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NEWS: Yakuza: Like a Dragon Game Casts George Takei, Confirms PS5 Release After November Global Laun




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DavetheUsher



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:22 am Reply with quote
Didn't know they were dubbing Yakuza games these days. Thought it was always left in Japanese for authenticity.
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mulletZERO



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:46 am Reply with quote
YESSSS
This made my morning

It would be great if Mark Hamill reprised his role, but tbh I really, really want Troy Baker cast as Majima. I literally cannot think of a casting choice more perfect. I couldn't help but read all of his text dialogue in Troy Baker's voice when I played the other Yakuza games.
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Sudo



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:59 am Reply with quote
DavetheUsher wrote:
Didn't know they were dubbing Yakuza games these days. Thought it was always left in Japanese for authenticity.

They started including dual audio with Judgment, and I guess it worked out for them enough to continue doing it.
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NJ_



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:18 pm Reply with quote
^The recent Yakuza dubs actually started with Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise while Judgment was the first to include two sets of subtitles and now this game includes two sets of videos (not mentioned in the article but as confirmed here, the mouthflaps match the selected audio track).

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MarshalBanana



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:20 pm Reply with quote
DavetheUsher wrote:
Didn't know they were dubbing Yakuza games these days. Thought it was always left in Japanese for authenticity.
If I'm remembering this right, the first game was panned for its English dub. So as it was at the time a very niche game set in Japan, they cutback on localisation costs by just adding subtitles. now it's a more well known title in the west, and they have a new cast, so people will be more open to hearing them in English.
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veemonjosh



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:12 am Reply with quote
mulletZERO wrote:
It would be great if Mark Hamill reprised his role, but tbh I really, really want Troy Baker cast as Majima. I literally cannot think of a casting choice more perfect. I couldn't help but read all of his text dialogue in Troy Baker's voice when I played the other Yakuza games.


Troy Baker did do a very solid Mark Hamill impression when voicing The Joker in Arkham Origins, so he'd definitely be a great (more budget conscious) alternative.
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