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Missing Guild 01 Game Weapon Shop De Omasse Is Finally Getting Localised

Posted by Mark Green

Better late than never

It's nothing new when a popular Japanese game doesn't get a western release, but every so often some manage to make it overseas. Guild 01 for the 3DS was one such release; technically a compilation of four titles back in Japan, it has been slowly released in the west as individual games over the past few years.

We've already had Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter and Crimson Shroud, but the fourth and final Guild 01 release — Weapon Shop De Omasse — has thus far been missing in action.

The game was pegged as being too text heavy to make western localisation anything but a nightmare, and there was a fear that it just wouldn't sell very well outside of Japan. It was looking unlikely that that the game was ever going to grace western 3DS consoles — until now, that is.

The OFLC — the classification board of Australia — has stated that Level 5’s missing game is being published by Level 5 International America and is to be rated PG. Unfortunately there was no news on a proposed release date for either North America or Europe.

It may have taken a while, but it looks like Weapon Shop De Omasse is finally on its way overseas — so for all of you clamouring to get the complete collection of Guild 01 releases, feel free to turn your hype machine to the "mildly excited" setting and keep your eyes open for more details.

[via twitter.com]

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Spoony_Tech

#5

Spoony_Tech said:

This looks to be the best of all of them so far. At least for me anyways. Can't wait to see how this one turns out!

Ralizah

#9

Ralizah said:

I like this trend. Now if we could just get Dragon Quest Monsters over here. And Fantasy Life.

WaLzgiStaff

#13

WaLzgi said:

I suppose the other games including Friday Monsters were successful and they finally decided for this :)

FemmeFox

#14

FemmeFox said:

This is wonderful news. I keep meaning to grab Aeroporter and Friday Monsters too but I just never get around to it. So dumb. Adding to my 2014 to do list.

SuperCharlie78

#17

SuperCharlie78 said:

There's absolutely no point not releasing this in Europe being it an eShop game.
And for the first three they didn't provide other languages but english, so this is a matter of a couple of clicks by eShop pals.

Kaze_Memaryu

#19

Kaze_Memaryu said:

@Of_Folsense Nope. The Guild01 games had a bundled retail release on one cart.
After the success of the titles as eShop downloads, japan decided to do the same. But asking for a retail release for this game takes it a bit too far

mamp

#20

mamp said:

Is this the game that was too Japanese for western audiences?

theblackdragonAdmin

#21

theblackdragon said:

@mamp: maybe they saw how well Attack of the Friday Monsters did or something — you wanna talk about games that might be 'too Japanese' for western audiences, that one took the cake. :3

anyway, i had been sad to see this one not come westward before, but now i'm looking forward to this. day-one purchase, guys, just bring it over :3

DarkCoolEdge

#22

DarkCoolEdge said:

Great news, I really looked forward to this. Now I can do it again. Day one, maybe two, for me :)

Magikarp3

#23

Magikarp3 said:

... what?

That's cool I guess. At this rate Guild03 probably isn't happening but at least the people who boycotted 01 for not localising this game can actually go play now :p

Spakiness

#26

Spakiness said:

A game about being a weapon smith. Very unique and definitely going to be picking it up.

Manaphy2007

#27

Manaphy2007 said:

its text heavy like ace attorney and it is hard to localize it, its better late than never, like pandora's tower. it looks interesting

Kolzig

#28

Kolzig said:

Ni No Kuni would be awesome to get, I have the Japanese version already, but would surely get the European version also.

Great that Guild01 will be complete then when this gets released.

mastermp2

#30

mastermp2 said:

Looking at the comments I guess this is a Text Adventure like the Ace Attorney series.

The article could use a brief description of the game

I love when "japanese only" games get localized. This brought us the amazing Fire emblem and Phoenix Wright series

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