Yesterday, we reported on how the arrest of Pierre Taki, prominent Japanese actor, was putting the western release of JudgmentÂ in jeopardy. However, Taki was an extremely prolific actor, and even in games, heâs done far more than just Segaâs new IP. For instance, Taki also voiced Olaf in Japanese in Frozen, and therefore in Kingdom Hearts 3.
And now, in response to Pierreâs arrest, it seems like Square Enix will be dropping their association with him as well (via Famitsu). They have announced that they will be releasing a new update for Kingdom Hearts 3Â that replaces Pierreâs voice in the game with a new voice for Olaf. This is accompanied by Disneyâs own assertion that Olaf will not be voiced by Pierre in any future FrozenÂ products.
As for when the update is outâwe donât know yet. I imagine itâs not insignificant to find a new actor, record the lines, clean them up, and push them out, so it might be a while. Still, I guess the announcement will placate those who want Square to be acting on this in Japan.