Wonder what’s been taking so long on finishing Subahibi? Today, we finally got our answers care of TLWiki founder Moogy. As it turns outs, TLWiki and developer KeroQ have struck a deal to make the translation official! Few details are known at this point, but Moogy has been answering questions on his twitter account tonight and it seems that it will be a direct release from KeroQ and there will be no Kickstarter for it. We’ll just pay for it when it’s ready. While some people may be disappointed that this has held up the translation’s release, it is undoubtedly great news overall. KeroQ and the translation staff will now all be properly compensated for their hard work.
For those unaware, Subarashiki Hibi has achieved almost legendary status in the VN community, and many people consider it their favorite. It remains one of the top rated games on VNDB and EGS. It’s a sprawling story almost avant-garde in nature, packed to the brim with surreal scenery, philosophical musings, teenage angst, and references to everything under the sun. The translation project for it began several years ago, and it has been a long road to get to this point. This July, the translation finally reached 100% completion and the editing process began. What followed was several long months of silence, until now. There aren’t any details yet on when or where it will be available. More details will follow in 2016… at some point. Hopefully soon.
What about you guys? Would you be willing to pay for an official release of Subahibi?