Azure Striker Gunvolt Will No Longer Have English Voices In North America

By Ishaan . July 14, 2014 . 11:31am

Initially, Azure Striker Gunvolt was going to have English voice-acting when it released in North America, but developer Inti Creates recently revealed over Twitter that this is no longer the case.

 

“I said that North American ver has English voice. However, the game don’t have English voice, for the specification has changed,” an Inti Creates representative said in reply to a fan over the game’s official Twitter feed.

 

They added, “Voice of Japanese will be implemented in the North American version for the battle part.” That sounds like the game will still only be partially voice-acted in North America, but will now use Japanese voices instead of English.

 

Azure Striker Gunvolt will be available in North America this Summer. Inti Creates said in another tweet that they have no plans for DLC for the game.


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  • Ispheria

    No complaints here

  • Randy_Thompson

    Sucks for those that only enjoy English dubbing, as well as those that like to have the choice, but I’ll be fine and enjoy it thoroughly.

  • Kornelious

    Well…….I guess that’s no big deal (Would’ve been nice though)…..But if there gonna use the Japanese voices for the battle voices, then why not the dialogue as well? X(

    • Augusto Peres

      they must keep the dialogue, why to get it out anyway? o-o just kept like the original, danm

  • Musashi234

    Well things happen :P.

  • Twilleppac

    Yo, fuck that noise

  • MaidKillua

    All i’m getting from this is at least it’s not ONLY Europe getting screwed this time. Regardless, English voices never really mattered to me that much in a game like this anyway, though for anyone in NA who actually wanted them this must kinda suck

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/narutops2xbox/videos Black Koshinomi

    i never played 1 of there game soooooo?

  • Jettythesunfish

    *shrug* No arguments here. Still looks like a great game.

  • Twilleppac

    Can I get a no voices option? I always hated that about the megaman Zero games and stuff that you’d get just japanese battle quotes, at this point I’d rather just have none.

    • Brandon

      Give this man a medal

  • Augusto Peres

    YAY I’m Happy it! so there are zero chance of not undub opition because it’s all UNDUB MUHAHAH I love you int ! XD
    Oh wait … ONLY ON BATTLES??? come on let it over all the game! D:

  • http://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/index.php?/topic/25050-farm-mapping-contest/#entry239430 Chaos17

    I’m an undub fan so that doesn’t matter for me.

  • Rafael Martines

    Perfect

  • Godman

    Really disappointing, but I can enjoy the game nevertheless :/

  • Jonathan Caminhas

    so they basically cut out the original japanese voice, to later put in a fragment of the original japanese voice, seems very clever…

  • 60hz

    good. rarely do i enjoy dubs.

  • Atmey

    Now just uncensor his six pack and we are good.

  • BleuVII

    Probably a mercy… I’m looking at you, painful Megaman ZX Advent Dub.

    • Lynx

      ZXA was fine outside of Grey, who was ironically voiced by Axl’s original X7 English VA before his VA got recast in Command Mission and X8.

      Ashe was perfect, so were Vent and Aile.

      • Kayhil Dimas

        I also thought the voice work was alright with the exception of one or two of thetis lines (model l user) , that one line of vents when they were on the airship and ailes audio was acting weird most of the time so it came of as bad quality.

  • Nightmesh

    Wait, if your not even going to release it fully voiced in Japaneses then why bother releasing any kinda of voice acting? Just so I can hear a few grunts and taunts I’m sure wont get subtitled in combat. No thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      people want to hear dem japanese grunt

    • Azul

      Pretty odd getting shafted with limited japanese voices

      • darke

        My initial thought was that it was to stop cross-imports from the cheaper US one back to Japan; but this is on the 3DS so it’s region locked.

  • Go2hell66

    You think this has anything to do with that recent failure of a mighty no.9 kickstarter campaign? they probably realised from the stretchgoals fans aren’t too interested in voice acting

    • TheRealMalek

      Mighty n°9 english voices failed for a lot of reasons. The main one is that people that already kickstarted the game doesn’t want to preorder the game.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Stingy Japanese VAs not wanting their voices be heard somewhere else…

    • landlock

      More like the agencies charging to much then the VAs themselves.

      • AuraGuyChris

        I thought the VAs in Japan have much more power and influence than the VAs in NA?

        • XypherCode

          If you’re popular enough, yes…but to an extent. If not, you’re at your agency’s mercy.

        • Firekitty

          VA work is typically paid by the hour or the spoken line, not via royalties, and the VA does not usually retain any sort of right to or say over the work’s future use. The idea that some Japanese VA either believe their acting is worth ridiculous amounts of money in the foreign market, or just hate us Westerners and don’t want us listening to them is misinformation based on a single case (an anime had the guy who sang its opening theme as a guest star in one episode; the English publisher could not or would not pay for the rights to the song, and was, as a result, asked to remove both the song and his spoken lines from their release), which was entirely about music rights, not acting.

          This info initially came from a PR guy trying to cover his company’s backside, because they’ve claimed for years that they ‘do everything in their power’ to keep the Japanese voices in their games, and yet have only actually released one dual audio game, more than ten years ago. If any of the things he claimed regarding voice rights were true, we’d see a lot more anime released on DVD with only English dubs, and yet that’s all but unheard of.

        • darke

          It’s not so much VAs, but ‘idols’ and ‘talent’. This is why you never get Japanese dramas outside of Japan, the talent agencies basically charge so much for voices and vision of them that there’s no way to turn a profit.

          Most of the VA for anime/games comes from the non-’talent’ pool of VAs so that’s why there’s usually no problem.

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      Is this why certain Japanese dialogue is censored out of game recordings….such as what occurred in the PS4 version of Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends?

    • Firekitty

      First of all, I’ve yet to see an actual example of that happening that was not tied directly to music rights, so unless you have personally researched and can provide at least one valid source, you might want to stop spreading dubious information.

      Secondly, I’m not sure how it would be relevant to this article even if it were true, given that the announcement is that they are not dubbing the game in English, and are keeping at least part of the Japanese voice acting?

  • NeptuniasBeard

    DISSAPPOINTEEEEEEEEEED!

    • Shippoyasha

      Bahaha. Needs no context to understand that reference.

  • Kalis Konig

    Hm not a deal breaker but both this and mighty are starting to become slight disappointments in certain areas.

    • Rintarou

      What might you think is becoming disappointing with regards to Might No. 9? I haven’t been following it as closely so I don’t get overhyped way before it comes out.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. One wonders why this came about? Budget got tighter than usual, so the voices had to go? In that case, why even bother dubbing it in parts? Is it those pesky Japanese VA contracts flaring up again, making it so that they can only pay for part of their Japanese VA’s voices in the NA and EU versions, and so they get a cheaper English dub for the parts they couldn’t afford in Japanese?

    Man that sentence got convoluted.

  • mojack411

    Well, I would normally be ok with this but the thing is from the footage I’ve seen of the game thus far there is a lot of conversation that happens in the midst of battle. I was hoping that with English voice overs I would just get to listen to what they say and not have to read. But now I’m going to be forced to take my attention away from the action to see what the characters have to say. Most of the story is apparently going to be conveyed during these battle conversations, so I feel like it would be a shame to ignore them completely. In this sense, I’m actually sad for once that we’re not getting a dub when normally I’m not.

  • Tincho D

    Nothing wrong with a japanese game having japanese grunts during combat, although ideally every localized jp game in NA should’ve the option of japanese and english voices.

  • DesmaX

    Well, that kinda sucks. If they said it would have english voices, it should have english voices

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      I always prefer a choice as well…but I would take the original Japanese over English any day.

      • Brandon

        I prefer the Spanish version myself

    • darke

      This is the problem when you’re essentially getting a live stream of the development process. The same thing happens with indie game early access and so forth. They say they’re going to do X, they find that X isn’t possible for some reason, so they do something else.

      You can either accept that some things they say, the might not be able to do; or you accept that you don’t want any information at all until the game’s on the shelf.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    “I said that North American ver has English voice. However, the game don’t have English voice, for the specification has changed” – gun_volt rep/

    Considering the style of this reply, I think they should stay as far away from English as possible.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Don’t be nuts. Obviously, they aren’t going to be localizing the game themselves. They’ll let a localization firm handle that.

      • darke

        Not to mention this is twitter, I’ve seen far more excretable English from native speakers there. :(

        Anyway, we could understand what he meant, therefore his use of language was a success.

      • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

        Aren’t we all a little nuts? ;)

  • Natat

    I don’t really mind not having a dub in this case, but that “JP voices for battle part” bothers me. If they are not having a dub, then they should at least include the JP voices in the whole game, not only the in gameplay aspect.

  • Raw

    Good.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

    Localization for this game is now half-assed

    • darke

      It was originally half-arsed. It was originally going to have an incomplete English dub.

  • Theob Vious Choice

    A shame for the people who like dubs.
    Excellent for me because now I don’t have to import this.

    • Natat

      Well you might want to import this anyway if you want the full JP dub…

      • Theob Vious Choice

        I’m more or less cool with it as long as I don’t have to hear either A. A fully dubbed game. or B. A half-assedly done half-dubbed game, lol.

        I dunno, it’s more a battle of whether or not the kanji have furigana vs the lack of dialogue.

  • XypherCode

    No problem. Personally, I prefer this.

  • http://natenayshun.tumblr.com/ Rikku Ishida

    Whew. I was nervous when i stepped into this article. Thought we were gonna have another Mighty No.9 uproar.
    Edit: Spoke to soon

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    So people are going to say this is better even if before it was offering a choice of English or Japanese?

    U wot.

  • IndigoRift

    The decisions revolving around this game’s presentation for the west is seriously starting to develop into a weird pattern. It’s like they’re consistently jumping between opposite extremes for each region specific concept. I understand that these are common, if not fundamental decisions for developers and designers, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pattern of decisions like this before.

    I guess the only reason it appears this way is because they’re so open to the notion of sharing their process. Otherwise, I think most of these options that they’ve been considering would have gone unnoticed by the western audience. Guess it’s cool either way. I’m sure that this particular decision won’t guarantee anything, but maybe this approach will speed up the localization process a bit.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      That’s pretty much exactly what it is. Inti Creates have been very open about the development process in the case of Gunvolt, which is something you don’t see even from a lot of western developers.

      Even when we e-mail them to ask for clarification on certain aspects of the game, they’re very good about getting back to us and allowing for a level of back-and-forth discussion that is incredibly rare.

      A lot of Japanese developers have a pretty good relationship with Siliconera, and some are even friendly with us, but in terms of pure, professional accessibility, Inti Creates have been really good to work with.

      • http://Nivorae.tumblr.com Nivora

        still you don’t ever bother to email Xseed before pulling their Facebook statements.

        • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

          We e-mail Xseed all the time. There’ve been a couple of occasions when we haven’t, when their quotes seemed obvious, but any time we feel something needs clarifying, we e-mail them prior to running any quotes.

  • Xenos

    but the release date tho

  • DuskSharkEX

    I find it disappointing but it won’t stop me from buying the game.

  • DivinePhoenix69

    Well that’s pretty lame.

  • Michael Richardson

    Eh, who cares.

    • ShadowDivz

      The world.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

      this comment section seems to

  • DeadLineDance

    At least we don’t have to listen to everyone whining about how “bad” the dub is now.

    • Vesperion

      Instead you get to hear “I always prefer the japanese dub”

      • DivinePhoenix69

        Don’t forget the part about “Japan having the godliest voice actors and can do no wrong ever”, while all english voice actors are “untalented hacks”.

        • Vesperion

          I’m more interested to know how can you even tell if a japanese actor is good/bad if you can’t speak the language.

          Is it cause people think they just sound cooler?

          • darke

            Instead we have to endure people whining about people whining about Japanese voice actors.

            And also complaining about the lack of an English dub.

            Surprisingly I haven’t seen a “NO DUB! NO BUY!” yet. People getting more rational? :P

          • Vesperion

            English dub, Japanese dub, whatever dub. I’ll take what i can get because my opinion doesn’t matter since they’ll just make the game the way they want anyway.

            although it would be silly to think there wouldn’t be the “dubs vs subs” talk heading into this article

            I will say i was hurting since there was no eng dub for gundam reborn. something so small changed my feelings so much

          • darke

            I was expecting much more strident complaining myself. :)

            But I’d forgotten this was only planned to get a partial English dub until someone mentioned it, so I guess people really don’t care about it if they were only planning upon half doing it to begin with.

          • Qunton C.

            Of course they cant. I know Japanese. Japanese actors over-act all the time and it is incredibly annoying. Not to mention that they NEVER break vocal archetypes. Thats the main reason I hated the Japanese cast of DanganRonpa so much.

            Ill never forget when the Tiger and Bunny dub aired in Japan and they LOVED IT. Nearly every comment I saw said something along the lines of “Of course they did. They cant understand the language”. The irony is delicious.

          • darke

            I’m the opposite; though I can’t say I understand Japanese enough to play it native properly (probably about 50% understood by listening, 25% by reading?), I love the enthusiastic performance. English voice acting even in originally English games, most of the time just feels… unenthusiastic? A lot of the time just plain phoned in.

          • British_Otaku

            I won’t go as far to agree with you 100%, but a number of localisations can feel bland or flavour less though that would probably be easier for me to notice through the writing than the voice work.

            You can go back and forth about whether it a character should sound hammy and perhaps it works in the other direction for some cases.

          • darke

            Sure, but I dislike heavy-drama series and prefer the more comedy orientated. If I actually liked something like FF13 Lightning Returns or similar which seems to try to be a ‘serious’ title, then having the less over-the-top voice work would probably suit it.

            But for something like Conception II (since I’m *still* playing it; too much grinding towards the end! >.< ) where even the serious plot doesn't really get all angsty, the English VAs though seemingly competent, just don't have the same feeling as the voice work in the Japanese Demo I played.

      • DeadLineDance

        “I can’t understand what they’re saying, therefore it must be good.”

        • あっかり~ん

          凄い です ね。

    • あっかり~ん

      Now all I can complain about is how I won’t be buying this because of “no physical copy”.

  • Prinnydoom

    Soooooooo europe? Any news there? Anyway I am alright with Jp releases as long as we get it.

  • Ethan_Twain

    I’m okay with this. I don’t foresee voice acting adding significantly to my enjoyment of the game.

    • DesmaX

      But it can be hard to know what they’re talking about with jpn dubs.

      I mean, I already had a hard time knowing what people were saying in FF Type-0 because it was so chaotic

      • Ethan_Twain

        I’m okay with that if it’s the case too. I don’t foresee the story really contributing towards my enjoyment of the game period. There probably won’t be much of it, it will probably be pretty bad, and it probably won’t have anything to do with the gameplay.

        There are some games where the story is an anchor weighing down an action game that never needed context. Azure Striker Gunvolt looks like Mega Man Zero in so many ways, and this is yet another similarity.

        • DesmaX

          Yeah, you have a point.

          Those subtitles does look kinda distracting, though

      • Mika Moreno

        Subtitles… It’s not like they’ll talk without anything to show what their saying.

        • DesmaX

          Taking your eyes off the action to look at them is not a good idea.

          But whatever, this isn’t the place for this discussion

          • Mika Moreno

            I could do that easily in Kid Icarus (even though it had English voices) i read every word.

          • Warboss Aohd

            this

            This factor actually made Warriors Orochi 3 harder.

  • TalesOfBS

    I hardly see a loss on this. Think most of people will prefer it this way.

  • Captain Levi

    I always prefer the japanese dub.

    • The Watcher

      Why? just curious.

      • 하세요

        “Original” etc.

        • LuluKoizumi

          If they want the original they should watch it Raw with no subs and see how they fair then.

          • Armane

            This is a game. Playing it “raw” would make no difference.

          • ShadowDivz

            Believe it or not, pretty well.
            xD

      • Enzo

        I can think of a few good reasons, but some of those reasons may not apply to this game.

      • Vesperion

        I’m sure it’s the so much more emotion thing

      • Captain Levi

        (Note: I didn’t say and I’m not saying that “I prefer the original dub WITHOUT the English subtitles)

        I like the Japanese voice acting in general.

        If (in this case) a videogame is originally dubbed in Japanese, I prefer it with the original dub.

        Because I wish to hear how the actors dive into their role.

        I like the efforts that they put into their characters.

        I’m not saying that the English dubbers are bad or something.

        I just prefer the Japanese one.

        • The Watcher

          Ah, Great explanation. I see what your getting at.

        • Brandon

          without subtitles is a more authentic experience. Thats how the Japanese play.

          • Captain Levi

    • Zoozbuh

      What’s new? Sick of these kind of comments, they really bore me.

      • Captain Levi

        Not my problem.

        • awat

          levi -chan doesnt care ,levi kakoii yo :3

          • Captain Levi

            やれ やれ...(~_~;)

      • ShadowDivz

        he said “I always prefer the japanese dub”

        what you’re thinking about is “japanese dub is always better” which he didn’t say.

    • Warboss Aohd

      Good for you

      Bad for those who don’t

      • Captain Levi

        Obvious.

  • Makoto Yuki

    Doesn’t matter, I just hope they annouce a release date. It’s only half and a month til the end of summer from now

  • Mika Moreno

    Hooray! Japanese voices all the way :D

    • Brandon

      Partial

  • LuluKoizumi

    Well that just sucks….I mean I guess it’s okay if it’s like Mega Man Zero or Mega Man ZX(not advent) where there is no full Japanese voices in cut scenes or when they have dialogue like it’s just grunts and what not I’m fine with that but I kinda wish if they are having the game fully voiced it would be better to have a option to have english and japanese and to let the player choose so it’s best of both worlds for subbers and dubbers like myself.

  • 하세요

    I don’t care if they are voiced in Pig Latin. I just want to play the damn game.

    • Astraea’s Eyebrow

      I would actually like that better then Japanese voices… >_>

  • Shippoyasha

    Sucks for the English dubbing fans. Still no indication whether it’d be a very talky game or not, so it might not have much of an impact either way.

    • あっかり~ん

      Not so sure about that …
      >> ” [...] the game is a fast-paced side-scrolling action game, you couldn’t spend too much on trying to tell the player a story [...]”
      >> “The boss characters also have plenty to say during the big fights.”
      Reading the articles it seems to a lot of dialogues between characters.

  • r3galbum

    Thank goodness

  • James Reilly

    Would much prefer english my native language (unless dub quality is really bad) then Japanese, but oh well that is how the cookie crumbles. Dual audio is always best.

    • natchu96

      The best things are always expensive :(

  • Jadfish

    Nothing to cry about, unless Gunvolt was supposed to be voiced by a screaming Patric Seitz

  • Kroz

    When news like this hits a lot of people are like “english voice cast would have sucked”.

    then there is me in the corner going
    “b-but i like english voice acting in my games”

    • Nobody

      FINALLY, SOMEONE WHO FEELS THE SAME AS I DO!

    • DeadLineDance

      Let’s form the “I Actually Like Dubs Support Group”.
      Our tagline: “Because It’s Not the 90′s Anymore.”

      • DivinePhoenix69

        Count me in.

      • Kroz

        Lol Im down

      • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

        Yeah, that kinda doesn’t stop stuff from sounding bad. Look at Megaman ZX Advent. It may not have been X4 for MM8 bad, but it was still pretty bad – especially for Ashe’s storyline.

        Still, the easiest way to address the issue would be to take the NISA route and just do Dual Audio.

      • Esura

        Agreed! Never had issues with a lot of the English voiced Japanese games a lot of people whine over throughout the years.

    • Daniel

      It depends honestly ive heard terrible dubs but also excellent dubs but mostly i just prefer the option of choosing which oh and of course just getting the actual game localized in some form unlike a certain game that ill eventually have to import and hope theres a fan translation and also buy a psp its like sega thinks all i are about is sonic i love him but Val…nvm

  • hng qtr

    …wasn’t this game supposed to be like Kid Icarus: Uprising, with the characters talking to each other during the action? Not having english dub is actually a big minus in that case.

    • British_Otaku

      Again, the missing voicework (subtitles) is more of a mark than having an English voice cast but yes this is a step back in that front as well.

  • Guest

    Hope this doesn’t turn into another shitstorm, We’ve had enough of them recently. 8U

    • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

      It’ll eventually get there….just wait, if not then what a miracle.

    • natchu96

      This is the internet. Everything eventually turns into a shitstorm.

  • D. Collins

    All I really want is to play the game.

  • xe7en

    Not complaining.

  • ShadowDivz

    NO DUB? NO BUY!

    Seriously, does it really matter?

    • Warboss Aohd

      to some people it does.

      • natchu96

        I know it probably matters to some people, and I respect that, but for the life of me I’ve never figured out why, and whenever someone tries to tell me why the answer is usually pretty bullshit or doesn’t make logical sense.

        It doesn’t seem like something to skip out on a game over.

        • Warboss Aohd

          my answer is simply i dislike Japanese Voice Acting.

          • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

            That’s fine – there’s plenty of us who hate the cringeworthy English voice acting Japanese media tends to get.

          • Ric Vazquez

            Agreed

          • Brandon

            ironically Enough, the Japanese themselves love it

          • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

            Likely for similar reasons why we don’t notice when JP voiceacting is bad, if I’d wager a guess.

  • Astraea’s Eyebrow

    I’m happy we get the original Japanese track. I hope it Isn’t only partial though =(

    • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

      Agreed. Was kind of disappointing when I found out they cut out a lot of the voice acting in MMZX.

  • Yan Zhao

    GOOD, as it should be :3

    • Brandon

      Having them cut the voice acting from the story and leaving only the battle cries is how it should be? Meh can’t argue with that. I like my MM games to be mostly silent tyvm

  • Michael Connell

    Looking forward to who plays who. Fingers crossed for Norio Wakamoto or Joji Nakata as one of the bosses

    • colorblindnightmare

      I’d settle for some Kazuya Naki and Takaya Kuroda as well!

  • Nobody

    Well, that is highly, highly disappointing for me.

  • Qunton C.

    Not a fan of that dedecision. It wasnt a problem with the Megaman Zero games, but the banter mid-stage ala Kid Icarus will definitely be lost on those that dont speak it if they just want to focus on the action.

  • CozyAndWarm

    As a general fan of Japanese voices, this doesn’t bother me at all.

  • Adrian Duran

    WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR?!

    • Tyler Beale

      You’re fighting for them not having bad Engrish in the English version.

      • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

        Eh, I’ll tolerate Engrish much more than I will a crap VA job. If they could be trusted to put out a quality voiceover, it’d be one thing, but japanese media is notorious for getting the short end of the stick with this kind of thing.

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      Best dub in gaming history.

      • 하세요

        I dunno, Mega Man 8 was preeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttyyy damn awful. Dawkta Wyawee.

        • Aaron K Stone

          Dese seem ta be enagee wesources.

  • Kyle15

    This wouldn’t even be news to anyone if it were involving a foreign movie. Because remember, when it comes to anime and games IT IS SOMEHOW ENORMOUSLY DIFFERENT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE MUST FIGHT OVER IT

    • TrevHead

      Games unlike movies aren’t passive and I can’t read text and play at the same time. From gameplay I’ve seen talking isn’t restricted to cutscenes and luls in gameplay but during normal gameplay sequences as well which could be annoying.

      • Kyle15

        That IS a point, but it depends on the game and how voices are handled. If the game in question follows grunts, battle cries, and calling out character names/attack names outside of narrative scenes it’s not an issue.

        In my experience it’s not that different from following subtitles and a movie at the same time, although once again it honestly depends on the type of game and how the dialogue is.

    • Zeik56

      The main reason I don’t like foreign film dubs is because it’s almost impossible to make it seem natural in a live action film. Video games and anime tend to use much more generic lip movement, so a good dub can seem perfectly natural.

      If we ever got to the point where we could digitally modify live action films for lip syncing that seemed natural (and they actually got good voice actors) I’d be all over the idea of foreign film dubs.

    • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

      It’s the quality of the dubbing in these industries that causes such things. Unfortunately, anime and japanese games tend to get crappy voice jobs when they’re brought over – it’s why when a good dub is done people make a big deal over it. Would we prefer good english voice acting? Oh hell yes. Are we likely to actually get a good english dub? Ha, fat chance.

      Considering this is considered by some to be a spiritual successor to the ZX series, all one has to do is listen to the filth that was ZXA’s dub job. It’s hard to play through Ashe’s story mode, even though I think it has the superior gameplay features, simply because of how bad her voice acting is.

  • http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/21421.html?type=4 Kashell

    If I see “no dub, no buy” one more time… >_____<#

    • darke

      It’s amusing that you say this, because I’m pretty sure there are no serious references to ‘no dub no buy’ in this thread; one joke and the rest me or someone else commenting about the lack of ‘no dub no buy’ in the thread. :P

    • Brandon

      #nodubnobuy :)

  • anthony apduhan

    I WANT THE GAME NOW! TAKE MY MONEY! MY ANGER! AND MY SOUL!

    • colorblindnightmare

      And all of your sorrow! AZURE….FINGER!!!!!

  • ShinNeoGranzon

    Why am I not surprised?

  • Inuyakira

    Awesome! Love how Japanese voice sound! but.. the story won’t be voice over in Japanese anymore..?! just within battle!?
    They could at least leave all the voice over intact.. no need to remove stuff!.
    Ho well, I was already gonna buy it!
    and this change nothing for me.

  • British_Otaku

    So now it is an even easier choice to buy the Japanese version (have a Japanese 3DS as primary system)… :O
    And I thought the incomplete voicework was a mark against it, they are lucky that it isn’t a retail game or possible to import. >_>

  • leingod

    Azure Striker Gunvolt won’t have english voices!!! ….. Unless…. 100k kickstarter!

    • Elizabeth ‘Ely’ Moreno

      Oops! It has been updated to 200k kickstarter!

      • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

        Oh, look, there’s a 250K stretch goal to remove the english voices because they were done poorly anyways! Might as well go for it.

        • colorblindnightmare

          While I understand your obvious animosity aren’t you sinking your fangs into the dead horse a bit much there?

          • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

            But it’s so much fun to beat dead horses!~

          • Brandon

            Wait a tic. I’m surprised you’re even this adamant. I thought you’re not even a fan of platformers.

          • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

            Megaman’s one of those weird exceptions. I have no idea why I like it, but I’ve always been a fan. Maybe because it’s more action than platformer?

            The only ones I don’t like are Classic Megaman, and that’s probably because it’s more platform heavy than the later series.

    • Brandon

      300k =all voices done by Morgan Freeman.

      • leingod

        LOL I’d pay for that. I know, it’s sad :P

  • NTaiyokun

    Ever since the time they tried to change his appearance, I always get nervous hearing about this game. It makes me worried what else they might attempt to change.

    It especially doesn’t help me now that we’re in the period of Namdai’s ‘Quantity over quality” BS that’s been spreading like the plague.

    (For the record, I know they didn’t make this game)

  • kyubey777

    Thank you :D

    • Brandon

      For what?

  • natchu96

    Well, this is the type of game where I’d be too busy blowing people up and killing things to notice the voices anyway. Besides, 3DS is a portable console. I take it outside a lot and it’s not like I can turn up the sound in most places anyway.

    So yeah, it’s already summer, just give us the game :3

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Literally no point in getting the English version if you have the option now. They don’t need to worry about this having a negative effect with the whole “Japanese voices are always perfect and godly and can do no wrong” mentality in the west. If anything, they probably gained sales.

    • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

      Considering the horrendous VA job Megaman ZXA got, and that this is a spiritual successor of sorts… I’d have to say this is most certainly a good thing.

  • http://www.gs-adeptsrefuge.com/forums/ Witch Rolina

    And nothing of value was lost. Let’s just hope they keep all the voices – MMZX cut quite a bit out for no good reason.

    • Brandon

      I agree. The less voice acting in my mega man, the better. nOthing of value WAS lost.

  • shenlong234

    I gotta admit, the game doesn’t really need any dubwork anyways. It sounds kinda better listening to the original VAs anyway.

    • Ric Vazquez

      Amen

    • Brandon

      Except you won’t be listening to them. oNly the battle cries.

  • Ric Vazquez

    Each has his/her own opinion, to me this is more like it.

    • Brandon

      So having 75% of the voice acting cut out is perfectly okay with you? Just checking

      • Ric Vazquez

        Damn, that much? Well shit…

  • Augusto Peres

    lLOL Yeah, but not me.. or I will get a japanese 3DS and buy it there or just not geting the “partial game thing” (Else someone want to gift me it haha) , I’m really tired of thies localization shit :p I’m not paying for it.

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