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8-4, Ltd.


8-4, Ltd is a Japanese company specializing in Japanese-to-English localization. Established October 5, 2005 by Hiroko Minamoto and John Ricciardi, the company also provides voiceover production, event planning and coordination, interpretation, and gameplay design consulting services. In the past, 8-4 also worked as Japan news correspondent for gaming website 1up.

The company also produces the 8-4 Play podcast. Members gather to discuss new games, Japanese culture, current and past localization projects, as well as occasional interviews with Japanese developers. Notable guests have included Akira Yomaoka and Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

The company is located in Shibuya, Tokyo.


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Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon(2021)
JETT: The Far Shore(2021)
Deltarune: Chapter 1&2(2021)
NieR Re[in]carnation(2021)
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...(2021)
Cyber Shadow(2021)
Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!(2020)
SaGa: Scarlet Grace(2019)
Deltarune: Chapter 1(2018)
Return of the Obra Dinn(2018)
Undertale (Collector's Edition)(2018)
Into the Breach(2018)
NieR: Automata(2017)
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2(2016)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games(2016)
Mighty No. 9(2016)
Xenoblade Chronicles X(2015)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain(2015)
Mighty Gunvolt(2014)
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd(2014)
République: Episode 3 - Ones and Zeroes(2014)
Azure Striker Gunvolt(2014)
Ace Combat: Infinity(2014)
République: Episode 2 - Metamorphosis(2014)
Tales of Xillia(2013)
Skulls of the Shogun: Bone-A-Fide Edition(2013)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen(2013)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance(2013)
Fire Emblem: Awakening(2013)
Skulls of the Shogun(2013)
Lollipop Chainsaw(2012)
Dragon's Dogma(2012)
Zoo Mania 3D(2011)
Shadows of the Damned(2011)
Undead Knights(2009)
Katamari Forever(2009)
Castlevania Judgment(2008)
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World(2008)
Tales of Vesperia(2008)
Wild Arms XF(2008)
Culdcept Saga(2008)
Wild Arms 5(2007)
Lunar Knights(2007)
Rogue Galaxy(2007)


The company took its name from the last level in Super Mario Bros.

Related Web Sites

  • 8-4, Ltd. (official website)
  • 8-4 Play Podcast (Official home of the podcast featuring show information, episode list, and discussion.)