Half-Minute Hero can’t rescue Quebec
If you’re looking for a UMD version of Half-Minute Hero in Quebec, stop trying. A Destructoid reader looking for the game was surprised it had skipped a release altogether in the Canadian province — and it’s all thanks to the law. “Canadian distribution is always tricky because of the bilingual law that Quebec enforces, so for titles with limited distribution we do not create a second bilingual version specifically for Canada because it’s too expensive. Unfortunately, that’s what happened to Half-Minute Hero,” an XSEED representative stated.
Thankfully, digital distribution offers a workaround. PlayStation Network appears to be exempt from Quebec’s bilingual laws, so a simple visit to the PlayStation Store is all it takes to bypass the French language police.