Koei Tecmo is doing something quite different from the usual fare with Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings.
During a recent press event hosted by Koei Tecmo America, representatives of the publisher confirmed to DualShockers that the western release of the game will not include English voice-overs. This was also confirmed afterward by a representative of Koei Tecmo Europe.
The audio will be exclusively in Japanese paired with subtitles. This is a relevant change from previous Atelier games that were dubbed in English.
That being said, Koei Tecmo certainly isn’t the first publisher going this route. Series like Atelier have a niche following among JRPG fans, and most of them likely don’t mind or even prefer the original voice-overs.
If you want to know more about Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings you can check out the latest trailer released today, and info about DLC and season pass, for now, limited to Japan. You can also read our recent interview with Producers Keisuke Kikuchi and Junzo Hosoi.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting will release on March 30th in Europe and March 27th in North America, for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.