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Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 06:47 PM Reply

I don't know if any of you have encountered this, but there are a few games out there that, for whatever reason, have two completely different names, yet are exactly identical in every way.

Examples:

Alien Carnage = Halloween Harry

Fury 3 = Terminal Velocity

Is there a reason for having two different names?

Also, what other games have you seen?

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 06:58 PM Reply

The original Starfox was called Starwing in Europe. Starfox 64 was also called Lylat Wars in the same region.

Also, every game with Call of Duty in the title seems to be the same game.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 07:18 PM Reply

Final Fantasy has a pretty messed up line up if you were following it in America
but if I even try to dive into that subject I might never come out.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 07:32 PM Reply

At 8/13/12 07:18 PM, JoeAndWorld wrote: Final Fantasy has a pretty messed up line up if you were following it in America
but if I even try to dive into that subject I might never come out.

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.

I have no idea why they bother with the changes.

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 07:52 PM Reply

Also, the game Defender II was originally called Stargate, yet this was years before, and has nothing to do with, the Stargate TV and movie franchise we all know.

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 09:11 PM Reply

I'm playing Deadly Premonition right now and on my xbox.com profile it lists the game as Red Seeds Profile which is the Japanese name for the game. Although something weird is going on with that game because all the achievement descriptions on xbox.com are also in Japanese. Seems rather fitting that the game is listed strangely on xbox.xom because it's a very strange game.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 09:55 PM Reply

At 8/13/12 06:47 PM, Painbringer wrote: I don't know if any of you have encountered this, but there are a few games out there that, for whatever reason, have two completely different names, yet are exactly identical in every way.

Examples:

Alien Carnage = Halloween Harry

Fury 3 = Terminal Velocity

Is there a reason for having two different names?

Also, what other games have you seen?

I think the main reason is copyright laws from other countries. As for games

Indigo Prophecy is called Fahrenheit outside of the us

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 11:41 PM Reply

The one I always find is Ratchet: Gladiator (Called Deadlocked in USA). Not sure why they bothered changing it


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 13th, 2012 @ 11:55 PM Reply

At 8/13/12 06:58 PM, Gustavos wrote: The original Starfox was called Starwing in Europe. Starfox 64 was also called Lylat Wars in the same region.

I still like to call Starfox by the European name as it sounds nicer. But it does kind of go without saying Lylat Wars is a vastly superior title to Starfox64.

Other games not listed yet I can think of atm are:
Eternal Arcadia = Skies of Arcadia outside Japan
Jet Set Radio = Jet Skate Radio I believe in some countries
Dark Cloud 2 = Dark Chronicle in Europe.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 12:38 AM Reply

I know that Resident Evil in Japan is called Biohazard. Other than that Dr. Eggman from Sonic is the Japanese name but the Americans at first thought that was just stupid can called him Dr. Robotnik instead (they have changed that since though). I may have that backwards though.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 09:44 AM Reply

At 8/14/12 09:35 AM, MikeyS9607 wrote: Tails' Adventures is called Tails' Adventure (No plural) in Japan.

I like how they decide to correctly use an apostrophe in both names and then go on to whether it should be a plural or not. Most games these days would just ignore such things in naming.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 09:50 AM Reply

Well, the only one I can think of is that the PS1 game Tomba! is called Tombi! in Europe.

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 02:03 PM Reply

I know Another World is called Out of This World in America. I don't look far into the reasons why they have to change names in some regions apart from making a generic guess of name copyright issues and all that junk. The game's still the same and if unchanged from other versions, I can't complain.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 03:26 PM Reply

At 8/14/12 12:38 AM, Warforger wrote: I know that Resident Evil in Japan is called Biohazard. Other than that Dr. Eggman from Sonic is the Japanese name but the Americans at first thought that was just stupid can called him Dr. Robotnik instead (they have changed that since though). I may have that backwards though.

Dr. Robotnik seems cooler than Dr. Eggman.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 03:31 PM Reply

Duke Nukum and Duke Nukem omg

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 03:39 PM Reply

Can't really think of any games but The Avengers was called Avengers Assemble in the UK (to avoid confusion with the 1960s TV series called The Avengers). Shame, Avengers Assemble is a shit name and I'm sure most of the people watching it wouldn't even know about the 60s TV program.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 03:48 PM Reply

I know a few..

Everyone knows Megaman = Rockman in Japan.

Also...
Ninja Gaiden = Shadow Warriors in PAL regions

Also this is only ninja related but, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in Europe..

What's up with the ninja controversy, Europe?


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 03:49 PM Reply

Isn't Resident Evil called Pandemic or something in Japan?

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 03:52 PM Reply

At 8/14/12 03:49 PM, Jester wrote: Isn't Resident Evil called Pandemic or something in Japan?

Nope, Biohazard.

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 04:15 PM Reply

Mario Story (JP) > Paper Mario (US)
Contra (JP) > Probotector (EU)
Star Fox (JP) > Star Wing (EU)
Star Fox 64 (JP) > Lylat Wars (EU)
Paper Mario RPG (JP) > Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (US)
Mario & Luigi RPG (JP) > Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (US)
Mario & Luigi RPG 2x2 (JP) > Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (US)
Mario & Luigi RPG 3!!! (JP) > Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (US)
Pocket Monsters > Pokemon
Mother (JP) > EarthBound (US)

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 05:33 PM Reply

At 8/14/12 03:48 PM, Ketzelkab wrote: Also this is only ninja related but, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in Europe..

What's up with the ninja controversy, Europe?

I think that change was only in Britain actually, because ninja would be too violent (or would be associated with violence). At least, that's the rumour I've heard.

At 8/14/12 04:15 PM, Sword-of-Kings wrote: Mother (JP) > EarthBound (US)

Mother 2 to be exact.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 06:15 PM Reply

At 8/14/12 05:33 PM, Auz wrote:
At 8/14/12 03:48 PM, Ketzelkab wrote: Also this is only ninja related but, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in Europe..

What's up with the ninja controversy, Europe?
I think that change was only in Britain actually, because ninja would be too violent (or would be associated with violence). At least, that's the rumour I've heard.

I live in Britain and its always been called Teenaage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 06:27 PM Reply

US=Sonic Unleashed

Gee I wonder why everyone thought Unleashed was "Sonic Adventure 3"?

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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 06:59 PM Reply

At 8/13/12 07:32 PM, iCurrie wrote: Being Australian, we get an alright amount of movies

More like any movies that have anything slightly offensive it's banned. You guys aren't even allowed Mortal Kombat or the original GTA4 and I've also heard L4D2 is banned there?

As for the Sorcerer's Stone thing, that's only for America for some reason.


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 07:01 PM Reply

At 8/14/12 03:46 PM, Tramps wrote: Bully in the USA
Canis Canem Edit in the EU.

It's also that in New Zealand. I actually think it also had different names across platforms. Since I live in New Zealand I've seen both Canis Canem Edit and Bully in shops, but I think one was PS2 the other was Xbox or Wii?


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Response to Games with two different names? Aug. 14th, 2012 @ 07:52 PM Reply

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.


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