Back in 2013, Square Enix released a remake of its beloved Dragon Quest VII on the Nintendo 3DS. Released exclusively in Japan, it’s long been accepted that other regions may never see the game. Square Enix has mostly been silent on the issue, only stating that they haven’t seen enough demand to justify bringing the title to the West.
In the face of all of this, a group of fans has decided to fight back against Square Enix and take it upon themselves to translate the game for all of the Dragon Quest fans that are dying to play. Being a lengthy game with a ton of text, the project will likely take a while, but the team seems ready for this challenge, as everything in this fan localization seems like it’s progressing quickly.
If you plan on playing this fan translation, it won’t be as simple as popping a cartridge into your Nintendo 3DS. The game will likely require unofficial ways of playing it, much like the fan translation of Mother 3.
It is nice to see this amount of passion being put into a project. It shows the developers and publishers that a group of fans is dedicated enough to playing a game that they’re willing to localize the game themselves. If you want to see screenshots of the fan translation of Dragon Quest VII, check out the gallery below!