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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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  • Runescape developer has an “undisclosed MMO” in the works

    Runescape developer Jagex is working on something new. According to Jagex’s careers page, the developer has a new, unannounced game in the works. Its advertisement for a lead programmer makes explicit mention of an “undisclosed MMO”. The ad mentions the new title is in “the preliminary stages of redefining the cross platform MMORPG genre” and […]

  • Destiny PvP rewards system to be addressed

    Destiny developer Bungie has said it will change the way Crucible rewards work. Destiny players are always complaining about the perfidy of RNGesus, but there’s one area where it particularly hurts: the Crucible. PvP players often receive nothing at all for excellent performances, and sometimes Guardians receive the best drops merely for logging in as […]

  • Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 in the works for 3DS

    Azure Striker Gunvolt is getting a sequel. Azure Striker Gunvolt developer Inti Creates has confirmed that the sidescroller has been popular enough to warrant a second instalment. The sequel will also be released on 3DS, the team said on Facebook. Very little information is available at present, unfortunately. “As time goes on we will have […]

  • Life is Strange Episode 2 not delayed, says developer

    Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has said the second episode is on track for release this month. I guess it would know. Life is Strange Episode 2 has been expected on March 13, but late last week Square Enix told Destructoid it had been delayed. Dontnod has since denied this report, describing it as […]

  • First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

    Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech. Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR. In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable […]

  • HTC, Valve partner for Vive VR headset

    The first SteamVR announce is a headset a manufactured by HTC, the Taiwanese mobile company revealed over the weekend. Valve told us last week it planned to unveil virtual reality hardware at GDC, calling it “SteamVR” at the time. Now HTC has pre-empted Valve by revealing Vive, a headset developed thanks to a collaboration between […]

  • Watch the Evolve Chappie Challenge tomorrow on Twitch

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios have announced a tournament being hosted by ESL, which will see Evolve players take on newest movie robot, Chappie. The ESL has teamed up with Twitch for the live 4 on 1 competitive event, and you can watch as it all unfolds tomorrow, March 1 at 3pm […]

  • If you’re attending PAX East, stop and have a look at Necropolis

    We haven’t heard much on Harebrained Schemes’ latest since it was announced in November, but today, the team has seen fit to release some interesting gifs of its a new project, Necropolis. Necropolis is a third-person action rogue-like with procedurally generated which can be “re-rolled mid-playthrough” and is headed to Linux, Mac and PC sometime […]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Online really is lovely, as these screenshots prove

    More Dragon’s Dogma Online screenshots have been released, and this batch is just as lovely as the last gallery we posted. Since this game will likely never leave Japan, the images are a bit of a salt rub for fans of the IP, but hopefully another entry in the series will be released at some […]

  • Action-RPG Death’s Gambit has a classic-Castlevania feel to it

    How would you like to become an agent of Death and rid the world of immortals? Then Death’s Gambit may just be the game for you. Announced by LA-based studio White Rabbit, the action-RPG with platforming elements tasks players with fighting gigantic enemies on an alien, medieval planet. Players will also encounter formidable beasts, knights, […]

  • Modder adds offline co-op into Resident Evil: Revelations 2

    PC users lamenting the lack of local, offline co-op in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be pleased to know a modder has remedied the omission. The mod, created by FluffyQuack, adds offline co-op mode to Episode 1 but the only caveat is players will need to use gamepads instead of mouse and keyboard (via Gamespot). […]

  • Number of Steam accounts with Dota 2 installed hits over 42 million

    Dota 2 has seen its installation rate jump 85% year-over-year, resulting in the MOBA now having close to 43 million installations worldwide. The figures were published via a report from video game research and consulting firm EEDAR, which studied Steam accounts daily to better understand the service’s player behavior and title performance. According to statistics […]

  • Nintendo issuing Eon Ticket codes for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

    Nintendo is handing out an Eon Ticket to Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire owners which will allow them to visit the Southern Island. Once a player arrives, depending on which version of the game they own, Pokemon Latios and Latias are able to be caught. The Eon Ticket was originally issued via StreetPass, but […]

  • Here’s a couple The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt screenshots to brighten your day

    Two images for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced on the game’s Facebook page. Grabbed by Gamekyo, the images show Gerlat and Vesemir chatting with a fellow, and the other shows Geralt riding up to some ruins where some people have been hanged. CD Projekt Red will make an appearance at PAX East next […]

  • Hyrule Warriors Boss Pack DLC contains unlockable character – potential spoilers

    While you already know the next DLC for Hyrule Warriors will allow you to play as the gigantic beast Ganon, there’s a rather humorous unlockable character contained in it as well. Potential spoilers follow below. When the DLC arrived in Japan February 26, YouTuber moccos-tan IsedelicaAs posted a video of the unlockable character, which is […]

  • Star Trek Online players gather on Vulcan to pay respects to Leonard Nimoy

    Star Trek Online players paid tribute to Leonard Nimoy yesterday by gathering around a fountain on Vulcan, the home planet of Spock in the Star Trek series. According to a post by barnacle999 on reddit, when he logged into the MMO “there were around 20 full instances and several partial,” culminating in around 1000 players […]

  • Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video shows invasion of The Forlorn

    A new Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin gameplay video has been released, and provides the viewer with a look at the NPC invader system. Watch below as The Forlorn hunts down the player through the game with “with deadly skill and tenacity.” He even teams up with other enemies, making your fight […]

  • Visual upgrade for Wasteland 2, improved modding tools in the works

    A visual upgrade and improved mod tools are in the works for Wasteland 2, according to a blog post from inXile Entertainment. The upgrades will come about as the game’s codebase is migrated from Unity 4.5 to Unity 5. “A major benefit of moving to Unity 5 is that 5 will include many of the […]

  • Battlefield Hardline brings “Hollywood crime drama” to single-player campaign

    In the fifth developer diary for Battlefield Hardline, the team discusses how it’s bringing “Hollywood crime drama” to the shooter’s single-player campaign. The video was released a couple of days ago, so apologies are in order if this has been posted already, but I promise I searched the site and never found it. Visceral Games […]

  • Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a pause for tactics isometric RPG coming in 2016

    Masquerada: Songs and Shadows is a 2.5D isometric RPG, built in the vein of Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age in the works at Withing Hour Studios. The game allows the player to pause combat to plan party tactics. “Set in the Venetian-inspired fantasy city of Ombre where rare masks are the key to casting magic, […]

  • Underworld Ascendant surpasses Kickstarter goal

    Underworld Ascendant which was launched on Kickstarter earlier this month, has met its  $600,000 funding goal. With six days left 10,786 backers pledged $610,541 In light of being funded, the team has also switched up the stretch goals as bit, as you can see in the image below. The studio, OtherSide Entertainment, is fronted by Paul Neurath, […]

  • Latest Evolve patch fixes progress and save game data loss on Xbox One

    A patch for Evolve has been released on Xbox One which fixes lost progress and save game data users had reported. The patch also fixes an issue with shadows and flashlight, makes incremental improvements to matchmaking, invites, and rejoining, and there were progressions balance changes. “The issue with lost progress and saved games was mostly […]

  • Online servers for Ridge Racer Unbounded shut down in Europe

    Online functionality for Ridge Racer Unbounded is no longer available, Namco Bandai Europe has announced. Solo mode and the track editor are still playable, minus the sharing options. Ridge Racer Unbounded was released on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2013. Thanks, MCV.

  • OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title on 3DS and Wii U

    Curve Digital has announced OlliOlli will be a cross-buy title when it releases on 3DS and Wii U. The Roll7 title will be the first third-party title to offer the functionality on the systems. OllliOlli will be released on the eShop March 5 The game launches on Nintendo’s eShop on March 5th, followed by Xbox […]

  • Darkbeast electrifies latest Bloodborne video

    The latest Bloodborne video shows off another monster in the game. This one is Darkbeast and he’s full of electricity. The video is the last of IGN’s month-long coverage of the title.

  • Future Assassin’s Creed games will have greater focus on modern timeline

    Ubisoft plans to focus more on modern timelines in future Assassin’s Creed games, the company suggested during its latest community livestream. During the Twitch stream, one of the lead writers for the Assassin’s Creed series, Darby McDevitt, said the modern timeline for Brotherhood’s town of Monteriggioni could inspire future development. “That only came about because […]

  • Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 is coming to Xbox One next month

    Halfbrick has announced Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 for Xbox One will release next month. The mobile title made its way onto Xbox 360 garnering 1 million downloads as of March 2012. It has a new multiplayer mode for up to four players with Battle and Party modes along with a new progression system. An announcement […]

  • New GTA 5 PC screens – shit the bed!

    Rockstar has pumped out 15 new screens for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5. Don’t touch them, because they’re electric. And if you touch them, you’ll get shocked. The PC version of GTA 5 has been delayed until April 14, which both sucks and blows. BUT! There’s a new trailer coming between now […]

  • Sony Japan accidentally erases 20th Anniversary PS4 contest entries

    Sony Japan has accidentally erased all information obtained from PlayStation owners who entered to win a 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4. Those who purchased PlayStation 3, PS4, Vita or Vita TV between December 4 – January 15 were handed a calendar with a code which entered them into the contest. Somehow, all data collected from the […]

  • Hearthstone datamine suggests Blackrock Mountain expansion on the way

    Hearthstone’s next update may be based on World of Warcraft’s Molten Core raid, if datamined information posted on Hearthpwn is spot-on. According to files mined from the latest patch, three new cosmetic card backs are on the way, one of which is called Molten Core. The data suggests that pre-ordering the Blackrock Mountain expansion will […]

  • Using Battlefield Hardline single-player gadgets increases your metagame rewards

    Gadgets contained in Battlefield Hardline’s campaign mode have been detailed, and each provides the player with various ways in which to solve crimes. According to design director Scott Warner, one way to “diffuse” a conflict when confronted with criminal activity is to flash your badge and ordering the criminal to freeze. Putting your gun on […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video is all about story mode, new characters

    After promising a new Mortal Kombat X reveal “soon”, NetherRealm Studios has made good on said promise by releasing the story trailer. The video shows parts of the story mode featuring Mileena, which takes place 25 years after the events of 2011′s Mortal Kombat. Outworld has become a larger threat and new fighters joining the […]

  • Destiny’s shotgun and pulse rifle buffs mean it’s time to rethink your load-out

    Destiny’s most-ignored weapons got major boosts this week. It’s time to start thinking about how to work them into your set-up. Even if you’re used to using scout rifles and sniper rifles as a general loud-out (neither class was touched by 1.1.1), the buffs to pulse rifles and shotguns should make you rethink your contextual […]

  • Battlefield Bad Company 2: five years later, what did it do so right?

    It’s been five years since the release of Battlefield Bad Company 2. What did the much-loved entry in the franchise do for the Battlefield series? Westie’s played Battlefield Bad Company 2 for over 1,260 hours on PS3 and PC. That’s dedication. In his latest video he discusses the stand out moments from a FPS classic, […]