Alan Wake Voice Cast Set
Microsoft shares the Japanese voices for Alan, Alice and Barry.
Microsoft will be giving Alan Wake a full Japanese localization. Famitsu.com got first word on the game's primary voice staff.
In the starring role as Alan Wake is Shunsuke Sakuya. Previous game work from Sakuya includes Yakuza 2 and 3, and Final Fantasy X and X-2. He's also done voice overs for character portrayed by Ben Affleck, Ethan Hawke and Brad Pitt in a number of movies.
Alice, Alan's Wife, is being voiced by Yuko Kaida, voice of Maria Santiago in Gears of War 2, Aya in the Onechanbara series, and Faith in Mirror's Edge.
Barry, Alan's manager, is being voiced by Wataru Takagi, who's done voice over work for characters portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr., Jamie Fox, Jack Black and Jim Carrey. Game work includes a variety of Street Fighter characters.
The Famitsu.com editors were able to sample the Japanese language version in advance and were apparently impressed with what they heard. They also had no problems with the Japanese subtitles present in the first chapter.
Alan Wake hits here on May 27.