As Monolith Soft’s first game and a spiritual successor to Xenogears, Xenosaga had a lot to live up to. Like its predecessor, the Xenosaga series was overly ambitious, perhaps even more so.
To celebrate the 19th anniversary of one of the more obscure Xenosaga spin-offs, a dedicated fan has uploaded an English-translated playthrough of Xenosaga: Pied Piper, a Japan-only mobile phone game.
The playthrough was originally created by Twitter user Keju_frangelico and captions were added by ValakTurtle. The translation is based on a script translation of the game from many years ago by Chaoslace but with additions and alterations by ValakTurtle. Check out the beginning of the playlist below:
Set 100 years before the events of Xenosaga Episode I, Pied Piper laid the groundwork for several plotlines in the series, most notably the backstory of the cyborg Ziggy. In April, developer and publisher G-MODE asked fans which of the old mobile titles they would like to see on modern platforms, leading many people to request Xenosaga: Pied Piper. G-MODE has re-released other mobile phone games for modern platforms, including the Megami Tensei Gaiden: Shinyaku Last Bible series.
While Xenosaga fans do not have access to the main trilogy on current platforms, the hype surrounding such a small part of the series is very encouraging. Only time will tell if we see a playable version of Xenosaga: Pied Piper on current platforms, let alone the other games.
Xenosaga: Pied Piper only scratches the surface of the series’ various multimedia projects. Fans have also attempted (with some success) to translate the audio drama Xenosaga Outer File, a flash visual novel called Xenosaga II to III A Missing Year, and a partial translation of the visual novel included in Xenosaga Freaks entitled XenoComi.
I can’t stress enough how good Xenosaga is and how now is the best opportunity to remaster it amid the popularity of Monolith Soft’s Xenoblade Chronicles series. But don’t stress out about what order you should play any of the Xeno games in, except maybe the Xenosaga games.
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