Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Will Have Both English and Japanese Voice Options At Launch

Nintendo fans are eagerly awaiting the release of several exclusive games coming to Switch this year. One of these is Monolith Soft’s upcoming JRPG Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which was unveiled earlier this year and will be the third feature in the series. While the first trailer provided insight into how the third game would close out the trilogy, it was even more surprising when Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was set to release earlier than previously announced, from September to July. With the game only a few weeks away, Nintendo has given fans extensive insight into what to expect from this upcoming JRPG.

Towards the end of June, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got its own Nintendo Direct, which focused on exploration, combat, story, DLC, and more. It gave fans a look at the six main party members, Noah, Eunie, Mio, Lanz, Taion and Sena, along with their roles in the ongoing war between the Keves and Agnus. The direct also showed how the Ouroboros fusion mechanics worked, and how the class system could change the dynamics of combat. While separate trailers and video shows have been in Japanese and English, players will be able to play in both languages ​​at launch.

This was confirmed in a tweet posted by the Nintendo UK account, which featured a short cutscene from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 showing the party searching for water in a desert. It highlights both the English and Japanese voice tracks, switches between them as the video plays, and shows all the group members speaking in both languages ​​once.

The account notes that unlike most games that have additional language support, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will have both Japanese and English dub tracks at launch. It makes it clear that no additional downloads are needed, and it’s as simple as a toggle in the options menu. For fans concerned that the tracks may not match the lip movements, it has also been confirmed that the cutscenes will have matching lip syncs depending on the language players have selected.

Fans have expressed their delight at the fact that both languages ​​are readily available, giving them the chance to play in their preferred language. Some fans enjoyed the British English accents in the English Dub, with many fans citing that part of the appeal of these games is the varied accents of all party members. Others who weren’t the biggest fans of the accents said they were grateful that Japanese would be an option at launch.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 29, 2022.

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