This Tales of Vs. Trailer Is Entirely In English

By Spencer . April 10, 2009 . 9:31am

We have a triple dose of Tales trailers for you to see. Pay close attention to the Tales of Vs. one. In a video montage Lloyd Irving flashes in the background pretty much confirming he’s going to be in the game — if you didn’t guess that already.


The trailer, which was shown to a Japanese audience, is strangely in English. Seeing a Japanese trailer with English voice acting is not uncommon, but this clip has English writing and uses the English subtitle for the Tales of Symphonia sequel that appeared on the Wii. Hmm… now why would Namco Bandai go to all that trouble?


Tales of Vs. (PSP)


Clips for the PlayStation 3 version of Tales of Vesperia and the Wii mothership game, Tales of Graces, are below. Check them out and see if a kid pirate with a spring loaded punch box fits into Tales of Vesperia.


Tales of Vesperia (PS3)


Tales of Graces (Wii)

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  • Fonic

    Very nice. Looks like more time with playable Flynn in Vesperia, and Graces’ combat looks even more fluid than the usual Tales.
    Also was that some kind of 2D mode in Vs?

    • Your eyes aren’t deceiving you there is some kind of 2D “showdown mode”.

  • Pesmerga00

    I hope the is some kind of DLC, for the Xbox Vesperia. Though knowing Namco I doubt it. :(

    • jarrodand

      We didn’t get it for RR6 or Eternal Sonata, I doubt we will for Vesperia or Katamari. Too bad really, I bet it’d be an easy way for Namco to double dip with the 360 audience… but honestly, I’d rather get the games a year earlier than miss out on some (pretty minor) extra content.

      Graces looks great. Finally a step up from Abyss visually on Wii, unlike DOTNW.

      • Aoshi00

        While it would be nice to release the new contents as DLCs for the original 360 owners, I don’t think many people would actually go back to replay these long RPGs just because of a couple of addition. I wish they would just release the Jpn audio track as DLC (like Naruto Path of a Ninja), that would definitely be worth a 2nd playthru and give player a whole new experience.

        I imported Eternal Sonata for 360 at first, and later bought the PS3 ver. for the Eng. track and new contents. I think I’m probably one of the few people who are crazy enough to buy the same game twice (did the same for Lost Odyssey, Last Remnant, Infinite Undiscovery, & Operation Darkness). Problem is sometimes I don’t even feel like replaying them again, like IU…

        I finally started playing SO4, very fun to play. The Eng. dub is not as bad as I thought, I quite like Faize and Lymle’s voices. Definitely a more polished RPG. Maybe I would import it again when it eventually comes out on PS3, and they better give it some damn trophies, how lazy can they be..

        • Pesmerga00

          I may be in the minority, but I would replay it for the extras. I really liked Vesperia.

          Two characters, sides quests, costumes, dual mystics arts, sword dancer, and more story. While not a huge amount, is still substantial.

          They probably won’t give DLC, but one can hope. It seems like quick, easy money. Hell I wouldn’t mind if they even left it unvoiced. Say like, 5-10$ maybe free, or a discount for those of us who have the LE.

          I’m still waiting on whatever is, that we were supposed to get. Watch it be a wallpaper or something.

  • Sir Fratley

    Yeah, i was waiting for vesperia so much time in my ps3, i only need star ocean the last hope and infinite undiscovery hehehe.

    • jarrodand

      I think PS3 will see Star Ocean 4 eventually, but Infinite Undiscovery will never happen since Microsoft owns the IP. You’re not missing much there anyway honestly… I’d be sadder about missing the Mistwalker games, which are both genuinely great.

  • Pichi

    Playing with my heart strings here, lol! I want to say Namco might, but then Tales of Hearts hasn’t made it here, unless they are planning to bring, but I doubt that. Could have had a case of showing all the characters in the trailer that the game has come overseas and are bringing it over.

    English voice, I would understand for that “cool” factor, but English writing? I want to say conspiracy, but Namco’s history is learning me towards coincidence and it might not be brought over.

  • I read that Namco/Bandai hates their fans but I didn’t suspect that hated them this much.

  • chris

    It would be great if NB brought Tales of VS to the US as well as TOG. That would be awesome. The english text does make me wonder about it being shipped here. I only hope so. I need a new PSP RPG to play. lol

  • God damn it namco! Now i’m excited about Tales of Graces…I guess my fanboy ways won’t die. Oh well! I’ll be buying all 3 of these games, probably twice…

  • Aoshi00

    I love how Graces looks, is that Kaida Yuki who did the first narration!? I haven’t heard much from her since Hunter x Hunter. The characters and graphics kind of remind me of Fragile. I alrdy own the LE for Vesperia on 360, but I would import the PS3 version just for the Jpn track.

  • Vino (Tim N)

    Was away this weekend, missed all of this, but OMG. so much “Tales of” love!
    And I’m one of those whos going to buy ToV again if it comes to NA. I want to see what they do this time for the voice acting, if they bring back the English voice actors, and/or include a Japanese track.
    ToG looks decent, the artes look like fun. And really want VS.

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