Hear What Tomb Raider Sounds Like With Japanese Voice Acting

By Spencer . February 4, 2013 . 12:51am

Square Enix will give Tomb Raider a complete localization in Japan.  They hired Yuhko Kaida (Rosa in Final Fantasy IV and Ikumi Unagiya in Bleach) to play Lara Croft. Hideyuki Tanaka (Jin in Xenosaga) will play Conrad Roth.


The Japanese version of Tomb Raider will have an option that lets player switch between Japanese and English voiceovers. Tomb Raider will come out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 25 in Japan.

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  • XxStoicmonkeyxX

    Hentai Here i come.

  • wyrdwad

    Lara Croft should’ve been played by Norio Wakamoto. I would’ve bought the HELL out of this game if that were the case. ;)

    • Göran Isacson

      No comment can be better than this one. It just isn’t possible.

  • Chiupon

    I’m not worried about this game doing well in Japan at all. It took a while, but I think it’s got a good formula even the japanese would like— they’ve kind of got a thing for female heroines who moan a lot going berserk on everyone.

    it’s probably gonna sell like… A lot. e____e

  • Tien Ron

    i didn’t believe my friend when he told me he didn’t like the new tomb raider because they made her weak, the Japanese voice couldn’t of brought that out better…. lol its good but i’ll take my British accent any day :D

    • Aoshi00

      Yeah, the British accent is definitely important from the original actress, but I thought Kaida Yuuko’s voice/tone is much stronger than Camilla Luddington (of course very hot in real life :) She was Angela in RE Degeneration.. The older Lara had been voiced by Ogata Megumi and Tanaka Atsuko in the past.. people complain about her suggestive moaning, Lara’s being thrown around like a rag doll here..

      Would definitely import this if I haven’t pre-ordered from Best Buy alrdy :(… would make 2nd playthru more interesting in a diff. language.. Nice the Jpn ver has Jpn/Eng dual.. the US ver might have French or Spanish or something if there’s any addt’l audio track like Uncharted.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I would take a Teaspoon of “British accent” to Makes the Medicine Go Down

  • Bloodios

    Hmm… I feel like extracting the voice files already…

  • Neutron15

    I think its great

  • d19xx

    If she’s also going to have a sailor and maid costume I’ll be all over this game. They can also replace the molester with a tentacle monster and we’ll have a total package!

    • Zarx

      100% agreed on the maid costume.

  • Z3

    Dat moan at 0:23

  • luis

    Ikumi Unagiya *.*

  • Richard N

    Ah, sounds okay, but definitely loses that charm without the accent. Also, that scene at the end with the hill and the falling plane engine is still effin badass.

  • Import confirmed. That’s the difference between professional voice actors and just actors. The French dubs are terrible…

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