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Dragon Force II Full English Translation Released
05 April 2015 5:55PM EST - Update by Verve Fanworks
Over eight years in the making, the Dragon Force II English translation is complete! The project has been a truly massive undertaking, combining the efforts of twenty dedicated storyline translators, an additional thirteen translators of gameplay text, a programmer, and a small army of script editors, tinkerers and testers.
Set 500 years after the first game, Dragon Force II follows a slate of monarchs who must band together to defeat a new threat looming over Legendra. Along the way, they learn the value of friendship and unravel the mystery of what happened to the original Dragon Force after Madruk’s defeat. The eight-scenarios approach and Strategy RPG formula will immediately appeal to fans of the first game.
Dragon Force II differs from the original in three significant respects. Most importantly, players can now assign two troop types to their generals for added gameplay depth. An item forging system puts greater focus on the spoils of war, and Sega of Japan assembled a crack team of voice actors to bring the story alive; with the English translation in place, the game has a subbed anime feel.
At this time, Dragon Force II’s FMVs remain un-subbed and the end-game credits un-translated, as FMV editing represents a new challenge beyond the scope of the project’s original goals. Hopefully these can be addressed in subsequent updates.
We hope Dragon Force fans will brave the challenges of Saturn emulation and the confusion that’s sure to arise from the game’s numerous prints to give the sequel a well-deserved spin! Here’s an hour’s worth of preview footage to whet your appetite, and head on over to the website linked below to get started!
Dragon Force II Gameplay Translation Released
27 July 2012 11:47PM EST - Update by Verve Fanworks
Through the fire and flames, we carry on! Started many moons ago by two-fan crew Sandslice and Sixfortyfive, the Dragon Force II translation effort has proceeded in fits and starts and lives on as a community-wide project at Verve Fanworks. We’re grateful for all the support we’ve received from the RHDN community and a veritable army of testers over the years.
This release will let English-speaking Dragon Force fans understand the flow of gameplay, from navigating menus to conducting armies on the field to managing domestic affairs. What it does not do is translate the story. One out of eight storyline scenarios is complete and awaiting insertion, and a second is partially translated, but given the project’s size it’s clear we’re going to need a lot more translation help if a fully English Dragon Force II is ever to see the light of day.
In addition to attracting more volunteer Japanese-to-English translators, we hope this release will spark a healthy fan community around a game that definitely deserves a cult following. Users new to Saturn emulation will want to pay very close attention to the readme and head over to our Dragon Force II project forum with the inevitable questions. Our readme will become a living document as it’s updated with frequently asked questions and answers.
Let’s leave you with a forty minute presentation highlighting the game’s beautiful music and artwork alongside the gameplay translation in action, plus a story preview for one of the eight scenarios and our QA tester recruitment drive video.