Berserk Millennium Falcon Chapter: The Holy Demon War Chronicles (ベルセルク 千年帝国の鷹篇 聖魔戦記の章 Beruseruku Mireniamu Farukon Hen Seima Senki no Shō?) is the second video game based on the manga Berserk, focusing in the events of the Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc. It was released by Sega-Sammy in Japan on the PlayStation 2 on October 7, 2004. Sammy has licensed it to YBM-Sisa for a Korean version which was made available at the same time.
Its predecessor, Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage, was released on Dreamcast by ASCII in 1999. Both Berserk video games were created by the Japanese developer Yuke's.
The game's story covers part of the Millennium Falcon Arc from the Berserk volumes 22 to 27. With its more detailed polygonal models, it is visually superior to its five years' predecessor on Sega Dreamcast. The maps are much larger than in the first game. Motion Capture process was used for added realism in character moves. Voice dubbing was made with the original anime cast.
Two different releases were made in Japan, a collector Branded Box Limited Edition special package including a Guts action figure created by the famous Japanese manufacturer Art of War, and the cheaper, regular Standard Edition. In Republic of Korea, the Korean subtitled standard edition was bundled with the action figure in small quantities, only offered to preordering customers. The Korean and Japanese versions were both released the same day. The game also has a Berserk PS2 Soundtrack.
English Translation Edit
Though the game was never released in the US, a group called Transgen were working on an English translation patch; however, no further information was ever released.
An Italian group worked on a translated version of the game in both English and Italian. However, notable gameplay errors have been experienced by players whilst using the patch on emulators.
- That said, at least one user of said patch played through the entire game using PCSX2 and encountered no problems whatsoever.