First than anything, sorry everyone, for not having mades any updates since so long ago. Real life has been meddling a lot lately for all of the members of the project, so it has been hard to keep up working in it. However, we’re still doing our best to go with it, and to show it, here is the list of work that has been done since the last post in the blog:
- Phase 5 and Endings translated, effectively meaning that all of the main storyline is translated.
- Shop Events for Skycat and Spica translated.
- Item and IPD names, effects, powers and descriptions translated.
- Fixed an small text-related bug in Phase 1.
- Inserted the first image edits for testing purposes.
For the last point, here are the screenshots from the tests conducted with the PCSX2 emulator (so please, ignore any graphical mishaps or artifacts in the screenshots, since they are all caused due to the emulator processing incorrectly the image files from the Gust games):
Also, one of our lead coders, Cless (better known for leading the translation projects for various “Tales of” games, particularly the PSX version of Tales of Phantasia) is currently working to put the text for the Dualstall topics and other pieces of text in a format in which it will be easier to work with, which will hopefully make retranslating them an easier task.
Finally, and for my personal thoughts on some matters, I am aware that Ar tonelico 3 will be released soon in this side of the Pacific, and it seems it has very good prospects for receiving a decent localization, so I hope that NIS America will actually do a stellar job in it, given how it serves as a conclusion to the main trilogy. And I am not sure yet of how much time it will take us to conclude the project, but hopefully, and no matter how much time it takes, we’ll give our best efforts to make it the best we can.
I hope that the next update won’t take so long to be ready!