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Inside Yakuza 6's In-Depth Localization

With two Yakuza games now under their belt, Sega's localization team is going above and beyond for Yakuza 6.

"Make it Biblical:" How Vagrant Story Changed Game Localization

INTERVIEW: Alexander O. Smith and Rich Amtower go in-depth on the game that helped elevate localization into an artform.

Localization Editor Highlights Persona 5's Translation Problems Through a Funky-Fresh Website

What, specifically, is wrong with Persona 5's translation? One localization editor is ready to take you to school.

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Inside Yakuza 6's In-Depth Localization

With two Yakuza games now under their belt, Sega's localization team is going above and beyond for Yakuza 6.

"Make it Biblical:" How Vagrant Story Changed Game Localization

INTERVIEW: Alexander O. Smith and Rich Amtower go in-depth on the game that helped elevate localization into an artform.

Localization Editor Highlights Persona 5's Translation Problems Through a Funky-Fresh Website

What, specifically, is wrong with Persona 5's translation? One localization editor is ready to take you to school.

Vagrant Story's Localizers Dispel Myths About the Script in New Interview

John Learned talks to the translators who gave life to Vagrant Story's English script. Don't miss it!

True Tales from Localization Hell

COVER STORY: Three veterans of video game translation recount their most harrowing projects.

Axe of the Blood God Episode 29: Legend of Legacy, Final Fantasy XII and RPG Localization

What a good localization can mean for an RPG. Plus: Kat and USgamer contributor John Learned discuss Legend of Legacy and the new Witcher 3 expansion.

A Voice for Ivalice: The Localization and Voice Acting of Final Fantasy XII

Now almost ten years removed, the localization team and voice actors look back on a magnificent work of game translation.

A Complete Fan Translation has Rescued Ace Attorney Investigations 2 from Localization Limbo

Rejoice, fans of anime-style Law and Order: Miles Edgeworth's second game is now fully playable in English.

The One Gundam Game that Deserves a Western Release (Hint: It's Not Dynasty Warriors Gundam)

The Gundam Versus games are far and away the best Gundam games ever made. So why isn't Namco Bandai releasing them in the west?

Final Fantasy's Producer Asks: What Makes a Good (or Bad) English Localization?

Yoshinori Kitase wants your feedback on how American gamers prefer their English-language RPGs.