Boku no Natsuyasumi is a long-running Japanese collection that, with a bizarre and dangerous exception, has by no means been formally launched within the West. That’s a disgrace! The place publishers have failed us, although, followers are stepping up and delivering the products.
The collection, finest translated as My Summer season Trip, started all the best way again in 2000 on the PS1, and every recreation is about roughly the identical factor: a child is away together with his household on summer time holidays, and also you’re given management of him as he spends his days wandering the countryside, amassing bugs and making mates.
Whereas we (one way or the other) received a Shin-Chan-branded spin-off final 12 months, no foremost recreation within the collection has ever been formally launched in English. And possibly by no means will, so it’s superior that Hilltop—whose work we’ve featured right here earlier than—is main a workforce engaged on releasing an “English translation” patch for the second recreation within the collection, Boku no Natsuyasumi 2.
This one is about in 1975, and whisks you away to spend 31 days at your uncle and aunt’s B&B in a small city on the southern coast of Japan. It has one of many best covers in all of video video games:
Right here’s a trailer. Not for the sport, it’s for the English patch, however I suppose it’s additionally for the sport:
Ah, beautiful! “Not a lot occurred at this time. But it surely was a day I’ll always remember”. Can’t wait. Within the meantime, you’ll be able to take a look at—and assist—Hilltop’s work right here.
Whereas we’re on the topic, the final Nintendo Direct had the reveal trailer for Natsu-Mon: twentieth Century Summer season Trip, a model new recreation written and designed by Boku no Natsuyasumi collection creator Kaz Ayabe, and developed by his studio Millennium Kitchen. There’s no phrase on an English launch for this, however with curiosity within the collection lastly choosing up over right here within the final couple of years, there’s all the time hope!