We at Lemnisca Translations have decided to take on a new series of projects: the Secret Game series by FLAT. To be specific, we will be translating three of them: Killer Queen, Secret Game: Killer Queen Depth Edition, and Rebellions: Secret Game 2nd Stage: Boosted Edition. We will be translating them it that order as well. You might be wondering why we’re translating both Killer Queen and Secret Game: Killer Queen when the latter is a remake of the former. The reason is that I think some of the content exclusive to Killer Queen is worth playing, and there’s some subtle references to the original in Secret Game: Killer Queen. Also, we will not be translating Secret Game: Code Revise. The reason for that is Rebellions is a remake of Code Revise that improves pretty much every aspect of the original and is a much more complete story than the original, plus Rebellions replaces it in canon, so we see no reason to translate it.
You may also be wondering why we’re translating Killer Queen when Royal Flush Translations on TL Wiki is translating it. Well, the truth is, we are Royal Flush Translations- they, along with the names of their members, are just pseudonyms we used. There’s a variety of reasons why we chose to translate it under a pseudonym for a while, mainly being that we wanted to do Killer Queen as a secret project of sorts, yet at the same time we wanted people to know there was progress being done on it at the same time. We also were unsure of the time whether or not we wanted to be associated with an 18+ game, and for a while considered releasing the patch anonymously under that group name. But we have decided to come out and reveal ourselves now since we no longer see any more need to hide it, and will be publishing our patch under the Lemnisca name.
However, we will not be releasing the 18+ versions of the patches- that is to say, all ero content will be removed from our versions. There are several reasons for our reasoning, different for each game. In Killer Queen‘s case, it’s due to potential issues with translating the H-Scenes due to the way lolicon content is treated outside of Japan. That said, while we are removing the H-Scenes/ero content itself, we will not remove the references in-game to the ero content either. As for Secret Game: Killer Queen and Rebellions, the H-Content was added solely for the PC versions of the game as opposed to the non-ero original PS2 and PSP versions (respectively), and they are completely unnecessary in the game itself as they are not integrated into the story for any reason. As a result, we will be removing the H-Scenes from these versions to keep them more in-line with the original 17+ versions. If someone would like to volunteer to translate the H-content, then you’re free to do so, so long as you credit us for the translation of the rest of the game. However, we will solely be releasing 17+ patches. I understand that there’s probably a lot of you out there who will be disappointed by our decision, but that’s the way we’ve decided to do things.
There may also be some of you who might be concerned that this will get in the way of our other projects. I can assure you this will not be the case. Though we are currently working on Killer Queen, we will still be finishing our translations of I/O and 12Riven first. Root Double, on the other hand, depends on whether or not Xtend (the PS3 version) gets a PC port, so our project of that is essentially on hiatus while we wait for news. The longest we’ll wait is two years at maximum. If there’s still no sign of a port by then, then we’ll translate the original PC version (and possibly see if there’s a way to include the content from Xtend). That said though, when that time comes or if Root Double Xtend does indeed get a PC version, that will come first regardless of what we were doing at the time.
TLDR: We’ll be translating the Secret Game series in order of Killer Queen, Secret Game: Killer Queen, and Rebellions: Secret Game 2nd Stage, for we were actually the ones responsible for the Killer Queen translation on TLWiki. But we will not be translating the H-Scenes/ero content and will remove them from the game proper (Killer Queen due to potential legal issues, SG:KQ and Rebellions because they were added into the PC versions and are completely unnecessary), but we will not be removing any references to the H-Scenes/ero content in the dialogue of Killer Queen. If you want to TL the H-Scenes and add them, feel free to do so long as you credit us for our parts. However, this will not affect our schedule of translating I/O and 12Riven first, though our work on Root Double will take a hiatus as we wait to see if Xtend will receive a PC port or not.