Several years ago, Japan was graced with a line of classic series re-releases on the original PlayStation under the label Rockman Complete Works. Contrary to popular belief, the Complete Works games did, in fact, make their way to the U.S, going on to form the core of 2004's Mega Man Anniversary Collection. Unfortunately, MMAC stripped down most of what made the Complete Works games so neat; numerous modes and extras such as unlockable art, an enemy encyclopedia and the famous PockeStation features. Fortunately, English speaking fans may yet have a chance to enjoy the Complete Works games in their entirety.
Henger83 has announced, via a series of YouTube videos, is currently hard at work at translating the Complete Works version of Rockman 1, along with the aid of a fellow Japanese gamer. The project is in the early phases, but is already making steady progress.
Check out more in-depth details after the jump!
The announcement itself:
Status update featuring a preview of the game running in English:
When completed, you'll be able to play the game on a PSone, PS2 and even the PSP. Naturally, you're systems will require modification or the ability to play backups... don't ask; Google is your friend.
Hopefully all goes well with this and perhaps we'll be seeing the five other Complete Works game sin English. For future updates on the project, keep an eye on Hanger's YouTube channel.