Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Releases | 14 Comments

It’s been about 8 months since we released our first public beta of the patch. Thanks to your diligent testing we now have collected enough fixes to warrant creating the next beta iso.

A new download link has been added to our betatesting forum thread – happy testing!

14 Comments

  1. Starecat
    June 29, 2015

    Good luck dudes.

  2. Ion
    June 29, 2015

    Ooh, glad to hear it’s progressing well.

  3. Anonymous
    June 30, 2015

    Nice to hear something. Getting confirmation that stuff keeps happening, that you guys are still alive… I hope it won’t be long now, till it’s finished. (though I’m quite prepared for it not to)

  4. NG14916
    July 13, 2015

    @Anonymous: Things are actually pretty active if you follow the forum. Also, as someone nearly done playtesting it, the beta is already very good with only a handful of grammar errors that need to be fixed. There’s no need to wait if you’re impatient to play the game.

  5. Shingro
    July 17, 2015

    Wonderful to hear, I’ve been waiting for this to reveal the true vision of the game =)

  6. Mizu
    July 26, 2015

    I’ve been playing through the original version of Ar Tonelico 2 released in english all those years ago, and just found out about this retranslation project. Considering the occasional spelling error I noted while playing through, I figured I might give this a shot too.

    Would it be better for me to continue through the original translation of the game till the end, or restart using the translated content? I’m up to about Stage 3 timeline-wise, with my characters having just recovered Luca’s heart from the corrupt island mass.

  7. Mizu
    July 27, 2015

    Decided to apply the retranslation and restart, going by some comments from the forums here. Thought I should comment about it.

  8. Derek
    July 28, 2015

    Godspeed in all things; may the release be grand. :3

  9. Qpax
    August 11, 2015

    Good to see you guys are still diligently working on this project.

    I can’t wait to play finalized version of this lovely game which is my favorite in the series.

    Keep up with the good work as always!

    Best Regards.

  10. Aalas
    August 20, 2015

    A question, is the patch is for the japanese version of the game or the NA version? If it is for the NA version, will it also restore the Japanese voices that was cut?

  11. Soukyuu
    September 8, 2015

    @Aalas: it’s for the NA version, and yes, to my knowledge, it does restore all the JP voices that were cut, because it’s also applying the undub patch.

    @Mizu: whereever you’re at game progression-wise, I’d say applying the patch is worth it. The lees NISA made-up translation you see, the better.

    @everyone else: this is my personal opinion, but it’s more or less a beta in name only. There are only minor things left, and judging by the comments, those things are mostly a matter of preference in wording/editing. It’s definitely not a beta in the sense most games seem to define it lately. It’s really an “almost ready” version of the patch. There is little sense in waiting for the final release – not because it’s not coming, but because it’s not going to incorporate that many more fixes. Give it a try now, and in case there are issues (mostly unlikely), you’ll be able to continue where you left off with every new patch. So really, if you want to play the relocalization, but are waiting for the final version, just give it a try now.

  12. Ion
    September 8, 2015

    @Soukyuu Thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely give it a try when I have more time, assuming the final version isn’t out by then.

  13. Yourfan
    November 15, 2015

    Any updates on this my friend

  14. Kensou77
    December 2, 2015

    Nearly running on 8 years..

    Glad to see progress!!!

    Wish i didnt fall away from the project but you guys are doing great!

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