Atlus made some minor voice acting cuts for the English version of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers.
A representative confirmed the cuts on the Atlus forums, but did a pretty good job of justifying the decision.
“The voicework that was cut was the map NPCs. The reason we cut that was because the JP version used one voice for every type of person: every man had the same voice, every woman had the same voice,” the representative said.
“It was pretty ridiculous, since these are definitely not the same person. To save time (and, yes, costs for studio work and actors), and to improve the work as a whole, we took out that bit.”
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers arrives on 3DS in the US in April.