tri-Crescendo's stylishly christened Wii adventure game, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, is nearly upon fans here in North America courtesy of publisher Xseed. Meanwhile, Fragile Dreams' European publisher, Rising Star Games, confirms that a Spanish localization for the title is now in the works, and it is entirely thanks to the dedication of Spanish-speaking fans.
Spanish Nintendo fansite DSwii took it upon itself to simply ask Rising Star if it was open to pursuing a localization project in the language. Rising Star actually agreed, and put the call out for any volunteers willing to help out. It was met with an enthusiastic response, and Rising Star was thus able to assemble a team of no less than "fifty dedicated gamers" tasked with translating the in-game text; the (English?) script itself is said to be "over 35,000 words".
"The most important aspect of this translation is not that the game arrives in Spanish, but that this is the first time in history in which gamers will participate actively in such a project," says Hugo Fraga, director of content and marketing at Blogocio Media SL. "That's the really exciting thing about this project."
"We'll try to coordinate as best as possible to ensure all stakeholders collaborate to make this an example of a project created by fans in conjunction with a video game company," adds Raul Millan, technical director at Blogocio Media SL.
The Spanish translation for Fragile Dreams will be made available as a patch which can be downloaded from Rising Star's Hoshi portal, and applied directly to the game. Fragile Dreams' European release is currently scheduled for March 19th, It doesn't appear as if any other part of the game will benefit from being in Spanish, but having the game itself readable is already pretty darn nice!
Fans can monitor the progress for the official Fragile Dreams Spanish translation at the project website. Currently it reads "0 percent", so it might be a while before we see the goods.