Operation Rainfall collecting votes for Konami & SEGA localisations - Suikoden & Valkyria Chronicles winning so far.

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As we announced on June 5th, 2013, we have entered a partnership with Language Automation, Inc., (LAI), a company that specializes in game localization. LAI will be offering companies a discount on their localization fee if the companies choose to localize the games the oprainfall community votes on and promotes. There may even be ways that certain individuals within the community could be elected to help with the localization process!

It is fair to note that even if a game wins a poll or has many votes, there is no guarantee that it will be localized. The poll’s purpose is to allow LAI to go to the publishers with some extra ammunition to help convince them to localize the game. If you ever wanted to see any of these games localized in the West, this could be the game’s best chance! So if you see a favorite game on the list, be sure to vote for it and send it to everyone you know to vote for it, as well.

Today, we bring you the first of hopefully many articles based on this partnership. As you will see below, we have two polls—one for SEGA games, and one for Konami games. These companies were chosen because LAI has worked on localization projects with them in the past. In case you are not familiar with any of the games listed, we have also provided descriptions so you’ll know what they’re about. Be sure to use the comments section to let us know why you voted for the game or games you would like to see localized!



1. Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki [PSP]


2. Beyond the Labyrinth [3DS]


Poll Snapshot:

Which Konami Game Should LAI Try To Get Localized?

  • Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki (62%, 1,896 Votes)
  • Beyond the Labyrinth (38%, 1,163 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,059



1. Valkryia Chronicles III [PSP]


2. Yakuza 5 [PS3]


3. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD [Wii-U]


4. Shining Hearts [PSP]


Poll Snapshot:

Which Sega Game Should LAI Try To Get Localized?

  • Valkyria Chronicles 3 (49%, 1,771 Votes)
  • Yakuza 5 (29%, 1,049 Votes)
  • Shining Hearts (16%, 581 Votes)
  • Yakuza HD Remakes (6%, 235 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,636

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Shameless repost from GAF; report OP if old.

Although chances are slim on any of these games making it across, for the sake of a vote & with most of the work being done by Operation Rainfall themselves in organising this, I thought it was worth bringing up here just to garner a few more votes.

Valkyria Chronicles & Suikoden winning pretty convincingly so far, but they'll have an even harder job of being localised due to being on a dead platform in the USA.

Quite a strange choice of games in there really. Yakuza 1 & 2 despite the fact that the games are already translated (you can just go and buy the PS2 versions if you seriously want to play them); Beyond the Labyrinth was pretty poorly received in Japan iirc; and Shining Hearts out of all of SEGA's PSP RPG's seems another interesting choice.

Voted for Yakuza HD and Beyond

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Valkyria HD Collection.

Suikoden 2 on PSN.

Id cream in my kegs.

Voted for Yakuza 5. I felt that Valkyria Chronicles 3 may get localize if Shahid and his #jrpgvita thing succeeds.

Suikoden for Konami, of course ^^

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You should all vote Yakuza 5!


Yakuza 5 is gonna win....but man Shining Hearts coming out would be awesome *-*

Edit: Spoke too soon, VC3 is gonna win l0l

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Voted for VC3 and Suikoden.

VC3 beating Yakuza 5..

Fuck y'all, Valkyria Chronicles is fantastic.