Future Game Translation Plans

I tend not to leave released games as "something I plan to translate eventually"; if I want to translate it, I'll do it as soon as possible. So the most I can tell you about future translations is the plans and activity of the creators I've translated in the past, as they're a likely source of other games I'll do.

If an author isn't included here, it's probably because I either have no idea what they're up to, or have no plans to do more of their games in the future.

Nankidai
Your Turn To Die is yet to conclude, but it will almost certainly end with Chapter 3, Part Two.

Due to not meeting the given deadline, Chapter 3, Part One is coming out in smaller parts. "Section B," with the rest of Part One, was originally estimated to come about a week after Section A. On March 9th, Nankidai said that while not yet able to make a good announcement about it, they were making steady progress.

However, for any number of reasons (nothing's been explicitly stated beyond tweeting about a hernia on March 18th), Section B has yet to release for quite some time now. Around the third anniversary (August 28th), they apologized for their sluggishness and said they're still working to finish.

Update release dates so far:
Chapter 1, Part One: August 28th, 2017
Chapter 1, Part Two: January 31st, 2018
Chapter 2, Part One: August 7th, 2018
Chapter 2, Part Two: May 21st, 2019
Chapter 3, Part One: February 25th, 2020 (Intro), February 29th, 2020 (Section A)

There's been no mention of when updates to Your Time To Shine: Island Existence will come, but all characters should be available as protagonists eventually.


Miwashiba
The Faceless Double is being worked on, and will be released chapter by chapter. Chapter 1 has been released in Japanese, but I'm a little swamped with other tasks, so give me some time. Once the game is complete, it will release on Steam with extra content in the form of alternate story branches and a bonus room with new substories. (One of these is confirmed to be a crossover with LiEat.)

Ayakashi Akashi is apparently on hold until The Faceless Double is completed.

The LiEat series is complete.
Alice mare will not have a sequel, and the true ending is, according to Miwashiba, "the best happy ending in that world."
There appear to be no plans for "more 1bitHeart."
(They describe 1BeatHeart as a "bonus" that wasn't originally planned, rather than a sequel that continues a plot.)


BLUE STAR Entertainment (IZ)
Witch's Heart is still ongoing. The nature of future plans is a bit spoilery; refer to the game page for more info.

No timeframe has been announced for the next update.


Uri
Uri has plans for a number of games. Listed as in development on her site are Pedestal and Six Shots.

Initially, Uri said the Insanity remake would mark the end of her game-making career. Later, she decided she'd do Insanity next, then enter a "finish what announced projects I can manage" mode. She would like to fulfill her promises for announced games, but may have to cancel them if life or health gets in the way.

The Hanged Man is the last game in the "main" Strange Men Series, and its chronological conclusion. However, there are two "side-stories" planned, one serious and one silly, with the initials "TSMSAKL" and "TDMBD."

The titles Haname and One Case were once on her site, but are now in unknown status. Sudden Illness was said to be the project after Pedestal, but it isn't mentioned on her site anymore.

Lastly, Uri does not intend to have English voice acting in future games (nor add it to old ones), as it's just a lot of work for her. Mermaid Swamp's remake has Japanese voice acting since she considered that less hassle, but she also thinks that'll be the last time doing it.


Segawa
Segawa started a blog in October 2018, where she's been giving occasional updates on a new game called TOWER of HANOI.

Assorted details: It's a dungeon-diving RPG with battles and 11 or so party members. It also has cooking elements, again. Expect it to take several years.


Fantasy Factory
Faraway Story: Remaining Part 2 chapters still in development.

Believe it or not, Ramuramu is still working on Faraway Story.

Full disclosure about previous updates: Part 1 (0.49) was released August 3rd, 2012. It was updated with the epilogue (0.50) on September 1st, 2012. It was updated up to Part 2 Chapter 3 (0.65) on July 27th, 2014. Finally, it was updated to Part 2 Chapter 5 (0.75) on December 27th, 2018.


tachi
HeadLess: Translated by adricarra here. A summary is also hidden on the Moonlight Ghost page.

tachi suffered a head injury in September 2016 and was in the hospital until late December. He seems to be recovering well; his general sentiment since then has been "I'm working toward the point of being able to make games again."

Around February 2018, he made an RPG Maker MV game called END QUEST that ties in with the PS4 game "Death end re;Request." However, there haven't been any signs of a new free project.


Miscreant's Room (Sen)
After Dudley, Sen may be working on at least one other game. It's unclear what sort of game it is, and he alluded to some future games not being freeware. He sometimes posts progress screens on his Twitter.

His Mad Father FAQ explicitly says there will be no direct sequel, though there is the possibility of a game in the same series.


Sky Scraper Project (Uta)
Uta is making a long open-ended RPG called Good-Bye WanderLust, but in the January 2017 tweet announcing it, said to "give it 50 years."

(On their site, they say "wait 5 years" instead. Optimism!)


kouri
kouri has expressed interest in doing a new project several times in the past, but it's unclear what it would be; it may not be a game. It seems highly unlikely he would make a sequel to Ib, and he said long ago that he didn't care to make another horror game.

It's been years since he explicitly talked about new projects, but he has toyed with other versions of RPG Maker.


Fummy
Fummy doesn't have a blog or anything beyond the site for The Witch's House, and there's been no indication of their plans. The FAQ page only says that plans for a TWH sequel or any next project are undecided.




About Nico Game Magazine Games
A number of games, including some by creators I've translated before (Kanawo), have been released for a project called Nico Game Magazine. However, while these games are freely available, the rules around them forbid unofficial modification, and thus translation.

Some of these games, such as Angels of Death and Kokurase, have gotten translated and released by publishers. But at present, it seems this is the only way translations of these games will surface; I cannot do free translations of them.

Unpublished Nico Game Magazine Games:
Ghost Photographer Ruica: Curse of the Seven Misaki
Madichiru
Uramikko -Tsugunohi 2-
Shikiyoku
Tsukumogamis!
Kakumei da! Yon!
Ganma Resonation
Planet Howl

Officially-Published Translations:
The Case Book of Arne
Tsugunohi
Noel The Mortal Fate (Higyaku no Noel) Seasons 1-7 / Season 8 / Season 9
Angels of Death (Satsuriku no Tenshi)
Kokurase
Pharaoh Rebirth
Hero & Daughter (translation by me)




Future Original Game Plans

vgperson
Still making my own games!

I'm working on a medium-size game: an RPG that takes cues from games like Final Fantasy 1 and Dragon Quest. It has some twists to it, of course, which will be revealed at a later date.

There's also a big project, Loverinth, that's still taking shape. I likely won't say much about it until I can see a path to the end.


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