Amaterasu Blog

1Apr/1214

Rewrite Project Announcement

In our neverending quest to provide the optimal reading experience for Western visual novel fans, we have now decided to cater to the fans with a more discriminating palette for moeblob art. By that we mean the vocal minority that considers the art in Key games to be eye-meltingly bad. If you are one of those very, very few people, then we have good news! You will have the option to censor all the facial artwork in Rewrite so you don't have to spend weeks telling the rest of us how terrible you think it is. Here are some samples:

And don't worry, we've done this to all of the sprites as well as the GCs, so normal Rewrite gameplay will now look something like this:

Look forward to the patch!

1Apr/1119

Project #4 Announcement

Good news! age didn't mind the leak at all, but in order to make up for lost sales on MLA they've asked us to do another of their games!

And so we are pleased to announce that Amaterasu Translations has partnered with JAST to begin the process of bringing you the insanely popular title "Rumbling Hearts."

This time we actually have some interesting details to mention.

1) In order to make the game appropriate for an American audience, certain scenes will be modified. Such alterations are normally a cause for concern, and this concern is justified, but we assure you the changes will not harm the product but rather enhance your enjoyment thereof. Some examples are offered in the sneak preview below.

2) Certain names will be altered in the initial release. It has already been confirmed that Takayuki Narumi will be called Theodore Nelson, Mitsuki Hayase will be Melissa Harding, Haruka Suzumiya will be Henrietta Sterling, and Akane Suzumiya will be Anna Sterling. If there are over 9000 preorders, we may also create a separate weeaboo version which keeps the names (along with words such as 'suki' and 'desu') romanized instead of localized.

3) Certain voices will be rerecorded in English. The quality of the voice acting will be superior to that of the anime dub. Also, the aforementioned weeaboo version would use the original Japanese voices instead of these new ones. Confirmed voice actors include Kevin M. Connolly as Theodore Nelson, Colleen Clinkenbeard as Melissa Harding, Carrie Savage as Henrietta Sterling, and Leah Clark as Anna Sterling.

Look forward to it sometime this fall.

Sample image edits:

As you can see, the insertion of ice cream has made these scenes much less offensive. And it's barely even noticable.

Full size: http://i.imgur.com/1djBT.jpg http://i.imgur.com/72Vpc.jpg