GoW2 In Japan
posted by 3Suns
Fri Oct 17, 2008 at 03:15:08 PM EST
I went to my local electronics store to pre-order a copy of Gears (hoping that like the first game, it would have both English and Japanese on the disc - almost willing to risk it if it didn't.)
It took the lady about 15 minutes to find it on her ordering computer. Guess where she found it? On the xbox.com page, it wasn't even in the stores catalog computer. Apparently, it has been "announced" but there is no release date for it. So, I was disappointed. I was hoping that this would be my chance at getting the game on Re-Emergence day, with all the rest of the world. No dice.
The story isn't over. As I am walking out of the store, I notice the XBOX360 2008 Autumn Catalog (Take Me I'M Free). So, I thought, this is great! At least maybe I can get some info out of the promotional literature. Guess what? Gears of War 2 is not listed ANYWHERE in the book. NOWHERE! Not even in the back index. They have games ranging from Too Human (old), Infinite Undiscovery (released a couple of weeks ago), to Star Ocean (2009). Even Gears of War the original is listed in there, but no Gears of War 2. It is the autumn catalog, for crying out loud!! Microsoft, pull your head out of "there".
I guess Japan is just SOL.
Anyway, it just made me all the more pleased that I pre-ordered 2 of those puppies from Play-Asia (one through a friend because play-asia will only sell one per customer). Makes me just want to buy from them always, regardless of what deals any store here may offer in the future.
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