Fan team「BREAK ARTS」has launched their fully completed English patch for the second game in the Monster Hunter franchise, Monster Hunter 2 Dos, which was initially released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in 2006. All work on this project was done entirely from scratch, including reverse engineering and translations.
To elaborate on the contents of this patch, all “NPC dialogue, quest descriptions, tutorials, UI textures, items, items, equipment descriptions, menus, options,” and even the messages that appear from proprietary network errors for dial-up connections are translated.
Further, this patch is compatible with any unmodified version of Monster Hunter 2 and can even be applied to the PlayStation 2 itself. To say this was an immense undertaking is a drastic understatement, as the quality of this work appears akin to a professional and official release. However, that does make sense, given how this project took 850 hours over 6 months to complete.
It’s also worth noting that a group of fans is working on implementing online compatibility for Monster Hunter 2 Dos’ servers, with it even in its beta state.
Some screenshots of the Monster Hunter 2 Dos English patch are viewable via our gallery below:
For the Monster Hunter 2 Dos English patch installation files, instructions, upcoming online implementation, and more, check out its hub page. Additionally, there is an intricate write-up from one of the team’s members that describes their process with this project.
The latest release of the Monster Hunter franchise is Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.
Monster Hunter Rise is the newest entry of the action-RPG series, where players are tasked with taking on some of the most powerful monsters around. The game is set in the Kamura Village, home to many warriors who have developed unique and innovative hunting technologies. One of which is a special insect called a Wirebug. This allows players to grapple themselves in any direction, making it possible to scale cliffs and structures.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak introduces new monsters, locations, and hunting gameplay, similar in scope to Monster Hunter World’s Iceborne expansion, which added a considerable amount of content to the base game.
Monster Hunter Rise is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, Game Pass, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
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