Picking up the slack after talks of an official localization were quashed by a dimwitted focus group, a team of amateur translators has released a complete English translation patch for Square Enix's horror-themed Japanese adventure game Nanashi no Game (The Nameless Game).

In The Nameless Game, players discover a cursed 8-bit RPG, which is said to kill anyone who fails to complete it within seven days. The game has already claimed the life of a close friend, and players must investigate the surrounding world as well as the RPG itself in order to survive.

Nanashi no Game later spawned a sequel in Japan, along with a pair of DSiWare spinoffs. While we won't have a new Silent Hill to play this Halloween, this seems like a fair enough replacement to me.

[via Tiny Cartridge, @spinner_8]