Thursday, March 15, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: NEW SAILOR MOON VIDEO GAME!

Wii May Have a New Sailor Moon Video Game in the Land of the Rising Sun!

(This story is developing and will be changed/edited later as time permits and announcements are made)

Earlier this week, Genvid.com had reported news of a new Sailor Moon Game for the Nintendo Wii, that had popped up on http://www.yesasia.com . I was on both sides of the fence with the validity of this rumor, so last night I sent an email to customer service to see if it was true. Below, is the response I have received.

Dear Sailordees,

Thank you for writing YesAsia!

Regarding your email dated March 15, please kindly note that although the final release of item "Sailor Moon (Working Title) (Japan Version)" is subject to change, we are informed by the supplier that it is likely to be a release of the item at the moment. If you have any further inquiries, please kindly visit http://yesasia.com/help/index.aspx?lang=en for further details.

Once again, thank you very much for your continued support of YesAsia.com. We look forward to seeing you again at our store.

Please DO NOT REPLY to this email directly. Should you have any further inquiry, please kindly refer to our Help Section at http://yesasia.com/help/index.aspx?lang=en for further assistance.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Kwan
Customer Service Department
YesAsia.com


For fans who wish to purchase this game (if/when it is released), unfortunately the Wii is region-locked, and you will either have to void your North American Warranty by purchasing a modchip and having it installed, or purchasing a Japanese Nintendo Wii. The Wii interface language cannot be changed to English, so at the very least have a Japanese-English dictionary handy if you plan to pursue this! We are reading different stories all over the web with respect to output compatibility and North American Televisions. However if your TV can accept both PAL and NTSC input, then you should be good to go! EDIT: Thanks to MC! reader Adam for notifying us that Japan and North America have the same TV standards (NTSC) so North Americans do not need to purchase a new television! However, people in Europe, some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America will need to ensure their current television can accept both input formats, as well as having a compatible Wii , to play this game.

Once the news is really confirmed, fans will have to go through great lengths to acquire it. We're going to outline your options a little here. A Japanese Wii will cost you close to the same price a North American one does (around $250), however keep in mind that to import one of these to North America, you may need to pay duty fees, and they could potentially be very hefty. An import video game can cost anywhere from $50 and up. you will also need to purchase an adapter to plug it in. A modchip costs between $40-50 dollars and from what we have read, it will render your system invincible! You should be able to play most games from Japan and North America. There may be proper installation costs additionally to purchasing a chip , as well as other risks involved with modifying a delicately wired system. The game will be in Japanese, so like we mentioned above, if you cannot read and understand the language, at the very least, have a good dictionary handy. Fans should choose the option best suited for themselves.

It is unknown at this time whether this game will come to North America, or anywhere else in the world for that matter, considering TOEI has pulled all international liscences.

Again, this story is developing, and we will have more information as we learn more! Do you have any information about the Wii we may have missed? Please send us a tip at moonchasers@NOSPAMPLZKTHXgmail.com !

3 comments:

aDam said...

The Japanese TV standards is NTSC so there should be no problems playing a Japanese Wii on a North American TV. Europeans on the other hand will no doubt need a TV that handles both, but a lot of them do.

Thanks for the additional info.

Anonymous said...

I've also heard this news on Genvid. It would be awesome if there is a Sailor Moon game coming out. Maybe for its 15th anniversary... thats a few.. well, many months late. ^^;; Once can only hope.

sailordees said...

Thanks Adam! I will add that to the article in the next few minutes. To the anonymous poster -- It could be that, and there's also a second theory that I have which I may post in another article I've had planned in the works.

Thank you both for your comments! You were the first to post them on this site!