What do the titles Nintendogs, Animal Crossing Wild World, Elite Beat Agents, and Brain Age have in common? First, they are all hand-held games for the Nintendo DS. Second, they were originally bestselling games released in Japan, which were later localized and became bestselling games in the United States. What's interesting about these titles is that the original Japanese content was modified to appeal to an American audience, but the inherent "look and feel" of the original Japanese gameplay experience was maintained. These games are all unconventional and quirky ...
Practical skills for video game translators
Heather Maxwell Chandler
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