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Nintendo preparing Chinese translations of various Switch games

Posted on October 10, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Nintendo published a video earlier today highlighting its plans for China. A number of games are being prepared with Chinese translations.

The video highlights the following titles:

* Super Mario Odyssey – Worldwide Simultaneous Release
* The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild – 2018
* Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – December
* Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Worldwide Simultaneous Release
* Snipperclips Plus – November
* The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – November
* Fire Emblem Warriors – Released
* Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Released

The video showed these games as well, but only their titles:

* Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – Released, Chinese TBD
* Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers – Released with Chinese
* Super Bomberman R – Released with Chinese
* Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star – Released with Chinese
* Puyo Puyo Tetris S – Released, add Chinese on Dec 1st
* Sonic Forces – Dec 1st
* Disgaea 5 Complete – Released, add Chinese on Dec 1st

If you’re interested in watching the video, you can do so below.


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    Playstation is about to be destroyed if Nintendo successfully breaks into the Chinese gaming market.

  • Sister Porkpie

    Interesting. Surely this can only lead to greater success.

  • Apfel

    iQue 2017

  • Pachirisu

    wow, so it’s actually happening?
    i wonder how well it’ll sell in a place with a population of 1.3 billion people

    • Gregory Weagle

      If Arena of Valor comes out…Hmmm…

    • Joel

      lol these are traditional Chinese translations, not simplified. It’s for the HK market, not the mainland.

      • Kevin

        Here is the same video with Simplified Chinese,
        they even use the simplified chinese version translation gameplay video for Xenoblade 2 (which is different from Traditional), and all the game logo is in simplified chinese, this is official nintendo hk channel btw.

  • Gregory Weagle

    So does that mean October 27th is the release date in China for the Switch system?

    • Gregory Weagle

      Oh wait; it is December 1st.

  • hi v3.0

    Nintendo is entering a huge market here and if they play it right they’re gonna get so many $$$

    • Eagle367

      If they play it right the previous barrier of 100mil will seem like a cake walk. It would be so great for the console market as well if all consoles break into China. Then China can slowly take over even USA in terms of sales maybe even lead to the first ever 200mil console ever


    People really don’t know what is about to happen, once Nintendo breaks into the Chinese market, it is good night to Sony and Microsoft’s xbox.

    • Also, iQue, who is now a Nintendo subsidary, only opened the doors in Nintendo entering the market years ago; right now, now that the console ban has been lifted in China, this is just perfect timing for Nintendo.

      • Joel

        The ban has only been lifted for those companies that invest in the Shanghai economic zone (a a very steep price) Nintendo has not done that. And has already stated that they will release a iQue Switch console in 2018. Which judging by the previous hardware;
        Will have no eshop, an extremely limited lineup of games (iQue 3DS had 2) and will only work with games with simplified Chinese. And these announced games are being translated into traditional Chinese, for…..the Hong Kong market.

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  • awng782

    I refuse to believe Nintendo is going to translate all those games into Chinese only to ‘not’ to bring the Switch to China.

    Not to mention partnering with Tencent to bring one of the biggest games in China (Arena of Valor/Honor of Kings) as a console exclusive on the Switch.

    • Joel

      The most likely outcome of the tencent deal will be for Nintendo’s mobile games to come to the Chinese market, and maybe Pokemon Go.

  • Game_God

    Market it well, tag a competitive price on it (that should be easy, a big % of Swithes are made in China, from the factory to the street almost, shipping & tax reduced to the max) & China could create a tidal wave for Nintendo to surf to unprecedented success!!!

  • MoYeung

    Nintendo Hong Kong, yay!

  • Radish

    Massive untapped market. I think the Switch’s portability will sell well in China, it being the largest mobile market in the world. If they price it right, the Switch could really take off in China.

  • Joel

    Lol the translations are in traditional Chinese, not simplified. It’s for the Hong Kong market, not the mainland.
    iQue Switch will be released in 2018 and judging by previous restrictions on iQue products it’ll sell in the hundreds, maybe thousands.

  • R.Z.

    It’s Strange to see Skyrim among the translated titles.
    Isn’t there already a translation ? Why would Nintendo undertake that ?

  • Kevin

    For anyone saying this is the traditional chinese, offical nintendo hk channel published a simplified chinese version of the video on Youku:
    they even use the simplified chinese version translation gameplay video for Xenoblade 2 (which is different from Traditional), and all the game logo is in simplified chinese, this is official nintendo hk channel btw.