Obscure Japanese PS1 game Aconcagua soon available in English


In 2000, Sony released a game called Aconcagua for the PlayStation 1. An adventure game set in the aftermath of a plane crash in the Andes, it has spent the past 22 years only available in Japanese. So far!

Hill-who we covered last year for his work on racing lagoon– will release an English patch on July 11 that will finally make the game playable for, well, anyone who can read this post.

I’ll be honest, I had never heard of this game until today, and a quick search reveals that it’s not exactly considered a classic (a 29/40 of Famitsu is never great, even back then), but as racing lagoon, that’s not really the point here. The thing is, this game is interestingand hardly any of us have ever had the chance to play it, so it will be cool to have to check it.

Aconcagua puts you in the role of a number of characters (you can swap between them), after only five people (including a journalist and a political leader) survive a plane crash in South America caused by a terrorist attack. It has a third-person perspective and has you wandering atop a snowy mountain solving puzzles and helping other survivors get down to the bottom without being murdered by said terrorists.

Here are some images of the original Japanese version: note that it already contains a lot of English, but only for cutscenes and voice acting; the text you needed to play the game was entirely in Japanese:

Aconcagua (アコンカグア) Ps1 Longplay [HD]

Here’s the trailer for the English patch, showing that the subtitles have now been translated:

Sony’s Aconcagua PS1 English Patch Released July 11

You will be able to get the patch when it is released here.

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