Noted DOS aficionadoChristian Klein
some interesting comparison shots of the Japanese editions ofWing Commander III
. We've covered these a couple of times in the past, but it's worth pointing out again that the game received a full audio dub (check out the introhere
), and that Japan is the only market where a Windows 95 port of WC3 was released as astandalone product
! The front box art for DOS/V machines (a version of IBM DOS with better support for the Japanese language) was pretty much identical to the Western release with some Japanese text thrown in, while the Windows 95 edition featured a more unique design (though certainly not as "out there" assome other
Japanese box art). The same design is featured on the cover of the Japaneseguide to WC3
for PlayStation. Christian also provides us with a look at the reverse side box art and the CD-ROM disc labels, which are more bland than the etchings on the Western PC and 3DO discs.