Nintendo isn’t going to allow Fatal Frame IV to come to North America or Europe. I still don’t know why this decision was made. Looks like that leaves us with two options…learn Japanese, or use the fan translation. Surprisingly, the fan translation is moving along at a fevered-pace! Check out the status updates below to see how far along things have come.
Text Decryption - 100%
Image Decryption - 100%
Re-encoding Text methods - 99%
(subtitles, dialogue, item text, menu text, files, others)
Re-encoding Image methods - 88%
(GUI, fonts, etc.)
Re-encoding Automation - 98%
Image Re-encoding Automation - 41%
Voice Acting - Early Stages
(Under secondary revision)
Translation Status - 98.5%
(Translation Status is now roughly accurate)
Inputting Translations - 80%
It’s sad that this is the only way we can go about getting the game, but I also think it’s great to see the fan community coming together like this. Thanks to Oricon for the heads up!