Today’s news roundup sees Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker get an official Japanese release date, while Modern Warfare 2 localisation issues pop up in Japan, and Logitech are rumoured to be working on a UMD drive for the UMD-less PSP Go.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Officially Dated
Meal Gear Solid: Peace Walker on the PSP has finally been given a solid (snake) release date after a few months of patient waiting from Metal Gear fans. Konami have penned the game in for a March 18th release in Japan, with a European and America release sure to follow soon. A playable demo has been available for a while now if you can't contain yourself until release over on Konami website, but be prepared to be bombarded with Japanese symbols and words that don't make sense to us English-speakers. [1UP]
Modern Warfare 2 Japanese Mistranslation Causes Yet More Controversy
Following the many, many controversies that has plagued Modern Warfare 2 for the past few months, one more couldn't hurt it could it? This time the complaints come all the way from Japan, with the public outraged at a mistranslation made at localisation. The mistake appears during the “No Russian” scene, where in English Vladimir Makarov is supposed to tell the player “Remember, no Russian” during a mass killing of civilians, with the intent of not being identified by anyone after the attack.
Unfortunately the Japanese release instead translated this to “Kill them; they are Russians,” giving the scene an entirely different meaning than intended, which turns out to be quite a pivotal point in the story indeed. Many fans in Japan are outraged, with some claiming they’ll be buying the English version instead, rather than be subjected to poor Japanese. But considering Famitsu’s score of 39/40, it looks like it’ll be ok. [MagWeasel]
Logitech Rumoured To Be Working On PSP Go UMD Drive
The lack of a UMD drive for the PSP Go has rendered UMD game collections useless, and used games a thing of the past. Needless to say, people don’t like this, which is why Logitech are apparently working on a UMD drive add-on for the PSP Go. An anonymous source makes the claim, stating the only problem is it’ll end up making your PSP look a little fatter.
The U.K. Logitech claim they’re unaware of any such invention, but suggest the U.S. Logitech may be working on it. If this rumour turns out to be true, it would be a bit strange of Sony to allow Logitech to go ahead and develop something they could potentially make a lot of money out of, but perhaps Sony developing such a thing would negate the PSP Go’s status as a digital distribution system, admitting the Go isn’t really worth the money without UMD. [CVG]