The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

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An0n42 Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:14am
Will there be original Japanese voice acting ?
Just wondering, but I might order it even if it's not the case. I don't think it's too hard to include them but maybe I'm wrong.
Last edited by An0n42; Jul 22, 2014 @ 3:26pm
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Sara  [developer] Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:18am 
Unfortunately, we looked into this and it was not possible for us to include Japanese voice acting. We did wish to have it, but we could not. I'm sorry.
Last edited by Sara; Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:19am
maggoba.m Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:22am 
On the matter, would be cool to have an option to change between JP and EN text, though considering the changes i guess that's also impossible.
Arawn Jul 22, 2014 @ 11:32am 
That would directly conflict the sale of the japanese version, so it is out of the question. As for jvoice, i'm pretty sure there will be a mod out there soon.
Gosen Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:28pm 
There is no point buying it without Japanese voices, sorry.

https://www.facebook.com/UndubGamersINT

Not to mention this game is one of biggest series, so will I get the story if I haven't played other ones?
So wait..... this game is not available to people living in japan on steam? Am i missing something here?
Gosen Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:43pm 
Originally posted by gluemchen:
So wait..... this game is not available to people living in japan on steam? Am i missing something here?

It's like FF3, 7 and 8 without even Japanese subtitles. It seems that they don't give a♥♥♥♥♥♥about games, which they've already completed on consoles. Shame, yet Agarest has original voices.
NA flash Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:43pm 
No original VA? You brought this upon yourself. Don't forget to blame piracy when it flops.
Mozendo Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:45pm 
Originally posted by Gosen:
There is no point buying it without Japanese voices, sorry.

https://www.facebook.com/UndubGamersINT
This is just sad
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Don't get me wrong i definetly want to support those that put work into voice acting. But denying us the option to just switch between them is just dumb. Like why not just add it as a dlc pack that i can additionally buy of my own accord. Like... let me support the Japanese voice actors too? Is it too much to ask?
Peytral Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:48pm 
ITT: A bunch of people who don't know how licensing Japanese voice acting works and how complicated and expensive it can be sometimes.

I can understand being disappointed in the lack of original voice acting but there's no point in being unreasonable about it and thinking publishers do it just to spite you.
Gosen Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:51pm 
Originally posted by gluemchen:
Don't get me wrong i definetly want to support those that put work into voice acting. But denying us the option to just switch between them is just dumb. Like why not just add it as a dlc pack that i can additionally buy of my own accord. Like... let me support the Japanese voice actors too? Is it too much to ask?

Well, it should be completely different. You pay English actors for their effort, Japanese actors have already been payed as it's original cast, so why bother dubbing it in the first place, I didn't ask for this. I don't want this.♥♥♥♥♥♥ if there is a game, that's not even worth downloading from torrents, it's a really bad sign for developer.
Mozendo Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:54pm 
Originally posted by gluemchen:
Don't get me wrong i definetly want to support those that put work into voice acting. But denying us the option to just switch between them is just dumb. Like why not just add it as a dlc pack that i can additionally buy of my own accord. Like... let me support the Japanese voice actors too? Is it too much to ask?

Originally posted by Gosen:
Originally posted by gluemchen:
Don't get me wrong i definetly want to support those that put work into voice acting. But denying us the option to just switch between them is just dumb. Like why not just add it as a dlc pack that i can additionally buy of my own accord. Like... let me support the Japanese voice actors too? Is it too much to ask?

Well, it should be completely different. You pay English actors for their effort, Japanese actors have already been payed as it's original cast, so why bother dubbing it in the first place, I didn't ask for this. I don't want this.♥♥♥♥♥♥ if there is a game, that's not even worth downloading from torrents, it's a really bad sign for developer.

It's not that simple.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525009
Last edited by Mozendo; Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:54pm
Peytral Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
Originally posted by Gosen:
Well, it should be completely different. You pay English actors for their effort, Japanese actors have already been payed as it's original cast, so why bother dubbing it in the first place, I didn't ask for this. I don't want this.
This isn't how things work at all. The Japanese actors have to get payed for everything their voices are used in, including overseas releases. Dubbing is usually cheaper than what it would cost to keep the original voices in-game.
So how does it work? I mean are you contracted for a game once and you get a share of each game sold or is a one time payment thing? Adding to that are some VA specificly resticting game publishers to be able to only use their work in certain regions when signing a contract. I'm just kinda confused here....
omgfloofy Jul 22, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
Originally posted by Gosen:
Originally posted by gluemchen:
Don't get me wrong i definetly want to support those that put work into voice acting. But denying us the option to just switch between them is just dumb. Like why not just add it as a dlc pack that i can additionally buy of my own accord. Like... let me support the Japanese voice actors too? Is it too much to ask?

Well, it should be completely different. You pay English actors for their effort, Japanese actors have already been payed as it's original cast, so why bother dubbing it in the first place, I didn't ask for this. I don't want this.♥♥♥♥♥♥ if there is a game, that's not even worth downloading from torrents, it's a really bad sign for developer.

There were attempts to get the Japanese voice actors in the game, however the licensing didn't work out. Look at what Peytral said just above you. There IS red tape that can get in the way of stuff with keeping the Japanese voice cast.

And despite what you say that they've already been paid for- the licensing has to be dealt with. It might even require another payment to get the contract allowed. There is a LOT of red tape involved in game publishing. It's not just throw the voices in, throw in the English script, release and PROFIT. Not at all.
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