Company Profile


8-4 is a video game localization company based in Shibuya, Tokyo. When we’re not lovingly translating your favorite RPG or junior-high ballet trainer/dating sim, we enjoy hunting monsters, recording podcasts, and making our interns perform live re-enactments of scenes from Chaos Wars.

Name: 8-4, Ltd.

Established: Oct. 5, 2005


  • To set the bar for quality in Japanese-to-English (and English-to-Japanese!) video game localization
  • To assist game creators in all aspects of successfully bringing their games to the Western market
  • To bridge the gap between the Japanese and Western game industries (gamers, game creators, developers and publishers, etc.)

Primary Services:

  • Japanese-to-English Translation and Localization
  • Voiceover Production
  • Gameplay/Story/Design Doc Consulting
  • J-to-E and E-to-J Interpretation
  • Editorial Content and Coordination
  • Event Planning and Coordination



  • Bandai Namco Games
  • Capcom
  • CAPY
  • Comcept
  • Dentsu
  • Disney Interactive Studios
  • Game Developers Conference
  • Grasshopper Manufacture
  • Inti Creates
  • Koei Tecmo
  • Kojima Productions
  • Konami Corporation
  • Level-5
  • Nintendo
  • Red Bull Japan
  • Reverge Labs
  • Robot Invader
  • Sega
  • Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Square Enix
  • Supercell
  • Ubisoft
  • Unity
  • XSEED Games