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Tales of Xillia gameplay footage features English voice actors

Saturday, 9 March 2013 21:35 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Some footage for Tales of Xillia has appeared, in which you can hear the English voice actors speak in-game for the first time. It’s below, courtesy of NeoGAF, via Gematsu. Tales of Xillia is a PS3 exclusive and is out sometime this year.

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21 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I hate english translation, but I will get this for sure. Previous Tales were great.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Clupula

    I’ve always loved the interaction between characters in the Tales games. Could never figure out why other JRPG’s didn’t do the same.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Greek God

    Xillia will be my third tales game!
    cant wait ^_^

    #3 2 years ago
  4. silkvg247

    Oh God, that’s awful. bad, bad voices, and it isn’t even lip synced.

    I hope we can just have the original voices otherwise it’s just fallen off my list.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. lexph3re

    i played destiny,phantasia, eternia, worlds, abyss, graces f, legendia

    I am getting ready to play vesperia and this very soon. Xillia 2 looks pretty awesome though i want that too

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Clupula

    @4 – Well, take it off your list then. I don’t see why everybody makes such a big deal out of Japanese voiceovers. I mean, yeah, they’re nice to have for the people who are into that sort of thing, but the only time I want to hear Japanese voices is from characters from Japan. I wouldn’t want to play Yakuza in English and I wouldn’t want to play this in Japanese. I see characters with European features (even if they’re drawn in an anime style), I want them to speak English.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Tales of Graces F on PS3 was a disaster, because of the horrible voice acting of a few characters, for example Huber, oh my god there were times i wanted to throw the controller at the screen, instead i just turned the game off. It’s too bad cause Tales of Vesperia wasn’t as annoying by a long shot, it actually was pretty alright when it came to the VO.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. lexph3re

    I never understand the quarrels with Voice acting. I mean it’s like listening to everyday people. I never met a person in real life who had a voice that I couldn’t stomach so much I had to leave their presence.

    Never had an issue with it in games to. Especially, if the game play warrants it I can look past any minor annoyances.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. OrbitMonkey

    @6, European features should have European voices!!?

    You racist!!

    :-P

    #9 2 years ago
  10. silkvg247

    @6 It’s not because I don’t want English at all, it’s because the English voice overs are always of a very, VERY low quality compared to the original Japanese ones, and usually the lip syncing isn’t re-done.

    It just doesn’t fit. It takes away from immersion and belief in the characters.

    Even on that clip the completely non lip synced popups had voices that sounded like some dude/chick just dragged off the street and asked to read a line of a script. Devoid of emotion. Rubbish, like I said.

    It’s for these same reasons most people prefer to watch anime with subs and the original audio.

    So when I tell you I would rather hear a load of Jap babble than English voices, trust me, it isn’t because I have any fondness of the native language, it is because the English version is just THAT bad compared.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. manamana

    Absolutely agree silk! Original audio is key, as long as the voice overs aren’t of high production standards.

    #11 2 years ago
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  13. Clupula

    @7 – If you say anything about the English voice of Pascal, you are an inhuman monster.

    @10 – See, that’s the funny thing. It totally takes away from the immersion and belief in the characters for me if they’re speaking a language that doesn’t fit their visuals. I look at this video and my first thought was, “The voices aren’t spectacular but everyone’s voice certainly seems to fit what I’d imagine they’d speak like.”

    Playing the Agarest Wars games and, to a lesser extent Battle Fantasia, it completely prevents me from getting into the characters when they only speak Japanese.

    In fact, on Capcom fighters, I usually set the Asian characters to speak Japanese and the ones from other places to English…

    …except for Dan, because he sounds like the world’s biggest con man in English and that totally fits the character more. Same with Juri. Her English voice just trounces her Japanese voice when it comes to sounding malicious and sexy.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Clupula

    Actually, thinking about it, I really thought Hubert’s English voice fit him really well in Tales of Graces F.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. stockops3

    I will never understand why people who don’t speak or know Japanese want to listen to the voice track? The subs are never right and people bitch, when they have a great English dub, they bitch, you heard what 2 mins of the footage and its instantly, `english dub sux` yeah because 2 mins is all of the voices, Tales Of Grace F had a great dub, storm 3 has a great dub minus the script, Persona 4 has a better than jap dub, I like blazblue dub, etc. Its something I will never understand, you don’t understand it? Why would you listen to it?

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    @15 – Storm 3? What’s that?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. stockops3

    ^Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

    #17 2 years ago
  18. silkvg247

    @15 Did I not explain myself clearly? I don’t want to listen to Japanese, it’s just that it’s the lesser of two evils. Why would I listen to it, even with poor subs? Because I want the voices to at least convey the emotion of the character correctly and in accordance with the script.

    The problem is that there isn’t a decent budget put into the work of translated dubs (especially on multi-language releases e.g. the EU), so it usually always ends up either ear bleedingly terrible, or if we’re lucky just a little rough around the edges.

    I have seen a few English dubs that have been done properly and with a high budget, and naturally I will pick those over the Jap audio.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. greedhyogi

    So I can’t seem to find out who the English voice actors are. The main reason is because fans are constantly complaining about the voice actors!Unless you HAVE played the game you HAVE NO right to complain about it. Just because there was one video where the voices weren’t at their par it doesn’t mean it’s an unworthy game. I’m on so many sites wher I’ve been hearing “Voice actor this and voice actor that” No opinions on the artwork, no opinions on the battle style, just ” Voice actor”. I understand its the fifteenth anniversary game of tales and its the first time that Kosuke Fujishima and Mitsume Inomata, the two main tales artist, have come together and that means high expectations. I have played every Tales game and I beat Graces F and thought it was a cheesy cliched Tales game, but thats what made it so great! It woulden be a Tales game if it wasnt cheesy! Vesperia stands differently than the other games, and with Xillia is returning to the roots of Tales, and has a combination of Vesperia and Graces action! In my opinion EVERY tales game started out as MEH with the voice actors and got progressively better as it went on. I mean 5 years ago I bouht and played Eternia and its acting was at first bad, but then I got used to it it fit and nobody would have been able to do a better job back in 2000. Legendia… I love that game and everyone tells me it sucked… everything about it sucked… they were wrong. Yes it was made cheaply, yes it was annoying to have to not have a jump out of dungeon button. However the plot and characters and battle was great. It would have been nice to had multiplayer though. my fist tales game was symphonia, then it went phantasia, abyss, Legendia, Dawn of the New World, Vesperia, Destiny2(Which is Eternia in japan), then Vesperia, radiant myth, graces f, and last year I played Abyss 3D. Destiny I haven’t yet bought and played. They are all grat games, Ive watched all the animations made thus far, and read the manga that has been translated. It s all great. Now, The English dubb has been a reason why many North American fans haven’t been wanting to buy Xillia. No it’s about the sequel. We for those who want it won’t get it because nam I plainly stated that we won’t get it if the first one doesn’t sell we’ll. just look at Vesperia. It didn’t sell as we’ll as they would have hoped in NA so we didn’t get the PS3 version. That and the exclusive rights went to Microsoft. Not sure why but we never get Destiny 2, Rebirth, tempest, or hearts. Those ones didn’t sell we’ll in Japan though. However we did have the rights to release Hearts here, but for some reason the never did. TOS 2 didn’t do so well either so we didn’t get graces but I hink the graces had bugs on the wiiversion as well. We didn’t get radiant Mythology 2 & 3 or VS. bec the first Radiant Myth didn’t sell we’ll. The Abyss animation wasn’t dubbed and they are deciding wether or not if we will get Symphonia’s animation. Well be lucky to get that one dubbed. Basically it all comes down to how well the game sells if we will get future tales games or not. And hearin fans complain about a game they haven’t played and then refuses to buy it makes me mad because the rest of us suffer. For those who give ur full support I thank you. These really are great games and from what I’ve heard from Japan and reviews is that it is proving to be one of the greatest Tales games. Just a little bit longer and we will be able to play it!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Rosseu

    ^It would have helped if you could made that into paragraphs. I don’t know about you guys but I really like Johnny Bosch’s voice acting (VA of Guy Cecil, and one of the antagonists in Eternal Sonata). Every time I get an rpg I am secretly hoping he’s one of the VAs

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Clupula

    @19 – Seriously, that’s hurting my eyes.

    #21 2 years ago

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  • G2A responds to deactivated Far Cry 4 keys debacle

    G2A, one of the third-party sellers that were named in the ongoing episode of deactivated Far Cry 4 keys has decided to release a statement. G2A is a well known third-party key sellers online. Most users know it through its sponsorship deals with many YouTube and Twitch channels. The service sells keys both through its […]

  • Petroglyph’s Victory resurfaces with Korean co-developer

    End of Nations, Mytheon and Grey Goo developer Petroglyph Games seems to have salvaged a stalled project. Victory popped up back in early 2013 after Trion Worlds took End of Nations in-house. Petroglyph’s attempt to crowdfund the unusual strategy title ended in iniquity, but it vowed to do whatever it could to bring the game […]

  • Far Cry 4 Hurk Deluxe DLC now available

    Far Cry 4′s latest DLC pack adds new story missions and a pile of new weapons. Far Cry 4: Hurk Deluxe is now available on PC and Xbox platforms, and is rolling out to the PSN in line with local network updates. The pack bundles five story missions, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s […]

  • Yes, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has microtransactions, but thankfully they’re not as outrageous as initial reports suggested. The subject of Resident Evil: Revelations 2′s microtransactions arose earlier today with reports filtering out of a European press event that you’ll be able to pay to keep playing after your character dies. The ramifications of this are pretty […]

  • Play mini-games to unlock Magicka 2 content

    Magicka 2 publisher Paradox Interactive has invited fans to earn in-game rewards by playing other games. The Magicka website will host various mini-games in the build up to Magicka 2′s launch later this year on PC and PS4. Playing these games controbutes to a community score total which will eventually unlock in-game content as well […]

  • Deactivated Far Cry 4 keys were purchased through Origin

    Far Cry 4 owners who found their games deactivated without warning may be surprised to learn where they came from. Many copies of Far Cry 4 purchased through third-party re-sellers have been deactivated without notice. Although resellers affected by the deactivations argued that they had made authorised purchases, Ubisoft has denied this. The publisher told […]

  • Will Assassin’s Creed visit Japan in 2016?

    The next Assassin’s Creed game after Victory may finally bring ninja and assassins together. An Assassin’s Creed fan has spotted what certainly looks like a heavy hint that the next game after Victory will be set in Japan. Ubisoft forums member Cornik22 was looking through the Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag official art book when […]

  • Resident Evil HD modder aims to restore original, terrible voice acting

    Resident Evil and its early sequels are justifiably famous for their simply dire voice acting. Some Resident Evil fans feel they just can’t enjoy the experience of exploring Umbrella facilities if someone isn’t talking at them with absolutely no regard for pacing, content or tone. As a result, modder Bunny has stepped up to the […]

  • Record iPhone sales drive Apple to revenue spike

    The iPhone is still going strong – in fact, it’s selling better than ever. Apple has announced its financial results for the quarter ending December 27 2014, exceeding expectations with a 29.5% increase in revenues to $74.6 billion. This was a new record for the company. One of the key factors in this spike is […]

  • HoloLens has “mind-blowing” potential for games, says Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft’s VR wearable HoloLens is going to be great for games, according to CEO Satya Nadella. Speaking to investors, Nadella made Microsoft’s entertainment plans for the device explicit. “It’s also getting clearer how the games people love today will evolve to mind-blowing experiences in the future when designed for the mixed reality that Windows 10 […]

  • EA Q3: Battlefield 5 still on for holiday 2016, PGA Tour 15 spring release confirmed

    EA announced its financial results for its Q3 fiscal year 2015 quarter, ended December 31, 2014, noting total net revenue $1.13 billion in total net revenue compared to $808 million year-over-year. For the nine months ending December 31, total net revenue came in at $3.3 billion. Net revenues were up 39% and net income came […]

  • Players logged 113M single-player hours in Dragon Age: Inquisition, other EA games stats

    Ahead of its Q3 2015 earnings release, Electronic Arts has released a game infographic showing some interesting stats compiled through gameplay from October – December 2014. For FIFA 15, over 3.3 billion goals were made; 73 million knockouts occurred in EA SPORTS UFC; over 10 million families were created in The Sims 4; 113 million […]

  • Hyrule Warriors has shipped 1 million units worldwide

    Koei Tecmo has announced shipments of its Wii U hack and slash action title, Hyrule Warriors, has shipped one million units worldwide. The Omega Force-developed title was released in Japan on August 14 and in the west on September 26. Two packs of DLC for the game are slated for February alongside the version 1.5.0 […]

  • Xbox Games Store discounts Never Alone, Dragon Age: Inquisition, more

    This week’s deals available through the Xbox Games Store will be valid until February 2 with titles such as Battlefield 4, Dragon Age Inquisition, Never Alone, and Titanfall discounted. Discounted titles with an asterisk are for Xbox Live Gold members only. Xbox One Just Dance 2015* – 40% Another World* – 50% Never Alone* – […]

  • Say hello to Mortal Kombat X’s latest character: Reptile

    As promised, one of two character reveals this week for Mortal Kombat X has occurred: it’s the acid-spitting Reptile. Nice! Watch the video above. Mortal Kombat X is slated for release on April 14 and will be available on PC, PS3, PS4,Bxo 360 and Xbox One. Thanks, MrTGJelly (Trent).

  • Twisted fairy tale Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries hits Steam Early Access

    Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries, the successful Kickstarter from GRIN Studios, has launched on Steam Early Access. The PC title is described as a “cinematic fable featuring a vengeful Red Riding Hood,” who armed with an axe sets out on a quest to avenge the murder of her parents. Gameplay features action-platforming, combo-based hack ‘n […]

  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round delayed to late March on Steam

    Koei Tecmo has announced it is delaying the PC release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to March. According to an updated listing on Steam (thanks, AGB), the fighter was delayed “in order to provide you with the best experience possible.” To apologize for the delay, Team Ninja will offer the Halloween 2013 Set, […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online will be F2P “no plans” for western release

    Dragon’s Dogma Online will be a free-to-play title for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Set for release this year, Dragon’s Dogma Online has a lobby which will support up to 100 players, is open-world, and the executive producer is Hiroyuki Kobayashi. Players can form groups with up to four players or pawns while raids […]

  • Watch this release video for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Lady Hammerlock

    The Lady Hammerlock DLC for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel releases today on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and coinciding with the release is the launch trailer. In the Lady Hammerlock DLC, players are introduced and will be able to step into the shoes of Sir Hammerlock’s sister, Lady Aurelia the Baroness. The DLC will run […]

  • Free DLC for Tales of Zestiria takes place after main storyline

    Free DLC will be released in Japan for Tales of Zestiria, and while Bandai Namco has yet to state whether it will be released westward with the core game this summer, it’s an interesting slice of content. According to information from Jump posted by Siliconera, the DLC Alisha After Episode: What Is Reflected In The […]

  • This video of a Paris flat looks the real deal, but it’s all Unreal Engine 4

    I’m not entirely sure when, or how, this fella managed to sneak into my secret flat in Paris and film it, but since it’s out there I may as well share it with you. All joking aside, this video is rather amazing. It provides a virtual tour of a flat located in Paris; however, it’s […]

  • The Witness passes key development milestone, still no release date

    The Witness has seemingly come back from the dead. Creator Jonathan Blow has posted an update on the game’s development. Surely you still remember The Witness? Jonathan Blow’s follow-up to Braid, which was shown during the PlayStation 4 reveal event all the way back in February 2013? Well, today we got our first development update […]

  • You can now take selfies in World of Warcraft

    The latest patch to World of Warcraft has added a S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera to the game. And it does exactly what it sounds like it does. Patch 6.1 is currently being deployed to World of Warcraft’s Public Test Realms (PTR). There’s a massive list of patch notes, but the most pressing one, other than Twitter integration, […]

  • Hellblade: early gameplay and prototype footage revealed

    The latest developer diary for Hellblade is here with a look at some early gameplay prototypes and a peek at some polished areas. Hellblade developer Ninja Theory has revealed even more details of how game development works behind the scenes. The eighth part of this ongoing diary shows early gameplay footage along with some intriguing […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2: Raid mode offline-only on launch, more details

    Capcom has revealed a tonne of new details about Raid mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Capcom has confirmed that Raid mode will launch with the first episode of Revelations 2 in February. You will be playing it offline only though, either solo or in split-screen co-op. As for the online portion, Capcom promised it […]

  • Watch the first 20 minutes of Life is Strange

    The first 20 minutes of Life is Strange have been posted online for anyone to watch. The opening 20 minutes of Life is Strange set the stage for what kind of game it is. The kind that you’ll probably like if you’re a fan of Telltale games. The video is courtesy of consolewarsofficial and you […]

  • Don’t blame Ubisoft for cancelling keys – blame the culture of overpriced games

    Publishers need to drop PC games prices in order to stem the flourishing grey market, says Matt Martin. “How are you going to sell me Far Cry 4 for £45 when I can pick up Far Cry, Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, Far Cry: Blood Dragon and extra DLC for just £30?” Some players […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online is real, full reveal in this week’s Famitsu

    What’s been heavily-rumoured to be the next instalment in the Dragon’s Dogma franchise, Dragon’s Dogma Online, will be fully revealed this week. According to a recent post by Famitsu, the magazine’s upcoming weekly issue, which releases January 29, will contain a massive feature on Dragon’s Dogma Online. The magazine will dedicate 18 pages to all […]

  • Valve responds to recent Counter-Strike match-fixing scandal, bans offenders

    Valve has investigated the recent case of match-fixing involving two teams in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional scene and decided to ban those involved from future tournaments. Recent allegations involving match-fixing between iBUYPOWER and NetcodeGuides.com – two of the professional teams that played in Cevo Season 5 – came to light. Valve has took notice […]

  • Having issues playing Grim Fandango Remastered on PS4? Sony is offering help

    Sony has offered a few steps to help those who are having issues with their pre-loaded PS4 installs of Grim Fandango Remastered. A few reports have started to appear online from users who’ve pre-ordered and pre-loaded Grim Fandango Remastered on their PS4 consoles. Sony has since posted a support thread on the official forums, to […]

  • Get Dragon Age: Inquisition for $36 and more in EA’s Xbox One sale

    Many EA digital games are being offered at considerable discounts on Xbox One right now. The latest EA sale is pretty good, offering sales on many AAA titles. It’s only available on Xbox One, with extra savings for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The list below covers prices for Gold Subscribers. Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare […]

  • Grim Fandango Remastered reviews round-up, all the scores

    Grim Fandango Remastered is a classic game brought into the new generation, so it’s time for everyone to know how great it is. The reviews for Grim Fandango Remastered have started popping up and as per usual, we’ve collected a few of them below. Grim Fandango Remastered is, as the name suggests, a remastered version […]

  • The Witcher 3: latest build is 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One

    The recent preview build of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was running at full-HD resolution on PlayStation 4 and 900p on Xbox One. German website Gamestar attended the recent preview event for The Witcher 3 and examined the three versions that were on offer, PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here’s the quote, courtesy of Google […]

  • Joystiq is likely to close – rumour

    AOL is rumoured to be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Re/code is reporting that AOL is likely to close its video game site Joystiq soon, according to “various sources.” The move is part of a company-wide restructuring that will affect Joystiq and other “under-performing content properties.” Joystiq is one of the most renowned sites […]

  • The Last of Us movie will be “pretty faithful” to the game

    The Last of Us will bring many of the same elements to the big screen as the small one, according to writer Neil Druckmann. Although The Last of Us will have to be adapted in various ways to make the transition from lengthy interactive adventure to cinema-friendly story arc, Druckmann is hoping to keep the […]

  • Microsoft is fixing Xbox One’s slow controllers

    Xbox One control pads have many charms, but quick start up is not one of them. The Xbox One controller currently takes up to five seconds to connect to your console after switching on, which is an eternity for someone with an attention span as short as mine. Luckily, Microsoft is working to fix this […]

  • Lucius 2 releases on Friday the 13th (of course)

    Lucius 2 has a really fitting release date. Lucius developer Shiver Games has produced a follow-up to the dark tale of an evil child, and it’s coming your way on February 13 – which just so happens to be a Friday. Lucius 2: The Prophecy will set you back $20, and release through Steam. As […]

  • Saints Row 4: Re-Elected PS4 recalled in Australia, incorrect content to blame

    Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has been recalled in Australia due to a mysterious manufacturing issue. An Australian PR representative said that the retail PS4 version of Saints Row 4: Re-Elected has “a serious manufacturing issue” and has been recalled nation-wide. Here’s what we were told (emphasis mine): “A manufacturing issue has caused an incorrectly classified […]