Sengoku Basara 4 is the next awesome game in the Sengoku Basara series to be released early 2014 in Japan. The US and other English language regions also have a right to have this game released and dubbed in English. Let me give a little history to help understand Sengoku Basara’s previous releases outside Japan to help understand the situation:
The first Sengoku Basara game was released in the United States under the title of “Devi Kings”, with Oda Nobunaga as the main cover character. Half of the characters in the game were made unplayable in the English release and everyone had their names changed to odd epithets based off of their appearances or original names. The game did not do so well in the US due to the heavy editing.
Then in 2010 Capcom released Sengoku Basara 3 to the US under the title Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. Along with the games release the famous anime dubbing company Funimation took licensing issues of the anime series based of the video game and dubbed Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings seasons 1 & 2 as well as the movie following it. Capcom and Funimation went hand-in-hand to promote the anime and the game with both releases. The game was un-edited and released with an all-star English dub cast. The reception was much better than the original game.
Shortly after a new updated port of the game, Sengoku Basara 3 Utage was released in Japan but with no US release despite fans pushing for it. This was an unfair decision Capcom made that upset the fans. The game made everyone who wasn’t playable in the original version playable and featured two popular fighters to play as: Takeda Shingen & Matsunaga Hisahide.
And now with the release of the next game, (most likely it will be the last for the Playstation 3) we MUST get this released overseas! Fans were upset over the denial of Utage being released and Sengoku Basara is a very popular hack n slash game, it would be a mistake NOT to have this released outside of Japan. Capcom has to give it a chance, a lot of people are hoping for an announcement of this being released to the US and across the western region. If Capcom were to dub this, there is no doubt that this game would successful financially and end up becoming super popular!
So please Capcom, you have to give things like this a chance! You’ll never know unless you give it a try. Sengoku Basara is already popular in the US alone between Funimation and the fact that so many fans import the game despite not being able to read Japanese. Dubbing this would mean so much to the fans and of your part prove to be a financial success! So lets all show Capcom we want Sengoku Basara back in the west! HERE WE GO!