Project Phoenix Will Have Selectable Dual Audio and Subtitles; More Info on DRM and Multiplayer

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 14, 2013

Project Phoenix is speeding towards its second stretch goal on Kickstarter, with $399,075 pledged at the moment of this writing. In the meanwhile we got some more interesting information about the game itself.

Players will be able to freely switch between Japanese and English audio, and change subtitles to any support languages or turn them off at will. Donna Burke will direct voice acting for the English track , and the development team promised to keep the quality high (thing that rarely happens with JRPGs).

More info has been shared about the DRM that will protect the game, updating some points disclosed yesterday:

The team is working on ways so that players will be able to download patches to update the game via a website as an alternative to having to log in through the online client. The updated game can be used on offline saves as long as the local saved files haven’t been tampered with.

A more in-depth update about DRM will come at a later date, as the team is revising the policies in order to provide the best experience possible to users.

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We also get some info on multiplayer: if the (still unspecified) online co-op gameplay stretch goal is reached TCP/IP LAN mode will be supported. In addition to that, dedicated staff will be hired in order to work on it. Development of the online mode will not affect the development of the offline story.

If you still didn’t pledge your support for this indie JRPG with plenty talent behind it (including Nobuo Uematsu, that sent a message to the fans just today), you can do so on the official kickstarter page.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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