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Unedited Feed from the Aksys panel at Anime Expo 2012. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

09:10:47 <bay|AX|Aksys> Thank you all for coming
09:10:50 <bay|AX|Aksys> Aksys games panel
09:10:59 <bay|AX|Aksys> you guys are probably saints or something because not even my friends came
09:11:19 <bay|AX|Aksys> my name is russel, i think i'm the newest dude, i do marketing
09:11:27 <bay|AX|Aksys> my name is bo, i'm director of production
09:12:01 <bay|AX|Aksys> i'm ben, i'm an editor
09:12:13 <bay|AX|Aksys> i'm james, i do pr, marketing with russel
09:12:17 <bay|AX|Aksys> thank you for coming, it's 9am
09:12:19 <bay|AX|Aksys> let's try to have fun
09:12:23 <bay|AX|Aksys> i'm sorry our power point is so sad
09:12:30 <bay|AX|Aksys> it's 9am, giimme a break
09:12:37 <bay|AX|Aksys> we have a lot to talk about today, nothing too amazing
09:12:45 <bay|AX|Aksys> first of all, it is june 30th
09:12:57 <bay|AX|Aksys> it's like the exact 3 year anniv of the first time blazblue came out in the US
09:13:00 <bay|AX|Aksys> we're announcing a contest
09:13:13 <bay|AX|Aksys> yesterday, we had all the banners, we're going to have a contenst to give them away
09:13:39 <bay|AX|Aksys> all you have to do is take embarassing, artful or (missed) of how much you love blazblue with it...and whoever shows us the most amazing us...
09:13:44 <bay|AX|Aksys> we'll post it up soon
09:13:49 <bay|AX|Aksys> Agarest War 2
09:13:54 <bay|AX|Aksys> came out last tuesday
09:13:59 <bay|AX|Aksys> if you didn't you can buy it today, or tomorrow,
09:14:08 <bay|AX|Aksys> you do get the doll if you buy the LE
09:14:55 <bay|AX|Aksys> Ragnarok Tactics
09:15:06 <bay|AX|Aksys> as known in Japan as Ragnarok, the princess of light and darkness
09:15:10 <bay|AX|Aksys> we felt he title was loong
09:15:14 <bay|AX|Aksys> it's a SRPG like any other SRPG
09:15:22 <bay|AX|Aksys> but it's modeled after the classes and world of RO
09:15:37 <bay|AX|Aksys> and we're doing a colab with xseed since they are doing (Ragnarok game)
09:15:42 <bay|AX|Aksys> (poster)
09:15:49 <bay|AX|Aksys> First thing we'd like to announce
09:15:56 <bay|AX|Aksys> we're redoing the cover for 999 for the zero-escape series
09:16:06 <bay|AX|Aksys> we can't guarantee when we will replace the box art
09:16:09 <bay|AX|Aksys> it's in the pipeline
09:16:18 <bay|AX|Aksys> we think september
09:16:27 <bay|AX|Aksys> Virtue's Last Reward
09:16:30 <bay|AX|Aksys> It'll be out this fall
09:16:35 <bay|AX|Aksys> we're pinpointing close to october
09:16:40 <bay|AX|Aksys> we have the opening in english if it works
09:18:20 <bay|AX|Aksys> so yes, it will be coming out this fall
09:18:25 <bay|AX|Aksys> it is the spirital sequel to 999
09:18:29 <bay|AX|Aksys> it will be dual voiced
09:18:37 <bay|AX|Aksys> we will also be localizing the OVA that was released in japan
09:18:40 <bay|AX|Aksys> and we will be dubbing it
09:22:13 <bay|AX|Aksys> so we have a clip
09:22:13 <bay|AX|Aksys> it will be fully localized
09:22:13 <bay|AX|Aksys> by sometime
09:22:14 <bay|AX|Aksys> we'll have it online, free to see
09:22:22 <bay|AX|Aksys> last order of business for today
09:22:27 <bay|AX|Aksys> is we're doing the preorder watches again
09:22:41 <bay|AX|Aksys> so if you want the watch modeled after the ones in the game, i think... it's a pre-order bonus
09:22:48 <bay|AX|Aksys> so if you pre-order it you get the watch, we're getting the details
09:23:16 <bay|AX|Aksys> that's all we have to talk about this time
09:23:25 <bay|AX|Aksys> it is 9am
09:23:29 <bay|AX|Aksys> and i do want to make it worth while
09:24:45 <bay|AX|Aksys> (question about persona arena, answer atlus)
09:24:58 <bay|AX|Aksys> whoever started the rumor that we would have it at our booth is an asshole
09:25:39 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: About the 3ds e-shop stuff... can you go and have your ds backlog or archive available on the e-shop, if that's a possibility?
09:25:46 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: We so want to do that, but we can't know at the moment
09:25:55 <bay|AX|Aksys> perhaps in the future
09:26:10 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: What were the challenges with the agarast war series and how you have imrpoved over time?
09:26:22 <bay|AX|Aksys> A; I didn't actually work on agarest 2, that was the other editor,...
09:26:49 <bay|AX|Aksys> (missed)
09:27:09 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: How do you feel that Blazblue isn't a featured game at EVO and MK is
09:27:38 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: It can't be helped... Blazblue pulled (120?) last year which is really small.. and EVO is really big
09:28:10 <bay|AX|Aksys> (guy couple rows behind me doesn't shut up)
09:28:30 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Can you put the 999 cover up as a PDF so we can print it out?
09:28:50 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: We'll try, I'll write that on the list of things to do when I'm emperor
09:28:56 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Thank you for localizing games...
09:29:08 <bay|AX|Aksys> Have you heard of Aquaplaaza?
09:29:14 <bay|AX|Aksys> Any chance of localizing it?
09:29:36 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: If there's the chance for it, we'll consider it, we like fighting games
09:30:15 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Fate Extra CCC?
09:30:24 <bay|AX|Aksys> Did Fate Extra sell well enough to do CCC?
09:30:43 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: I think, Fate Extra met our expectations
09:30:54 <bay|AX|Aksys> and I feel that if there is a chance for it, and if we can find a realistic release date for it, we'll consider it
09:30:58 <bay|AX|Aksys> but we can't nail it down right now
09:31:06 <bay|AX|Aksys> if we could, i'd show you...
09:31:12 <bay|AX|Aksys> it's something we'd like to do, if there's a chance for it
09:31:28 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Virtue's Last Reward... the diference between the 3ds and vita version
09:31:55 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: There aren't any major difference beside the hardware capabilities
09:32:00 <bay|AX|Aksys> there are slight interface differences
09:32:03 <bay|AX|Aksys> but there are no gameplay differences
09:32:23 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: With double x reload coming out... (lost rest...something about new guilty gear)
09:32:30 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: we're not officially invovled with new guilty gear yet
09:32:53 <bay|AX|Aksys> Thing is that if it does come here, like.. if they even made a 3so stick... do you like madkat sticks? I'm more of a hori person
09:33:09 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Blazblue RPG for amerca?
09:33:29 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: The story goes that Blazblue was originally an RPG and it was originally written for that kind of game
09:33:37 <bay|AX|Aksys> we don't know what's going on in arc systems works
09:33:43 <bay|AX|Aksys> there is a chance for anything
09:34:14 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Is there going to be a sequel to Hardcorps Uprising?
09:34:17 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: Konami question
09:34:46 <bay|AX|Aksys> It's an interesting question... because we asked Mori if you could have BB characters there, and they said asked Konami
09:34:56 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Are you going to make Madkat sticks?
09:35:02 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: We said 1500, and we did...
09:35:13 <bay|AX|Aksys> for that model, no more, but maybe a different model
09:35:25 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: (Why it's name virtue's last reward?)
09:36:54 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: (basically the fan name of "Good people die" didn't have the duality of the jp title, while virtue's last reward does)
09:37:33 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Need more (Noelle?) swag... will US PSN get the blazblue avatars that already exist on JP?
09:37:37 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: we have to talk to arc
09:38:40 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Talk to another company to make a crossover game? Aksys vs something?
09:38:46 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: I think everyone wants to do that but it takes a lot of work
09:39:03 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Guilty Gear on PSN?
09:39:36 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: (Arcade is probably this August?) and we'll see about PSN
09:39:48 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: Did stuff like the bit trip series work and looking at expanding that...
09:40:16 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: we've worked on a lot of other games with companies, for the most part, we do what they can to support them, if they are making good games, then there's no reason not to support them
09:40:42 <bay|AX|Aksys> Q: I don't have a PS3 myself, is there a reasoning it isn't on x360?
09:40:46 <bay|AX|Aksys> A: They didn't make a 360 version.
09:41:28 <bay|AX|Aksys> End....
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