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