Back in the days of olde a character in a video game had no voice, their dialogue could only said through text. However, it has become more and more common for games to feature full voice acting and Nintendo’s upcoming Fire Emblem Awakening is no different. Gaming website Siliconera has been able to confirm through an early copy that the game not only features English dialogue, but it also contains the original Japanese audio for those who prefer that route.
As an anime enthusiast, this move isn’t a surprising one – an anime release that only contains the English dub is often slammed by the fandom, as many feel that a casting in a work’s native language was the one chosen because it fit the character the most and some also feel that a work should be enjoyed in its original language.
Nintendo of America have also confirmed that a demo for the game will be made available on the US eShop this Thursday and that the Cobalt Blue limited edition 3DS bundle that was released in Japan will also be available in America. A European release for both the demo and the 3DS bundle has yet to be confirmed.
Will you play the game with the original Japanese audio, or do you prefer for voice overs to be in English?