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ELEX - English Translation: Andrew S. Walsh

by Hiddenx, 2016-06-11 19:14:15

World of Elex reports that Andrew S. Walsh returns to the Piranha Bytes team to do the English translation for ELEX:

In a forum post, Jenny Pakratz, one of the main developers of ELEX, has confirmed that acclaimed writer and director Andrew S. Walsh, whose previous collaboration with Piranha Bytes on the game Risen has received widespread critical and fan praise, is working again with our favorite developers, in order to deliver a new excilarating experience in ELEX.

"In Risen 1 Andrew S. Walsh over-worked the english translations, but he didn't work at Risen 2 or 3. In ELEX he already works at the translations, so i think it will be great."

Read after the break more details about Andre S. Walsh's career and his work on Risen!

Andrew S. Walsh's work has covered videogames, theatre, films and television, comics, and radio work.

During his previous collaboration with Piranha Bytes, he served as Lead Writer, dialogue and narrative consultant, and Voice Director, for Risen. His peer, Michael Paeck, from Cliffhanger Productions, had this to say about the project:

“I've worked with Andy on the English rewrite and the English voice direction of the dialogs of the game 'Risen'. The game is a massive single player RPG, so it was a complicated and big project for all of us. At first the Publisher and I had a general idea of where we wanted to go with this title, but with Andy on board the idea of just having a good localization developed into a living and breathing project that easily surpassed our high expectations. He did not only understand exactly what we were looking for in basically no time, he also worked hard, showed passion and believed in what we were working on. I can recommend him for any story work you've got, he's got the spirit.”

Among his many successes we count:

  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award 2010 Nomination for Risen;
  • Winner of the 'Best Videogames Writer, 2009' Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Prince of Persia;
  • For his radio work, he won The Woolwich Young Radio Playwrights' Award in 1996

Thanks Farflame - you found some new concept art at WoE as well: The Outlaws

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SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Post-Apoc
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release: Released