EVE Online has launched in Japan with an officially localised version of the long-running MMO.
Alongside full language support, the MMO will include local billing, customer support, an official Japanese website, and forums.
Senior producer Jon Lander went on to say: “Also during the launch of the Japanese client, we’ve added a multilingual search tool across all game clients that helps weld the disparate language groups present in EVE into a more ‘global’ and unified game experience – truly demonstrating the impact and value of the single shard server model.”
The game now joins English, Chinese, German, and Russian-based clients.
This comes as part of CCP’s push to widen EVE Online’s market. The firm’s chief marketing officer David Reid recently said of the company’s ambitions that “EVE could be the biggest game in the world at the end of 2012″.