Korean rating board confirms seven languages for MGSV Ground Zeroes

The Korean rating board has specified the languages supported by Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. There will be seven different languages: English, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Italian, and French.


To be clear: not all of these languages will have an audio track, rather these are the languages that have subtitles available. The languages included will probably differ per region.

Update: Kojima talked about localization on Twitter, and the differences between how they localized then and now.

Back in 98 and 99, worldwide release wasn’t established, almost all popular game was made in Japan. Japanese productions make game in Japanese, released in Japan, and localized to sell abroad. Translate to Eng then to Euro lang. Thus releasing in Eur was always at last.

We dubbed voice for 6 langs (Jpn, Eng, Fre, Ger, Ita, Spa) in MGS and released once lang was implemented order. Thus the last lang of Spanish dub voice happened to get over 6 months delay.

I was flattered by critics “THIS IS THE TRUE LOCALIZATION” but ate up too much time. Properly speaking, the most preferred way is to have all lang voice dubbed but for users, such time lag was a great concern.

Consequently in order to do worldwide simultaneous launch, we adopted having subtitles instead from the project of “MGS4”. But still there’s more languages we haven’t tried. I’d like to adopt more languages options for subtitles.

Source: Ruliweb (thanks user 홍성철), Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • Hellrasinbrasin

    …Hmm. I can see the additional MGSV GZ audio tracks for the edition sold in the US being Spanish, Italian, French, and maybe Japanese.

  • Jonny2x4

    Kojima has been tweeting about the localizations of previous MGS games. Not exactly unknown stuff, but it seems to be hinting at how Ground Zeroes will be like.

    • Nyxus

      Yes, I added it to this post. 🙂

  • TheF1BOB

    LOL this is great. Hearing Big Boss, Skull Face and others in different languages will be a blast.

    • Nyxus

      I believe the only spoken languages will be Japanese and English, the rest will be subtitles. Not sure though, but I think that’s how it is going to be.

  • flying_fox

    Here’s hoping that all versions have both EN and JP voices… But somehow I doubt it…

    Good thing that JP version will feature EN subtitles, though.

    • Anonymous X

      Please god make it true

  • Ricardo Oe

    Anyone know whether the legend is in Portuguese for Portugal or Brazil???

  • PrinceHeir

    Good stuff 😀

    I’m glad Kojima is more focus on overseeing the localization now ^^

  • Johnno

    English and Japanese voices with respective subtitle support would be excellent. Do it Kojima!

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