The publisher announced that they are localizing and publishing the anticipated adventure game in North America.
After much uncertainty, Xseed Games recently announced that they will be bringing
tri-Crescendo-developed adventure game Fragile: Farewell Ruins of the Moon to North America, according to IGN.
Originally released in Japan by Namco Bandai, Fragile is set in a post-apocalyptic world. Players control Seto, who is one of the only humans left alive. He searches for other survivors in the world with nothing but a flashlight by his side.
During Seto's adventures he finds a girl named Ren, who he is separated from at various points in the game. As he searches for her, he must fight off ghosts, demons, solve puzzles, and explore the mysterious ruins in the world. Fragile was praised for its very emotional story and unique presentation.
The reason they chose to publish the title is because they received a large number of requests to bring it over to North America, and the company simply wanted to give their fans what they wanted, according to Xseed Games president Jun Iwasaki.
Xseed's localization manager Kenji Hosoi promises that the localization will be handed with extreme care. The company will try to retain the high quality of the voice acting. He admitted that it will be challenging since the voice actors used in the Japanese version are very talented.
When asked about a Japanese dub option, Hosoi stated, "We've already asked the development team to add a voice option where the player can choose from English or Japanese audio, and the initial feedback has been promising. Nothing is certain yet, but I'm sure they will do everything possible to add that option in so keep your fingers crossed."
Hosoi also revealed that the game will have minor changes and possible additions in the North American version.
"Some of the graphics will of course be changed to English, but we're really not taking anything out or thinking about any major changes at this point," he said. "We're trying to get some additional content as the development team (tri-Crescendo) seems to be really enthusiastic about their game getting released in North America, but [it's] too early to tell if scheduling and technical issues may prevent it or not at this point."
Fragile is slated to be released sometime this winter.