shadowofchaos Posted April 24, 2017 Share Posted April 24, 2017 (edited) Being one of the well known Japanese speakers in the community, I just wanted to bring up a semi-popular notion by the community regarding remakes and their choice of title "Echoes" for FE15. While the notion of "Fire Emblem Echoes" as being a subtitle hinting at future remakes isn't *the* go to thing, it comes up often enough around places. Personally speaking, it kind of annoys me time and again that many things like this happen every time an FE game releases. I feel like the old man veteran saying: "Get off my lawn"! These include: * People yelling at me when I got a JP copy of Awakening early and tell people there's no direct PvP. They say the localized edition will change that. * Fates: Too many. Including face petting and translation "errors". As a Japanese speaker, I understand that English words are commonplace in the variety of Japanese games I played. They're there for exotic feel, especially in titles. The word "Echoes" is just that. And to tie into the Japanese title "Another Hero King". It could be arguable that the localized title, "Shadows of Valentia" is the same way. It has also been used in English promotional material of the people seeing the "Echoes of War" in a Nintendo trailer for the game. No one in the Japanese community has ever interpreted the title to be a label of a remake. That the "Echo" of an original is that said remake. The point is, it's a strictly English notion. And IS being a Japanese company, and the original version being tailored to Japanese fans to be later localized (Unlike Pokemon, which is pretty much global at this point. They changed JP characters to an ambiguous generic language), it would be a stretch to say that they gave it a subtitle as a first of a sub series of Fire Emblem as people imagine FE4 remakes a la "Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Jugdral". They'll do that as an afterthought, if the notion spreads far enough. But that wasn't what they initially intended, as evidenced by the JP community. It almost makes me feel that the FE fans doing so are always reaching, until they get a remake for their favorite game. Is it never enough? Thanks for hearing me out. Out of respect for people and not being a killjoy in every thread having this notion, I refrained from mentioning it every time. But I guess I just needed to let it out. [/killjoy] Edited April 24, 2017 by shadowofchaos Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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