Tales of Vesperia Screenshots Model Hidden Costumes

By Spencer . June 26, 2009 . 1:12pm


Tales of Vesperia and Tales of Vs. connect to each other, sort of. First print runs of both games come with codes to unlock special content.


Tales of Vs., which comes out on August 6, has a DLC code that lets PlayStation 3 owners download extra skits for Tales of Vesperia. Namco Bandai has not announced any plans to release the extra skits as paid or free DLC at a later date.


When the PlayStation 3 version of Tales of Vesperia arrives in stores on September 17 it comes with a battle code for Tales of Vs. Players can challenge Yuri, the protagonist of Tales of Vesperia, to a fight with special weapons as the prize. Reserve Tales of Vesperia and you get another code to get Tales of Abyss style costumes.


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The PlayStation 3 version of Tales of Vesperia has new gigant monsters, but as of now only Japanese gamers will face this fellow. Namco Bandai has not announced any plans to publish  Tales of Vesperia on PS3 outside of Japan… yet.

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  • Fonic

    Lucky Japanese gamers. As a huge fan of Abyss, seeing the Vesperia characters dressed like that is pretty neat.

    I wonder why Yuri gets the Asch outfit while Flynn gets the Luke one…

    • Because giving Guy’s costume to Flynn would be too obvious.

      • Pesmerga00

        Seriously, they would be nearly identical. I think they should have given him Guy’s costume anyways.

        All of these extras are nice, but it still pisses me off. I already bought the game once.

        • The only difference would probably be that Flynn doesn’t freak out when a girl gets too close…

        • pressstart

          I’d would be pissed too, but only if they don’t release it as DLC for the 360 version, which looks like the case.

          Well, the similarities is reason enough to not give Flynn Guy’s costume. Can’t let people think they look alike now can they?

  • None

    Tales of Vesperia for the game two, the PS3 game Tales series.. sony’s see
    olny Japanese. the Klonoa new 3-D game Playsation sony, age some of game
    Now Namco Bandai games. :)

  • Xemnas

    Spencer is there anyway you could ask NB if they are localizing it? because this is fucking torture..i want this so bad but i wont enjoy it 100% in japanese….

    • Actually, I’ve asked Namco Bandai like a zillion times. Every time I speak with them I always say something like “So, Tales…” and they already know what I’m going to ask. The official word is there are no Tales announcements at the moment.

      I got the same thing when I asked about Eternal Sonata on the PS3 like two TGSes ago so don’t take that as a no.

      Personally, I’m betting on this and Tales of Vs. coming out around the same time. Right now Tales of Vesperia is just coming out in Europe and Namco Bandai probably doesn’t want to announced an English PS3 version so soon.

      • Xemnas

        Thanks a lot for replying ^_^, i’ll take your post and use it as a source of hope…i just bought a ps3 partly because of this game.

  • Masengan

    Thats really cool, Tales of the Abyss was a very good game. It’s nice to see Luke, Asch and Tear =], I wonder what other costumes were added.

  • Polly

    I wanna see Karol as Anise and Raven dressed as Jade, just sayin’.

    • Hraesvelgr

      And Repede dressed as Natalia?

      • Polly

        Nah, Judith has to be Natalia. Repede would have to be Tokunaga or Mieu! That leaves Rita. She’d be… Ion?

  • if you pre-order a game at say, play-asia or something, do you also get the pre-order bonus? does anyone know this? (I doubt it, but it’s worth asking)

    • Aoshi00

      That’s my concern w/ Play-Asia too, if you ask them I don’t think they can guarantee it, but sometimes I get pre-order bonus even when I don’t expect them. Do you live in the US? When in doubt, I always e-mail the guys at NCSX before ordering, they’re very clear regarding pre-order bonus. I got Arc Rise Fantasia from them, even though it was probably $10 more ($70 + $7 UPS shipping) than I buy it some place else like YesAsia ($67 free shipping), but NCSX ships their order lightning fast.

    • Aoshi00

      btw Nika, for this game I guess you could just specify to PlayAsia you only want a first print copy w/ the sticker on the cover stating the DLC code is included inside.

    • Play-Asia is based out of Hong Kong, so if there is any Japanese Pre-Order bonus Play-Asia doesn’t get it. If you want the pre-order bonus buy the game from himeyashop.com they are based in Japan and always send you the pre order bonuses(I’ve ordered from them many times for the Tales of Games in the past, and I always got the pre-order DVDs, though I don’t know how it’ll work what with the pre-order bonus this time being a code, but I assume they’ll have it)

      So yes in short; if you want Japanese Pre-Order Bonuses always order from himeyashop.com, and play-asia.com if you want to get the games cheaper haha.

      • Aoshi00

        I’ve ordered from Himeya many years ago too, but I’ve found their price to be on the high side, the great thing about them is they carry lots of rare stuff (PC games for example).

        NCSX.com (based in NY) also has excellent service and they’re very up front w/ pre-order bonus status via their daily updates. You could always shoot them a quick e-mail to double-check just to make sure because sometimes the extras and games are not in 1:1 ratio. Since I live in NJ, UPS ground shipping only takes one day w/o fail.

        • Yeah, their prices are very high that’s for sure, but they also say if the game comes with the pre-order, which is nice.

          I’ve never really checked out this NCSX site, but if they’re all you say they are, maybe I’ll use them when I go to pre-order ToV(that is if the game isn’t announced for North America, by the time the game is released in Japan)
          Also being based in NY would be nice for me aswell, as that’s quite close to me(a lot closer than Japan that’s for sure).

          • Aoshi00

            I knew about NCSX for quite a few years now, reasonable price and very reliable. I go to them whenever I need to make sure to get pre-order bonus (like Luminous Arc 2, Sigma Harmonic, Arc Rise Fantasia, and Riz-zoawd). They update their import shipments daily, like if Tales of VS comes in Thurs and you place order before 5pm, they would ship it out the same day and you’d receive on Friday by the cheapest shipping, if you live near NY. If you don’t want to take any chances, e-mail them first.

            For Tales of VS that has the DLC code inside the game, I think it’s a shoe-in.

          • Thank you for your answers!

            I’m located in Europe/ Japan so things are a bit tricky. Originally I was supposed to stay the summer in Japan (exchange student) so I simply planned to pre-order it at a shop here. But thanks to circumstances I have to return for the summer. I’ll be back just before the game is released (5days or so?), but have no fixed address in Japan during that time :’)

            I’ll have a look at all the sites and see what I’ll do :)

  • Aoshi00

    I want the extra skits for Vesperia, but I’m not too interested in the VS game. Very smart way to get people to buy both games though..

  • stezton

    Sigh. Why does Namco give the PS3 owners the extras (Eternal Sonata & now this)? Bugs me.

  • James

    Does this game have a sucky story like symphonias?

  • larrylombardo

    fuck playstation

    • Flabzilla

      What a constructive comment.

    • Flabzilla

      What a constructive comment

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