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EVE Online: Launching in Japan on March 28th

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,609MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

CCP Games has officially announced that EVE Online will launch in Japan on March 28th. The launch is marked by the partnership agreement between CCP and Nexon. The Japanese release will be fully localized for customers.

"For years we’ve looked forward to the day when we could bring a fully Japanese EVE experience to our loyal and enthusiastic audience in Japan," said Hilmar Pétursson, CEO, CCP. "Thanks to our partnership with Nexon, that day is about to arrive. Nexon’s solid reputation and enormous reach in the region makes them the ideal partner for our Japanese launch."

Read the full announcement on the CCP Games site.


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  • TheCorrectedTheCorrected Golden, COPosts: 6Member

    What...I don't think the Japanese will be into the boring, slow paced nature of EVE Online.

  • KroxMalonKroxMalon swindonPosts: 409Member

    Originally posted by TheCorrected

    What...I don't think the Japanese will be into the boring, slow paced nature of EVE Online.




     

    Slow paced? depends on what your doing.. Boring? nope. you forgot to ut imo at the end of that. 127450459

    Owe and you also just presumed the thoughts of approx..

    127,450.459 people in japan.

    Great I hope they enjoy it as much as I do.

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Konichi Wa Nippon
  • ElderRatElderRat Syracuse, NYPosts: 899Member

    yep. time to go back. The Russian invasion was great... though the language barrier was some what confusing - Had one try to insult me and actually say he wanted to suck my ...., think he was trying for the reverse. Not bashing the russians - they brought a barbarian horde kind of feel into the game. Hopefully the Japanese will shake things up also.

     

    Currently bored with MMO's.

  • palulalulapalulalula vukovarPosts: 655Member

    Now we will have a problems. Suicide ganks on daily basis

  • xr00t3dxxr00t3dx Norcross, GAPosts: 275Member

    I think it's going to find a fair number of players there. I hope it does well.

  • TweFojuTweFoju Saitama & Jakarta ( current )Posts: 1,013Member Uncommon

    i dont understand why they need to open another server just for Japan, isn't the selling point of EvE is the Globally 1 server? where all players in the world can meet?

    it would be boring even if they managed to catch hundereds of thousands of players, but they are all like Japanese

    So What Now?

  • SlaverHoundSlaverHound Toronto, ONPosts: 109Member

    Originally posted by TheCorrected

    What...I don't think the Japanese will be into the boring, slow paced nature of EVE Online.

    It's a good thing CCP is bringing out DUST this summer then isn't it and on Sony's playstation no less.

    "Lectroids? Planet 10? Nuclear extortion? A girl named "John"?

  • CalfisCalfis Brooklyn, NYPosts: 352Member

    Originally posted by TweFoju

    i dont understand why they need to open another server just for Japan, isn't the selling point of EvE is the Globally 1 server? where all players in the world can meet?

    it would be boring even if they managed to catch hundereds of thousands of players, but they are all like Japanese

    They will be on the single server, its just that the client will be in Japanese so the Jap MMO players who can't speak English can play as well.

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  • museandalimuseandali Lake City, FLPosts: 58Member

    Originally posted by TweFoju

    i dont understand why they need to open another server just for Japan, isn't the selling point of EvE is the Globally 1 server? where all players in the world can meet?

    it would be boring even if they managed to catch hundereds of thousands of players, but they are all like Japanese




     

    Reading Comprehension is your friend.  Look more closely at the article, they're going to be on their own server,but the client itself is going to be in Japanese language.   Since 95% of what makes EvE EvE are other players however, there will be a significant language barrier.

     

    Normally, I'd do a list of sample phrases here, but I've been watching Monty Python's "naughty phrasebook" sketch and don't want to earn mself another temp ban

  • SmendleSmendle Bloomington, INPosts: 3Member

    Reading comprehension IS your friend.  Qutoed directly from the Article:

    "Japanese players will now be able to access EVE Online in their native language, playing alongside hundreds of thousands of fellow gamers from around the world who share the single-shard EVE Online universe hosted on CCP’s Tranquility server"

     

  • DeivosDeivos Mountain View, CAPosts: 1,763Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by coxyroxy

    127,450.459 people in japan.

    Guess the amputee/disability crowd needs games too.

     

    At any rate, yay for language localizations. I don't honestly expect them to get 'legions of new players' as they put it, but new players are nice to have.

    "The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners."
    - Thomas B. Macaulay

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAPosts: 1,269Member

    There were already Japanese players playing Eve of course.  When I was playing heavily, there was an all Japanese corp, used to run into all the time in the area I was living at.  They spoke broken English but all their bios were in Japanese :)  I guess it's cool they are getting a localized client, but tbh I don't see it bringin tons of players.  I know some Japanese players play on the Chinese server as well, not sure if they will switch over.

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  • Kuro1nKuro1n GothenburgPosts: 771Member

    This could be interesting if they actually do bring in some players.

  • drarakkusdrarakkus new milford, CTPosts: 97Member

    is the game in the korean market?  thats the one you want...they love mmos.  ps welcome japanese ninja fighters.  Hope to use you to beat back the hordes of russians

  • KravisKravis Compton, CAPosts: 185Member Uncommon

    Ninja Salvagers?

    Hopefully enough play and start taking space!

  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,735Member Uncommon

    Not enough moe blobs and pantsu shots to be popular there. In japan only cuteness and sex sales. It's getting worse every year.

  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member

    I don't think it will be a hit. Ganking and griefing MMORPG does not sell well there. Grindy PvE games like FF XI does.

  • Kuro1nKuro1n GothenburgPosts: 771Member

    Ive run into quite a lot of JP PVP Guilds in my time in different games and they are usually very good so I think this could be nice if they will actually play. : P

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