Back in April we reported
that Mars: War Logs
will be released soon. Today, however, publisher Focus Home Interactive has announced that the launch date for Mars: War Logs
has been pushed back. Luc Heninger, Director of Production at Focus Home Interactive, has this to say about the delay.
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. 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, 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.
If it's any consolation for the delay, Focus Home Interactive, has released a video that features the first seven minutes of the game with the new localization and the new English voices that was discussed above. Enjoy.
Let us know in the comments below how you feel about the publisher's decision to delay this highly anticipated game. Mars: War Logs
is now set to be released for XBLA in September 2013.