Hi Everyone, as promised — we’ve got a brief update on the progress of the localization of Polymega™ as well as its Region support features.

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • Supported Languages
  • Supported Game Description Languages
  • Region-Based Game Media Handling
  • Region-Based Controller Defaults

15 INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES SUPPORTED AT LAUNCH.

No matter where you’re from or what language you speak, if you believe games of the past are just as good as the games being made today — then you’re going to want a Polymega™. So, we’ve localized the systems user interface to 15 languages including US English and UK English, most Western European / Scandinavian Languages, and also Asian Languages. With all these languages supported, you’ll be able to easily enjoy the system and use its core features no matter where you’re from.

Here’s the full list of supported languages at launch:

    • English
    • UK English
    • Italiano
    • Deutsch
    • Français
    • Español
    • Português
    • Nederlands
    • Svenska
    • Norsk
    • Suomi
    • 한국어
    • 中文 (繁體)
    • 中文 (简体)
    • 日本語

One note is that while these languages are fully supported for the User Interface, game descriptions are not fully localized across all of the supported languages. For now, the game descriptions are in English for all languages, with the exception of Japanese, which are in Japanese. Viewing Japanese games in any language other than Japanese will result in the English description being displayed.

Take a look at the galleries below to see screenshots of the localized user interface for the various languages supported. The first gallery is of the home screen in all supported languages, you can click and drag (or swipe on mobile) the images to the left or right to see more.

Here’s a few more screenshots of other screens within the user interface, translated into various different languages.

REGION SUPPORT SETTINGS.

Polymega™ supports multiple regions: North America, Japan and Asia, and Europe. The system is completely region-free, but a setting is provided to choose your region, which adjusts the behavior of the system and assumptions it makes based on your selected region including:

  • Choosing which version of the game you will play when you insert a cartridge (this can be overridden in the Manage screen)
  • Choosing the customary button layout for your controller and navigation within the UI (eg; A/B Flip for interface navigation in Japan)

For games that were released identically across multiple regions on a single cartridge, Polymega™ will automatically use the version of the game that is native to your selected region as the default game to play. So, if you live in America and you insert a Sonic 2 cartridge, you’ll be playing the North American version of the game, unless you enter the Manage screen and then manually change it to the Japanese or European version. Likewise, a player in the UK will play the European version of Sonic 2 if they have their region set to Europe. If they prefer to play the 60hz version of the game, instead of a 50hz version, they can change the version of the game to the North American or Japanese version via the Manage screen and play that instead, so long as the cartridge supports it. The example provided below is of Wonder Boy in Monster World for Genesis and Mega Drive (PAL), which has two regions available.