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The Legends of Localization series takes a detailed look at video game translation and how games change during the translation process. See here for more details.
The Pop Culture-Obsessed Monsters in Japanese Super Mario RPG
Updated with info about an unused enemy's quote in Japanese and in English!
Image Post: About Zelda III, Zelda IV, and Zelda 64
Older fans sometimes refer to 1990s Zelda games with these alternate names.
Literary Translators Comment on Localization & Re-Translation
The word "localization" is relatively new in the translation industry, but the idea has been around for a very long time.
Funky Fantasy IV: A Machine-Translated Video Game Experiment
Updated with a brand-new translation patch & screenshots!See more articles, reviews, and updates
Legends of Localization IRL
Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda
How would your experience with Zelda 1 have changed if you’d been born in Japan versus America or vice-versa?
Book 2: EarthBound (Free Preview PDF)
"This may be one of the most important books about the gaming industry ever written."