A lot has been going on here at MangaGamer, and we’re almost ready to show it off!
First of all is Da Capo Innocent Finale. Our scripters are putting the final touches on it now, so it should be out by around the end of this month. (A proper announcement will be made when the date is actually set.) But what does this mean, you ask? Well, DCIF will mark the first game seeing release under the new system and the staff involved in it. It will mark the first release to have undergone editing by our new, native-English speaking Editor!
(So long as you consider British English to be native English…) Though he has worked on other games before now, such as Koihime Musou, Guilty, and others, DCIF will be the first release to meet your eyes.
Furthermore, as you’ve probably already guessed from the Tester’s Corner, DCIF will be the first release to have underwent testing and further revisions prior to release. I’d like to thank them all myself, because it’s been pretty amazing to see just how much the 8 of them caught during this process.
What this all really means is a complete farewell to the older days of Engrishy releases. There shall be none of that from any of our releases henceforth. (Though granted, our games already released that way will remain on sale. We haven’t decided when or if we will go back and fix them, but that will likely depend on when or if we ever get the budget and interest to do so.) So if any of you have been holding your doubts about purchasing our games due to quality concerns , allay those fears and try one of our upcoming releases. I would gladly recommend any of them, though which one in particular is ultimately a matter of your tastes.
On that note, our testers our currently pushing their way through the second half of Da Capo 2 so we can try to get it out for all of you to enjoy by Christmas. That way you too can spend Christmas with Anzu, Nanaka, or your particular girl of choice. Also, in following with the spirit of Christmas, we will have a few bits of good news coming up in December, so stay tuned to our twitter and our Facebook page so you don’t miss out on the holiday spirit!
In other, more work related news, progress on ef -the first tale is moving fairly well. NNL has been very thorough and meticulous on the revised scripts they’ve presented us, so even those of you who already played it once before may enjoy the updated version when we release it. I know I’m proud to see what they’ve presented. And yes–ef the first tale and ef the latter tale will be released separately at separate times.
I’m still grinding away at Edelweiss‘s re-translation, trying to help Haruka and hoping the other routes don’t take me this long. On that note, those following Bamboo’s twitter may have already caught it, but OVERDRIVE is planning to release Edelweiss on the iPhone as well. So, once the re-translation is done, perhaps an English version won’t be out of the question. Furthermore, we will be putting out a Trial Version of Edelweiss with the new translation soon enough–testing for the demo is already underway.
I’ve also been working on a rather extensive interview with the folks over at Japanator, so look forward to that when it’s finished. As with my other interviews, I’ll make sure to link to it here when it’s ready and posted.