Thursday, December 22, 2011

Queen's Blade Rebellion Illustrated Stories: Upheaval, chapter 3

Since no one seemed to volunteer to translate these, I guess it’s up to me.

If you’re not familiarized with them, the Illustrated Stories are the way Hobby Japan are telling Rebellion’s canon story on an episodic basis. The first volume worth of stories was compiled here: Mirrors/Sendspace, and the first 2 stories of the second volume were translated (also by Fabio) here: Mirrors/Sendspace.

With that said, it’s time for the next story, originally posted on this Hobby Channel page, to shine. Feel free to correct me if you notice anything wrong with the translation, and enjoy!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

QB Battle 26.9

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Added the fanmade Cassandra and, an unusual concept, Valkyries (thanks to Okami31 for the pics):

Coming next: BOF2's Katt, and Zero Suit Samus (unless Izumi gets scanned early, probably we won't get her next time).

Also, check back next week when, against all odds, I attempt to revive the translations of the Illustrated Stories.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

QB Battle 26.5

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Added the fanmade Psylocke and Saber Alter (thanks to Okami31 for finding pics for both):

Coming next: Cassandra, and probably Valkyries galore.

Edit (12/09): Updated the What is QB? page with the next character (after the upcoming Izumi), Queen's Gate Kanu.

Edit2 (12/16): Izumi's out, and the guys at Moeyo previewed her right on time (for some reason, making the last pics needlessly naughty).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

QB Battle 26.1

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)

Added Marvel's Spider-Man, and the fanmade Emma Frost (thanks to Okami31):

Corrected some repeating restrictions of some super-heroes, and adopted the official names of the Rebellion girls (Sigui, Yuit & Vante, the media file/update have their updated images), so watch out for the tournaments and stuff.

Coming next: Psylocke.

Edit: Replaced the App file, as Emma Frost had a matrix typo.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

QB Battle 25.7 + Vanquished Queens

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade

Added the recent Queen's Gate Taki:

Taki has a few of her unique moves, unlike Ivy, it seems they tried a little harder to characterize her properly.

And as promised, I managed to translate the Vanquished Queens artbook, so go get it while it's fresh:

Coming next: Emma Frost (had to settle for finishing the translation in time), maybe Spidey, and updating the Rebellion girls' names and titles to their official ones (like Sigui, Eilin, etc).

Edit (11-12): Just had some sudden, annoying RL business to take care of, I'm postponing the update for next week, sorry.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Queen's Blade Rebellion Izumi's Profile

A special intermission, to introduce the new character to be released on December 16th (since her profile was leaked quite early :p), Izumi, Samurai of the War God.

"W, What, are you walking in front of me~!"

A ronin from Hinomoto, user of the self-proclaimed "War God Flowing Fencing".
In reality, she comes from a town of farmers, and taught herself fencing. Seems like her false personation was discovered in Hinomoto, and she ran to the continent.
She came across Annelotte, and ended up following her of her own accord. She acts aloof when she talks, but she still follows her earnestly. Even if she were to lose her, she'd follow her with her full spirit.
When it comes to fighting, she wields a huge nodachi [large sword across her back]. She's also able to play a whistle made from seashells, that boosts her strength and her comrades'.
As a vain person, she won't ever say she's "just a warrior from Hinomoto" to try and correct her lie, and hates losing more than any of her fighter comrades.

Height: 154cm 

B: 84
W: 56
H: 83
Occupation: Self-proclaimed "Samurai"
Weapon: Nodachi "Saodake" (picked up somewhere)
Protection: Samurai Plate
Likes: Rice
Dislikes: Bossy people
Hobbies: Washing

Sunday, October 16, 2011

QB Battle 25.3

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Added the fanmade Saber (thanks to Okami31 & Luis Carlos), and an alternate, whip-using Ivy (thanks to Okami31):

Coming next: Emma Frost and Queen's Gate Taki, and I'm aiming to release the Vanquished Queens translation by next time, as well.

Edit (10-25): Besides the great news that is the Rebellion anime green-lit, QBR Izumi has a proper release date now, Dec. 16th, and her cover page was updated. I got hold of her profile as well, so I'm translating it ASAP.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

QB Battle 24.9

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)

Had to buy the missing Battlebooks myself (the hardest part was finding them, though), but adapted Marvel's Storm, and added the fanmade Komachi Onozuka (thanks to Luis Carlos):

Storm was missing the character sheet, so I hope the real damages of the moves aren't too far off...

Coming next: Alternate (whip-only) Ivy, and FSN Saber.
Even if Taki was recently released, I don't think she'll be on time for the next update.

Edit: Changed the App links to correct Cammy not working in Arcade mode.

Edit2 (10-06): QG Taki was reviewed here. Also, I had to cancel the Vanquished Queens commission as it was unexpectedly expensive, but don't fret: I'm taking care of the matter myself (shouldn't be a surprise by now :p), and I should be able to finish an acceptable translation of the artbook sometime soon.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

QB Battle 24.5

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra + Fanmade

Added the recent Noel Vermillion:

Since Hongfire is unavailable, updated the Translations page with the text translations of the unedited chars so far (if someone with some kind of editing skills could grab those and translate the books, it'd be awesome).
And while on the subject of translations, I'm about to commission the translation of Vanquished Queens, so that should fill some of the blanks in the "post QB/pre-Rebellion story" soon.

Coming next: Komachi and Storm (now for real), and maybe alternate Ivy too.

Edit (09-20): Fix in case that the game glitches after selecting any character, because of the file with the "banned chars": Megaupload/Sendspace

Sunday, September 4, 2011

QB Battle 24.2

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra + Fanmade (update)

Added the fanmade Chun-Li (thanks to Okami31) and Sophitia (thanks to Okami31& ayrawinla):

Also thanks to ayrawinla, fanmade guardian Shion and seductress Shion:

And the summoner Shion (naughty pics warning). There's also the config file to enter tournament bosses and chars banned from random choices:

Coming next: Komachi, Battlebooks' Storm and QG Noel.

Edit: Corrected the fanmade updates having summoner Shion not selectable. Also, since no one seems to be taking care of these anymore, translated Rebellion Menace's bio.

Edit2 (09-05): Oh, the next week I had a couple of days off and everything, but it seems I have another week-long trip to Madrid, so don't expect many things for the next update. Noel Vermillion is guaranteed, though, because she's as standard as they come.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

QB Battle 23.7

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra (update) + Fanmade (update)

Added the recent Lyla (mostly based on LW's Arafael), plus the fanmade Sakura Kasugano (thanks to nabesean):

Also fanmade, She-Hulk and ninja Shion (thanks to Okami31 and ayrawinla):

And adapted one more mecha, the Shadow Hawk. There's now an option to not gain or lose XP ever, and you can change the app's language to French to change a bit of the menus (thanks to Joystikman):

Since this humble blog made one year recently and we're past 30K visitors, I wanted to celebrate by at least reaching the nice number of 150 chars.
Thanks everybody for spreading the QB love, let's aim for 200 characters next~!!

Coming next: the pending config file to choose Banned chars and Tournament bosses, Chun-Li, replay with commentary, maybe seductress Shion, and there's some chance of QG Noel.

Edit (08-22): A little update to fix some of the moves of Lyla, She-Hulk and Sakura: Megaupload/Sendspace

Edit2 (08-23): Added info on the next QB Rebellion character, Izumi.

Edit3 (08-25): A little update for the "fanmade Sophitia DLC" (thanks to Okami31 & ayrawinla): Megaupload/Sendspace

Sunday, August 7, 2011

QB Battle 23.1

A tiny update because of the unexpected trip.

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra chars + Fanmade (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra chars + Fanmade (update)

Corrected some accumulated matrix errors, and added the fanmade Christabel (thanks to ayrawinla for doing all the work):

Coming next: fixing an unusual glitch, some more options for the config folder, She-Hulk and Sakura, and probably Lyla.

And yeah, next week QG Noel is getting released.

Edit (08-11): Lyla confirmed for next update, and Queen's Gate Taki announced for late september. (Yay for official & fanmade overlap xP)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

QB Battle 22.9

Now there's a 3rd link with only the fanmade characters:

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra chars + Fanmade chars (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra chars + Fanmade chars (update)

Added the fanmade Wonder Woman and Touhou's Sakuya (thanks to Okami31 and Luis Carlos), as well as an option to show the images in the reverse order:

Coming next: She-Hulk and Sakura Kasugano.

And don't forget, Lyla is to be released this coming week...

Edit (07-26): Fix for some of Wonder Woman's punches resulting in Lasso attacks: Megaupload/Sendspace

Edit2 (07-29): Next week I'm going on a business trip again, so I'll see if I can get at least Sakura done for next version.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

QB Battle 22.5

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra chars
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra chars

Didn't have that much time, so it's only the fanmade Taki (thanks to Okami31):

Coming next: Touhou's Sakuya and Wonder Woman.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

QB Battle 22.2

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra chars (update)
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra chars (update)

Added the recent Yukimura Sanada, and the fanmade Black Widow (thanks again to Okami31):

Yukimura is short and her attacks are pretty weak, but her strong points (I think) are that she doesn't get disarmed easily (she gets no damage penalty for hitting with only one weapon), and that some of her moves give great score boosts for the next ones.

Note that I'll be on a work-related trip to the capital for the next several days, so I might not be able to fix any potential mistake until I come back.

Coming next: within a couple of days, the "guide for making custom characters", and for the next version, Taki.

Edit (06-27) : First version of the Guide for Custom Characters is up. I tried to explain more or less the basics, so if you guys want more details on any part, I'll try and get more specific.

Edit2 (07-07) : Updated info about the next Queen's Gate book, Noel Vermillion.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

QB Battle 21.7

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra chars
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra chars

Added the fanmade Tifa Lockhart (thanks to the pics gathered by Okami31):

Since Tifa is one of the most popular game characters, I tried hard to convey her "FF gameplay" into here.

All the problems that resulted from changing the compiler version should hopefully be solved now...

Coming next: If I can't get anything extra done, at least Black Widow.

Edit: Replaced Rebellion Risty's profile with one I translated into english in the What is QB? page.

Edit2 (06-14): Fix to make Tifa's MP work properly: Megaupload / Sendspace

Edit3 (06-17): Patch to avoid 2P Echidna's disarming glitch, and a correction for one of Nyx' moves: Megaupload / Sendspace

Edit4 (06-23): Patch to avoid 2P Claudette's parry glitch: Megaupload/Sendspace. QG Yukimura Sanada confirmed for this next update.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

QB Battle 21.4

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra chars (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra chars (update)

Changed the music system (should be compatible with everybody, though if that's not the case, let me know and I'll let users choose between the two), and adapted the giant robots Griffon and Locust, from the Battletech series (it's kind of weird to fight robots with normal people, but whatever :D):

The robots had highly damaging moves but took little damage, so to adapt them, they take more damage and the moves are less powerful (the end result is basically the same). Also, they bring a new concept, "overheating": if after doing moves, you reach 30 Heat, you'll only be able to use a couple of moves that release Heat that turn (kind of risky moves, at that).

Coming next: Tifa, and maybe Black Widow.

Edit (06-01): The What is QB? page was updated with Queen's Blade Rebellion Lyla's announcement for July 29th. Also, a fix that might solve the ongoing music problem for some users: Megaupload/Sendspace

Sunday, May 15, 2011

QB Battle 21.0

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra chars
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra chars

Added Felicia (thanks to Okami31):

Not really a big update, but I was busy installing Windows 7, upgrading the C# compiler and stuff.

Coming next: mechas ahoy, from the last incompatible series, Battletech's Griffon and Locust.

Edit (05-24): Fix for the glitch when playing music, you guys let me know if it works for everybody: Megaupload / Sendspace

Sunday, May 1, 2011

QB Battle 20.8

Megaupload: App + Media (update) + Extra chars
Sendspace: App + Media (update) + Extra chars

Besides the new file in the "config" folder to set your own BGM (let me know if music doesn't play somewhere it should, or if you want different music in another situations), added the recent Ivy, and Yoruichi & Sui-Feng from Bleach (thanks to Okami31 for gathering pics):

Ivy has rather standard attacks (some fans complained about her not having signature moves). As for Yoruichi & Sui-Feng, I tried to split the pages and maneuvers around 50/50, to make each one feel more independent than Eirin & Ymir.

Coming next: Felicia.

Edit: Small fix for replaying correctly 1p vs 2p battles: Megaupload / Sendspace

Edit 2 (05-03): Removed the "adult warning" that kept getting in the way, and added a disclaimer at the top of the page. I hope no one complains, the content is not that strong, imho.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

QB Battle 20.4

Megaupload: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)
Sendspace: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)

Added Catwoman (thanks to Okami31 for the pics) and updated Cammy's images with more professional-looking ones (thanks to etherblade).

The files you modify in the "config" folder won't be overwritten by updates anymore, and most of the choices in Online battles won't ask both parties now, except for gimmick selection and color selection (like Luna Luna's or Darth Vader's).
By the way, if you want to fight online against other players, be sure to join the Hamachi channel featured at the top of the page.

Coming next: Choosing your own music for each screen, Bleach's Yoruichi & Sui-Feng. (I'll postpone the Night Owl earning Gimmick Points when leveling up until I understand those points better).

Edit (04-27): Ivy confirmed for next update, Yukimura Sanada's preview pics here (she doesn't have a "double matrix", as I assumed her "speed mode" would need, though).

Sunday, April 3, 2011

QB Battle 20.1

Megaupload: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)
Sendspace: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)

Finished the Warhammer guys with Kal Jerico, and now Night Owl can choose Gimmicks (ninja tools) to use in the fights.

As for fanmade characters, beware of the bee showdown: not only Q-Bee (thanks to Charles for gathering pics), but also the "Killer Bee", Cammy.

Q-Bee was quite a challenge (because there isn't much artwork depicting her as in the middle of a battle), but borrowing a lot from the Birdman with Lance and Net concept character, she became an atypical flying character.

Coming next: Night Owl gaining extra BP or gimmick points when leveling up, and some more customization through the "config" folder. It'd be nice if there was Ivy too, but who knows.

Edit (04-05): Fixed some bugs and typos Q-Bee had: Megaupload/Sendspace. And coming next time too, Catwoman from DC.

Edit (04-06): Tiny patch for Q-Bee resulting in incorrect ranges sometimes: Megaupload/Sendspace

Edit (04-08): Fix for Huit & Vingt's Chemical Gas incorrectly succeeding everytime, and to improve the CPU's response against it: Megaupload/Sendspace

Sunday, March 20, 2011

QB Battle 19.7

An update that changed some of the battle's inner workings, hopefully there's no difference.

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra chars (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra chars (update)

Added Warhammer's Ephrael Stern, and thanks to Bill, not just the fanmade Balrog from Tolkien's LotR:

But also the Triceratops and LW's Mutant Hill Giant:

Due to a revision of the wraiths' draining, Airi and the other two might be quite stronger now, so watch out for that. Also, renamed Swashbuckler into Lilli and Sarah into Sara, so I'd recommend deleting the "Swashbuckler" and "Sarah" folders.

Coming next: Kal Jerico, Q-Bee and the ninja's gimmicks. Also, Soul Calibur's Ivy is around the corner, so look forward to her sometime soon.

Edit (03/23): Patch for Annelotte not having available moves right at the start: Megaupload / Sendspace

Sunday, March 6, 2011

QB Battle 19.3

An update with an unexpected new challenger.

Megaupload: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)
Sendspace: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)

There's two more of the Warhammer characters, Captain Leonatos and Eldar Exarch:

Also created a QB version of Ryu (thanks to chaosmaje for gathering the pictures), and added the Tyrannosaurus Rex converted from the Dino Fight series by Bill:

Coming next: probably the last two from Warhammer, Kal Jerico and Ephrael Stern, the Mutant Hill Giant and the Triceratops, and maybe the ninja's gimmicks.

(Also, this version might or might not fix the "scrolling bars" problem in Windows 7 computers, let me know about that).

Edit (03/07): QG Yukimura Sanada was delayed, her new release date is April 28th.

Edit2 (03/08): Fix that should make Story Mode properly playable: Megaupload / Sendspace

Edit3 (03/10): Another fix for Challenge Mode (and any battles in a row, I assume) to not glitch, and probably fixes Capt Liliana's odd "matrix error" warnings: Megaupload / Sendspace

Edit4 (03/14): A silly mistake might have caused some of the media files not to have the "captain liliana_10.jpg", so if you get a matrix error while playing with her and that file is not in her folder, download one of the "media update" files from the previous version (thanks to somagu for checking it for me)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

QB Battle 18.9

The biggest update ever, I guess.

Megaupload: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)
Sendspace: App + Media (upd) + Extra chars (upd)

First off, the recently released Captain Liliana and Branwen (based on LW's Daniel the Pirate and Lizardman):

And adapted from Warhammer Warriors, Kharn and Tyranid Warrior:

And thanks to Bill's help, LW's Oowell and the fanmade Retarius (a classic opponent of the Secutor):

Plus, there's Dark Echidna, a fanmade recoloring of Echidna as her 2p color, also by Bill.

The original Warhammer Warriors didn't have attack modifiers and the matrixes of all characters were practically the same one, so for variety's sake, I adapted their attacks and matrixes from established characters with similar "traits". For example, Kharn is basically a "ruthless champion", so I adapted him from Hathor and Claudette's books, and the Tyranid Warrior is a "nightmarish assassin", so I chose the Skeleton and Melona for him.

Coming next: quite possibly, Warhammer's Captain Leonatos and Eldar Exarch, besides more extra characters.

Edit: fixed Flaming Cherry and Dark Echidna glitching when being disarmed.

Edit2 (02/23): The What is QB? page was updated with the announcement of Queen's Gate Sen Tokugawa.

Edit3 (02/27): The next update will have dinosaurs in it. As you'd expect, they'll be tough to beat.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

QB Battle 18.3 fix

Fixed a couple of minor bugs that could happen with several superheroes, and a glitch that happened when player 2 lost a weapon with some characters: Megaupload/Sendspace

Edit: The What is QB? page was updated with the announcement of Queen's Gate Yukimura Sanada and Ivy for March 25th.

Edit2: To be expected in the next update, besides a few more extra characters, Captain Liliana and Branwen.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

QB Battle 18.3

Update for the app and extra chars:

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra chars (update)
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra chars (update)

Fixed some minor bug that could happen at tag battles, and added the Gunslinger, from Lost Worlds, and the Secutor, a fan-made character.

The Gunslinger is close to what Queen's Gate Alice would become (though with various differences), and the Secutor is a gladiator who can ask for mercy if he's losing.

Coming next: from Warhammer Warriors, Kharn the Betrayer and Tyranid Warrior (after the Marvel heroes, it's time to adapt another incompatible series).

Captain Liliana and Branwen will be released in a matter of days; as usual, they'll be added as soon as possible.

Edit: from now on, I'll try to remember to add "update" links to the new characters that get added to the Media and Extra chars files from one version to another, as was pointed out in the comments.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

QB Battle 17.9

Update for the app:

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra chars
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra chars

Celebrating one year of this program, I added Replays: you can save your battles in 10 slots and rewatch them later.

Coming next: a few extra LW books, including one or more fanmade ones.

Besides, the What is QB? page was updated with the announcement of Soul Calibur's Ivy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

QB Battle 17.6

Update for the app and media files:

Megaupload: App + Media + Extra chars
Sendspace: App + Media + Extra chars

Added Nowa in Story Mode, and replaced Cham Cham and Kasumi's scans with the ones edited in english by Staples:

Coming next: a neat, simple feature to celebrate one year of QBB!

Plus, the What is QB? page was updated with the silhouette of the newest Rebellion character, and the delay for Captain Liliana and Branwen (now to be released on February 10th).