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Old 04-03-2008, 02:58 PM   #101
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Good to know that it should be coming out this year. I hope it does well over here too.
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Old 06-22-2008, 01:53 PM   #102
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Is it possible that a full English retail version (=English voices AND subtitles) is already out somewhere?
It seems to be a trend now to release full English versions of games in non-English speaking countries MONTHS before they get released in US\UK. This seems to mostly happen in Greece.
Recent examples are Simon the Sorcerer 4, Sinking Island and Belief and Betrayal. Is So Blonde next?
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:53 PM   #103
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The English version is supposed to be out in August.
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:02 PM   #104
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The game is already out sadly. On torrents. So, Aurebesh, you are correct.
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Old 06-23-2008, 12:29 AM   #105
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The game is already out sadly. On torrents. So, Aurebesh, you are correct.
Yes it's available on torrents but I didn't mean that, I meant an official release. Some non-English-speaking countries must have received a So Blonde retail release otherwise the torrent guys wouldn't have a source to take it from... so it's probably out in Greece or something, we've seen that several times before.
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Yes it's available on torrents but I didn't mean that, I meant an official release. Some non-English-speaking countries must have received a So Blonde retail release otherwise the torrent guys wouldn't have a source to take it from... so it's probably out in Greece or something, we've seen that several times before.

Exactly the reason why I said torrents. How else would it be up. I absolutely already knew what you meant.

Anyways, why do they released early at these places anyways? Is it a marketing move?
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:09 AM   #107
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I don't know, but we already seen it in several games already - Sinking Island, Simon the Sorcerer 4 and Belief & Betrayal had all have full English versions (OFFICIAL retail versions, not pirated shit!) way before they were released in UK\US (actually, Sinking Island and Simon 4 STILL haven't been released in English-speaking countries, and we all know their English versions have been officially released already some months ago).

According to Steve Ince (above), the English version will be released in August, so something here doesn't make sense, pirates can't release something that's two months away... the game is either released somewhere already (Greece probably) or is already finished (the full English version that is) and is going to be released any day now (again, in Greece probably).
Or perhaps that torrent thing is non-English, I didn't check. I just thought it means we can order the game from somewhere.
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The thing is that, even if legal, most US/UK publishers would perhaps want to keep the word on these import versions down, since they like to sell their own copies on their market.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:57 AM   #110
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The thing is that, even if legal, most US/UK publishers would perhaps want to keep the word on these import versions down, since they like to sell their own copies on their market.
Well, I'm not asking the UK/US publishers, I'm asking here I was hoping someone from Greece or something will say that they saw the English version in their local store, just like it was with the previous games I've mentioned earlier.

If that's not the case, then the game was leaked.
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Well, in a couple of online stores I checked I didn't find it.
Why are you obsessed with greece anyway? Just because simon4 was released here early?
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Well, in a couple of online stores I checked I didn't find it.
Why are you obsessed with greece anyway? Just because simon4 was released here early?
...and Sinking Island and Belief & Betrayal... so I figured there's a good chance So Blonde followed the same path.
I don't understand the logic of releasing English versions in non-English-speaking countries months before releasing them in English speaking countries.
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...and Sinking Island and Belief & Betrayal... so I figured there's a good chance So Blonde followed the same path.
I don't understand the logic of releasing English versions in non-English-speaking countries months before releasing them in English speaking countries.
Yeah, I don't get this either and I'm sure that it must cause lots problems with piracy. I mean, if you're really looking forward to these games and you have a choice between waiting 2-4 months or perhaps even longer for a game to come out in your country and just downloading a torrent and having it tomorrow...

Perhaps the English speaking market for AG's has become so small that they don't care? Then again release "strategies" like this will make this assertion a self-fulfilling prophesy.
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Yeah, I don't get this either and I'm sure that it must cause lots problems with piracy. I mean, if you're really looking forward to these games and you have a choice between waiting 2-4 months or perhaps even longer for a game to come out in your country and just downloading a torrent and having it tomorrow...

Perhaps the English speaking market for AG's has become so small that they don't care? Then again release "strategies" like this will make this assertion a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Well, if the pirates somehow got an original copy to spread around, maybe we can too get one for ourselves that's why I started talking about it, trying to find out in which country the full English version can be bought already.
But I believe Steve Ince would have known if an English version was released yet, doesn't matter WHERE in the world, so the other option is that the pirates simply got a leaked copy directly from the developer/publisher.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:24 AM   #115
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Released non-English-speaking countries months ago, why bother i couldnt find a second review but this:
Thanks to the main character Sunny, the game could have been great. But story and design are plain boring. Most of the time is spent searching through different locations by clicking around. This just serves to prolong the game to cover up the thin story. The pretty graphics and good dialogues are the only reason to keep on playing.

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Released non-English-speaking countries months ago,
Yes it's a known fact, but I was refering to an ENGLISH version that was released in non-English speaking countries, not a NON-English version that was released in non-English speaking countries
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I just wanna back you up Aurebesh with what you're saying. I had to import 'Wanted: A Western Adventure' and 'Runaway' amongst others because they weren't released in my country, or took years to do so. As excited as I am for August, I can't help but feel the release date of So Blonde in England being held back again and again. That's what happened with Ankh.

I'd rather import an English speaking version from another country.
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I just wanna back you up Aurebesh with what you're saying. I had to import 'Wanted: A Western Adventure' and 'Runaway' amongst others because they weren't released in my country, or took years to do so. As excited as I am for August, I can't help but feel the release date of So Blonde in England being held back again and again. That's what happened with Ankh.

I'd rather import an English speaking version from another country.
Thanks unfortunately I'm still trying to find that country...
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...and Sinking Island and Belief & Betrayal... so I figured there's a good chance So Blonde followed the same path.
I don't understand the logic of releasing English versions in non-English-speaking countries months before releasing them in English speaking countries.
As I understand it the game is released to countries that have many languages in a "multi" language version, like on one disc. So you inevitably have english in there somewhere, which is what the pirates are playing.
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As I understand it the game is released to countries that have many languages in a "multi" language version, like on one disc. So you inevitably have english in there somewhere, which is what the pirates are playing.
Oh, never thought about the "multi-language" option. I didn't download the pirated copy
So yes, that might explain this. So where is this version sold? I don't mind the other languages as long as you have the option to have everything in English (voices, subtitles, menus, readmes, etc.).

Incidentally, I know that Simon the Sorcerer 4 had an English+French release, but I don't know in which countries.
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