Friday, December 5, 2008

w00t! Persona 2 in English!

If you're a fan of console RPGs, you've likely heard of the Persona series.

The first one had the terrible first person dungeons that people with no sense of direction (like myself) got horribly lost in. You may have played the second one when it came out or perhaps the third and fourth ones on PS2.

What you may not know is that the actual second entry in the series, Persona 2: Innocent Sin, came out on the PSX in Japan and never made it to the US. But, thanks to some devoted hacker and translator fans, it's now been translated into English.

People who own the import can make an ISO image of the game CD, patch it with the translation, and then play it on their modchipped PSX/PS2s. Or you could pirate it and play it on an emulator. Playing RPGs on a big TV screen is a lot more fun though.

I thought the fan translation scene was basically dead, but so long as good games remain only available in languages that aren't English I guess people will keep hacking them.

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