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 of its country of origin. Policenauts is referenced in other Kojima games and I’ve been curious to try it ever since seeing a poster for the game in Otacon’s lab on Shadow Moses.

The translation, which has been in the works for several years, is available over at policenauts.net. You will, of course, need a copy of the game as well, which can be purchased from many fine online retailers and certainly not downloadable from many not fine purveyors of illicitly traded data.

So, who among you will be taking a crack at this Kojima classic?

Conrad Zimmerman