For those who still don’t get it, this was an April Fools. Or is it? 🙂
With Utawarerumono and Fate/stay night English finally out of the door, we have spent the past few weeks reevaluating the titles still lying on our project plate. While work on the more high-profile games (most notably the TYPE-MOON ones) has shown more or less continuous progress over the past three years, we had to admit that several projects are just not working out for us.
As of late, most of the long-term staff members have been too busy to work on their old translation projects, and we have not been able to find anyone motivated enough to take over. The fact of the matter is, most of the open titles still require a lot of work.
We had a large staff meeting yesterday (the largest in Revolve and mirror moon history, in fact!), and we cast a vote on each single project that is still collecting dust in our portfolio. People in favour of keeping the project alive, had to agree to start/continue working on that project at least two days a week, starting next month (or know someone who would *certainly* want to do it). Everyone who could not make that pledge would have to vote for closing.
The result was painfully unanimous… Arcturus, Farland Symphony, Men at Work! 2, Vagrants and Brass Restoration are now all on hold indefinitely. Instead of these projects, we will focus on what has always shown to work the best for us: TYPE-MOON game translation. We’re not sure why, but other than Utawarerumono (which, if you’ll remember, was first started by Soylations), TYPE-MOON games are the only projects that have really made us work HARD.
Therefore, especially in light of the disappointment that the cancellation of the above projects will undoubtedly bring, we are very happy to report a new TYPE-MOON translation project! People have been begging us for this for as long as I can remember, and while we weren’t too fond of taking another huge project on our hands up until now, we have finally decided to translate TYPE-MOON’s most anticipated work: Tsukihime 2! With the combined abilities of our entire staff, we are planning on finishing this project in EXACTLY one year. Yes, you can quote us on that. Count the days, people. One way or another, we’re going to make this work.