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Final Fantasy XIII – No Japanese Tracks in U.S.?

final-fantasy-xiii1Here we go I knew it was coming! Square Enix has put out a lame statement today saying that chances are the game would only have English dub in the U.S.

The problem seems to be that there is not enough space on a 360 DVD. Something I can understand even though Lost Odyssey didn’t seem to have any issues but let’s accept it. The problem is that they seem to use this as a lame excuse to not even bother with the dual voices on the PS3.

Yoshinori Kitase, producer on the game, said “Obviously, when we talk about XIII it’s for PS3 and Xbox — with PS3 being on Blu-ray there would be enough memory, but on Xbox probably not. At the moment we’re thinking of releasing the voice in English only. Are there many people who would like to play with Japanese voices?”

Yes there are!!! I for one will not rush to buy the game if it’s only in English. Shame on the RPG giant for putting less effort into games than Nippon Ichi and Atlus.

N.B: I had written this a while ago but just realized it had never published so here you go.

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May 28, 2009 - Posted by | 360 News, PS3 News, Video Game News | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Well… Considering that i’m proud NOT to be a pathetic Japan-obsessed weeaboo who is so disgustingly enamoured with a yammering language that I can’t even understand, voiced by the same 4 monotoned, generic japanese VA archtypes with no vocal range..

    Then this is either great news, or at the most, absolutely uninteresting news.

    I mean seriously. What kind of elitist jacktard with his nose shoved up the backside of an entire country like Japan, would actually be stupid enough to prefer a language that one isn’t native to, and isn’t equipped to understand nor coherently comprehend, as a result of it not being their first (if any) native language?

    Oh right. The same mindless idiots that seem to hate the english language AND the japanese language enough to not only shun their own naitive languge for the crime of not being “cool or exotic or gibbery enough”….

    ….but to also hilariously butcher the Japanese language with their pathetic attempts to speak it and make Japanese people hang their heads and shout “loln00b!”

    Seriously. I hate Weeaboos. And you’re one of them. Dubs pwn Japanese language in America every time, because IT’S STUPID TO PREFER IT IF YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND IT, OR IF IT’S NOT NATIVE TO YOU.

    Otaku retards. Go Kawaii Desu yourself.

    Comment by Karma | July 23, 2009 | Reply

    • OK I’m doing you the favor of not deleting your comment so try to at least be civil and not act like the jackass you think I am.

      First of all I love languages so I like to view things in their original language and that’s my point of view, it’s not yours, fine. Let’s Move on.

      Second of all I don’t hate the English language, I’m French and bilingual so if I’m an elitist bastard then why would I have learned the language and be living in the U.S.?
      And by that point of view when I was living in France I should have watched The Matrix, Star Wars, Hamlet and so on in French because it’s elitist to enjoy a movie in its native language?
      Are you saying people can’t read subtitles because their brains can’t process speech and text at the same time? Well I’m sorry but I’m not that dense.

      And lastly if Square Enix were to put both languages as an option, like they did on Lost Odyssey then it wouldn’t even be an issue.

      So to each his own.

      Comment by nostalgeek | July 23, 2009 | Reply


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