English and Japanese Voiceover Options in The Wonderful 101

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

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These days, dual audio is becoming a heavily demanded feature in the localization of Japanese games. Luckily for those Western The Wonderful 101 fans who would rather play with Japanese voices, Platinum Games has confirmed that their new title for the Wii U will have two different voice options.

Also, European fans will have the same option as well. This includes countries whose native language isn’t English. So those European nations that are dominated by Spanish, French, German, or Italian, will have the option to turn on the Japanese voices with subtitles.

The Wonderful 101 is an exclusive title for the Wii U, and will be reaching North American shores on September 15th, with a European release on August 23rd. Importers or those living in Japan can acquire their copy on August 24th.



The Wonderful 101 is available for pre-order at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.

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  • James Best

    That’s cool. I guess.

  • taekk

    Meh. It’s all region locked anyway.

    • Firekitty

      I know region lock sucks, but at least it’s confirmed to be released in US and EU? Unless you’re in AU, in which case, good luck, I hope you get it :.

    • taekk

      I would have to import everything anyway if I want to play even one game not released in the US. Or buy two consoles which is just stupid. Or hack it and potentially break it which I’d rather not bother with. Instead, thanks to region-lock, I have bought none. Sticking with PS3.

    • Firekitty

      I agree, of course.

      I did finally cave and buy a 3DS for KH: DDD, Fire Emblem and Project X-zone, but once I’m done with those three games I probably won’t bother with anymore until/unless a way around the lock is found.

      I probably should have just bought a Japanese system, since my main issue is not wanting games that don’t keep the original voices available, but I didn’t want to have to deal with importing every damn game >.<.

    • taekk

      I have to admit I caved as well and imported a 3ds limited edition. However, shipping cost from Japan for a console vs portable is a huge difference. I will manage to resist importing the Wii U even with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and the new Monolith Soft game. Sigh…

  • Red hot smasher


    In SF64/Lylat Wars, the US got an option for the original Japanese voices whila us Europeans were stuck with an option for Lylat Speak, which is basically the same “language” the characters spoke in the SNES version, with the text still in English (/insert language here for localized (e.g. german/french) versions), which was ****ing lame. I didn’t actually find out until I saw that in a YouTube video.

    This time, they came to their senses apparently. Then again, this is a third party game and SF64/LW wasn’t.