Sonic Toon To Be Released In Japan On December 18th
The same issue of Famitsu that announced The World End Eclipse held another news reveal. It is now confirmed that the Japanese version of Sonic Boom, titled in the region as Sonic Toon, will be released on 3DS and Wii U on December 18th for ¥ 5,378 ($51) and ¥ 7,538 ($71), respectively.
Currently both versions still do not have the subtitles of their western counterparts. That does not mean it will stay this way though. The title is listed as Sonic Toon (Working title) so it seems the name is still not final.
The news comes three months after Sonic Toon was first unveiled and is just in time before Christmas arrives a week later. This also means that Japan will see the two games a month after North America and Europe. What this will mean for sales is unknown. Even the release of Smash on the two platforms can impact just how much the game sells this year. For the time being the waiting game continues.
UPDATE 9/11/2014: A trailer for Sonic Toon has been released further confirming the release date and giving us our first look at how the characters will sound in Japanese.
This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.
Interesting, it seems that everyone will get a share of Boom.
Ironic considering how stingy they are with localizing games, no? One of the games made to appeal to American audiences first not only gets a Japanese release and all that come with it, but an entire Japan-only re-branding.
How many want to bet they’ll eventually come out with some Japan only bonus or something, like a special “Modern Sonic” character skin or an exclusive, extra-nice figurine?
We don’t know if they are going to get the TV show yet. Considering the US got some cool pre-order stuff, I wouldn’t be surprised if Japan got something exclusive.
If they do that, don’t support sega. You don’t need to feel unvalued compare to another smaller demographic.
Yep. At least that’s what the Yen to Dollar converter said.
LOL Here we go…
Will an American-made Sonic game fair well in Japan?
Couldn’t fare any worse than the Japanese made ones. The Japanese didn’t seem to mind the American made Luigi’s Mansion 2, it actually did better than the Japanese one, so I wouldn’t worry about any rampant xenophobia too much.
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