Chill Japanese Classic Is Finally Getting An English Translation

An idyllic screenshot of the Japanese countryside

Boku no Natsuyasumi is a long-running Japanese sequence that, with a weird and bad exception, has by no means been formally launched within the West. That’s a disgrace! The place publishers have failed us, although, followers are stepping up and delivering the products.

The sequence, finest translated as My Summer time Trip, started all the best way again in 2000 on the PS1, and every recreation is about roughly the identical factor: a child is away along with his household on summer time holidays, and also you’re given management of him as he spends his days wandering the countryside, gathering bugs and making pals.

Whereas we (someway) obtained a Shin-Chan-branded spin-off final yr, no principal recreation within the sequence has ever been formally launched in English. And possibly by no means will, so it’s superior that Hilltop—whose work we’ve featured here before—is main a group engaged on releasing an “English translation” patch for the second recreation within the sequence, Boku no Natsuyasumi 2.


This one is about in 1975, and whisks you away to spend 31 days at your uncle and aunt’s B&B in a small city on the southern coast of Japan. It has one of many biggest covers in all of video video games:

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Here’s a trailer. Not for the game, it’s for the English patch, but I guess it’s also for the game:

Ah, lovely! “Not much happened today. But it was a day I’ll never forget”. Cannot wait. In the meantime, you’ll be able to try—and assist—Hilltop’s work right here.


Whereas we’re on the topic, the last Nintendo Direct had the reveal trailer for Natsu-Mon: 20th Century Summer Vacation, a brand new game written and designed by Boku no Natsuyasumi sequence creator Kaz Ayabe, and developed by his studio Millennium Kitchen. There’s no phrase on an English launch for this, however with curiosity within the sequence lastly choosing up over right here within the final couple of years, there’s all the time hope!


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