X360 Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | 9:56 AM

GDC07: Blue Dragon images

GDC07: Blue Dragon images

Hinorobu Sakaguchi was at the GDC yesterday to present some of his works, and of course had a preview of the localized version of Blue Dragon to show during his presentation. This version is now planned for an August release in the US, with no firm date for us europeans so far. And the good news is that we will get a choice between japanese and english voices!
Update: Some site report a September release for Europe, but as far as I can tell there is nothing official. Also it seems that the european version will not have the japanese voices because of the different localizations for the numerous countries. Joy.


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Commented on 2007-03-07 10:29:56
Japanese voices FTW
Commented on 2007-03-07 10:30:52
Bullshit! i want japanese voices damn it!
Commented on 2007-03-07 10:31:38
I hope it will be region free.
Commented on 2007-03-07 11:06:24
Japanese voices are the only way to go? French are to blame, as too germans, both want their games&movies dubbed.
Commented on 2007-03-07 11:20:10
I CANT WAIT!!
Commented on 2007-03-07 11:25:22
Im not sure of the blue dragon stuff, ill give the game a try.
Commented on 2007-03-07 11:27:54
I think they should release 2 PAL versions of every localized game... one general release for Europe (multi language), and one that only contains English options for an earlier release (containing original V/O work).
It's not likely that the US version will be region free, the Japanese one wasn't.
Commented on 2007-03-07 11:32:17
They are doing such a great job of showing off the game this time.

Nice choice of screens and there doesn't appear to be as many artifacts as were in the original screens that use to release for the game and its not as washed out. Even better they are tweaking the performance and the general look of the game.
Commented on 2007-03-07 11:54:16
Posted by blimblim
Update: Some site report a September release for Europe, but as far as I can tell there is nothing official. Also it seems that the european version will not have the japanese voices because of the different localizations for the numerous countries. Joy.
NO! I really hope the US version is Region Free that was I will impolrt the US version instead. ninety nine nights was region free so here's hoping!
Commented on 2007-03-07 14:19:33
Gah I hate that we have PAL here in sweden and need to wait way longer just become it need to be translated to some extra languages.... And get less functionality now from this game as well just being way to much.

I have yet to get a console game not in English... why should be always be punished for this.
Commented on 2007-03-07 15:58:18
Holy crap! this game needs to be region free, or i'm going to burst! damn studip european localization.. Learn english people!
Commented on 2007-03-07 18:35:06
If BD isn't region free, I will sell my European XB360 and all its games. while buying an american one... It's that important to get japanese voices
Commented on 2007-03-07 18:38:35
Yep, I really hope that usa version is region free!!!
Commented on 2007-03-07 18:59:22
Dubbing should be banned. I too hope, that it's region free, so that I don't have to settle with some inferior version of the game. Original voices are the only way to go. Period.
Commented on 2007-03-07 20:55:42
Hmm how about download language packs.. *grins*
Commented on 2007-03-07 22:28:07 In reply to twoism
Posted by twoism
I think they should release 2 PAL versions of every localized game... one general release for Europe (multi language), and one that only contains English options for an earlier release (containing original V/O work).
It's not likely that the US version will be region free, the Japanese one wasn't.
or just make the US version region free
Commented on 2007-03-07 23:14:44
yeah all in favour of us region free. They should give us a choice!! Japanese ftw!.
Commented on 2007-03-08 01:45:19
Thank God I'm in America. You Europeans get screwed too much I'm sorry to say.
Commented on 2007-03-08 01:53:19
What half witted european doesn't know english by now anyway? It's fucking archaic that we have to wait for ages to have every game sport italian, french and german VOICES, and on top of that have japanese removed! I mean come on!

If there's one thing blu-ray beyond any doubt contributes, it's the space to never, ever justify REMOVING content.
Commented on 2007-03-08 02:01:25
Europeans screwed once again. I wouldn't touch the dub with a 10-foot pole, no matter HOW good they say it is.
Commented on 2007-03-08 02:08:46
Well to be quite honest, I don't mind the FF12 dub at all, but that's like.. Dub like that never happens.. Ever. I'm not even sure the dub in that game is actually REAL.. it might be some kind of psychological defense mechanism.

Either way, if BD's voice work is that good (once the brain does its thing) I wouldn't mind it too much. But yeah, facing likely fact - it won't be.

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