Fan group Life Bottle Productions and community member StorMyu have announced that they have been working on an English fan translation patch for the PlayStation 2 and PSP versions of Tales of Rebirth, an older Tales of title that has never been localized in any way. This is one of the more beloved entries, so seeing it receive lofty, qualitative fan efforts is encouraging.
Life Bottle Production’s announcement tweet states that 80% of the in-game text has been inserted and that the story and skits are currently in the editing stages. Good luck to the team, and hopefully, this project pans out well. The Life Bottle Production team is always recruiting more members, and their Twitter profile page houses a link to their Discord server.
The PSP version of Tales of Rebirth has more content than the PlayStation 2 version, such as the art book and quicksave functionality. However, the PSP version suffers from compressed audio and lengthier load times. So, neither platform is necessarily superior.
You can view the tweet announcing this collaborative endeavor below:
To celebrate ToR's anniversary, we are happy to announce that we have joined Forces with StorMyu to bring you Tales of Rebirth for PS2 and PSP! Presently 80% of the text is inserted into the game, and the story and skits are undergoing an editing/proofreading pass.#Talesof pic.twitter.com/lzGnK4vqsK
— Life Bottle Productions (@LifeBottleProd) December 16, 2021
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