Ted Tsung, Namco Bandai's North American producer for Tales of Xillia, hopped on the PlayStation blog earlier today to provide an update on the RPG's localization. Tsung is happy to announce that the English voice recording was recently completed, inching Xillia ever closer toward its 2013 release in the west.
The recording consisted of eight hours of voice work performed over an eight week span, and Tsung believes fans will be satisfied with the choices made in the process. The aim was to match the original intent of each character's persona, and as such some changes were made in pitch and other areas. Milla, for example, has a much deeper voice in the English version, complementing her powerful and authoritative demeanor.
While we wait for the first game to hit North America, Tales of Xillia 2 made its Japanese debut on PlayStation 3 on November 1.