‘Ace Combat 3’ Latest News & Update: Full Translation Of The Classic PlayStation Game Will Be Available This Month

By Arianne Gift , Updated Dec 07, 2016 05:28 AM EST

While "Ace Combat" fans are all hyped up for the release of "Ace Combat 7" come 2017, a group of awesome individuals who call themselves Project Nemo had been quietly working on the not-so-forgotten "Ace Combat 3." By December 14, a full fan translation of the game will be released, complete with all the previously removed content.

The Localization Disaster That Is "Ace Combat 3"

When "Ace Combat 3" was released for PlayStation in Japan, it came with a complete storyline, with several anime-style cutscenes, a smattering of dialogue and a branching storyline allowing multiple endings. Upon its release in the West however, "Ace Combat 3" went on to become the worst localization job ever, according to DualShockers.

Bandai Namco made the appalling decision of cutting 16 of the 52 missions to save on voice acting and translation. The story was altered, the cutscenes were removed thereby cutting the branching paths as well. Everything in the game became linear and have been replaced with a rather substandard, obligatory text.

"Ace Combat 3" Finally Gets Rectified

17 years after the atrocity committed by Bandai Namco, the game finally deserves to be called "Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere" for real. The guys at Project Nemo recently announced that a full fan translation of the game will be released on December 14.

To say that this is good news is an understatement. Western fans that can't understand Japanese can finally immerse themselves on the thrill that they should've long experienced. "Ace Combat 3's" complete dialogue and cutscenes will be in full view for the first time in almost two decades.

Progress on the project can be viewed at Project Nemo, or you can see the work-in progress version in the video below, uploaded by DragonSpikeXIII, the project's founder and editor. Come to think of it, you might have to play the new and improved "Ace Combat 3" first before "Ace Combat 7" hits the market on 2017.

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