Retro Game Challenge 1 + 2 Replay recently hit the Switch eShop in Japan. Unfortunately, publisher Namco has made it clear that they have no intention of localizing the game for non-Japanese audiences due to a general lack of interest. Now, the CEO of a localization company called 8-4, Ltd. has come forward to state that they would be happy to help with the localization process if given the chance.

CEO John Ricciardi said via Twitter, “8-4 (who helped coordinate the magazine content in the original RGC, and who localized the GCCX crossover vids for Sakurai-san) would happily help localize the games if a publisher were to step forward…”.

As Ricciardi says, their team has experience with the world of Retro Game Challenge, having helped translate parts of the original Nintendo DS game into English. There’s definitely a small, but passionate fanbase for this series, both behind the scenes, and on the consumer side.

Could Namco change their minds on a translation in light of 8-4 offering their assistance? It might be a tough sell considering the less than stellar sales of the original game, but stranger things have happened. Maybe with enough fan support, we could see a localized version of Retro Game Challenge 1 + 2 Replay at some point in the future. Stay tuned!

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