This game will be released Stateside on the 4th quarter of 2006, under the name ''Elite Beat Agents''. All the songs, characters and stage layouts will be changed; other inclusions will be done, like different endings according to your final score at such stage. The whole production is being overseen by the folks at Inis (Japan), so people worried about the game losing its flair need not to worry.
Ossu! Tatakae! Ouendan is only available in Japan at the moment, and most likely will stay that way. The barrier for translation is somewhat high since all the songs have mostly Japanese lyrics, and there is quite a bit of text that accompanies the manga scenes. However, this game is also a very worthy import and can be enjoyed by non-Japanese gamers. The gameplay and menus are easy to grasp, and the imagery of the Manga comics are very entertaining and get the point across rather well.