Axe of the Blood God Episode 33: Dragon Quest VII is Finally Coming to North America! Plus: A Trails in the Sky SC Interview!

Axe of the Blood God Episode 33: Dragon Quest VII is Finally Coming to North America! Plus: A Trails in the Sky SC Interview!

Jeremy and Kat talk Dragon Quest VII and VIII and the rest of Nintendo's RPG news, then XSEED's Jessica Chavez shares her thoughts on localized The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the show notes for previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we celebrate all of the big RPG news from Nintendo, and we talk to XSEED's Jessica Chavez about the trials and tribulations of localizing The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC.

We've been banging the drum for the Nintendo 3DS version of Dragon Quest VII to get localized for quite a long time now, so it's a relief to see it finally get confirmed here. Lots of other RPG news to discuss as well, including Pokémon's move to Virtual Console and Mother 3's appearance in Japan. In the second segment, Jessica Chavez talks about the challenges of localization, developing Trails in the Sky SC's story, and the origin of the pigeon achievement, and answers some of your burning questions about the game.

Giveaway update: If you haven't submitted an entry yet, we're still giving away a free copy of Fallout 4 for the Xbox One. How do you win this game, you ask? Send your best RPG screenshot to my Twitter feed (@the_katbot) or to It can be funny, meaningful, scenic, or a moment of triumph. If you have a good story to tell about the screen, so much the better. The best screens will get published here, with my favorite getting a copy of the game.

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Show Description

Dragon Quest VII and VIII for Nintendo 3DS have finally been confirmed for North America! Jeremy and Kat have lots of thoughts on that and Nintendo's other news. Then, XSEED's Jessica Chavez joins us to share her adventures in localized Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, her favorite characters, and the challenge of working with a Japanese story.

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at Check it out!

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Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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