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In November, fan translation group Hilltop Works launched an English patch for Boku no Natsuyasumi 2 (aka My Summer season Trip 2), a beloved journey/life sim that followers have been wanting to play in English for greater than 20 years. After that launch Hilltop wasted no time leaping into its subsequent undertaking, which was introduced at the moment with an amusing trailer. Hilltop wasn’t kidding when teasing it as a “hidden gem”—I positive hadn’t heard of it myself.

“Rowdy Princess is a game by commemorated game creator Shoji Masuda, the author and director of cult darling Linda Cubed, all-time traditional Tengai Makyō II: Manjimaru, and the beloved Oreshika sequence,” Hilltop tweeted alongside the announcement. Hilltop went on to elaborate that translator Cargodin “has been championing this game for over 10 years,” whereas graphics modifying work is being dealt with by the identical contributor who did a improbable job with the legions of texture edits required for Boku no Natsuyasumi 2.

In an interview I did with Hilltop Works again in November, Hilltop stated that he desires each game he does “to utterly shock individuals and show them one thing they did not even know they wished, however right here it’s.” He would solely trace at Rowdy Princess on the time, however stated that it is “one of many least common, essentially the most secret, underground video games” they’ve accomplished, and that it is a “tragedy” how unknown it’s.

“It’s the most fun game that I’ve ever labored on,” Hilltop added.

When you’re a sure kind of JRPG fan, you might be excited to listen to that Rowdy Princess’s character designs are by Kohime Ohse, who additionally designed the characters in some early entries of the beloved Atelier sequence. Others could also be excited to listen to that it has a fairly unconventional battle system, through which your relationships together with your social gathering members apparently have an effect on their efficiency in battle in lieu of leveling up. Have a look, y’all.

There is not any phrase from Hilltop Works on when the interpretation can be accomplished, however you possibly can comply with the group on Patreon for month-to-month updates as they progress by Rowdy Princess’s localization.