At this point you’ve probably heard of hit indie game Undertale. It originally released in 2015 and was instantly a hit, getting extremely positive reviews and a large fanbase (and if you need more proof, you can check out our own 10/10 review for it). Now it seems PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita owners will be able to get their hands on the game soon.
For those who have never played it, Undertale is styled after a JRPG and centers around a kid who falls down a hole and into the world of monsters. The kid needs to escape, and to do so they either need to befriend the monsters or kill them. You can get through the entire game without killing a single monster, instead appealing to them with various actions. When enemies attack the game turns into a SHMUP-styled game, having you dodge their attacks by actually, well… dodging their attacks.
In bringing the game to consoles, it was decided that the game needed to be translated into Japanese. To do this developer Toby Fox worked with 8-4, the studio who helped translate games like Nier: Automata and Metal Gear Rising: Revengerance, to do so. The goal, both with the Japanese translation and the console port, is to get more Japanese gamers to check out Undertale. Outside of that, there’s not much else being changed. Trophies have been added, and Toby said he had to change the dialogue of the frog that teaches you to press F4 to make the game fullscreen. The game will support crossbuy so you can buy one version and get both. There will also be a collector’s edition that comes with a 24 page illustrated booklet.
Undertale will be available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita some time in the summer. More information is promised next month.
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