We’ve had a deathmatch in the Aesir offices this week about how to handle the Overlord language, now that it’s possible to decipher it. It was a bloody and painful struggle to the death until only one survived, but we’ve ended up with the solution of implementing a cipher of our own. In much the same way the original Overlord language could be deciphered into Japanese so you could know what was being said, this cipher can be deciphered into English.
We were unanimously against the idea of just offering straight translations of what’s being said at this point in time – it’s pretty spoiler-heavy and you’re not “meant” to just know what’s being said when they say it. The onus is on the viewer to choose to decipher that dialogue – and its spoilers – if they so wish.
Anyway tl;dr we locked Caphi in the basement and wrote a cipher. Much thanks to the incredible @melodicwaffle for spending an evening working on it, and creating something that sounds pretty language-y for a cipher. Seriously, the amount of talented people who’ve kindly agreed to help us with things has been nothing short of incredible.
Enjoy the episode!