X360 Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | 10:34 PM

The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon Asia version

The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon Asia version

I've received my copy of Blue Dragon Asia version a few hours ago, and like a good fan of this excellent game I immediately started recording the beginning. What a pleasure it is to finally exactly understand what's going on thanks to the menus and subtitles in English. This is just the perfect version of the game for me, especially since us Europeans won't have the Japanese voices available. Anyway, I'm thinking about doing a "journal" of my adventures in the game, with new images and videos every few days. So it will be up to you to decide when to stop watching if you don't want to be spoiled too much. As for now, you can safely watch the very first 10 minutes of the game.
Update: Just a day late, here is the second video showing what happens next, with some really strange enemies :)
Update2: Just so you guys forgive me about my tardiness with the second video, here comes the third one where we finally get to see the shadows!
Update3: Because I feel generous today, here comes the fourth part where the shadows finally enter the battle.
Update4: Let's been done with this series of video with the first boss fight!

If you are like me and you hate play games in anything but their original version (be it Japanese or English) and you live and Europe... Tough luck. The European version of Blue Dragon won't have the Japanese language track anymore, so your only solution would be to import this version along with an Asian 360 system. Then you'll even be able to buy the much cheaper Asian versions of the games as they are released ;)
In case you want to import the game: Here is a link to our partner Play-Asia
And for an Asian system (220V): here
110V japanese system: there

The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon Asia version
The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon Asia version part 2
The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon Asia version part 3
The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon Asia version part 4
The first 10 minutes: Blue Dragon Asia version part 5

All comments

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Commented on 2007-05-24 23:35:48
Is it region free ???? please ???? I will buy it immediately if it is!!
Commented on 2007-05-24 23:37:48
Not region free, sorry.
Commented on 2007-05-24 23:40:21
god damn it, I hate europe we speak 2 many different languages. Does the US one still have japanese? Because I imagine it will be region free.
Commented on 2007-05-24 23:42:42

Yea wonder if US version still have Japanese voice... Hope so...
If not well, will have to play European version :/
Commented on 2007-05-24 23:47:56
The US version will have Japanese voices, but it might not be region free since it will be released quite a bit before the European one most likely.
Commented on 2007-05-24 23:53:20
Thanks Blim :)

*Hopes US version to be region free*
Commented on 2007-05-24 23:57:42
I hate this, we have games later, without original language, without even my native language. Just those more popular european languages.

Man, it's so unfair:)

All games should be region free.
Commented on 2007-05-24 23:59:16
In fairness nearly all the games published in the UK and US by MS game studios have been region free. I just hope this one is.
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:02:28
i want this game so badly!!
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:05:15
I have heard not all Japanese games will work on an Asian 360 BTW, not sure how true this is.

I'm quite happy about the translation in the game so far, I think the English voices will be pretty good anyway, I think the same guy who did FF12 is in charge of translating this and Lost Odyssey.
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:06:58
thanks very much blim!
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:16:55
Wow, it feels so much like Crono Trigger. Though it feels very cheesy.
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:25:40
hey do any of you guys know if i buy an asian 360 and then stick my hard drive in there, it will work right?
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:30:16
cool, this is coming to the US like soon right?

<---(Changed Avatar again...to something more appropiate than my last one)
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:34:35
I can't wait! xD

Commented on 2007-05-25 00:44:09
Man this looks great..! Oh and my jRPG therapy is going really well, so by the time this comes out I'll be set!
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:44:48
BLIMBLIM you are the Best
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:47:47 In reply to KahL
Posted by KahL
cool, this is coming to the US like soon right?
sometime in August
Commented on 2007-05-25 00:49:10
Any word on when us hairy europeans will get it? "Simultanious release" echoes at the back of my head but I'm fairly sure that was Lost Odyssey. :O
Commented on 2007-05-25 01:00:47
They could do a special EU edition that contains the japanese voices, stripped of the german/french. that would be awesome!
Commented on 2007-05-25 01:05:12 In reply to SimonM7
It's expected to be released in September.
Commented on 2007-05-25 01:12:40
This autumn is going to be insane. Never mind the money spent on games, researching ways to make days longer is gonna be where the real expenses go. :O

As for european version without japanese language track, that's almost too typical to even be upset about anymore. Just sigh and feel bits of your soul wither away.. Oh and wish for good voice work on the level of Final Fantasy 12 or Dragon Quest 8.

If only DVDs were the tiniest bit bigger. They can obviously fit up to four languages on there, so room for japanese must be less than a gigabyte away you'd think.
Commented on 2007-05-25 01:15:31 In reply to Gjot
Maybe Europe will get a 4 disc version lol, .....ok maybe not.
Posted by Gjot
hey do any of you guys know if i buy an asian 360 and then stick my hard drive in there, it will work right?
Yes it will.
Commented on 2007-05-25 01:17:39
PART 2,3 and 4 ???
Commented on 2007-05-25 04:32:32
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