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    Asian Wii launch & JP games that can be played by english speakers...

    After looking over the forum I couldn't find a thread for owners of a japanese Wii to discuss asian release games and/or japanese games in english, so I am starting this thread to discuss any topic that could be of interest for a on-japanese speaking JP Wii owner...

    Some rumours I got from Internet regarding the launch of Wii in Asia :
    • Hong-Kong : Wii version to be JP/Asian, launched in Q1 2007
    • Taiwan : Launch should come by Lunar new year. Version should be jp/asia compatible, & hopefully launch will come with some chinese/english version games.
    • China : JP/Asia compatible version likely, launch rumored to be around April
    • Singapore : Launch rumored for late January/February, Wii version to be rumored to be US (so no interest for JP Wii owners...)
    • Korea : Korean version (JP/asia compatible) to launch in late 2007

    Wii Asia release rumours

    I don't have a lot of information so if you know anything about launch dates of JP version asian wii games, let me know.

    Also, these are the JP version games I have that can be easily played although I don't understand the language. Please post here if you know more like that (I was wondering if elebits & Wario require any knowledge of japanese to fully enjoy the game...) :
    • Wii sports
    • Wii play
    • Bleach (menus subtitled in english)
    • Rayman Raving Rabbids (a couple of mini games will take you a few tries to get it but overall it's easy)
    • SOnic and the secret rings has the English language option !
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    From what I've gathered here in Hong Kong (talking with distributors at retail and all that):

    - The Wii will launch Q1 2007 (called Nintendo of Hong Kong and Nintendo's authorized distributor here and this was the best they could tell me)

    - The Wii in Hong Kong will likely launch with English, not Japanese, as the system's language. Japanese isn't even an official language in Hong Kong, but English is, so if anything, the Hong Kong Wii will be English-based. Having said that, I would not be one bit surprised to see multilingual versions of the console for not just Hong Kong, but for Asia in general.

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    Thanks, laputaquelepario, I've updated my thread with your infos... But... Where did you come with that avatar name ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnaud
    Thanks, laputaquelepario, I've updated my thread with your infos... But... Where did you come with that avatar name ??
    I gather you understand Spanish...

    I was just sick and tired of having to type RANDOMNICKNAME348 or SOMEONE_ELSE_TOOK_THAT_NICK_9309 all the time, so I thought if I came up with a really "unique" nickname, I could use it anywhere without fear of someone having taken that nickname, or having to attach any amount of ridiculous number after it...

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    Oh, I forgot to mention this:

    I called Nintendo of Hong Kong about a month-and-a-half ago to ask about Hong Kong Wii launch dates. I got transferred to someone "who knows that information" and all she could tell me is "we expect it sometime between the end of January and the beginning of February". The lady was from Hong Kong.

    Sounds suspiciously like preparations for a Chinese New Year launch (Feb 17 if I'm not mistaken).

    However, I called about two weeks later and this time, they flat-out told me "we do not have any information from NoJ at all". This time, I talked to a man who was Japanese.

    Guess they are trying their best to keep any information under wraps...

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    February the 18th I think it is...

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    Any news from the Chinese New Year launches ???
    Spoiler Alert!

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    Bought a wii

    I bought my wii beginning of may
    still no english and no hong kong version.

    In fact they may not even be launching one.

    If anyone has any information about this let me know.


    Does anyone have a list of games that causes conflicts with WII's from japan? Some games can cause system crashes that result in the machine having to be sent off to japan for repair...at the cost of the consumer.

    Thanks

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    Hi Billy,

    I didn't hear about such games but I would be curious to know about them.
    I have read somewhere (lost the link) that the Asian launch will come by winter 07 for all asian countries (except Japan & Singapore).
    Singapore has had its launch in April, but their system is the US version, not the Japanese one. Sorry I don't have more info at the moment.
    Spoiler Alert!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhamlan
    I bought my wii beginning of may
    still no english and no hong kong version.

    In fact they may not even be launching one.

    If anyone has any information about this let me know.


    Does anyone have a list of games that causes conflicts with WII's from japan? Some games can cause system crashes that result in the machine having to be sent off to japan for repair...at the cost of the consumer.

    Thanks
    Theres a list here: http://wiki.gbatemp.net/index.php/Wi...atibility_List

    and by the way, only one game so far can brick/break your Wii resulting in the need for a repair, and that is Super Paper Mario NTSC-USA and only if your Jap Wii's firmware is less than 2.2J, i.e if you have a Jap Wii with firmware 2.2J it will work fine, with no breaking. If you have 2.1J or 2.0J, update it first using a Jap disc that has a firmware update on it, or through the WiiConnect update service.

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