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Default Jade Empire - Special Edition Screens @ BioWare

January 20th, 2007, 00:44
Originally Posted by Cormac View Post
Actually JE was the game Bio wanted to make for a long time, it wasnt at all MS's idea. And although Asian-themed, it's not at all a clone of JRPGs, it very much resembles in its story and character relations Bio's past games, like KotOR and BG2.
OK, but I still believe that Microsoft's (only) goal with JE was always to boost Xbox sales in the Asian/Pacific reason. It doesn't really matter in that context who had the idea for JE first or whether it is a "true" JRPG.
In fact, I did just read an old GameSpot interview about JE when the game was revealed at the Tokyo Games Show. Not E3. Not that big show in London (can't remember the name of it). Nor any other Western game show. Nope. TGS. Seems obvious to me that MS chose that setting to say a loud and clear 'hello' to the Asian market .
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