Mars War Logs update tweaks text, adds re-recorded dialog

Spiders Studio has released an update to address text and voice-over issues for the English version of their cyberpunk action-RPG Mars War Logs. The update, available today, features re-recorded dialog and edited caption and story text in order for the translated version to be more in line with the French original. A new video covering the first seven minutes of the game has been released to show the update in action.

Mars War Logs is available for PC and will launch for 360 and PS3 this September. PC gamers can snag it for 33% off today as part of Steam’s Daily Deal.

Luc Heninger, Director of Production at Focus Home Interactive:

“Mars contains a vast amount of dialog, even by RPG standards. The plot has numerous strands and the dialog often has many variants to mirror the hero’s changes in reputation. The tight deadlines between the game release dates meant that the initial English translation lacked depth and contained a number of errors; it was then sent to the recording studio, making the job of the actors extremely difficult. The actual game was thoroughly tested and released with very few bugs on PC, but unfortunately the procedures for the audio and text QA failed and allowed many English localization issues to slip through. We realized the extent of the problem after seeing the first feedback from the press and gamers. The result was so far removed from what we usually produce that we took the decision to halt the submission process for the console version, which was due for release only weeks after the PC title. We have re-written the game text and dialog and, of course, recorded the actors again, replacing the sections that weren’t true to the characters in Mars. All these problems will therefore be fixed in the console version. An update is now available for players with the PC game, and we have also incorporated the new audio in the PC versions on the various download sites.”

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