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The Wonderful 101 Will Have Both English And Japanese Voice Tracks


The Wonderful 101 will be the first game directed by Hideki Kamiya that features Japanese voice-acting in addition to an English voice-over track, PlatinumGames have revealed on their development blog.


Thus, Platinum have gone ahead and included both the Japanese and English voice-tracks for the game, so you can choose the one you want to use. If you opt to go with Japanese voices instead of English ones, you’ll be able to enable English subtitles to go along with them.


Finally, the game also has Japanese subtitles, so players can choose to go the opposite route as well. You can opt to have English audio with Japanese subtitles, and when you do this, not only will you see English text in the speech bubbles, but you’ll also get Japanese subtitles displayed vertically at the top-right of the screen that condense the essence of the original text into something easy to read at a glance.


Here’s a breakdown of the languages supported in the game:


Japanese version & North American version:

Audio: Japanese, English

Subtitles: Japanese, English


European version:

Audio: Japanese, English

Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish


The Wonderful 101 will be released in Europe on August 23rd and in North America on September 15th.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.