Today, Japanese publisher Marvelous Entertainment released a localized version of Revolution Software's Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon across Japan for PS2.
As is customary with Western titles introduced into the Japanese market (a fairly rare event), marketing artwork featuring the game's characters has been modified to better fit its target audience. Click here for a shot of the Japanese box art, featuring slightly mangafied George and Nico. The press release did not indicate whether any in-game art was retouched.
The Sleeping Dragon is the first Revolution title to be localized for Japan, and probably one of very few Western adventures to make it to Japan at all since the early 90s, when many adventures, including most of the classic LucasArts titles, were introduced to that market.
"As a fan of Japanese adventures, it's a real honour to finally see a Revolution Software game officially released in the territory," says Charles Cecil, managing director, Revolution Software.
Best of luck to Revolution and Marvelous in their endeavor.