Plenty of fans were surprised when Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE showed up in the latest Nintendo Direct, as it seemed the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem crossover had been all but forgotten outside of Japan. However, the game is coming west this year, but up until now it was unclear in what capacity.
Atlus is in charge of the game’s localization, and a statement obtained by Game Informer offers some insight into the process of localizng the game for Western players:
“Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE was localized by Atlus in a way that is consistent with the localization work they do on games they publish,” reads a statement from Nintendo of America. “It was a priority to ensure the game feels familiar and appeals to longtime Atlus fans. Any changes made to the in-game content were due to varying requirements and regulations in the many different territories Nintendo distributes its products.”
Nintendo has been in hot water over localization before, particularly with this year’s Fire Emblem: Fates, so it will be interesting to see how much of the original context of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE remains intact when the game drops on June 24.