PSVita & Switch Releases: Catherine: Full Body English Translation 1.0 with almost everything translated thanks to PS4 assets + Spanish Translation & a look at Switch Cheats Updater which lets you download 600+ cheats to your Switch and keep them updated
It’s Easter Monday and many of us are stuck at home due to the coronavirus situation but today, there’s something on the table which will surely make some gamers from the hardest-hit countries smile. In this article, we’re going to look at a major update to Catherine: Full Body’s English translation for the PSVita which also brings a Spanish translation into the mix and Switch Cheats Updater.
Catherine: Full Body’s English translation for the Vita gets major update + a Spanish version
As explained in the original article about froid_san’s Catherine: Full Body English patch, this 2019 game didn’t receive an English translation for the PlayStation Vita as the console did pretty badly in the West. However, froid_san rose up to the challenge and created an English translation patch by transcribing text from videos and his own gameplay which managed to make the game playable for those who don’t understand Japanese although some parts were not translated. This patch was met with great fanfare back in February when it was released but now, froid_san has released a significant update to it thanks to the PlayStation 4 assets of the game being handed over to him by an anonymous scene member.
Thanks to this development, froid_san has released two Catherine: Full Body patches namely:
- An English patch, with version number 1.0, that comes with:
- All images, story text, animated FMVs, NPC, event and puzzle dialogue, quotes, menus, cellphone messages & replies, text in the movies/awards menus, confessional questions and text in other game modes being translated to English
- A translation for around 98% of the multiplayer component
- An English or Japanese dub (voices)
- A Spanish patch, with version number 0.95, was also released which includes a translation for:
- All story text
- All NPC, event and puzzle dialogue
- 99% of FMVs
- All quotes, cellphone messages and confessional questions
- NPCs in the Lounge and Landings
- An English dub
- Some English may still appear in the menu due to EBOOT issues
- Froid_san also notes that some minor stuff wasn’t translated which includes:
- Trophies as translating these would increase your chance of getting banned
- The digital game manual, LiveArea bubble title and bits relating to it
- Persona 5 Babel ending DLC in the Spanish version
You may grab Catherine: Full Body’s English and Spanish patches by following this link. Installation instructions are also available there.
A look at Switch Cheats Updater and its recent updates
Other than letting you install plugins, emulators and homebrew, hacking your console also gives you the ability to use cheats in games which can make them infinitely less frustrating if you’re looking for a more casual experience.
Obviously, cheats need to be supplied somehow and getting them on your console by copying them via FTP or taking out your microSD can be a tad annoying so Homlet decided to release Switch Cheats Updater to make your life easier!
As its name suggests, Switch Cheats Updater is a homebrew utility released a few days ago that updates cheat files for games you have installed by downloading them off the internet. For its source, matias3ds’ GBATemp cheat code list is used and this is forwarded over to a mirror by Homlet which should update daily. Ever since its release, it received various improvements which include:
- The ability to delete cheats and opt-in on downloading instructions
- Detection of games installed on the NAND or gamecards together with XCI support for SX OS users
- Some bug fixes relating to SX OS and cheats not being extracted for games whose Title ID was in lower case.
You may read more about Switch Cheats Updater and find download links in its GBATemp release thread.
Over the last few days, some other interesting stuff popped up including a proof-of-concept version of DaedalusX64 for the 3DS with Stereoscopic 3D support although it’s important to note that this port won’t provide a playable experience in commercial games – you may read more about porting efforts relating to DaedalusX64 in this article as the changes for the Vita also benefit other platforms. The Switch also received Kirikiri 1.1.0 and a port of ResidualVM which lets you play some popular LucasArts Lua-based titles including Myst 3 and Escape from Monkey Island. When it comes to emulation, Yuzu received great improvements to how it manages memory and now, it uses around 50% less RAM!