“PS1 journey Aconcagua is getting an English patch”
Survive a airplane crash on this traditional that by no means came visiting
Sony’s 2000 cinematic journey sport Aconcagua is getting an English patch. Although it solely ever launched in Japan, an English fan translation is making the sport accessible for brand new audiences on July 11.
Hilltop, which has labored on translations of different video games like Squaresoft’s Japan-only avenue racing RPG Racing Lagoon, is publishing the English patch for Aconcagua.
This Sony launch is fairly obscure; I’ll be sincere, I hadn’t heard of it till this translation announcement. It obtained a 29/40 from Famitsu on the time, which isn’t precisely a rave evaluation.
That stated, it’s extra concerning the curiosity of it. As you may see within the trailer, Aconcagua is a story journey, mixing motion scenes with exploration and cinematic moments. The story follows the survivors of a airplane crash, who must attempt to make it down the mountain to security. Al the whereas, they’re pursued by terrorists, who introduced the airplane down and at the moment are making an attempt to remove the survivors.
I’m actually on this for the novelty and draw of seeing these early concepts. It’s like seeing the halfway level between point-and-click journey video games and the narrative journey scene that will spring up round video games like Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy.
Comin’ down the mountain
As you may see in footage of the sport on YouTube, Aconcagua already had English voice-acting choices. The subtitles and interface, nevertheless, are one other story. It could make a playthrough of the sport a little bit cumbersome, which is what Hilltop’s patch steps in to cowl.
Hilltop truly has a deep-dive video on their Patreon, breaking down the work that went into hacking and translating Aconcagua. The translator says Aconcagua was a “curler coaster” of obscure technical roadblocks and options. Which, actually, seems like it will make for an attention-grabbing watch.
For archival functions and for common curiosity, it’s cool to see this sport lastly get a translation. The Aconcagua patch will go reside on Hilltop’s Patreon on July 11.