This Article with IGA on 4gamer.net is in Japanese, but our friend at shmuplations.com translated a bit for us. The bit in red says, "While it's true that we raised the funds for Bloodstained from overseas sources primarily, I hope people understand that the content is not particularly aimed at foreigners; we are making the game that we, as Japanese, would like to make."
"While it's true that we raised the funds for Bloodstained from overseas sources primarily, I hope people understand that the content is not particularly aimed at foreigners; we are making the game that we, as Japanese, would like to make."
I'd just like to comment as a "foreigner" that this is very much a GOOD thing. Devil May Cry was so good and popular world-wide because of how "Japanese" it was. Same with its spiritual successor, Bayonetta. Same with Castlevania. Same with ITS spiritual successor, Bloodstained.
Thank God he feels like that, I feel more relieved now. For some reason japanese devolpers in general tend to forget why their fans like their games. We don't want them "westernized", we like them exactly because they are different.
Post by GenericSoda on Jun 26, 2016 19:16:56 GMT -6
The reason why developers want to appeal to western audiences at the moment is because Japanese console sales are kind of tanking, and since the US is a gigantic country it makes sense to make up for lost revenue there. Sales in the US have traditionally always been higher, even for weird stuff you'd think is niche. Persona and Fire Emblem were really obscure in the past and now they're basically mainstream after the advent of P4 and Awakening.
I appreciate the weird Japanese flair of Castlevania though, and I'm glad that it's staying for Bloodstained.
Thank goodness for games like those. It helps that nowadays culturally, it's more or less mainstream to want to be niche. It may or may not be cool to note that you claimed your waifu on an Inside the Web forum hosted on geocities in 2001 before she was popular, though. We're not quite there...yet.
Galamoth: purifyweirdsoulXombieMike Well, there's that... but then there's the fact that Soma turns 18 on the exact day of a total solar eclipse seen over all of Japan in 2035.
Aug 21, 2017 11:38:26 GMT -6
Galamoth: IGA certainly did his research: This total solar eclipse seen over Japan will actually occur in 2035, on September 2nd.
Aug 21, 2017 11:38:53 GMT -6
Galamoth: Soma's date-of-birth is September 2nd, 2017.
Aug 21, 2017 11:39:29 GMT -6
Brainiac: Yeah, I tend to think Soma's parents (or at least his mother) were under this eclipse when the seal slipped just enough to allow Dracula's essence to ensoul/reincarnate into Soma.
Aug 21, 2017 12:45:43 GMT -6
ZeroSbr: Pretty sure Soma is 17 in Aria of Sorrow, which is the only CV game with a solar eclipse in it.
Aug 21, 2017 13:41:28 GMT -6
ZeroSbr: Not according to the wiki it seems. I don't know where I got 17 from. Did it say that in the game?
Aug 21, 2017 13:42:32 GMT -6
ZeroSbr: I could check, since I actually own a physical copy, but eh.
Aug 21, 2017 13:42:45 GMT -6
Brainiac: Nope, he just turned 18. Though it's unclear if it's literally his birthday or just recently in Aria. The manual itself specifies 18 for Soma (and of course, 36 for Graham).
Aug 21, 2017 13:47:14 GMT -6
Galamoth: Yep. It may not be too specific, but I tend to believe "just turned 18" means right on the day of that eclipse. It's a double-whammy celebration for our dear Soma Cruz.
Aug 21, 2017 14:50:39 GMT -6
purifyweirdsoul: Dangamer just announced that the Fangamer Bloodstained shirts go on sale to the general public on Wednesday. The backer discount will remain in effect, though
Aug 21, 2017 16:07:26 GMT -6
revient: Did anyone see Dracula's castle?
Aug 21, 2017 16:40:15 GMT -6
Enkeria Gin: I saw at least food. So I am happy. No eclipse here.
Aug 21, 2017 19:01:16 GMT -6
LeoLeWolferoux: revient AHA I see what you did there. Took me a bit. Good one, mate.
Aug 21, 2017 20:45:31 GMT -6
LeoLeWolferoux: Genuinely made me laugh. :]
Aug 21, 2017 20:45:42 GMT -6
revient: Hah.. I thought someone would get a lough out of it..
Aug 21, 2017 21:21:00 GMT -6
Astaroth: i only got to see the sun pull a megaman and use quickmans weapon
Aug 21, 2017 23:52:04 GMT -6
Galamoth: But did the Sun dodge any instant-death lasers?
Aug 22, 2017 7:15:20 GMT -6
Enkeria Gin: Small update about Angel: He have landed, fixed a few lighter work-things and now hit the bed to get some Zzz. All well, big days (for him) coming up! Photos will be shared at a later date. He will stay all week. HYPE!
Aug 22, 2017 7:21:11 GMT -6
castledan: Did he post that in discord?
Aug 22, 2017 8:14:58 GMT -6