Western Release of Blue Reflection to Only Have Japanese Voice Over
Koei Tecmo recently revealed that the Gust developed RPG, Blue Reflection, will be making its way to the west for PlayStation 4 and PC on September 26 in North America and September 29 in Europe.
DualShockers reached out to Koei Tecmo to ask about the possibility of dual audio. The publisher responded that the western release of Blue Reflection will only contain the Japanese voice audio track, with English subtitles.
In the past, Gust developed games in the Atelier series have received English voice over audio. However, most of Koei Temco’s other IPs, such as the Warriors series, have been localized with only Japanese voice audio. So it was up in the air as to what treatment Blue Reflection would receive.
The publisher details the game’s premise:
Blue Reflection takes place at Hoshinomiya Girls’ High School, where players assume the role of student Hinako Shirai. When Hinako’s ballet career comes to an end after a tragic accident, she closes her heart off from the rest of the world. However, her life changes when she meets her new best friends, the magical Shijou twins – Yuzu, who is adored by her classmates for her cheerful and warm personality, and Lime, who is more logical and selfish.
The twin sisters bestow Hinako with the power of a Reflector, a champion who can manipulate a mysterious parallel dimension known as The Common. Hinako can freely move and shape this mystical realm’s beauty with her imagination, but she soon understands the very real perils that await her and her friends. As Hinako learns to treasure her companions and creates new bonds with those around her, she gains new strength to help her fight in The Common.
For those who plan on pre-ordering the game in North America: Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games and GameStop will grant buyers a few bonuse DLC, including the School Swimsuit and Rorona style (the outfit of Rorolina Frixell from Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland) costumes, and a skin for the in-game social network FreeSpace!
European buyers will gain the bonuses “from Independent Retailers through Centresoft.” Those who will get the PS4 version will also get an additional theme.