You’ll be able to play Ghost of Tsushima in Japanese – in fact, Sucker Punch is showing it to the press with subtitles at E3 2018. And this video of the title’s gameplay reveal really does feel right with the foreign dub incorporated.
It’s the exact same gameplay demo that we saw during the platform holder’s press conference, but the alternative voice acting adds an extra layer of authenticity to the release’s already alarmingly realistic Feudal open world.
We’ll be playing Japanese – but will you, too?
no i'll be using the English voices, with my eyesight i'll have a hard enough time just keeping an eye on everything going on in the game so i can't be dealing with having to try to read subtitles too
@NintendoFan4Lyf i don't
Ohohoho, this is SO much better. I'm really looking forward to this game. Looks gorgeous.
It really does improve the game. I wasn't particularly fussed about this but it's looking more and more appealing. The Witcher type combat helps.
i always play on japanese if available. it really adds to experience imo
This is just what I was hoping for with this game, I'm a huge Yakuza fan so totally used to playing Jap themed games with English subtitles, makes a huge difference to the atmosphere when the game has the Japanese audio track, makes it an authentic experience for me.
I always remember one of my favourite PS2 games "Onimusha 2" superb game but the English only audio track was truly awful and certainly hurt the overall feel of the game and held the game back a little, glad Ghost of Tsushima is not making the same mistake.
It would be difficult to look at everything(i mean just look at that beautiful world) and subtitles at the same but damn it i'll learn the language to play this game in Japanese.
This is waaaaay better, no doubt.
@NintendoFan4Lyf yeah it's unfair to completely dismiss all the hard work the English cast put into this game, they should get some respect too
The Japanese voices sound better to me than the English voices, so I'll play it in Japanese with subtitles.
To me all Japanese games are better in Japanese. I wish I could pick language and subtitle separately in all games, like you can do in most Japanese games.
This is perfect!See this is how it SHOULD of been shown.(with English subtitles of course)
I don't really care for the Japanese voice over, historical accuracy my arse They didn't speak modern Japanese in 1274 on an island far off the main land. However, I do think the quality of the voice acting is a lot better. I'm not a fan of the Japanese accents in English. So I'm definitely considering playing it this way.
As a weeaboo, this is dope
Just like with anime, I want and prefer it to be dubbed so that nothing takes away from what’s going on onscreen.
It’s more immersive that way.
definitely will NOT be playing in Japanese. I am NOT Japanese and just because the game is set in Japan with a Japanese main character, I want it to be in a language I understand and don't need to spend time reading - thus breaking the immersion.
If I understood Japanese, then it may make sense to play in that language but as I am transferring myself into the character, then I would hear the language I understand. The fact that the Mongols are speaking in their language - something neither me or the Samurai understand - works because neither me or the main character would know what is being said.
It makes it much more immersive for me to have my protagonist to speak and hear the same language as me - even if its not the language they spoke. It breaks the immersion and the visual quality by having subtitles, you miss more too if you are focussed on the text - the subtleties of facial animations and body language......
It's nice to have both options. I prefer authenticity so it'll be Japanese language first play through.
@FullbringIchigo @BAMozzy I'm with you guys.
If I wanted to read a great story, I'd buy a book. Sorry to be so blunt about it, but games (just like films and television) are audio-visual experiences.
I pride myself in being able to see all sides of any argument, but refusing great localised voice acting so that you can constantly look away from the action to scan fast-moving subtitles is one of the few things in life that I've never, ever been able to understand (particularly since people get so very passionate about it, too).
Don't get me wrong; I'm over the moon that the option exists for those who prefer Japanese audio, because otherwise this gorgeous game would be getting unfairly attacked.
It just ain't for me.
@BAMozzy yeah i agree, even if i didn't have sight issues i would still use the English voices anyway for pretty much the same reason you gave
it's also why i tend to use male characters if you have a choice in the game because like you said, people like to transfer themselves into the character they play as
@FullbringIchigo i agreed with you.the english voice sound good to me.so i will use english.word up son
@BAMozzy i agree.english for me also.the English in ghost of tshushima sounds great anyway.word up son
@playstation1995 @FullbringIchigo @RogerRoger I am glad that they are making the game in English - the way it was written and voiced. At the end of the day, its also could that they are offering a 'Japanese' dub for those that prefer to read their games as that gives people the choice.
This is so cool
@BAMozzy That's what I think makes this issue "an issue" for Ghost of Tsushima; it's not a Japanese game, it's a Western game that happens to be set in Japan. People seem to be reacting almost like Sucker Punch have stolen something from Japanese developers.
Nobody seemed to mind when all the NPCs spoke English with American accents in the geographically-diverse Hitman levels, nor do they mind when Japanese games set across the world have Japanese-only dialogue.
Again, I'm really pleased that Sucker Punch have gone to the incredible trouble of including Japanese voice acting for those who want it, but it certainly wasn't essential.
Nope. Except in very rare cases, I can't abide subtitles in games or TV/movies. If I want to read, I'll buy a book.
Mind you, if this turns out to be just a simple hack-n-slash game as this footage suggests, I'll probably be disappointed enough not to buy it anyway.
Now this sounds good!
Jap all the way!!
@Paranoimia I don’t think it’s going to be simple
As I'm not a native English speaker, I always play with subtitles turned on, so I don't miss anything. I'll probably set the language on Japanese for the added immersion.
@CliffordB Totally agree. It's essential to the Yakuza experience. With Tsushima, I think on my new game + I'll go as far as playing it in b/w with subs to get that Kurosawa feel. Love these old samurai movies.
Oh that's awesome. I'm not usually one of those cognac quaffing snobs that's all, "Oh you watched the dubbed version?" but while I watching the trailer for this I did think it would look way better in Japanese.
I'd much rather play it with subs and the Japanese voice actors.
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