A Kickstarter update for upcoming turn-based JRPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes reveals the game will have a fully-voiced main story.
Substantial voice recording will be made for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, which includes main characters Noah, Sei, and Melisa. In total, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will have over 60,000 voice lines across more than 100 characters.
Here’s the full voice recording excerpt from the Kickstarter campaign update:
“The main story for Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will be fully voiced. And not only the main story–there will also be character voices for things like battle scenes and town facilities too.”
“The voice actors for the three main characters, Noah, Sei and Melisa, were also announced at the recent Tokyo Game Show.
“And now we’re preparing for those voice recordings. It isn’t as simple as turning a scenario script into a proper script for voice recording. We also have to organize and script stuff like the lines and cries in battle scenes too.
“The problem here is that there are more than 100 characters in the game. Of course, this is one of the game’s charms so there’s no way to skirt around it, but to give an example, there are more than 80 different lines per character just for the battles.
And that’s just for the characters who can fight, which on its own amounts to a thousand lines.
“The whole game is going to require more than 60,000 lines, which is surely a headache for those in charge of handling the voice recordings.
“Of course, voice actors will not only voice the friendly characters, but the antagonist, neutral and mob characters for their respective scenes which will require a fair number of actors.
“A new battle begins with a single army of voice actors.”
Lastly, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes releases in 2023 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.