I'm going to go ahead and file this one under the “slightly bizarre” category. It looks like Capcom will be patching Japanese voiceovers into several of its games which originally lacked said content, even in Japan. Wait, what?

It's not uncommon for the English-speaking crowd to get upset when the original language option isn't included in their favorite Japanese games. Half the time it's because the English voice-acting is sub-par. Other times, it's because they just really, really like Japan. This may be the first time, however, that I've ever heard that games are being released in Japan without the native language included.

Siliconera is reporting that the practice is quite common for Capcom, who apparently frequently release their games in J-Town with only the English voice option. Color me surprised.

These games include the likes of the Resident Evil and Dead Rising series and Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. While this latest version of Dragon's Dogma is having a Japanese soundtrack added in, apparently Capcom is planning to do the same for Resident Evil 6, apparently, and will make the new voiceover option into DLC.

No telling if these new Japanese soundtracks will be made available in the States, but if they're already spending the time, money and effort to make them available for one region, I don't see why they would ignore others. Like I said, plenty of English-speaking gamers prefer the Japanese language track if it is an option, and not bringing that DLC overseas would be an example of Capcom leaving money on the table.

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