WayForums WayForward Original Games Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Has the european languages (french, spanish…) translation been fixed yet ?

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    Hello there,

    I’ve been a big fan of Shantae since I played the DS release of Risky’s Revenge and played every game in the series. My favourite being Pirate’s Curse which I bought on 3DS. And that game had an excellent localization.

    And when I heard about the kickstarter of 1/2 Genie Hero, I pledged and decided to get the game for my PS Vita. But lo and behold I never touched the game again ever since its release because of the god awful localization.

    Typos (huge ones), stuff that didn’t make sense…it was painful to look at.

    I tried again one year later (December 2017) to see if a patch has been released but nope, nothing. Still the same google translated texts.

    And I think it is a shame because, despite some faults regarding some ideas, designs, bosses etc…the game is good (not as much as Pirate’s Curse though) and fun.

    So my question is : Has a patch for the european languages been released or am I (as well as fellow europeans who are not english) doomed to play the Ultimate Steam version (which I got for free due to my pledge) in english ?

    Because seriously, I don’t mind playing with english texts, but a translation is always welcome. But when it is done by toddlers who used google translate, well it’s a huge turn-off.



    Nope, the translations still are a broken mess.

    Got my Ultimate copy for Switch yesterday and popped it in expecting a flawless experience, but alas, the translations hadn’t changed a bit since the game was released on PC.

    WF promised they would fix them once all the extra content and DLC had been made, but I wonder if they will ever address the translations.

    At least give us an option to switch the language so our eyes wont bleed by having to read a ****-poor google translation.



    Thanks for taking the time to bring this to our attention. The people who translate our games do their best, but we understand that some issues can slip through. I can’t comment too extensively on the subject, but I can tell you that this is something we’re working on improving, and that your comments have been passed along to the right people.

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