Tale of the Last Promise To Get Downloadable Charity Version

By Ishaan . March 18, 2011 . 9:25am

It’s been a while since we heard anything about Tale of the Last Promise, so it’s time for a quick update, courtesy of Imageepoch. In case you missed the news, Tale of the Last Promise is scheduled for release on April 28th in Japan.


Like other publishers, Imageepoch are trying to do their part to contribute toward Japan’s earthquake relief. Day and date with the retail version of Tale of the Last Promise, they’ll release a digital version of the title over PlayStation Network. While the retail version will cost 6,279 yen ($77), the digital version will be lower at 5,600 yen ($69).


500 yen ($6) from each purchase of the digital version will be contributed toward earthquake relief efforts in the Tohoku region.


Tale of the Last Promise uses a “control of hate” battle system, by which you can draw an enemy’s attention toward specific characters by performing certain attacks. This allows other members of your party to heal themselves while the enemy is distracted.

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  • Zero_Destiny

    Yeah ImageEpoch!!!! Glad to see the game is still going well. I’m glad they’re helping out too. Still want the game really bad. :D Can’t wait to hear more about it when it comes out.

  • Darkrise

    It’s pretty cool to see how game companies are getting involved with donations here, especially with siliconera and Aksys. I’m really hoping this can get localized, that control of hate battle system is interesting.

    • It’s going to be a very nice battle system for sure. I’m also looking forward to the characters, too.

      Oh, and very nice Imageepoch.

  • Only 500 yen?This game doesnt scream multi-million sellar and why not on both in store and downloadable versions? Im sorry to be a nay sayer, but I do not see much charity here…

    • Zero_Destiny

      Give a little or give a lot Charity is something that can’t be measured. There is no law or no rule that is forcing ImageEpoch to even give a single yen and yet they choose to. That is what we should be focusing on. I know it isn’t a lot but every yen helps and help it is nothing to insult, even if it’s the bare minimum and isn’t much. Plus we have to remember about ourselves sometimes. We may want to help but we’re only human and we all have our limitations. I would love to go to Japan and help the people myself but I can’t. Not only do I not have a passport or the money to afford a ticket there I’m terrified of planes and don’t know enough of the language to do jack squat for them. All I can do is donate some of my money to them. Which I gladly did. ImageEpoch is in the same boat. They’re a small company and can’t afford to give out too much money. They’re not like Square Enix or Konami or any other big Japanese gaming company. They need to make sure they’ll still make money in order to stay in business since they don’t really have any money to fall back on. I get what you’re saying and I’m not mad at you because I won’t lie I thought a little like that too but it’s the thought that count. ImageEpoch is trying to help out even if it’s just a little. We should applause them for that.

      • I think they would be better off giving a portion of both online and digital and not only digital, tbh. Or just an immediate cash giving, why wait until May or later?

        • Zero_Destiny

          Sawada please. I’m trying to be nice to you and give you the benefit of the doubt. So please just stop while you’re ahead. Let’s just say that you don’t like the form of the charity ImageEpoch is doing (which is okay there’s nothing wrong with your method) and leave it at that. But by promising to donate money for every game it can help them boost sales and they’ll make the customers feel like they did a good thing. I still don’t think anyone should be upset about it but if the charity has brushed you the wrong way I guess there’s nothing I can do about it. But please don’t talk about it anymore. It’s starting to upset me and I think it could upset others. Let’s just be polite and leave it here okay. :)

          • Well Ive stated what I believed on this matter. Ill just say they can give what they give when they give and everyone is happy…everyone is doing a part and thats what matters most.

          • Zero_Destiny

            lol yeah I know. I guess I should of made that a bit clearer. I still think it’s a fine gesture. It’s okay to think differently though and I like how you changed your comment to make it less “offensive” and express your idea better. That was nice of you.

          • irzbos

            when was he ahead in this argument? he was pretty much just wrong in most of what he said, most of all having an issue with the method of how they will offer their charity. As zero said, charity is charity and none of it is required. The amount given will add up to far more than the “$500” bucks you listed as a minimum.

          • Zero_Destiny

            Well let’s just be polite and go with the philosophy of charity is charity. I can’t complain about a company wanting to donate $500. That’s a perfectly fine method. Especially if they do it now so it can give immediate aid. I do think ImageEpoch’s method is better though personally. And the money will definitely be needed even still by April. Lots of people will need help getting back on their feet and starting their lives up again even by that time.

          • So be it, I just really have an isshu with it only being on digital titles and not in store ones, but Ive stated all I’ve had to say. As they say, the ends justifies the means.

      • PrinceHeir

        i agree.

        i mean every yen counts. they also have the potential to lose some of they’re earnings but they don’t mind.

        as Zero-kun said they’re only a small company, so why question they’re way of donating in charity? at least the money goes to the charity that’s what’s important.

  • They should do that when they release it in the west to :)

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