Gaijinworks were once working on a localization for Hudson Soft’s Xbox 360 remake of Far East of Eden: Ziria. It was cancelled, but studio founder Vic Ireland provided screenshots this weekend of the English version that once was.
“We couldn’t get past Microsoft’s ridiculous publishing minimums and other restrictions to make it happen and had to abandon it,” Ireland said in response to a fan on Gaijinworks’ official forums.
Ireland added, “I’ve said many times I would dearly love to do [Far East of Eden: The Apocalypse IV]. That’s still true. Never say never. It’s a crazy business.”
As far as Ziria goes, Ireland says it’s a “bummer,” but that it was “a weak port of a once-great game, so maybe it’s for the best.”