Common Problems When Translating Games into Japanese
Terrible things can happen when you try to translate your game into Japanese - here's how to avoid disaster.
Games with Famous Bad Translations INTO Japanese
English-speaking gamers have "All Your Base", but what do Japanese gamers have?
Getting It Localized #1: Skies of Fury DX
If you're a developer, getting your game localized is trickier than you might expect. Here's what can happen.
How 2 Grand Theft Auto Scenes Were Localized in Japanese
How are modern, AAA English games localized into Japanese? Here are some specific examples.
How Horizon Zero Dawn’s “Grizzly” Joke Works in Japanese
Some simple wordplay in this English-language game works amazingly well in Japanese too.
How They Translated Bubsy into Japanese
How were all those English cat puns, jokes, and movie references handled in the Japanese translation?
Japan’s Mysterious Love of the Word “Let’s”
The English word "let's" appears in Japanese stuff everywhere, including video games. Here's why!
Movies in Japanese #02: Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters is full of American cultural references, New York references, and more. How were these translated into Japanese?
Tricky Translations #4: “I” & “Me” in Japanese
There are dozens of ways to say "I" and "me" in Japanese. Let's look at how they work and who uses each one!
What Happens When PETA, Super Mario, and Game Localization Collide
Can controversy be localized? And can controversial parodies be reverse-localized?