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How is our plan coming along? ⊟

The Game Center CX 2 (or Retro Game Master 2 if you prefer) fan translation group has tinkered with those troublesome adventure games, and hasn’t immediately given up? And the text from the initial fan translation effort has all been dropped in? Sounds like the plan is coming along perfectly…

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Shit just got real with Retro Game Challenge 2
Here’s something wonderful that popped up in the comments of our Retro Game Challenge post earlier today — Nina Matsumoto (a.k.a. Space Cowboy, a.k.a. Zari-Gani) has joined the fan translation team for Game Center CX 2/Retro Game Challenge 2!
Nearly two years have passed since efforts to patch this revered DS sequel started, but it’s faced challenges due to the lack of translators willing to see this project through. That’s why we’re so excited about this news — Game Center CX fans will likely recognize Nina’s name from her involvement with the official Retro Game Master DVD set’s translation, the Game Center CX fansubs released through Something Awful, and the artwork featured on the Game Center CX in USA box!
The team is still looking for translators and experienced ROM hackers to help with the project, so drop them a line and help them make this happen please!
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Shit just got real with Retro Game Challenge 2

Here’s something wonderful that popped up in the comments of our Retro Game Challenge post earlier today — Nina Matsumoto (a.k.a. Space Cowboy, a.k.a. Zari-Gani) has joined the fan translation team for Game Center CX 2/Retro Game Challenge 2!

Nearly two years have passed since efforts to patch this revered DS sequel started, but it’s faced challenges due to the lack of translators willing to see this project through. That’s why we’re so excited about this news — Game Center CX fans will likely recognize Nina’s name from her involvement with the official Retro Game Master DVD set’s translation, the Game Center CX fansubs released through Something Awful, and the artwork featured on the Game Center CX in USA box!

The team is still looking for translators and experienced ROM hackers to help with the project, so drop them a line and help them make this happen please!

BUY Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD set
IMPORT Game Center CX 2
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New screens of the Retro Game Challenge 2 translation. This looks so professional! The edited English UI is great, the Triotos logo is great, everything looks really good. The idea that this is something people are doing for free, in their spare time, out of passion kind of blows my mind.

You guys are the best.

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Retro Game Challenge 2 translation update!

Can you believe this is our 5000th post on this goofy site? I was worried we wouldn’t find a news post befitting this milestone, but news about the fan translation for Game Center CX 2 Retro Game Challenge 2, one of our most anticipated tiny cartridges ever, is perfect for the occasion!

We haven’t heard much about the translation team’s efforts since its site launched in February, but they’ve now revamped the project page to make it easier to relay updates. It’s still light on content, but you can see a few new English screenshots from there. Make sure to click the sprites at the bottom, too, for some nice character art.

Ryuza, who maintains the site, tells us that we’ll likely get some new screenshots soon to show off the progress made from project lead Xvirus and his team. He adds, “From what I’ve seen, the translators have a lot of the text from the conversations with Arino translated, so things are going pretty well.” I’m just thrilled this isn’t dead!

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The Game Center CX 2 / Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation project, possibly the most important work of our generation, is now underway and has a web site!

Modeled after the Japanese GCCX2 hub, the site doesn’t have much content yet other than a single shot of Triotos' translated title screen and the videos we shared before.

It does, however, reveal that the project is seven strong — coder Xvirus (Shiren the Wanderer DS 2 translation), four translators, GCCX expert and SCROLL publisher Ray Barnholt serving as editor, and Tiny Cartridge reader Ryuza working on the graphics and web site.

Now, let us all pray this is one of the few DS translation projects that actually sees completion.

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Retro Game Challenge romhack ruse revealed

Okay dudes, bad news. The enigmatic “arino2011” who has been posting videos of a seemingly translated Retro Game Challenge 2, featuring references to our beloved mascot, has revealed that the project is not an official localization, but, indeed, a fan work.

Xvirus, who also worked on the translation patches Shiren the Wanderer DS 2 and Torneko no Daibouken Advance, told us that he is the one behind the mysterious videos, rather than any official DS publisher.

Shiren and Torneko have been put on an indefinite hiatus as I don’t currently have a translator (they all seem to disappear on me),” Xvirus said. “After watching a video review on CX2, I thought I’d give it a go and, after a few hurdles, found out that it wasn’t too incredibly complicated.” So it is a fan translation project after all!

"Unfortunately," Xvirus continued, "I can only do so much by myself and as like… 90 percent of the dialogue is in Kansai-ben, I’m at a bit of a loss."

The potential good news here is that by revealing the project’s status as a (troubled) fan effort, we’re now able to put out a call for translators. If you know Game Center CX and have an eye for Kansai dialect, you could be part of something very important. 

VERY. IMPORTANT.

[Update: Xvirus’ contact info: baka_neko@comcast.net]

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[Image: “Boys and Girls” by Imai]

Retro Game Challenge 2 title screen video, a follow-up to yesterday’s mysterious clip, in which Evil Arino promised his return and gave our mascot Tiny a shout-out.

This is looking more and more like a ROMhack, what with the old copyright info, but who knows, maybe the U.S. publisher working on this hasn’t localized that part yet?

[Update: Maybe that doesn’t matter! Commentor Hobo points out, “The original RGC title screen was still dated 2007 even though it was released in the US in 2009.”]

Whichever the case, the entity posting these videos has demonstrated an ability to edit both the text and images in Game Center CX, which means shit just got real.

Whoever you are, Youtube user Arino2011, just tell us what you need us to do to make this happen. Much like Brandy, we wanna be down — we wanna be down with you. We wanna be down with what you’re going through.

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[Via Jesse, ryukage2007, @shauninman]