The Return of the Great Departed Soul

The Return of the Great Departed Soul


Art by qosic

“My friend’s wiry arms were around me and he was leading me to the chair.
“You’re not hurt, Watson? For God’s sake say that you’re not hurt!”
It was worth a wound -it was worth many wounds- to know the depth of loyalty and love which lay beyond that cold mask. The clear, hard eyes were dimmed for a moment, and the firm lips were shaking. For the one and only time I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great brain.”

― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Three Garridebs

What a year it has been. A year full of surprises, good and bad – but mostly a year where you all where starving for new content. The long-awaited, extra-long Episode 3 is finally here.

The last year hasn’t been normal in any shape or form, for any of us, and many a plan we had didn’t quite work out the way we had hoped. This release will not include the long-awaited Android fix some of you have been waiting for and meanwhile, Capcom has removed both games from all digital storefronts. We are still commited to rectify this, people who have bought the games on PlayStore still spent their hard-earned money trusting that we would come through and I promise, we will. Here’s to hoping Capcom will restore the games eventually.

Many of you have read the news about the leaks, and so have we. There seems to be something big on the horizon, and you have questions. So do we. If the rumors turn out to be true, we hope you will join us in supporting Capcom finally bringing this gem to the west. Niche games like DGS need all the support they can get. Let’s show them that localizing these games is worth their time. It will definitely be interesting to see where the official translation will differ from ours, but as we said on twitter, we do not intend to comment on the situation further until Capcom chooses to make a public announcement.

As always, enjoy this new Episode and let us know what you think in the Comments, on twitter or on the Fan Translators International Discord (link is on the Contact page), if you do find any mistakes in our script, please do let us know on our bug trackers (links are on the Download page).

Hopefully, our Android users won’t have to wait for much longer, and we will see what else the future brings. A big thank you to d0k3, Dj_Mike238, Wolfvak for helping us fix some technical issues and qosic for the beautiful art for this release post!

Happy Easter!

Note: Please start Episode 3 from the Chapter menu, not from a save you made from the preview, or the Save button will be hidden.

57 thoughts on “The Return of the Great Departed Soul

  1. I cant thank you guys enough!
    And please, even if the port for the Switch is announced, dont stop your amazing work. The 3DS is just the perfect platform to experience these games.
    Love from Brazil, and Happy Easter!

  2. I’VE BEEN ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT FOR WEEKS AND IT’S FINALLY HERE!! Thank you Scarlet Study for your incredible work, can’t wait to finally experience this case in my native language <3

  3. This might be the greatest april fool’s day i’ve ever had the opportunity to experience, y’all are doing god’s work, this right here is a work of art, passion and patience.

    Keep up with the amazing work, y’all are getting near to the finish line!

  4. Thanks for the amazing job!!!
    I’m playing right now but I can’t find the save button. It’s a bug or something like that?

  5. This is fantastic! But is there a reason I can’t save in the middle of chapters? The icon that is usually on the touch screen isn’t there. It still allows me to save after the “To Be Continued” transitions though.

    1. Wait, never mind. I apparently don’t know how to read the instructions. For anyone else who has this issue, start from the chapter menu instead of your previous save file.

  6. Thanks to the whole team for all the hard work!! I’m holding back until the whole game is out, but you better believe I’ll be appreciating every second of effort that’s gone into this project when I get to play it.

  7. Oh man, I hope this isn’t the end, if the rumors of an official localization are true. But if it is, you guys have done such an amazing job again and again, and I’m so glad I played these patches.

  8. This chapter seemed to give you a hard time.
    What difficulties did you encounter?

    In any case, congratulations for your incredible work!

  9. I was expecting the the whole game translated because I’d like to play it entirely without having to wait between episodes, but this is still good news and I’m glad to see the entire translation is still on its way! Thanks a lot for your hard work! Keep it up! 😉

  10. Woooow ! I believed it would finally not happen, but this is amazing ! Thank you so much, this is ton of fun surely arriving 😉

  11. Thank you very much for all the hard work!
    But the thing that bothers me is that it’s not clear if you are going to continue the translation or not…
    If you believe the leak is real, then there is no reason to continue…but if you still have doubts, and you put it on hold…then when will you pick it up again?
    I do want to believe that you will continue and assume that the leak doesn’t confirm anything

    1. Until there is an official announcement by Capcom, we don’t see any reason to change anything, so nothing is on hold. And like I said in the blog post, until there is an announcement, we don’t want to comment further on anything. We may do that if and when that happens.

  12. Had to leave a huge thank you to the team for this. This chapter was one of the longest in any of the games [Bave Spirit of Justice]. And it was well worth the wait!

  13. The only problem here is the time: you work so hard for about a year to release an episode that can be played in 3 days…
    However, you put so much effort in it. I had a great time playing this episode, thank you so much for all your work, it is not vain at all.

    1. The amount of work they must put in is astounding. Countless translations, sprite/3d model edits and recodes. I can see how a fan group takes a year to get this out in quality equal to if-not-better than any Official AA localisation. It’s amazing to see it done justice

  14. OMG FINALLY. Been spamming this page for like a year since the release of previous post. Kinda gave up midway (around March 2021) thinking that you guys had given up on the project per the announcement of localisation on switch. Thank you very much for your work! Really looking forward for the complete translation. You did such a favor for us who really longs to play this in English and cannot own a switch. I hope the project will continue on smoothly and wish all of the team a good life!

  15. Thank you so much I just finished this episode! It was such a wild ride and had me at the edge of my seat. Looking forward to the next 2 episodes from you guys!

  16. Well, here it is : We just learnt about the localisation, and that’s official.

    Thank you for all the work you put through the translation, allowing us to play those games outside of Japan before everyone else!

  17. Hi, just wanted to say I love your work and hope you continue the project despite the confirmation of the official English version. Just seeing the name changes made me sure that I’d love your version over official already.

  18. I will play this fan translation even if there is the official localization coming as they’re not making a physical copy for ps4. Thanks for your hard work you are all the best

      1. I will be patient to wait for all of it to come out so that I will not get cliffhanged!
        Thanks for doing thing work team Scartlerstudy!

  19. I’m still gonna wait for your translation to come out over the official one! Didn’t import the cartridge from Japan for nothing! And the first game’s translation was really well made =)

  20. I hope you continue the last two chapters translation for the 3ds because I can’t afford the switch version 🙏😢

  21. Even though I own a switch and have no problem buying the games, I chose to wait for your translation of the 3ds version, it just seems a better way to enjoy the game. Can’t wait for the last 2 episodes to come out! =)

  22. I bought the games for the switch but… I actually preferred the flow of your translation (though the approach is really similar). Also I cannot play the switch in bed with one hand. So just patiently waiting for this one to finish 🙂

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