Add more quote changes, along with regional gear name differences, Octo Valley name changes, and Ranked Battle regional changes. Should we use pictures?
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As usual, American and European/Oceanic regions got two different English localizations of the game. The American version of the game is extremely retro-'90s in a tongue-in-cheek way, while the European release is relatively straight in comparison. Notably, the EU/OC release uses slightly harsher language than the American version of the game due to religious swear words such as "damn" not being viewed as particularly offensive in British and Australian English (not that they're particularly offensive in American English either, but you know).
Those changes aren't present in the sequel, as the European-English version is based off of the American-English translation.
| Stage Quotes|
What's with their obsession of chips- I mean fries, NOE?
| Weapon Descriptions|
Yup, even the weapon stats were slightly changed.
| Octo Valley|
Give em heck- I mean hell!
- When an online match ends, it will say "Finish!" in the Japanese version, "Stop Battling!" in the European version, and "GAME!" (in all caps) in the North American version.
- In lieu of full voice chat, players can attempt a very limited form of communication via the D-Pad, featuring differently translated messages in each version. Pressing Up sends the message 「カモン」 (literally "come on") in the Japanese version, "To me!" in the European version, and "C'mon!" in the North American version. Pressing Down sends the message 「ナイス」 (literally "nice") in the Japanese version, "Nice!" in the European version, and "Booyah!" in the North American version.
- When Judd is announcing the score, the Japanese and European versions of the game will have a % next to the turf inked, however the USA version has solely the number.
In the USA version, Spyke uses British Cockney slang, compared to the European version, which he uses plain slang instead.
|Now who're you? Not to be harsh love, but you're lookin' right moldy at the moment.||...Who are you? Listen, not to be harsh or anything, but you're not looking too fresh right now.|
|I can't be dealin' wif blokes below Level 4 on the freshness scale.||I ain't in the habit of associating with folks who aren't at least Level 4 on the freshness scale, y'see?|
|So maybe go do a bit of battlin' before you come back, yeah?||So maybe you wanna go do a bit of battlin' before you come see me again.|
The final boss has different lines depending on the version. The North American version gives the final boss music puns, while the European version, he has more generic lines closer to the original Japanese text.
|I'll take back what's mine!||GYAH HA HA! I'ma remix your face!|
|Are you ready for this?||Y'all ready for this?|
|Impudent inksquirt!||Slimy little hipster!|
|Let him have it!||After him!|
|Eat this!||Peep THIS!|
|Go, my minions!||You can't handle my spicy wasabi beats!|
|OK, it's on now!||Oh, it's on!|
|I'll...make...SQUID SOUP OUTTA YOU!||You 'bout to get MASHED UP!|
|Who do you think you are?!||Do you even know who you're messin' with?!|
|Way to be, Agent 3!|
|Spread as much ink as you can! Blast those Octorpedos!||Blast those Octorpedoes!|
|I'll...make...FRIED SQUID RINGS OUTTA YOU!||It's time to... D-D-D-DROP THE SEA BASS!|
|I'll get you for that!||How dare you!|
|What's this? This song?||What's this? Where mah beats?!|
|You've got it upside down!||Radio override activated!|
|Huh? What's this?!||Huh?|
|That heavenly melody... It's the one and only SQUID SISTERS!||That heavenly melody... It's the one and only SQUID SISTERS!!|
|Agent 3! Take care of gramps for us, 'kay?||Agent 3! Take care of Gramps for us, 'kay?|
|As they say - sometimes the best offence is...running for your life!||As they say - sometimes the best offense...is running for your life!|
|Just a little further, Agent 3!||Just a little farther, Agent 3!|
|Time...to...put an end...to you!||I'MA DUBSTOMP YOU INTO OBLIVION!|
|Now! Strike the finishing blow!||Now! Finish him!|
|Oh no... Vanquished...||Oh no... So sad...|
The ending cutscene's dialogue involving the Squid Sisters midnight Newsflash is mostly different except for one line.
|Nobody's here this late, but we have a NEWSFLASH!||OK, it's late, but we've got a midnight NEWS FLASH!|
|What what what? What's going on at this hour?!||Wait, what's going on?! What time is it?|
|Whoa, really?! That's a shocker!||Whoa, for serious?! That's a shocker!|
|Where could it have been? I guess we'll never know!||Where was it, anyway? I guess we'll never know!|
|Well, at least it's back now!||Well, hey, at least it's back now!|
|Ah, a happy ending! Wanna blast one more song?||Yeah! Let's ROCK!|
|At this time of night? ...Oh, why not!||...At this hour?! Ehhhh, why not!|
Most splatfests have different themes between regions. So far, only three themes have been shared between multiple regions: Cats vs. Dogs in both North America and Europe (not at the same time), Pokémon Red vs. Pokémon Green/Blue (in all regions on the same weekend, although not at the same time), and the Miitomo-themed Fancy Party vs. Costume Party (in all regions simultaneously, across two days due to timezone differences).
Pokemon Red & Blue
|A Splatfest that will finally settle an old score!||A theme that will finally settle an old score!|
|Did you go for the cover with the hot Charizard?||Did you go for the cover with the cool Charizard?|
|Or did you realize that Blastoise is WAY cooler?||Or were you tempted by the mighty Blastoise?|
|I'm one fiery squidkid, so Charizard speaks to me.||I'm all about Fire types! So Charizard speaks to me.|
|You can pick Charmander as your starter in Blue too.||Charmander can be your starter in Blue, Callie.|
|But you can't get Vulpix in Red. That's what's up!||But you can't get Vulpix in Red. That's what matters!|
|You...can't...what? But I've spent YEARS searching!||You...can't...what? Years of searching, wasted!|
|Nope, you gotta trade with someone who has Blue.||You'll have to trade with someone who has Blue.|
|Nobody has Blue, Marie! It's the inferior version.||Nobody has Blue because Red is obviously cooler!|
|Sigh...this Splatfest is going to be trouble...||Oh boy...this battle's going to be a fierce one, isn't it?|
|And make it double!||I do. But now I'm not sure if you deserve my Vulpix.|
|We'll protect Inkopolis from devastation!||I hope we can protect the stages from devastation!|
|And unite all squids within our nation!||Or maybe it'll unite all squids within our nation?|
Some pieces of gear have different names in each region.
|Armour Jacket Replica||Armor Jacket Replica|
|B-Ball Vest (Away)||B-Ball Jersey (Away)|
|B-Ball Vest (Home)||B-Ball Jersey (Home)|
|Baby Jelly Shirt||Baby-Jelly Shirt|
|Layered Camo LS||Camo Layered LS|
|Dark Urban Gilet||Dark Urban Vest|
|Firefin Sweat Navy||Firefin Navy Sweat|
|Forest Gilet||Forest Vest|
|Grey College Sweat||Gray College Sweat|
|Grey Mixed Shirt||Gray Mixed Shirt|
|Grey Vector Tee||Gray Vector Tee|
|Green Check Shirt||Green-Check Shirt|
|Mountain Gilet||Mountain Vest|
|Octoling Armour||Octoling Armor|
|Pirate Stripes Tee||Pirate-Stripe Tee|
|Power Armour||Power Armor|
|Rainy Day Tee||Rainy-Day Tee|
|Red Check Shirt||Red-Check Shirt|
|Sage Green Polo||Sage Polo|
|Sailor Stripes Tee||Sailor-Stripe Tee|
|Shirt and Tie||Shirt & Tie|
|Pink Shrimp Polo||Shrimp-Pink Polo|
|Sky-Blue Squideye||Sky Blue Squideye|
|Squid Pattern Waistcoat||Squid-Pattern Waistcoat|
|Sunny Day Tee||Sunny-Day Tee|
|Vintage Check||Vintage Check Shirt|
|Tricolour Rugby||Tricolor Rugby|
|Yellow Urban Gilet||Yellow Urban Vest|
|Armour Helmet Replica||Armor Helmet Replica|
|Cycle Helmet||Bike Helmet|
|Camo Mesh Cap||Camo Mesh|
|Colourful Headphones||Designer Headphones|
|5-Panel Cap||Five-Panel Cap|
|Fugu Bell Hat||Blowfish Bell Hat|
|Safari Hat||Jungle Hat|
|Noise Cancellers||Noise Cancelers|
|Octoling Scope||Octoling Goggles|
|Football Headband||Soccer Headband|
|Jungle Hat||Safari Hat|
|Fashion Cap||Streetstyle Cap|
|Coloured Shades||Tinted Shades|
|2-Stripe Mesh Cap||Two-Stripe Mesh|
|Acerola Wellies||Acerola Rain Boots|
|Armour Boot Replicas||Armor Boot Replicas|
|Blue Biker Boots||Blue Moto Boots|
|Blue Plimsolls||Blue Slip-Ons|
|Dark Green Hi-Tops||Hunter Hi-Tops|
|Football Studs||Soccer Cleats|
|LE Football Studs||LE Soccer Cleats|
|Ltd Edition Lo-Tops||LE Lo-Tops|
|Biker Boots||Moto Boots|
|Neon Green Sea Slugs||Neon Sea Slugs|
|Red Plimsolls||Red Slip-Ons|
|Squid-Stitch Plimsolls||Squid-Stitch Slip-Ons|
|Squid Ink Brogues||Squink Wingtips|
|Green Wellies||Green Rain Boots|