Aconcagua, a forgotten PS1 point-and-click game developed and published by Sony, launched in 2000 in Japan. The politically charged title saw you controlling a journalist in a fictional reimagining of Argentina’s Mendoza province, and tasked you with helping a group of survivors descend a mountain after a terrorist attack. Unfortunately, it never released outside of its native Japan.
Available from today, however, the long-lost classic has been localised by Hilltop, who you can find on Patreon through here. It’s worth noting that the original game did feature English (and Spanish) voice acting, but there were also text boxes entirely in Japanese. All of that’s been converted as part of this patch, which is arriving 22 years after the release’s original debut.
You can download the translation, as well as instructions on how to install it, through here. Alternatively, you can check out a trailer embedded above. Have you ever played Aconcagua, or are you tempted to finally try it out courtesy of this localisation? Descend the mountain to the comments section below.
Awesome! I might give this a run if I get time.
I have never seen or even heard of this before. It actually looks really good. Definitely gonna give this a shot!
Interesting. Seems ahead of its time but not in a good way. Is it based on true events?
@Uncharted2007 No, it's set in a fictional version of Argentina. But it's quite a politically charged plot, about an activist who's campaigning for independence and is subject to a terrorist attack.
Really cool to see this localised. The PS1 really did have a great and diverse library.
My dream is to play Tales of Rebirth in English one day...sadly multiple Fan Projects all failed
@get2sammyb I appreciate the response.
Aww, I thought this was a new addition to the PlayStation Classics at first.
@Uncharted2007 I recall this game being featured in a video before and it was compared to a real life situation with the 1972 Andes plane crash that happened between Chile and Argentina. But outside the plane crash and location everything is its own story as @get2sammyb pointed out. Very cool to see this gem of a game finally make its way overseas.
@get2sammyb thanks for doing an article on this! Good to read about these hidden gems, lost to time and lack of localisation. Cdromance.com has done a great job archiving such rarities. Would be great to have a spotlight article on an obscure game here and there.
@get2sammyb Hey Sammy politics dont belong in games come on. I guess there where less crybabies in PS1 era.
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