Well it took a lot of time but the latest version of Hell Gates 2 is finally here! It contains a full English translation of chapter 1 of Hell Gates 2. This means you can experience the first 6 hours of this grand adventure. This includes the famous Rock Beetle Grotto, the first of many dungeons where Hell Gates 2 flexes its creative muscles.
Once you completed chapter 1, the game remains playable but the language reverts back to German. The menus and systems are fully translated though, even the quest log which gives you hints on where to go next. Theoretically you could still beat the game but you would miss out on the story.