Tales of Berseria Dub Voice-Over Trailer & Possible Censorship

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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Tales of Berseria

Namco Bandai recently released a new trailer for the latest entry in the Tales of franchise, Tales of Berseria demonstrating some of the dub voice over. Forewarning, this showcases a good chunk of the beginning of the game and contains spoilers, so take note. You can watch the trailer below.

However, as others have pointed out and noticed myself, there seems to be some censorship in the footage. The depiction of one of the characters getting impaled by a sword has been altered and toned down. For those wanting to avoid spoilers I will refrain from posting the footage and image in full view, but for those interested, you can see the difference here and the image here. (Thanks go out to @Shudouken)

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  • Miqubi

    Well since there’s an official article I’ll post here, I’d like to warn guys that for those who might buy on PC thinking that version could be modded, the chances are slim because in game cutscene use a proprietary format, if you guys remember the OP editing of Zestiria this would be more difficult than that, the latter was just swapping a video.

    Also I’d like to apologize, as I praised Bamco in another article the news that Berseria was censored came out, it’s clearly my fault!

  • Audie Bakerson

    Into the trash it goes.

  • Migi

    The main game better not be censored!!

  • Panpopo

    Not watching that to prevent spoilers – too damn close to the release. I appreciate you not posting the images – just the links.

    However, cutting down characters is nothing new, but can be memorable for its devastation. For example, anyone that played Suikoden 2 remembers Luca Blight’s “Die Pig!” scene.

  • Zeroroute(進路 の 零度)

    I’m blaming BN 100% for DB Fusions’ censorship now since you can’t play the NoA card here.

  • Mr0303

    Hopefully the censorship is just in the trailer and not in the actual game itself. Bandai should’ve learned from the backlash at the GE Resurrection blood reduction.

  • bomblord

    Watching both… This is like… The exact opposite of censorship.

    The English scene was considerably more detailed and brutal. Like seriously. The kid was impaled from multiple angles by massive spikes in the English one where it was just a short scene where he was held up by a sword in the Japanese one.

    Are we sure this isn’t a case of them adding a more brutal death scene because the Japanese rating board wouldn’t let them get by with it due to their much more strict views on violent content?

    • Solbasa

      I was thinking the exact same thing. It’s an awful lot of added content, and it makes the scene completely different from the Japanese version. It seems like a lot of effort to go to if it was just for the sake of censorship, which usually removes or just edits existing content rather than adding things.

  • catazxy

    Ah, nicht gut.