Romantic!

1992 Super Famicom RPG Romancing SaGa has finally been translated into English. Designed by SaGa series creator Akitoshi Kawazu, this epic title never received a western release.

The game is unique in that it abandons the linear structure seen in so many other JRPGs of the period and allows the player to freely explore the world. Another unique twist is that you can choose from not one but eight different characters, and each one has a different tale to tell.

A handheld WonderSwan port appeared in 2001, and in 2005 the game was remade for the PlayStation 2 under the name of Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song. That version actually got a North American release.

To execute the translated patch in a manner which will allow you to sleep easy at night you'll need an original copy of the game and a Retron 5 console, which allows you to apply patches to original carts.

[via romhacking.net]