It’s fair to say that, at times, Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe can seem to be entirely at the mercy of decisions out of Kyoto, not always having much of a say in content. Recent trailers for the two Famicom Detective Club games are a case and point, with the regional teams clearly being given the same stock video and told to make use of it.
In this case it makes for a bit of a fun comparison. Nintendo of America released its version last week, and the narration is reminiscent of slightly over-the-top TV commercials for detective shows. “Chilling grudges. Grave accusations. A village forever haunted”. Dramatic stuff.
Nintendo of Europe has gone the other way with its version today. Opting for a smooth classical English voice, the narrated lines are cut back and are far less demonstrative, with more moments where the game footage simply rolls uninterrupted.
The difference in style did amuse us – the question is, which did you prefer?