Mega Man is known as Rockman in japan.
Fatal Frame is known as Project Zero over here and simply Zero in Japan, which sucks immensely.
At 8/14/12 05:52 PM, Tramps wrote:
Resident Evil is a stupid name anyway. It's like a crappy name for a B-movie with a slogan along the lines of: "The tenants moved out, but EVIL moved in; RESIDENT EVIL."
I remember reading an interview aaaages ago with one of the original RE devs who said they chose 'Resident Evil' because it sounded like a cheesy B movie. From what I can tell the original RE was supposed to come off as a campy horror B movie, but thanks to the voice actors and translation it comes off as a serious horror game with seriously shitty acting.
At 8/13/12 07:32 PM, iCurrie wrote:
I guess its just like with movies. Being Australian, we get an alright amount of movies with different names than other regions, even if its only by a small degree. Like Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone, not the Sorcerers.
It's only called that in America, because JK Rowling's publisher thought americans were too illiterate to know what philosopher meant or something. Also in the book they changed lift to elevator, car park to parking lot and some other pointless shit.