Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham Wants To Bring Retro Game Challenge 2 To The West
Posted by Damien McFerran
Could this fan-translated release find its way to the eShop?
Retro Game Challenge is one of our favourite Nintendo DS titles here at Nintendo Life, and the fact that the sequel remained exclusive to Japan is something that still bugs us to this day. Recently, fans of the game have translated it into English, an event which has resulted in Renegade Kid's Jools Watsham showing interest in finally bringing the game to the west.
When asked on Twitter about the chances of Retro Game Challenge 2 making its way to this part of the world, Watsham initially showed interest before proclaiming that he and his team "would be happy" to handle the conversion process:
@TronKnotts Yeah, I expect it would do great on the eShop. Releasing the game as DSiWare on the 3DS eShop should be easy for them.— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) June 3, 2014
@TronKnotts Contact them. Demand the game. And tell them Renegade Kid will happily handle it for them if they don't want to. Seriously.— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) June 3, 2014
@TronKnotts If I can find their contact email, I'll happily send them a message asking about it.— Jools Watsham (@JoolsWatsham) June 3, 2014
The Retro Game Challenge series is known as GameCenter CX in Japan, and is based on the hit TV show of the same name. The localisation of the original game was handled by US company XSEED, which has previously said that it would love to bring more titles from the franchise to the west, but the DS original sold so poorly that it wouldn't make financial sense.
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