RPGFan


Mike Salbato
Spike Chunsoft Bringing The Witcher 3 to Japan
Yes, Japanese players will get to fawn over Geralt's beard too.
09.22.13 - 5:32 PM

Sometimes we don't think about it, as we're used to so many RPGs being developed in Japan and later coming here, but sometimes Western-developed RPGs make their way to Japan as well. Spike Chunsoft worked with CD Projekt RED to bring The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings to Japanese Xbox 360s in the past. This week, both companies announced they are continuing their partnership, which will see Spike Chunsoft handling all promotion and distribution of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Japan. Like in other parts of the world, the game will see release on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Japan.

Satoru Honma, International Business Development Producer at Spike Chunsoft, said the following about this arrangement:

We're honored to have the opportunity to work with CD Projekt RED on the release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in Japan. RPGs have always been a prominent part of the Japanese video game landscape. Although more and more quality western RPGs are now localized into Japanese, most gamers in Japan are still unaware of them. I strongly believe that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will redefine the western RPG for Japanese gamers.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases in 2014. For now, read our preview and look at the pretties in our gallery. Look at them!


Back





Coming Up on Twitch

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Oct. 2 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Skies of Arcadia Continues!
Every Monday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Star Wars: KotOR Continues!
Every Tuesday • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Continues!
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Final Fantasy Tactics Continues!
Every Saturday • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT

Featured Content
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Episode 50
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Episode 50
Podcast
Final Fantasy XV at Abbey Road Special Feature
Final Fantasy XV at Abbey Road
Feature
Retro Encounter 18: Valkyria Chronicles - Final Thoughts
Retro Encounter 18: Valkyria Chronicles - Final Thoughts
Podcast Feature
Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain OST Review
Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain
Review
Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 3.4 Media Update
Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 3.4
Media Update
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
Review
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter