Absolute Zero started in August 2006. Originally throughhim413’s personal blog, it quickly became the home of a text translation for Tales of Phantasia PSX. The text translation was an overly ambitious project by a student of the Japanese language who wanted to expand his horizons and was completed in April 2007. That same year, throughhim413 met Gemini on romhacking.net and worked on a retranslation of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSX) that was eventually released in 2009. In August 2007, we began work on Tales of Phantasia (PSX), which would become Absolute Zero’s first full release on December 25th, 2007. Several months later, Phantasian Productions and Absolute Zero began working on the Tales of Destiny: Director’s Cut (PS2) behind the scenes. On July 9th, 2008, Kingcom contacted throughhim413 on the romhacking.net forums and proposed a translation of Tales of Innocence (NDS). Tales of Innocence (NDS) was released June 29th 2010. Tales of the Tempest (NDS) was translated in secret and released on April 1st 2013.

As of 2014, Absolute Zero has three ongoing projects – Tales of Phantasia X (PSP), Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (PSP), and Tales of Destiny: Director’s Cut (PS2).




Programmer (Tales of Phantasia)


Programmer (Tales of Innocence, Tales of the Tempest)