of Monopoly and Magic: The Gathering, of all things.

Not that I'd know. I've never played any of the series' entries--and believe me, there have been a lot of them over the years. The Saturn was home to the first Culdcept title all the way back in 1997, and a bunch have followed in its footsteps since then--for the original PlayStation, the PS2, the PS3 and even the DS and 3DS.

Speaking of the 3DS, I've long wanted to buy the Culdcept that was released for that system in 2012. I've dragged my feet on doing so for the last couple of years, though, because the language barrier makes me especially nervous when it comes to games like this one.

Which is a big reason why I desperately hope someone--I'd prefer it to be Nintendo, of course, but at this point I'll take what I can get--brings that cartridge's follow-up to North America before the 3DS fully peters out in this region.

That isn't the only reason I want someone to localize Culdcept Revolt, though. Unlike its predecessors, this one features character art by the brilliant Kinu Nishimura. I was regrettably unaware of this former Capcom artist's existence, I have to admit, until I was made aware of the fact that she was responsible for the beautiful illustrations that filled 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors for the DS.

Is it possible I'll pick up a Japanese copy of Culdcept Revolt if no one brings an English version of it to my neck of the woods? I guess so, but I really hope it doesn't come down to that.

How about you? Are any of you also chomping at the bit for some brave publisher to localize this 3DS game for folks who don't understand Japanese?

Also, are any of you long-time Culdcept fans--or have you played even one of the Culdcept titles that have been released to date? If so, let me know what you think of the series or what you thought of that particular entry in the comments section below.

See also: 'Nice Package! (9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, DS)'

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