A mod for Shenmue III has brought back the original English dub voice actors for Wuying Ren and Lan Di; Eric Kelso and Paul Lucas.
While Greg Chun and Kyle McCarley took the English dub role for Ren and Lan Di in Shenmue III, fans have now created a mod to bring back the original voice actors for the characters from Shenmue and Shenmue II.
Fan-website Shenmue Dojo states that these are newly recorded lines for each character by Eric Kelso and Paul Lucas. James Brown, the website’s administrator, also notes that both voice actors reprised their roles for free.
The mod even changes the voices for Masayuki Fukuhara and Guizhang Chen; both voiced by Kelso in the original games. Both characters only “appeared” in Shenmue III when the player is able to make an international phone call to them.
You can find the mod with installation instructions here, and the trailer below.
Protagonist Ryo Hazuki has kept his English voice actor through all three Shenmue games; Corey J. Marshall.
You can find the full rundown on the game (via the Steam) below:
The brainchild of award-winning game director, Yu Suzuki, Shenmue is commonly known as one of the most ambitious game projects in history, which captured the imagination of players from around the world. Shenmue established the open-world format for action RPG games. An awe-inspiring world with an immersive story, featuring cinematic sequences, a realistic fighting system, and entertaining mini-games, Shenmue garnered acclaim and adoration all over the world.
Shenmue III sees the eagerly anticipated continuation of the epic story-driven saga. Take control of Ryo Hazuki, a teenage martial artist, determined to unravel the mystery behind his father’s murder and to exact revenge on the killer.
Explore a vibrant, colourful open world, meet intriguing characters and endeavour on a cinematic adventure which will take you further into enemy territory and deeper into the mystery of the Phoenix Mirror.