Inazuma Eleven Skips eShop in UK Regions

A kick in the digital pants

Inazuma Eleven Skips eShop in UK Regions

The Nintendo 3DS eShop version of RPG soccer title Inazuma Eleven will not be making its way to the UK regions, LEVEL-5 today announced.

While highlighting that the decision was challenging, LEVEL-5 deems the title “unsuitable” because of the American English voice acting and downloadable game size constraints.

The title is a remastered version of the original 2008 installment released on Nintendo DS in Japan — and in Europe/UK in 2011 — and features stereoscopic 3D and updated visuals. Following last month’s Nintendo Direct presentation, an eShop-only version was released in North America and Australia; interestingly, it was also released in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

Here’s the official announcement from LEVEL-5:

“Thank you for your interest in INAZUMA ELEVEN. We regret to inform you that LEVEL-5 International America, Inc. has no plans to release the Nintendo 3DS eShop version of INAZUMA ELEVEN in the UK regions. While this was a challenging decision, it was deemed unsuitable to release a game with American English voice acting in a territory in which the franchise has been so firmly established with the British English voice cast and downloadable game size constraints prevented us from including both English voice options.”

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