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!

Source: GoNintendo

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Adam Sherrill
Writing is half of my life. Video games make up the other half. I decided to put these two hobbies together and join Gamnesia back in 2015. I spend most of my time working at a retail store and paying off my student debt. When I'm not getting stressed about the thousands of dollars I owe my loan providers, I play tons of video games (which just puts me into more debt). I'm also currently writing a novel in what little spare time I have. It's a story I've been wanting to write for a while, but I don't want to talk about it until I have most of it completed. Any Gamnesia-related inquiries may be sent to [email protected] Feel free to follow my personal Twitter if you want (@Pindlo). I mostly just retweet things.


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