SaturnDave (Sega Saturn, SHIRO!)

English Patch WIP: Shadows of the Tusk

Things sure do move FAST in the Saturn scene… It was just a couple days ago (May 2, 2023) that Team SHIRO!s Knight0fDragon began work on an English Translation Patch for Shadows of the Tusk, and here we are on (May 5, 2023) with all options menus and battle dialogs fully translated. [cross-posted from SHIRO! Media Group]

* All menus & battle hint texts have been translated, making strategic gameplay much simpler.
* The resulting patch will work with Joe’s NetBand Tunnel patch of the game for Online NetPlay.
* There are no current plans to translate the story campaign, but folks are welcome to help out.

Translation Progress

WIP: All Options & Battle Menus Have Been Translated

Coming on the heels of Joe SegaRPGFan‘s NetBand Tunnel, which has resurrected Saturn’s Online NetPlay for several games, the community has been buzzing about Shadows of the Tusk, and below you can see a stream with SHIRO!s SaturnDave & TraynoCo demonstrating the the online NetPlay via the Tunnel. However, some aspects of the gameplay have been difficult to discern due to the language barrier…

NetPlay Demonstration

Example: Online Versus NetPlay via ‘NetBand Tunnel’

So what was the inspiration for this very sudden translation project, you ask?

“…so we can play the game correctly without bothering Dan (RetroSpectors)” -Knight0fDragon

[Dan has spent numerous hours playing the untranslated version of the game and has been a fount of information up to this point, even posting a detailed video walkthrough/strategy guide shown down below]

Dan’s Strategy Guide

Walkthrough: Detailed Gameplay Tips & Strategies

For those that wish to hop on the ‘fast track’ and join in the fun of these NetPlay shenanigans with ALL CHARACTERS UNLOCKED, Knight has provided this nifty save file… DOWNLOAD

At present, Knight has stated that he has no immediate plans to translated the remaining Story Mode text (as his goal was merely to make the online multiplayer mode playable), but if someone else is interested in translating the story campaign, they are more than welcome to reach out to us on the SHIRO! Discord server.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more information regarding the release of this translation patch.

A massive Saturn fan since Christmas ’96, Dave is enthusiastic about growing the community and spreading Saturn love and knowledge to fans old and new. Co-founding the SEGA SATURN, SHIRO! podcast back in 2017 and creating the SHIRO! SHOW in 2020, he seeks to create interesting and engaging Saturn-related content for the community. Dave’s interests circle around game preservation, and he is a huge fan of game magazines and developer interviews.

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