Bandai Namco Entertainment America is looking for a passionate Localization Language Specialist (Contract) to help review and elevate our exciting IP. You will be responsible for supporting epic projects to ensure games are released with the highest regards to quality. We expect you to get hands on, play the game, review texts, listen to incoming VO, and otherwise help own the game’s linguistic quality from start to finish! You will be working closely with the Producers on our team to release the best games possible.

This is a 12 month contract position.


  • Learn and utilize knowledge of first party requirements

  • Review and organize English recording scripts

  • Assist the Producers in preparing localized assets, including creation and maintenance of glossaries and translation memories, as well as executing voice recording sessions

  • Provide ad-hoc translations and actionable feedback on the state of the localized product


  • N1 or equivalent level of Japanese proficiency

  • Fluent in both Japanese and English and capable of fluently conversing in both

  • Experience in auditing localization quality and providing feedback

  • Experience in the world of localization, preferably the video game industry

  • Knowledge of industry tools such as JIRA, Confluence, and XLOC (preferred)

Bonus Points

  • You are passion incarnate! You are a connoisseur of digital entertainment and enjoy anime, video games, movies, and are familiar with Bandai Namco IP.

  • The best experience is hands-on experience – you play our games and encourage others to do the same!

  • A team player and play nice with others.

Salary Range:

$65,000 - 82,996

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About Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., part of the Bandai Namco Group, is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for major video game consoles, PC, online, and mobile platforms. The company is known for creating many of the industry’s beloved classic franchises such as PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®, and publishing the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS™ series and the blockbuster title ELDEN RING™. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is also the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime-based video games including GUNDAM™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL™, and ONE PIECE®. Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. More information about the company and its products can be found at