NCsoft are chuffed with the performance of Aion: Tower of Eternity in Korea where it launched late last year, and now want a release in the West.
This isn't just a case of translating some text in Google, a team of "dedicated content writers" are going over everything in Aion "to provide AAA quality" says NCsoft's Lani Blazier.
"The localization effort is enormous, with a vast amount of content. Aion is not simply being translated, a team of dedicated content writers are re-creating the written dialogue and content to provide AAA quality and to ensure that it is culturally relevant for our audience," Blazier, US community manager.
"We are going to do this launch “right” rather than fast."
Aion: Tower of Eternity is expected to release sometime this autumn for Europe and North America. "We expect to ship Aion in NCsoft West territories in the fall of 2009."
Despite the consolidation of NCsoft West by moving their European operations into their US offices, they affirm to deliver regional support. "We are deeply committed to our European community and will have native speaking Community Coordinators for our supported languages (English, German & French)."
"We will have servers physically located both in Europe and North America for launch."
The effort to bring MMO Aion to Western audience "is enormous"
20 February 2009 | By Simon Priest