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Published by ›› Nihon Falcom/Tonkinhouse
Published on ›› November 19th, '93
Platform ›› SNES
Genre ›› Action/RPG
First Release ›› March 31st, '01
Current Version ›› 2.00
Released on ›› February 3rd, '07

Ys IV - Mask of the Sun

Announcement ~ Announcing Hero Chronicle Hero Chronicle
# Posted on May 10th, 2018 06:28 PM by Gideon Zhi
Today I´m announcing a translation project for Hero Chronicle: Project Olympus. This is a crossover RPG from Winkysoft and Banpresto, who you´ll know from Super Robot Wars. In fact, Masaki Andoh and Shu Shirakawa make appearances as playable characters, and this features the very first appearance of Gilliam Jaeger, a character who will go on to appear in several Super Robot Wars titles. The title screen music from this game actually became Gilliam´s SRW theme starting with the PS2 Super Robot Wars Original Generations titles.

I picked up Hero Chronicle for a number of reasons. First, I wanted to dabble with creating a fully-proportional menu font out of a tiled font, a skill which will serve me well in other projects like Madara 2. Second, Gilliam´s appearance gives this game historical importance amongst Banpresto´s crossover titles. I actually began work on this during the Great Battle endeavor back in January. The script was once again translated by TheMajinZenki, though once again it needs a good edit. And ,as state,d the menus are going to be extremely challenging, but the experience will be a good one and it´s already given me some thoughts on how better to handle the other SNES SRW titles´ menu problems. It´s going to be a bit of a slog to get the rest of the technical work done but I´ve got a good feeling about it.
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