Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Missing Japanese Dub

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Eurogamer recently got the chance to play Xenoblade Chronicles 3D on the New Nintendo 3DS. They note that the game has a solid frame-rate, despite early trailers showing the game seemingly bumpy. There is one thing though that some Xenoblade fans may not like a whole lot; the Japanese dub has been removed from the game.

From Eurogamer:

There’s one omission that smarts a little, with the Japanese voice track that accompanied the Wii version entirely absent. In its place is the fully localised, fully voiced English dialogue, complete with the slightly amateurish, totally charming voice work that Nintendo has lent its RPGs in recent history. It’s the sole compromise that seems to have been made with this port.

Likely, this cut was simply necessary to try and get the game stable. Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii was a pretty large game coming in at nearly 8GB, so surely some cuts had to be made somewhere.

Are you still planning on getting the game despite that lack of Japanese dub? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to check out Eurogamer’s preview, they even have a video here.

It’s not too late to pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D from Amazon

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