Announcement ~ Announcing Hero Chronicle
Hero Chronicle
# Posted on May 10, 2018, 11:28 a.m. by Gideon Zhi

Today I'm announcing a translation project for Hero Chronicle: Project Olympus. This is a crossover RPG from Winkysoft and Banpresto, who you'll know from Super Robot Wars. In fact, Masaki Andoh and Shu Shirakawa make appearances as playable characters, and this features the very first appearance of Gilliam Jaeger, a character who will go on to appear in several Super Robot Wars titles. The title screen music from this game actually became Gilliam's SRW theme starting with the PS2 Super Robot Wars Original Generations titles.

I picked up Hero Chronicle for a number of reasons. First, I wanted to dabble with creating a fully-proportional menu font out of a tiled font, a skill which will serve me well in other projects like Madara 2. Second, Gilliam's appearance gives this game historical importance amongst Banpresto's crossover titles. I actually began work on this during the Great Battle endeavor back in January. The script was once again translated by TheMajinZenki, though once again it needs a good edit. And ,as state,d the menus are going to be extremely challenging, but the experience will be a good one and it's already given me some thoughts on how better to handle the other SNES SRW titles' menu problems. It's going to be a bit of a slog to get the rest of the technical work done but I've got a good feeling about it.
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Rockman & Forte
Published OnApril 24, 1998
Initial ReleaseDec. 18, 2002
Latest ReleaseDec. 18, 2002
Current Version1.00