When it comes to Japanese RPGs, sometimes the company handling the localisation is one of the most important facts for prospective players. A good localisation can enrich the game, while a bad one can impact the depth of the storyline and create a barrier between the game and the player.
8-4 is one of the most respected localisation teams in the business right now, and has worked on titles such as Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Xenoblade Chronicles X.
However, it's the company's association with the Fire Emblem series which makes it such an esteemed name in the eyes of Nintendo fans. 8-4 localised Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, which has led some to ask if it is involved in the upcoming Switch title, Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
Sadly, the answer is no:
It would seem that Nintendo itself is looking to localise this one - just as it did with Fire Emblem Fates. Nintendo Treehouse, Nintendo of America's product development division, was in charge of that work, and some of the changes it made didn't go down all that well with fans.
Hopefully, we won't see a repeat of these issues with Three Houses.