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EVE Online: Launching in Japan on March 28th

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 21,492 Epic

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.



Comments

  • TheCorrectedTheCorrected Golden, COMember Posts: 6

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

  • KroxMalonKroxMalon swindonMember Posts: 409

    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 MyTownMember Posts: 3,452 Uncommon
    Konichi Wa Nippon
  • ElderRatElderRat Syracuse, NYMember Posts: 899 Common

    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 frankfurtMember Posts: 644 Uncommon

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

  • xr00t3dxxr00t3dx Norcross, GAMember Posts: 275

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

  • TweFojuTweFoju Saitama & Jakarta ( current )Member Posts: 1,082 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, ONMember Posts: 109

    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, NYMember Posts: 369 Uncommon

    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, FLMember Posts: 67 Uncommon

    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, INMember Posts: 3

    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 Member Posts: 3,692 Epic

    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

    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." - Daniel J. Boorstin

  • WorstluckWorstluck the valley, CAMember Posts: 1,269

    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 GothenburgMember Posts: 775 Uncommon

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

  • drarakkusdrarakkus new milford, CTMember Posts: 97

    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, CAMember Posts: 185 Uncommon

    Ninja Salvagers?

    Hopefully enough play and start taking space!

  • QSatuQSatu WarsawMember Posts: 1,741 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 LondonMember Posts: 6,593 Uncommon

    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 GothenburgMember Posts: 775 Uncommon

    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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