Here’s the latest Famitsu scores from this week’s Famitsu, plus how likely I believe they are to get localised…

Black Rose Valkyrie ( PS4) – 7/8/8/8 (31/40)

Black Rose Valkyrie Trailer

Localisation Potential – 80%,

Putting it simply, this is Compile Heart’s latest RPG, and as with all Compile Heart RPG’s nowadays, I see this getting localised. I mean Omega Quintet was localised with mediocre reviews and mediocre sales, so I’d expect this to follow suit, and likely be released next spring.

Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS) – 8/8/8/9 (33/40)

Dragon Ball Fusions Trailer

Localisation Potential – 60%,

I know what you’re thinking, this is a Dragon Ball game so 60% seems very low. You may very well be right but this isn’t a traditional Dragon Ball game. It’s an RPG, meaning a lot more text to localise, plus it’s on 3DS which may very well be getting replaced by NX in the new year. Dragon Ball localisations on the 3DS has already been hit and miss. Whilst we got Extreme Butoden last year, both Ultimate Mission and its sequel were never localised. However, given the near simultaneous release of Xenoverse 2 and some of Bandai Namco’s recent surprising localisations, I wouldn’t expect this to be trapped in Japan for long.

Dynasty Warriors Eiketsuden (PS3, PS4, PSV) – 8/8/8/9 (33/40)

Dynasty Warriors Eiketsuden Trailer

Localisation Potential – 90%,

The musou and Warriors series are massive in the west. Nothing proves this more than the near simultaneous release of Beserk, a fairly niche game in the genre. Because of this fact, you may expect me to say Dynasty Warriors Eiketsuden is basically a lock, made even more likely by it being an anniversary project. However, whilst I’m sure it will come west, its departure from the franchise’s traditional formula is leaving me with a little doubt. Eiketsuden is a turn based RPG, and whilst many of these are released in the west, it’s a departure from the norm which may lead Koei Tecmo to question its potential profitability. Still feel it’s pretty much a lock though.

Etrian Odyssey V (3DS) – 8/9/9/9 (35/40)

Etrian Odyssey V Gameplay Trailer

Localisation Potential – 99%,

The only reason that this isn’t 100% is because it hasn’t been announced for localisation yet and therefore anything could happen. Yet, this is as close to a lock as I think you can get. The Etrian Odyssey franchise has been localised for many years now by Atlus, even seeing Atlus release its Mystery Dungeon spin-off and its 3DS remakes. Therefore, I’m pretty sure that Atlus wouldn’t miss their chance to localise the latest core entry in this long running franchise. Heck if Atlus don’t maybe Nintendo will step in, given how synonymous 3DS’s RPG scene has become with Etrian Odyssey.

Fairune 2 (3Ds) – 6/7/7/8 (28/40)

Fairune 2 Trailer

Localisation Potential – 99%,

You may be wondering why this 3DS game with such a middling Famitsu score seems so certain to me to be localised. Well, it all comes down to the incredible amount of 3DS eShop games Circle Entertainment localises. They already released Fairune on 3DS (and PS Vita), and seemingly announce new localisations every other week. Therefore, I think it’s pretty damn likely that Circle will get behind the latest entry in the Fairune series.

Genkai Tokki: Seven Pirates (PSV) – 8/8/8/8 (32/40)

Genkai Tokki Seven Pirates Trailer

Localisation Potential – 25%,

I feel like 25% is fairly high for this title if I’m being honest. Following the localisation of Monster Monpiece back in 2014, you could have expected the rest of this risqué RPG series from Compile Heart to be released stateside. But alas, both its sequels Moero Chronicle and Moero Crystal were not released in the west. However, there are a number of reasons why I feel this title may (though it’s a thin chance) be different. First of all, Sony in Asia did work on an English subtitle version of Moero Crystal, meaning importers could get their hands on an English version. These Asian-English version’s are becoming more common, and may be the reason a title like A.W. Phoenix Festa was localised. Also, we are seeing more random games being localised, as smaller localisation teams try to keep the Vita alive. I mean Bandai Namco have began localising more niche anime games, and Aksys are localising numerous otome games. So maybe this game, with its pirate theme, may bring the series back to the west wit the help of Idea Factory International, or maybe another team. Plus, it’s a Compile Heart game after all. Still though, I wouldn’t hold out much hope of seeing this title come west.

Kyub (XBO) – 7/8/7/7 (29/40)

Kyub Trailer

Localisation Potential – N/A,

This Xbox One indie puzzle play former was released in the west earlier this year

Submerged (PS4) – 7/7/6/7 (27/40)

Submerged Gameplay Trailer

Localisation Potential – N/A,

This game already was released in the west last summer.

Wasteland 2:Director’s Cut (PS4) – 8/7/7/8 (30/40)

Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut Trailer

Localisation Potential – N/A,

Wasteland 2’s Director’s Cut was already released in the west for PlayStation 4 last fall.

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