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Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:56 am
I think the chances of this coming out in Europe are very, very slim, since 999 wasn't released here in the first place.
This leaves me wondering what the alternatives are if I want to play this game. Import a 3DS? Oh, I don't know. I was going to purchase a 3DS next week, but this has grinded that to a halt, for now.
There's still hope. I remember Elite Beat Agents was developed thanks to the huge amount of Westerners who imported Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. If many people imported 999, maybe that'll encourage Aksys to release it in Europe. I remember Uchikoshi said he wanted to release 999 in Europe.
Besides, we don't know if it'll even be released in the US. It probably will, though.
Importing a 3DS has its share of advantages (it'll be cheaper than buying an European 3DS, for one), but on the other hand you'll have to import all your games, which seems like a hassle. Besides, what about European-only titles? IIRC, the sequel for Hotel Dusk, Last Window, was only released in Europe. Usually it's the other way around (there are more US-only games than Europe-only games), but it happens sometimes.
Seriously, region lock is the dumbest thing ever. On the other hand, perhaps the fact that the 3DS is region locked means Nintendo will encourage worldwide releases? I doubt it, but it could
I wasn't planning on buying a 3DS before Christmas anyway. I hope by that time we'll know whether the game will be released in the US/Europe or not.