It’s been a long time coming, but we finally have new, concrete details about the official English version of the first Vestaria Saga game!
For the uninitiated, Vestaria Saga is an indie Strategy RPG developed by S_Kaga and Vestaria Project, created using SRPG Studio. Despite its humble appearances, it’s an incredibly well-crafted game, with devious puzzle-like gameplay and a rich story.
Originally, the game was released in September 2016 and, surprisingly, an English translation was teased in August 2017, nearly a year ago. Now we know that Dangen Entertainment is behind the English translation and it’ll be 2019 before it releases.
However to ease the wait slightly, a one-stage demo is planned to be released in the coming days. If you’re interested, check out the game’s Steam page, where you can download the demo once it becomes available.
Also, we’re currently looking to ask Dangen Entertainment some questions about the translation and acquisition of Vestaria Saga. If you have any burning questions you’d like to ask them, feel free to post in the comments!
If you’ve been keeping up with Aethin’s translation efforts for Shozou Kaga’s Berwick Saga, you may be interested in paying a visit to Lord Raven’s Twitch server. Lord Raven’s Twitch channel (Click there), is live Now. Come and watch, to keep up while he and Aethin continue their gameplay through Chapter 5!
If you miss the stream, you can still keep up with Aethin’s work and the translation here, in its Serenes Forest thread.
As a recap: Serenes Forest user Aethin has been hard at work, assembling a fantastic English translation of this Japanese-exclusive title for players to finally enjoy in our English-dominant region. He’s completed about 2/3 of the translation project, and another Serenes Forest user Lord Raven has been working with Aethin as a player of the game to showcase it for the world to enjoy.
If you haven’t heard or seen much of Kaga’s older work, then you may not be terribly familiar with his influence on Fire Emblem. He’s widely recognized as the father of the franchise, and after his last Fire Emblem title was released on the Super Nintendo, he did produce a few other games for the Playstation and Playstation 2. Among these is Berwick Saga, a 2005 JRPG featuring gameplay similar to Fire Emblem, but not completely…You’ll have to see what I mean by looking into the game’s mechanics, including its hexagonal play grid, among other features.
Serenes Forest user Aethin has been hard at work, assembling a fantastic English translation of this Japanese-exclusive title for players to finally enjoy in our English-dominant region. He’s completed about 2/3 of the translation project (66.2% to be precise), and another Serenes Forest user Lord Raven has been working with Aethin as a player of the game to showcase it for the world to enjoy.
I strongly suggest tuning into Lord Raven’s Twitch channel (Click there), where he and Aethin will be streaming the game live, and responding to Twitch Chat). If you miss the stream, you can still keep up with Aethin’s work and the translation here, in its SF thread.
In an unexpected development, S_Kaga revealed on his blog that his first title in the Vestaria Saga series will be officially translated into English.
Released during September of 2016, Vestaria Saga I received a lot of praise from Japanese and overseas fans for its intense strategical gameplay and well-developed story.
At the time, many fans were clamouring for an English translation. According to S_Kaga, an overseas publisher who’s been involved with localisation has since stepped in to translate the game.
The key things to know are that a release is not yet guaranteed, but provided everything goes to plan, a formal announcement will be made during 2018. Additionally, the English version will be a paid release, despite the original being free.
Note: All images belong to S_Kaga and Vestaria Project.