Normally Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia keeps Japanese trailers for western games almost exactly the same, adding subtitles or local voice acting depending on the importance of the title, but with The Last of Us Remastered, which is going to hit the local stores on August 21st, got a different treatment.
On top of Japanese voice acting, the music included in the E3 trailer we saw in June has been fully replaced by The Last of Us‘ theme by Gustavo Santaolalla.
Apparently, the choice was quite deliberate, as Sony Computer Entertainment Asia Region Marketing Manager Naito Arata commented on Twitter:
Listening to this while we make cinema ad for the Remastered. Boy it brings me tears.
He also commented on the difference between 60 and 30 frames per second:
I did not know that 30fps and 60fps make such a big difference in gameplay. Wow.
Incidentally, the trailer also shows at the end the bonus skins for Joel and Ellie that are going to be offered with the game.
I have to say, while the western trailer was very good, I definitely prefer the Japanese one, the musical theme is just right, and it does bring up a tear. What about you?