Japanese RPG developer Nihon Falcom has long been making games considering that the early 1980s, and almost all of its games began on one Japanese PC or any other. But until the recent past, exactly the occasional console port ever got an English localization. Most recently, Falcom’s Ys and Legend of Heroes games, translated by XSeed, found success on Steam (with four games released in 2017 alone). Now another Falcom game is finally playable on PC in English, though not with the official localization—24 years after it had been released to the PC-98, Brandish 2: Our planet Buster includes a fan translation.
Brandish is definitely an action-RPG series with one particularly odd gimmick: turning rotates the whole world around your character, rather then rotating your character from the world. This is a jarring, instant snap as we discussed within the video below.
But Brandish was successful enough to obtain three sequels, which you may on at Hardcore Gaming 101. Simply the single made it to us states, understanding that was by using a SNES port by Koei. Brandish 2 actually got its own Super Famicom port, that is fan translated long ago in 2009. Today’s patch marks the 1st time on the list of Brandish games is playable in English in its original form, over the Japanese PC-98.
Or, of course, at a PC-98 emulator. The project’s experienced the whole shebang for longer than a couple of years as well as it interesting to check back on its origins during the small Heroes of Legend community forum, since the members who handled the translation started figuring out how to hack into PC-98 files and modify them.
You can download the fruits with their labor from your instructions page here, that offers recommendations on PC-98 emulation and informs you how you can install the translation patch. If you’d like to be really legit, you’re gonna want a floppy drive.