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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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, ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 Justin.tv to find out what mischief we are up to and perhaps you cou...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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....

 
 
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Suda 51 un-clearly clarifies No More Heroes' future

Want to see No More Heroes on the 360 or the PS3 someday? I wouldn't blame you if you had your hopes up. Suda 51 (the game's creator) has said many times that he'd like to bring the series to one or more of the HD consoles. Or did he?In the...

 
 
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Policenauts fan translation finally released

Today is Hideo Kojima's birthday. To celebrate, the long-awaited fan translation patch for Policenauts has been released. Though repeatedly re-released in Japan for PC, 3D0, PlayStation and Sega Saturn, the game has never ventured outside o...

 
 
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Fan translation of Culdcept DS rocks my world

The Culdcept series rules. If you like board games, card games and screwing over your friends, there are few games which can compare. But, apart from a PS2 release and Culdcept Saga for the Xbox 360, predominately English-speaking Culdcept ...

 
 
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Animal Crossing anime hits Youtube

 Not watching the Super Bowl right now? Well, then there is a decent chance you may be an Animal Crossing fan. There are a lot of you out there, if recent activity on the c-blogs is any indication. So instead of watching football team ...

 
 
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Chrono Trigger: Now retranslated with six sets of subtitles!

Any good RPG enthusiast knows the moment you utter the words Chrono Trigger, you are speaking of legend. Back in the days when Square didn't make six sequels to every game, this epic adventure engaged many a gamer with its unforgettable cha...

 
 
 
 
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Lara Croft celebrates an anniversa-Wii

Everybody's "favorite" bra buster, Lara Croft, is raiding her way to the Nintendo Wii, according to NGCFrance. Very little information on the Wii version of Tomb Raider 10th Anniversary Edition is currently available, and what...

 
 
 
 
 




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