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Japanese Voiceovers Included In PS3 Version Of Last Remnant?

Square-Enix has been in the news a lot lately, what with their claims of platform neutrality and the opening of a new studio in the U.S. Now, we may have a good piece of news for PlayStation 3 owners regarding The Last Remnant.

The Xbox 360 version of the game releases this week while both the PS3 and PC versions don't yet have solidified launch dates. However, according to a recent Videogamer.com interview with dialogue editor Yuji Isogawa, there may be a reason to wait for the PS3 version...if you're a purist or hardcore role-playing fan. When asked if the original Japanese voice overs - not included in the 360 version - might be featured in the PS3 version, Isogawa simply said, "we'll see." Not surprisingly, it's a matter of space, as the 8.5GB dual layer DVD for the 360 version just doesn't have enough room for the option. But the 50GB Blu-Ray disc obviously does, right? Said Isogawa:

"Because this is the 360 version and it's just a DVD we didn't end up with enough room on the DVD to have two languages worth of voice. There's a lot of voice in this game. It would be cool if we can do that for a Blu-ray release. We'll see!"

If you deem this a trivial and irrelevant feature, you need to speak to some die-hard RPG fans. Many will tell you they look for the option of switching between Japanese and English voices, and in the past, the Japanese dialogue has been much better. Hence, this could be a good reason to wait for The Last Remnant if you're a fan of the genre, and remember, that extra Blu-Ray space means Square-Enix might be able to include more than just the original Japanese voices...

Related Game(s): The Last Remnant

11/18/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

Tim Speed24
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:22:01 AM
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Third party developers should do this for more games. Include content or more stuff in backgrounds or effects on the PS3 version. If space is not a problem on Blu-ray, then why not make the PS3 version of a game shine?

That could really show a developers potential to make awesome games without being part of SONY.

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Warukyure [Power User]
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 11:40:11 AM
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I've never been a big fan of the voice actors that Square-Enix uses for their games. I really hope that we get the Japanese voice overs for this.

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Kiengo
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 2:04:46 PM

I love the option to change between my two favorite languages, so I really hope SE gives us this option.

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Arvis
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 12:47:48 PM
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Sorry, but I prefer to UNDERSTAND the language being spoken in my anime and video games. If I wanted to read, I'd crack open a book. DUBS > SUBS! :)

*puts on flame-proof suit*

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 9:23:41 PM

Solidarity brother!

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Shatterday
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 8:02:51 AM

Ha, I have to agree. I also think you need to admit how neat it would be to have the option of english or japanese or a whole host of voice over options for our games. Lets say you're trying to learn a different language or something... this could definitely help out I think.

Essentially they wouldn't have to make different versions of games anymore, you could just select your language before you play and it would change to english, japanese, french, spanish. etc.

I wonder if that would lower production costs... maybe pass on to us in the end? Probably not, might even charge us more :-P

This is a great idea though.

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DragonSphere
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 1:44:42 PM
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As someone who has been waiting for the game for quite some time now, I'm torn: do I pony up the cash for the 360 version in the next few days, or do I wait it out for the PS3? I like keeping my RPGs on the PS3, just something out of habit from the last generation really. The lack of a release date for the PS3 is kinda worrying though...

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RustEDalex
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 1:55:47 PM
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I only like when there is two or more and with the original voice in fighting games, it just sound cooler with the original

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 2:08:56 PM
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Beautiful!

Now is this a good game lol?
Seriously if the game's horrible it makes no difference if we have subs for this.

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NEWCL0UD
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 2:22:32 PM
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meh... i always listen to the english voiceovers i dont like reading when i dont have to
i hope they add alot more since we have to wait for it

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coverton341
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 2:25:40 PM
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I have to agree with scarecrow. IU was a lame ass attempt at an RPG in my opinion, I know I have said it before but I will say it again, by the time I was at the end of Lost Odyssey I was sick of the crying. Though this makes me wonder what is in store for FFXIII, are they going to make it multiple disks on 360 and one on PS3 or are they going to add a little bit of something to the PS3 version that just won't fit on the 360's DVD? But in the end I bet if we do get the Japanese voice it will come to the 360 in form of a free DLC pack just so they don't feel left out

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 3:41:04 PM
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I am just about to get it tomorrow on my 360, but if this is the case, I will want to wait the PS3 version, or I will get it for now and then trade in when the PS3 full version is out. hungry for big JRPG, anything is good. lol

Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 11/18/2008 3:41:20 PM

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LightShow
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 4:32:20 PM
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just about any time i'm playing a game, my parents scream to mute the volume, so i dont really get to hear voices. Big whoop.

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MetalHead09
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 3:10:21 AM

that is on the same level as a sin man, tell a gamer he cant hear what he's playing is BLASPHEMY I TELL YUH!!!!

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MirrorSoul
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 6:26:54 PM

Wow harsh and crule man..

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PilarVIRUS
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 9:03:34 PM
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DAM.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 @ 9:23:01 PM
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I'm sure I'll get raked over the coals for this but big flippin woop, I find gamers who need the original Japanese and Anime fans who read subtitles cuz they put the Japanese voices on to be elitist purist sillynannies. I consider myself a hardcore RPG gamer and I think it's great if they add this for the fans who like it but I could care less.

Unless you know the language, don't talk to me about it. You can't tell if the acting is better in another language if you don't know it inside and out. Rant over.

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Arvis
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 1:29:40 PM

THANK YOU! +50 awesome points for you. Now you're tied with Ben. ;)

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 11:15:13 PM

LOL thanks Arvis, gave u a thumbs up.

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AceTatsujin
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 12:19:14 AM
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they better give us more features and maximize the game on the ps3. pissed off this game getting delayed already.

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orangpelupa
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 @ 7:31:07 AM
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you should be glad it got delayed.

it means that they got some trouble developing last remnants for PS3 but they found a way to overcome it and can fix it in the given time.

im sure no-one want to see the ps3 version launched with problems/bugs and un-optimized or PS3's unique architecture.

btw its great for The ps3 version to have japanese voice.
i really prefer the japanese voice on most japan games.

altough in some japan games i prefer the english voice, like MGS series, lost odyssey...

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