Namco Bandai are done with recording Tales of Xillia’s English dub, the game’s North American Producer, Ted Tsung, reports via the PlayStation blog. Recording took place over a span of eight weeks, Tsung reveals.
Tsung feels that the voice-actors chosen for the game match their characters’ personas and that fans will be satisfied with the English dub. He gives two examples of liberties that were taken with the English voices.
“For example, we went with a much deeper voice for Milla,” Tsung writes, referring to Tales of Xillia’s female lead character. “We needed her to maintain a very powerful and authoritative demeanor, so we didn’t find it appropriate maintaining the same pitch as her Japanese voice.”
In the case of Jude, the game’s male protagonist, Tsung shares: “Similarly, we pitched down Jude a little bit as well. He maintains the same adolescent qualities as the Japanese version, but we figured the North American audience would prefer a lower, stronger voice.”
Tales of Xillia will be released for the PlayStation 3 in 2013.