The following tidbit coming from the English devroom:
"What up, Volnutts?! After discussing the issue at length amongst the dev team and also consulting all you fans about it, the verdict is in--our heroine's name is. . . . ::drumroll:: . . . . . . .AERO!!!
Yup, her name is Aero! I, for one, am relieved. That gal has "Aero" written all over her, not to mention it keeps in line with the whole four-letter pattern they had going and doesn't recall images of a certain silver-haired goon from our distant past. So let us rejoice, friends, for that's one less thing to lose sleep over."
And thus ends the Sephira saga -- the name's Aero across all territories, not just Japan anymore. Still, the question remains: why did Capcom see fit to localize her name in the first place?
Source: Capcom Unity
As it should be. God nows this franchise doesn't need anymore pointless name changesReplyDelete
Once we get past her having three names in the span of a month, I can see this triumph avoiding tens of instances of confusion in the future. Sephira shall never be confused with Sera.ReplyDelete
Ah, good. One more problem solved.ReplyDelete
And thus the angels descended from the heavens and the rightful order was restored to the Legends Universe!ReplyDelete
Not much to say, I think most people expected they would change it. The response to the name Sephira wasn't overwhelmingly negative but a good majority definitely preferred Aero.ReplyDelete
Though not too in topic, but closely related, is that thumbnail fan-art? Or official art? 'Cause that looks reeeeeeeeeeeaal sweet.ReplyDelete
That would happen to be official art:ReplyDelete
Well, I don´t know about you guys....but Aero sounds to me kinda....Windows Vista :(ReplyDelete
PD: Oh yeah, and Sephira sounds kinda... "Final Fantasish"
@ kotipeltox: I don't know about you, but regarding the Legends series, I'd take something that sounds like it'd be a Microsoft OS over something that sounds like it's a Final Fantasy character any day, hahaha.ReplyDelete
Victory for the fanbase here. Not only did Sephira not fit her at all (and broke the four-letter heroine pattern with Roll and Tron), but why did she ever need a different localized name in the first place?
Really Protodude? Awesome, I got me a wallpaper. :)ReplyDelete
I feel sorry for whoever pitched the name change.ReplyDelete
While on the topic of names, I might be in the minority, and I know it will never happen, but I wish "Mega Man Volnutt" could be just plain old "Rock Volnutt". I feel it really differentiates him from the Mega Man Trigger identity even further, and works better as a civilian name.ReplyDelete
Someone should write a book on localized name changes. Namely Capcom, because they are fucking experts at that.ReplyDelete
I'm indifferent to this--I'll just have to remember to refer to her as "Aero"--but I will say, if the fanbase continues to reject all proposed localization changes, at least there won't be nearly as much arguing over terms in later debates. If that makes any sense.ReplyDelete
I doubt you are in the minority, RADIX. I'd be happy with Mega Volnutt. But I suppose it's too late to change it now.ReplyDelete
@JDAManson:I do believe you meant to respond to me. =PReplyDelete
But, ya, at this point, it probably is too late. I remember writing a friggen' essay about the name on Capcom Unity back when TvC:UAS was announced. But in the end, it really didn't do anything, as the localized name still stuck, and will likely still carry over into Mega Man Legends 3.
But, ya, even Mega Volnutt would still be better than Mega MAN Volnutt. There's just so much about the localized changes related to his name that make absolutely no sense.