With the recent release of Fate/Samurai Remnant, many may find themselves wanting to delve deeper into the complex Fate franchise, and a new opportunity has been made available thanks to the newly released fan-translation of Fate/Extra CCC.
The game is a JRPG developed by Type-Moon and Imagepoioch released for PlayStation Portable all the way back in March 2013, over ten years ago. It's also absolutely massive thanks to its scenario written by the series' creator Kinoko Nasu himself.
It was never officially localized, but today you can finally enjoy it in English thanks to the translation patch that can be found on the Iwakura Productions website.
This project certainly has an interesting history. It was actually started shortly after the release of the game by GBATemp user neoxephon but then abandoned in 2014. Yet, the author decided to make their progress available for others to continue.
Well-known fan translator cj_iwakura and team then picked up the project in 2015. While it has taken almost a decade, the fan translation is finally completed. Considering how long and complex Fate/Extra CCC is, it's really not surprising that the project has been in the oven this long.
Below you can take a look at a trailer showcasing the translation in action, alongside a list of those who worked on it.
- Producer/Editor – cj_iwakura
- Super Hacker – esperknight
- Translator/Master – rikkuchou
- Translator/Hero Unit – ItsumoKnight
- Incredible Hacker – Kotcrab
- Image Editors – IgorAkou, RoboticBomber
- FoxTail Translator – EDreamer
- Quality Checker – Kinsei
- Translator/Tooler – JS
- Translator/Battle/Shitposter – SnowyAria
- Stealthy Translator – khikari
- Tester: Caterer Class – Telephone_ghost
If you're interested in fan translations, you can check out the recently released patch for Ace Combat 3 Electrosphere, while we're waiting for the arrival of Sakura Wars 2: Thou Shalt Not Die, which was announced earlier this year.
Speaking of Type-Moon's games, the visual novel Witch on the Holy Night will launch on Steam in a few days, while Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon is finally coming in English next year.
If the Fate series doesn't ring a bell, it debuted all the way back in 2004 with an adult-oriented visual novel titled Fate/stay night.
Like many visual novel developers, Type-Moon has since abandoned adult content, but this allowed Fate to become a massive multimedia franchise including anime, manga, and basically all sort of media. Its most popular incarnation is the currently ongoing Fate/Grand Order mobile game.