As most of you have guessed, this was in fact an April Fools joke, there is no Game Boy port and there was no robbery. We’ve been playing with the percentage on the image ourselves– we will update the percentage counter here soon to show the correct amount.
Thanks for the fun and I hope nobody too us too seriously! 😀
Read on for the original article…
Okay, so I have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that, as some of you noticed, the translation was at 100% for sometime. That’s right, the text translation was actually complete! But, as you will see now, the translation meter is showing 0%. This is where the bad news comes in. We have lost the translation. The translated scripts and hacking work completed so far were housed on Soywiz’s laptop, which was stolen late last night. Authorities are mounting an investigation into the crime, but so far they haven’t found much- it looks like we won’t be seeing the laptop again…
All of us are really discouraged by these recent events and the idea of having to start the translation again from scratch, but there is some more good news. Soywiz had been experimenting with porting SHNY to the original Game Boy. He actually made a lot of progress, and the files for this project were contained on a different computer from the one stolen. So while we cannot deliver the PSP translation to you guys, we can show off the Game Boy port that is going to become the effort for the people assigned to hacking. The Game Boy port doesn’t have any of the translated text because Soywiz was only focusing on porting the engine to start. I have some screenshots I can show off to you guys so you can get an idea of what the game will look like (note: these images are scaled up by a factor of 4).
You will notice the the images are translated, this is because I had a back-up of the images on my computer, and tested them in the game to see how easy it would be to use what we do have left to translate this version. Because we have lost all our work on the PSP version (hacks and text translations) and because the PSP can emulate Game Boy games, we may just shift our focus to this port and re-translating for the Game Boy version. By focusing on the Game Boy version, we can introduce the game both to PSP users who can emulate the Game Boy, as well as all of the Game Boy users across the world.
I apologize about what has occurred the past couple days and what it means for the translation. Everyone involved was really excited to be able to release a patch to allow you all to enjoy SHNY on your PSPs. It saddens us that we will no longer be able to do that for another couple years. I really appreciate all your support since the start of this project, and we promise to bring you an even better version of the translation in the future.
~ by Zarradeth on April 1, 2012.
Posted in Haruhi PSP Translation
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