Will Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Have Voice Acting?
The upcoming 9th generation mainline Pokemon games, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are coming out this year on November 18th! We’ve seen a lot of screenshots and multiple trailers for this unreleased game which has given us some information about it. Something we’ve learned from these trailers is that we won’t hear the characters voices as they speak. Mainline Pokemon games have never had voice acting and it seems that pattern will continue with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Some fans have been asking for this feature for a long time and adding voice acting to an already developed world would likely make it even more convincing and engaging. So, why don’t they add it?
Why There’s No Voice Acting
It could come down to a stylistic choice. Since it’s never been a thing in previous games, maybe they want to keep it that way. On the other hand, a lot of things are changing in Pokemon games and fans seem to like it. So why not add voice acting too? It could be seen as a big risk for developers to add voice acting. If it’s not done correctly, immersion will be broken, and it’ll bring players out of the experience. It could sound weird just because players aren’t used to Pokemon games having this feature. If done properly, though, it could add another layer of immersion and enhance the experience by bringing more personality to the characters. Sadly, it seems like we’ll have to wait a while longer to hear trainers’ voices because Pokemon Scarlet and Violet won’t have voice acting.
What do you think? Should voice acting be added in Pokemon games? Let us know in the comments below!
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