Andrew Echeverria is a Japanese-to-English media translator with a focus in games. He’s been in the industry for half a decade, in which time he has had the opportunity to work on manga, tourism, tech, and games such as Phantasy Star Online 2 and Ender Lilies. He also loves all things horror, especially the more surreal, cerebral, and phantasmagoric entries in the canon.
Andrew chose to chat about the 2001 survival horror game Silent Hill 2 which was localized by Jeremy Blaustein.
“The silence is broken… James Sunderland’s life is shattered when his young wife Mary suffer a tragic death. Three years later, a mysterious letter arrives from Mary beckoning him to return to their sanctuary of memories, the dark realm of Silent Hill.
Now James must go back to that special place to uncover the truth, unaware that the answers he seeks require the ultimate sacrifice.”
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