Fate/Extra CCC: A Long-Awaited Fan Translation Project Nears Completion
Fate/Extra CCC is a role-playing game for the PlayStation Portable that was released in Japan in 2013. It is a sequel to Fate/Extra, which was released in 2010 and localized in English in 2012. Fate/Extra CCC features a new story, new characters, new gameplay mechanics, and new Servants from the Fate franchise.
However, Fate/Extra CCC has never been officially released outside of Japan, leaving many fans of the series unable to experience the game. That is why a group of dedicated fans have been working on a fan translation project for years, aiming to bring the game to English-speaking audiences.
The fan translation project is led by iwakuraproductions, who have been posting regular updates on their progress on their WordPress blog[^1^]. According to their latest update, they have completed translating 100% of the game's text, and are now working on editing, testing, and polishing the patch. They have also released a trailer for their project, showcasing some of the translated scenes and gameplay.
One of the challenges of translating Fate/Extra CCC is that it has multiple routes and endings depending on the player's choices and actions. The game also has a lot of references and jokes that are specific to Japanese culture and the Fate universe. The fan translators have tried to preserve the original tone and meaning of the game as much as possible, while also making it accessible and enjoyable for English-speaking players.
One of the most popular routes in Fate/Extra CCC is the Gilgamesh route, which features the arrogant and charismatic King of Heroes as the player's Servant. The Gilgamesh route has been fully translated and uploaded on YouTube by ZVN, who has also translated some of the game's side content, such as the Secret Garden scenes[^2^]. The Secret Garden scenes are optional events that allow the player to bond with their Servant and unlock some intimate dialogue and CGs.
Fate/Extra CCC is a highly anticipated game for many fans of the Fate series, especially those who enjoyed Fate/Extra and Fate/Grand Order. The fan translation project is a labor of love that has been going on for years, and is finally nearing completion. The fan translators have not announced a release date for their patch yet, but they have assured their followers that they are working hard to deliver a quality product as soon as possible[^3^].
Fate/Extra CCC is set in a parallel world to Fate/Extra, where the Holy Grail War takes place in a virtual reality called the Moon Cell. The Moon Cell is a giant supercomputer that records and simulates all of human history. The player is a Master, a participant in the war who commands a Servant, a heroic spirit from history or legend. The player's goal is to survive the war and reach the core of the Moon Cell, where they can make a wish with the Holy Grail.
However, Fate/Extra CCC diverges from Fate/Extra when the player encounters a mysterious girl named BB, who hacks the Moon Cell and creates a new world called the Sakura Labyrinth. The Sakura Labyrinth is a twisted version of the Moon Cell, where BB rules as a tyrant and traps the player and their Servant. The player has to escape from the Sakura Labyrinth and confront BB, who has a secret connection to the player and their Servant.
Fate/Extra CCC is not only a game, but also a multimedia project that includes novels, manga, drama CDs, and anime. The game's story and characters have been expanded and explored in various media, such as Fate/Extra CCC Fox Tail, a manga that focuses on the Tamamo no Mae route; Fate/Extra Last Encore, an anime adaptation of Fate/Extra with some elements from Fate/Extra CCC; and Fate/Grand Order: Epic of Remnant - SE.RA.PH., a story chapter in Fate/Grand Order that features some of the characters and settings from Fate/Extra CCC. aa16f39245