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The beautiful Monster Hunter Online is getting an English patch on May 30

Did you know that there is a free-to-play Monster Hunter that runs on Cry Engine 3 on PCs? You might not since the game has only been released in China, but that's about to change thanks to a modding team named Team HD. The plan is to ...   read

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I translated the new Persona 5 trailer, so let's analyze it

Persona 5's a thing, eh? The game is set for a Japanese release this September, but at the moment, overseas fans are still left in the dark as to when localized versions of the latest in Atlus' hit series will make it to their shores. I can...   read

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FE:F translation canned

Fire Emblem Fates fan-translation cancelled

You might have heard about Team If's fan translation effort of Fire Emblem Fates, a response to what some fans saw as a poor localization job by Nintendo's Treehouse. Amid a flurry of criticism, accusations of everything from censorship to ...   read

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Captain Rainbow translation complete, but needs someone to make a patch

Nintendo fans have yearned for Captain Rainbow to be localized in English ever since its reveal in 2008, but that isn't likely to ever happen, officially. If you're not familiar with the game, it was predicted to be the greatest Wii ti...   read

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Ace Attorney Trilogy packs a fresh translation

When Capcom re-releases the Phoenix Wright trilogy on 3DS this winter, the upgrades won't be purely visual -- the localization has been touched up, too. Writing about Ace Attorney Trilogy in a blog post, localization director Janet Hsu says...   read

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Sekai Project

Sekai Project is gauging interest in localizing Key visual novels via survey

Sekai Project wants to know if you're interested in seeing the localization of additional games from Visual Arts' Key label. The publisher is looking for your feedback, which you can provide through this survey. It asks which games you'd li...   read

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Sekai Project

Sekai Project announces both Planetarian and Grisaia no Kajitsu

Remember how I said 2014 has been a great year so far for visual novels? It seems that statement was pretty prophetic, given the fact that Sekai Project (World End Economica) is joining forces with Japanese game maker Visual Arts ...   read

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Game Center CX

Fans have translated Retro Game Challenge 2

At long last, Aaron Tokunaga-Chmielowiec and co. have released their English translation for Retro Game Challenge 2 / Game Center CX 2. The patch is available for download here. Thanks to XSEED, we got a taste of the series back in 2009 wit...   read

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Yasumi Matsuno launches Kickstarter for Unsung Story

Sometime after the release of Crimson Shroud, strategy RPG mastermind Yasumi Matsuno teased a brand new title he was in the process of developing. As the director of such titles as Tactics Ogre, Vagrant Story, Final Fantasy Tactics, and Fi...   read

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Ys 5 now in english

Fan translation brings Ys 5 into English

While many of you may be enjoying the latest Ys title to land stateside, Ys: Memories of Celceta on the PS Vita, one title in the series had yet to see any sort of English adaptation. That is until now. Thanks to the team of fan transl...   read


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Mother 3

Mother 3 fan translators offer their patch to Nintendo

Nintendo recently announced that they're releasing EarthBound on the Wii U virtual console in the U.S. and Europe. Then they debunked the theories that it hadn't been previously re-released because the music sounded too much like vario...   read

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Muramasa Rebirth

Check out Muramasa Rebirth's improved translation

Muramasa Rebirth, the Vita port of 2009's Muramasa: The Demon Blade for Wii, is more than just a simple up-res. As noted in Steven Hansen's recent preview, publisher Aksys Games has re-translated the game, resulting in a much more colorful ...   read

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Professor Layton's final journey gets translated trailers

We haven't been doing a good job of keeping you cool cats abreast of the final chapter in the Layton series, Professor Layton and the Azran Legeacies. That is a shame, considering the 3DS puzzle-venture is set ready to take on Japan on Feb...   read

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Old Nintendo game translations were fun!

The adorable (and undeniably Canadian) Rinry used to be able to pump out fun, nostalgic videos at a fairly decent clip. But ever since she became a mommy, she hasn't had as much time for video production. 'Tis a shame, 'cause her stuff is ...   read


Ys Origin is now in English on Steam

I can't say that I know a whole lot about the Ys series, but it's really old apparently. Ys Origin first came out for PC in Japan back in 2006. Six years later it's being released in English on Steam. It has also been enhanced a little...   read

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'Impossible' Famicom game Takeshi's Challenge translated

Takeshi Kitano, Japan's most extreme eliminator, hates technology. Naturally, he was the best person to ask to help make a videogame. The result was Takeshi no Chousenjou (Takeshi's Challenge), a Famicom title that was nearly impossible to...   read


Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation lives on

We haven't heard anything about the fan translation project for the DS masterpiece Retro Game Challenge 2 (known as Game Center CX 2 in Japan) since February. I was beginning to fear that the project was dead. Thankfully, it looks to be mov...   read

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Game Boy Zelda precursor about frogs gets fan translation

For those of you who've never heard of the game, For the Frog the Bell Tolls is a Game Boy title from 1992 that never left Japan. It was created by members of the teams that brought us Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, ...   read


Get your Mother 1+2 fan translation while it's hot

Tomato has completed his translation of Mother 1+2 for Game Boy Advance, which should have a good number of you rejoicing. You can read all about the patch, and download it, by going to this page. The main focus here is Mother 1. Not only h...   read

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Live show: Sega plays Dreamcast Live on Mash Tactics

Today March 15th at 4PM PST, Sega will be stopping by the Destructoid live studio to play some Dreamcast classics and perhaps something a bit more modern. Join us today on to find out what mischief we are up to and perhaps you cou...   read


Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation moving forward

Earlier in the month, ROM Hacker Xvirus demonstrated the potential for a fan translation patch for the sequel to Retro Game Challenge, long ago doomed never to escape Japan. While the patch was technically possible with Xvirus' skills, he l...   read

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Localized demo for item-shop RPG Recettear available now

The main thrust of this news article is that developer-localizer Carpe Fulgur has released a demo for its first project, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. To understand why that's kind of interesting and cool, though, you'll need some backgr...   read


MonkeyPaw Games to bring 'real Japanese games' to US

There is a lot of finicky business in bringing Japanese games to the Western market. Between localizing, formatting, and marketing, an especially niche title may very well just wallow out here. Which is a shame when we are missing out on cr...   read


Famitsu ranks Japan's top selling games (that they like)

Massive Japanese videogame magazine Famitsu has put out a list of the best selling videogames released in Japan between 1996 and 2010, that also managed to to achieve a Gold Star ranking via their review system... EVER! Why all the stipulat...   read


Fan translation of Phantom Hourglass manga is done

Zelda fans it's time to put down Spirit Tracks for a couple of seconds and get some reading done. The manga based on The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass has finally been fully translated and can be read at your leisure by going here....   read

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