Wednesday, November 17, 2010

From Aero To Sephira

In case you missed it, Mega Man Legends 3's newest character Aero has seen another name change. A post over at the North American devroom updated with the following tidbit:

UPDATE FROM THE DEV TEAM: Apparently, Capcom Japan intended for Aero's name to be Sephira and have asked for us to update everyone. So there you have it! Allow me to re-introduce...Sephira!!
(via Capcom Unity)

Interestingly, the name change only applies to English side of things. Over at the Japanese devroom, she's still referred to as Aero -- so I think it's safe to assume this has to do with localization. The change shouldn't come as a major surprise; Capcom's made a practice of altering names and titles when it comes to bringing games outside of Japan for quite a while now.

For those of you keeping track, 'Sephira' marks the character's third name change. She was internally referred to as "Lilly" for a short while, then Aero (final name in Japan) and now Sephira for the rest of the world. Don't know about you but I like it; has a nice ring to it.

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Source: Mega Man Legends 3 Devroom

17 comments:

  1. Hello Sephira! Nice to meet you! ^_^

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  2. I thought 'Aero' was fine. Can't imagine why localization felt they had to change it. They should see about changing those ugly, pointless zipper sleeves instead.

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  3. @Dhylec
    Captain Ass-Zipper wants a word with you.

    *points to hellfirecomms on youtube*

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  4. "Sephira"? Personally, I liked "Aero" better.

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  5. I kinda like Sephira. Aero seems a bit boyish but then again with names like Roll and Tron, I could've gone along with it.

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  6. It doesn't matter how many times she changes her name, she'll always be the slut we know and love.

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  7. Why would they say that the Japanese wanted the name to change, though? Why is Capcom lying to us? D:

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  8. Yeah Aero sounds a lot cooler. Sephira sounds too much like Sephora, the cosmetics store (also too similar to Sephiroth for my taste).

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  9. I prefer Aero, myself. Oh well, whatever. Not a big deal.

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  10. I think I'm going to make a post in the dev forums asking about why they made the change. Seems kinda pointless to me, but they must have a reason. I am kinda in the same boat as the first anon, though; "Aero" is a pretty masculine-sounding name, in my opinion.

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  11. Judging from the name, Sephira is probably going to be an angel type character which doesn't know her origins and is "awakened" later in the game, etc etc. You all know similar scenarios. I call it now, lol.

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  12. Hope it's not Sephiroth's daughter! lolololol!

    By the way, "Sephira" sounds pretty good than "Aero".

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  13. She still looks like a little adorable kitten-troll. :3

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  14. I added her as a friend on Facebook. みんな!Add her!

    Link: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001873697869

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  15. I added her as a friend on Facebook!
    Link: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001873697869

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