Dragon Quest IV hides a partial English translation

By Spencer . December 13, 2007 . 3:09pm

dqivet.jpgRolando knew about this before, but I didn’t! While reading his Dragon Quest IV playtest I was shocked to discover the DS remake of Dragon Quest IV is packing an incomplete English translation. To gain access to English menus in the Japanese game you need an action replay and the following code: 02106404 00000001.

 

Awesome, but that isn’t the only bombshell. You can play Dragon Quest IV pre-translated in Spanish, French or German by modifying the action replay code. Let’s look at the code again and pay attention to the last digit. If you change the “1” to a “2” you get 02106404 00000002 and slimes that speak French! While the news is exciting, the translation is far from perfect. You may want to avoid the hassle and wait for the inevitable international release. I mean Square-Enix isn’t adding in all these extra languages without reason.

 

To recap the core code is: 02106404 0000000X

If you want to play Dragon Quest IV in ___A___ change X to ____B_____.

Japanese, 0

English, 1

French, 2

German, 3

Italian, 4

Spanish, 5


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