One mystery solved, thanks to help from Siliconera commenter Craiji! I was initially hesitant to mention the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete had an English voice track. I wasn’t sure if Square Enix or Sony Pictures was going to round up the voice actors and send them back to the studio to record new lines or if the Japanese release would only have an incomplete English voice track similar to the Final Fantasy International re-releases.
Here’s some good news: the new scenes in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete will have English voiceovers. Wally Wingert who does the voice of Rufus Shinra says he was called back to the studio to do some extra lines for the retooled Blu-Ray release. There are 25 or so minutes of new film in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children complete and you’ll be able them in English enjoy it even if you import the film. Since North American PS3s can play Japanese Blu-Ray movies have the same region code there shouldn’t be any hardware hurdles to get over either. So, after you play Final Fantasy XIII the movie will give you at least an extra two hours of entertainment.
Images courtesy of Square Enix.