No Tales Of Graces F Until 2012, But North America Gets Tales Of The Abyss This Year

By Spencer . May 11, 2011 . 9:53am

image2010_1228_2231_1The "f" in Tales of Graces f really stands for future. Echoing the news from Europe, Namco Bandai announced Tales of Graces f is a 2012 game in North America too. Tales of Graces f will be released on PlayStation 3. But, don’t fret too much. A Tales series title will be released in 2011, ending the Tales drought.

 

Namco Bandai Games America plans to release Tales of the Abyss for the Nintendo 3DS later this year. The Nintendo 3DS version has stereoscopic 3D graphics and a field map on the bottom screen. During battles, the bottom screen turns into a touch screen Artes menu. As mentioned before, Tales of the Abyss on the 3DS is pretty much like the PS2 version since the team feels the game is already complete.

 

Check out this gallery to see more screenshots of Tales of the Abyss for Nintendo 3DS. Screenshots of Tales of Graces f follow below.

 

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  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    I knew it, Tales of Abyss wouldnt be a job for them at all hahaha…

    Damn it all, i have to wait next year now for Graces T_T and maybe they wont even decide if they want to bring Xillia if they dont see how this one does….

    Nulla e reale; tutto e lecito. Requiescat in pace, namco bandai…

    • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

      You shouldn’t worry too much, first of all enjoy what you have at hand after that’s done we can talk about Xillia, it’s not even out in Japan, just do what you can do to support a Xillia localization, that will help more~ :D

      Also why does the last sentence reminds me so much of Ezio~

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        Because Ezio is just awesome, have you played Brotherhood? I just got it and god damnit X_X so good.

        • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

          Yeah I already played Brotherhood and it’s still as good as 2 maybe even a bit better, I really love the scenery and Ezio is just a sexy pimp~

          Also I love how he is now the experienced and cool dude.

    • malek86

      Where did that quote come from?

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

        Assassins Creed II, Ezio says that when he makes a big assassination I believe, at least the last part, the first(Nulla e reale; tutto e lecito) is the creed of the Assassins Brotherhood.
        That said that’s where “I” know the quote from~

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        Yes, as Rioh says :D From Assasin creed 2 from Ezio Auditore Da Firenze~ , lol his name sounds really cool so it was easy to remember (and i hope he will pwn with that line in brotherhood too, seriously the AC games’s stories are just awesome)

        You surely know it’s already in Italian and it means, “Nothing is true/real; everything is permitted, rest in peace” I love that line and i felt like saying it xD

        • malek86

          It would be, if that actually had the stresses right. It should be “nulla è reale, tutto è lecito”. But then, does the american layout even have stressed characters?

          I’d like to hear how they pronounce it in the english version, though.

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            Darn, ive been looking for a while but i couldnt find it (i found a lets play all with Assasin creed in italian though T-T)

            Just found the “explication” of their creed by altair if you are interested, and one assasination where Ezio only says Requiescat in pace (with english language Voice actor)

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_sEyky7NlY&feature=related

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdvFmZbNMl0&feature=related

            Wait! i just found it, put the video at 9:30, it happens after that, BUT this is an important part of the game so there are spoilers (is actually part of the ending)

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkii8qLcJ24&feature=related

          • malek86

            I remember watching the E3 presentation trailer for the game, and thinking to myself “that’s the worst italian I’ve ever heard”. So I guess that line wouldn’t be much better. The latin one is ok, though.

        • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

          Aw I love that line though I wish I had wrote down what it was in that native language. It sounds so epic every time he said it! Gah, if PSN would come back I would finally play AC Brotherhood, I hope he still says it in that!

          • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

            I got the game when the psn was down, so ive only been on single player T_T i still wonder how multiplayer would be

  • http://twitter.com/thesupersakura Kristina Wright

    No dang it! I wanted Graces first, Abyss already had a release so it can wait until 2012!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jstack Jon Stachewicz

      Yeah never mind the fact that the games are even coming at all or anything. The fact that the US is even getting them is amazing

      Tales fans, I swear…

      • puchinri

        I don’t know, her comment sounded logical enough to me. More like Bamco, I swear…

        • Zero_Destiny

          Why? When you think about it Namco already has the translation for Abyss. So it would easily take less time to make the localization for the 3DS version. Especially since I’d doubt they would re-record all the lines. Abyss coming out sooner makes perfect sense. It will take far less time to release that version.

          Plus and this is nothing more than my opinion on the matter, I’d imagine Namco of America is probably trying to bank on the fact that the 3DS is a new system with not too many RPG’s on it. Just like I think Namco of Japan is. They hope more people will play it because of the lack of competition. Why wait longer for more competition to show up?

          Abyss coming sooner just makes more sense to me. No need to freak out. Abyss just isn’t a big time consuming release like Graces will be.

          • puchinri

            In general it makes sense, but considering how early they announced f, and Abyss just recently got featured in NP and now it’s already getting a release this year and we have to wait until next year for f? That doesn’t make much sense when you think about it.

            That makes sense for Namco of Japan more than it does our Namco though. Xillia is in development still and isn’t a completed game, so no one expects to get it before Abyss. But here, we were told we would be getting one game, and yet, it’s been pushed back and we’re being given something else instead. (And if we want to throw the Innocence rumor in too, if they had given us Innocence before f, that’d really be horrible, since they might give that to us sooner especially when we could be getting Hearts instead.)

            Oh, I’m not freaking out because really, after watching and playing ToGf, I’m disappointed we’re getting it and not Hearts (and that we won’t seem to be getting Vesperia PS3 at all, probably). I won’t be getting Abyss again either, but I just feel like people nag parts of the fandom unnecessarily.

            You have to admit, Bamco has some tactless ways of dealing with localization (and it’s not like they’re the only company making ‘wut’ decisions). But anytime a Tales fans is at all disappointed, someone is prepared to jump them and act as though they just trolled someone or something. Being disappointed is fine to me, there’s no need for people to be attacked over having a logical reaction. But that’s just my opinion.

          • http://twitter.com/thesupersakura Kristina Wright

            Thanks puchinri, I respect you and your opinion. I’m actually not that much of a fan of the Tales series. Graces was going to be the third game I’ve played in the series. I’ve only played Vesperia and Symphonia and I thought they were good games. I knew Abyss had already been released prior to the announcement of the 3DS version and felt like Graces should come first because its never been released before while on the other hand Abyss has. That’s all I meant by my earlier statement…didn’t think I’d get jumped lol.

          • puchinri

            @twitter-62713028:disqus Anytime, and thank you, same to you. I’m a bit of an on/off (and kind of bitter tbh) fan myself, but I think anyone who’s a dedicated fan or even just not much of a fan should have a right to voice their opinion (whether it be excitement or disappoint) on the matter. And some people lumping all Tales fans as one group that are only group (that’s usually perceived as ungrateful, snarky, entitled and not at all justified in their feelings) tends to get old (and kind of condescending).

            I think your statement makes sense, and I agree. It makes more sense to me to make the priority the new title. Yeah, it seems to happen a lot more lately it seems. ^u^; If you’re not making a nice comment about Bamco in regards to Tales, expect someone to snark or jump you, lol.

      • HarryHodd

        We already went through the elation of it being announced. I think most logical people were hoping and expecting 2011 when thier website says “coming soon”

        That and it’s been 3 years since the last console Tales game going on 4.

        • puchinri

          Pretty much my thoughts exactly. I thought “coming soon” when announced early in the year tends to mean *within that same year*. Not some time next year.

    • http://twitter.com/Megawarrior345 Elle

      Abyss is already translated so no work needs to be done other than to import, make copies, and ship it.

  • IceRomancer

    Ughh why’d they even announce tales of graces so early this year if they didn’t even plan on releasing it till 2012?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      This is just a guess, but if they didn’t announce Tales of Graces f first I imagine Tales fans (in unison) would be saying “why aren’t we getting graces?!”

      Maybe it’s early 2012? 2012 in itself is pretty vague!

      • malek86

        But now they will be all like “where’s our Xillia?”, because Namco will probably wait until Graces sells well to bring it.

        As a matter of fact, though, a year and half for localization would be pretty long, even by RPG standards. I guess Namco is just that slow.

        • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

          Unless they are going to stick to their word and bring it out when the time is not that crowded, or maybe they want to voice everything in the game?

          • https://twitter.com/#!/Ojsinnerz Firo_Prochainezo

            No matter how much stuff there is to voice, I don’t think it would take that long.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

        Early 2012? I think its gonna get mauled by XIII-2. :/

        • http://twitter.com/Aerodynamic41 Ahmad Arzmi

          Let’s not forget that Mass Effect 3 is also releasing within that period

          • http://www.youtube.com/B4ULoveShine Tim_at_where

            Bad move, @NamcoBandai, BAD MOVE. Transfer the release period where it’s NOT gonna get buried by Mass Effect 3!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

            I think this year and Q1 2012 should be off limits. There best bet would’ve been Summer, but like my friend said, its the namco way to release it on such unfortunate dates.

          • http://www.youtube.com/B4ULoveShine Tim_at_where

            @NamcoBandai Stop using poor release dates to justify NOT bringing out #Tales games outside of Japan.

            Also, Humzah, you’re correct, as their consant usage of a poor release date only justifies my paranoia about Hideo Baba’s tendency to pick poor release dates, then use their low international sales to justify NOT bring out further Tales games outside of Japan. Then, they’ll intentionally NOT mention the fact they picked the date stacked against a Tales US release, in regards to this matter.

        • http://www.youtube.com/B4ULoveShine Tim_at_where

          Why does @NamcoBandai:twitter constantly release Tales games on dates stacked against them? No wonder Tales lacks sales, because Namco Bandai allows their international releases to get buried.

      • Guest

        What happened to that Tales of Innocence rumor

    • https://twitter.com/RaiohV ShinkaRaioh

      So people who flamed Namco would stop crying for it, just my theory though.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      Wasnt the sub group translating the project? Maybe to get them to stop doing it, plus it helped Namco Bandai reach out to “community”

  • malek86

    Man, I will never get past how terrible this game’s design looks to me. Especially the main guy.

    • puchinri

      You mean Graces? Because after I actually watched the gameplay and cutscenes (and then tried the demo), I wondered why I even wanted it in the first place. (They start looking weird to me in the cutscenes.)

      It’s why I’m kind of disappointed we’re getting Graces f and not something else. But there are people that wanted it, so I can’t complain too much.

      • malek86

        In the bottom screenshot, the main dude looks way too funny for someone who just learned their father died. I blame the design.

        • http://honorless.net honorless

          It’s his expression more than his design. While being dressed as “fantasy-anime Elvis with massive cowlick” is…something, if the animators had been able to make a convincing “shocked with grief” face it might’ve worked.

        • puchinri

          Yeah, a lot of it just doesn’t work for me.
          While watching the ending, I felt absolutely nothing.

  • http://twitter.com/darkmark1987 darkmark

    abyss is coming to europe this year as well according to a namco rep on twitter

    @PeterPanoSan tales of the abyss is 2011.

    • malek86

      I just read that. At least some good news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

    Still waiting for Vesperia PS3 Namco. You disappointed in Tales info last night as well. :(

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      Why? If they announced it it wouldnt come until 2013.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

        Vesperia? At least I would know its coming and every non-believer would stop thinking its not. :D

    • Dimentionalist

      You’ll be waiting forever then.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

        No I won’t~ It will come after Graces for sure!

        • Dimentionalist

          There just isn’t that much profit to be found in a game that’ll be two years old in September, three if you count the 360 version. They’d have to work even harder to market the game to attract a big audience because they’ve already released this here. And we know how Namco is so WONDERFUL with marketing. Most people aside from die-hard fans will think “oh, I’ve played this on 360 years ago.” If they move onto anything after Graces F (which is something to be worried about if they release it next to FFXIII-2 early next year), it’ll probably be Xillia.

          • Detsuahxe

            I still don’t understand the basis of the argument that the game being “old” (which really just means it’s already been out in Japan for a while) somehow lowers its profits. Why does this matter?

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

            I’m pretty sure it’ll sell. and I’m pretty damn well sure the fans know what it includes. I really don’t understand whole its old and won’t sell. Facebook might not be much, but it was the 2nd most demanded game after Graces f.

          • malek86

            “I really don’t understand whole its old and won’t sell. ”

            Well, there’s a lot of games that were released on 360 first and on PS3 later (or viceversa), that ended up selling badly on their second run. I can see why Namco would be wary.

    • Jirin

      If you want it so bad, import it and patch it. Although I admit it would be nice to play ToV without being in constant fear of the red ring of death.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

        Don’t you need CFW?

    • http://twitter.com/Megawarrior345 Elle

      stop waiting and import.

      • kroufonz

        i stop waiting if they release budget version/best edition of Vesperia PS3 asian/japanese version (which they haven’t done yet, and this make people believe there is still Hope Vesperia PS3 will be localized)

        • PurpleDoom

          I’d imagine a budget version would come out pretty soon, since if I recall correctly Vesperia did reasonably well on PS3 and it’s been about a year-and-a-half since launch, which is fairly standard time between a launch and a budget re-release. It wouldn’t have anything to do with a localization, though.

          I may as well throw out that if you can read the katakana set of Japanese characters, the game is not difficult to play at all in Japanese and there ought to be a translation guide somewhere, if you’re willing to use those.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

        I wish.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Juddgment Judgment8

      Still waiting for Radiant Mythology 3 ;_;

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

        Wait they announced RM2!?

        • PurpleDoom

          No, they didn’t. It would be cool to get either one, though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Jay/100001526135754 Will Jay

      Have fun waiting until you die

      They’ve confirmed it will never, ever come in the past

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Humzah-Jan/100001147084979 Humzah Jan

        When? I’ve been following the games updates. They always say no plans yet or no news on that. Especially Rich. Never a no.

      • kroufonz

        they haven’t confirmed anything officially

    • PrinceHeir

      agree :P

  • Chris Hansen

    The only reason, the only reason at all that we’re getting Abyss is because it’s already in English. No way would we have gotten it if it was Japan onry. That’s the most depressing thing, because it shows how much effort they’re willing to give towards localization. Graces F was already 90% translated by the fan-made team by the time Bamco launched the teaser site…that’s how much earlier we could’ve gotten this.

    • puchinri

      I was thinking the same thing.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Where did you all get Tales of Graces F for the US in 2012? The website says “Coming Soon’…
    http://www.namcobandaigames.com/console/tales-of-graces-f

    Oh I see the PR….darn I wanted both in 2011, lol.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Directly from a Namco Bandai e-mail.

    • Yamaneko22

      Coming Soon in a sense, that they will put 2012 there soon ;P

      • http://twitter.com/Megawarrior345 Elle

        LMAO I really hate the word “soon” because it never is.

        • PurpleDoom

          I know, right? You’d think people would put something more like “More Details TBA” or something to at least not get the impression that it’s coming “soon”.

        • Exkaiser

          But 2012 is pretty soon. One year’s not that long of a time.

          • PurpleDoom

            It depends on your perspective, I guess. I personally agree that there’s nothing unreasonable at all about 2012, but localizations have been getting quicker and I guess people have just come to expect something speedy as soon as they see the word “soon”.

  • karasuKumo

    The wait wont be that long, we’re used to it lol.

    • Draparde

      yeah, getting it at all is better than not getting it. i can wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Agino-Terra-Terra/100000005990054 Agino Terra Terra

    this just great i was wait for this game come this year now it will be on 2012 it a lot BS for this game =( i want game on ps3 no on 3ds

  • Guest

    No dang it! This means and even more delay IF they even decide to bring over Tales of Xillia

  • AzureNova

    Finally, pre-ordering now! lol =^_^=

  • http://blackwings.net Sayoko

    Aw that’s a depressing piece of news to hear in the morning. Not surprised that they want to rush the 3DS game instead though since the bulk of the game is already finished and probably want to join in on the 3DS hype while it’s still hot (is it still even hot?).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aunna-Terrell/100001267508146 Aunna Terrell

    Awww, that sucks. I wanted Graces f this year. lol I don’t have big titles this year to look forward to (just Catherine now). XD Oh well.. I’ll still get Graces f on day 1~! Not too obsessed about the Abyss since 1) don’t have 3DS, think it’s a waste of money atm and 2) I already have it on the PS2.

  • jello44

    2012 US? Ah well, gives me time to play other games. Mainly Forza 4.

  • Revorse

    Nacmo Nacmo Nacmo. Geeez

  • HarryHodd

    Well, so much for the hype train. 2012 is just lulz.

    They need to start Xillia this yesr in order to get it in 2013.

    Very disappointing.

  • thebanditking

    Hopefully its a full retail release for Graces F and not a digital only one (which would be a huge let down for me). Still out on if I want abyss 3DS, sure its portable now but unlike some of the older entries (phantasia and destiny 2) I did play this one.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      Its retail, currently available for preorder from retailers such as Amazon for $39.99…

      • irzbos

        not anymore…as far as I can tell it was an error that Amazon will prolly have to pay for for those of you quick enough to preorder it. However if you have another site that still shows that price could you put a link up to it.

      • http://twitter.com/Megawarrior345 Elle

        lol it’s 59.99 now. I jumped on it.

        • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

          Im so glad, I got it too. I didnt think they would increase it. Never cancelling this one, such a bargain!

  • kroufonz

    2012 seriously!?, by the time it got released people are already forget and wait for xillia instead! i hope this bullshit just some kind of PR spin (they will fix it with E3 announcement-BELIEVE!)

    • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

      I always thought the “f” stood for “finished”, but it seems it stands for “finally”. [Badump, Tish!]

    • Hraesvelgr

      I never really understood how people have such short attention spans when it comes to game releases. I don’t think too many people will end up actually forgetting about it in favor of Xillia, because it’s pretty unlikely that they’ll even bother with that one until they see how Abyss 3DS and Graces do.

      • PurpleDoom

        This.

        If people want to get Xillia at all, then they better not forget about this and Abyss. If you ask me, 2012 isn’t unreasonable at all.

        • kroufonz

          is not that fans have short spans of memory but 2012 auite long wait and will probably have some highly anticipated big and niche JRPG title released that could overshadowed graces f from a lot of people memory. especially squareenix console jrpg with FFXIII-2 and possibly versus, there is even possibility of Tri-ace game (which possibly will be direct competition of tales), level 5 ni no kuni, totori, not to mention imagepooch, it will be even harsher if both capcom and konami finally announce their first HD JRPG, summer/fall 2011 is still better time to release graces f IMHO.

          • PurpleDoom

            Late 2011 is when a ton of big-name Western games are coming out. Graces f would definitely get completely squashed sales-wise if they launched it in that window.

            If we had known the date was 2012 back in February then, yes, it would have been unusually long, but since we only found out now I’d say the waiting time is pretty standard for a large console JRPG. We don’t exactly have a solid date for FFXIII-2, either, and I think that’s a better candidate for holiday season 2011. Versus almost certainly won’t come until mid-to-late next year in Japan, and it’ll be even further until the international launch. All of those other games you mentioned are either just as niche or even moreso than Tales, so they wouldn’t necessarily threaten to eat all of its sales unless all of them came out at once (unlikely, especially since English versions of a few of those are a long way off.) Most of those are brand new IP, so it’s actually likely that a Tales launch would damage them, odd as it may sound; Totori is the only game there that could both reasonably come out in that season and has comparable brand strength backing it.

            It’s certainly not a crime to wish a game would come out sooner, but (not accusing you of this) I’d say it’s unfair to bash Namco for making a “bad” decision when we don’t know any of the reasoning behind it, and the reaction so far has been completely overblown IMO.

          • kroufonz

            what i said late 2011 is bad but summer/fall 2011 is good spot, because it still quite fresh in memory, and i think most title i said in the post also have possibility to damage tales sales wise considering tales is already a niche game.

            i am assuming it is abad decision because the longer time between game announced and released definitely will impact sales especially if there is bigger and newer game, at this gen there is more and more game get faster localization squareenix and tri ace game never take to long to localized, even the only nisa game that take longer to be localized is atelier. i am assuming it will be bad because if namco still take the same old way they did like older tales never properly market it, it will definitely get impact from both bigger and smaller JRPG that have proper marketing and still quite hot talked around the net, the hype will be reduced greatly by the long wait, unless they have other console tales in the west to be released this year the longer time wait will get larger impact on sales, and longer wait for graces f also meant even longer wait for xillia.
            .

  • nyoron

    Sigh, 2012… oh well, got my Graces F preorder in at Amazon. Only $39.99! (Same price Abyss 3DS haha)

    Edit: And now they upped it to $59.99. Glad I locked in the deal :D

    • Exkaiser

      Oh, and Amazon has that thing where the price locks in at the lowest since the time you ordered it right? That’s a pretty great deal!

  • Fonic

    I can wait even though Graces this year would have been nice. I just hope the chosen release dates for both games are reasonable and not on the same day as a Final Fantasy or something.

    I’ve kind of been wanting to replay Abyss lately but I guess I can wait until I (eventually) get a 3DS.

  • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

    2012? f this

    • Dimentionalist

      You’re doing it wrong! It’s “ƒ this!”

  • bugmeknot

    Maybe the long wait means Graces F is also coming out on more platforms such as 3DS, NGP and Cafe especially since we’re likely to see the latter two in shops in 2012.

    Anyway, I would buy a 3DS for Abyss and Graces F, but I wouldn’t buy it just for Abyss.

    • HarryHodd

      It’s PS3 exclusive.

      • LynxAmali

        Welp. There goes my hope of them releasing the Wii version as well. Well, I’ll at least be buying Musou 3 and still have my playthrough of Innocence and RM3 to go through.

  • Letiumtide

    I’ll accept that, I guess, so long as either the japanese available on abyss or you’ve finally dubbed the voices in. It’s really annoying to try to read and watch the portraits. Playing it in Japanese with the voiced skits on was so much more fun .

  • gimpylee

    No Japanese Voices or theme song for Abyss then no buy. I already have the PS2 version, seems like a cheap port otherwise.

    • PurpleDoom

      Unfortunately it’s identical to the PS2 release. It IS a cheap port, really. Given the rarity of the PS2 version it’s a nice opportunity for those that haven’t played it, though.

  • HarryHodd

    Could care less about Abyss. They should have brought Vesperia this year if Graces f has to be a 2012 game.

    • Exkaiser

      They should just not worry about Vesperia and neither should you.

      • HarryHodd

        I’ll be importing and playing a fan Translation, but would still buy it if it was localized.

  • NipponjiRurouniJSRF

    Wow I was hoping to play this before I go to college smh The wait continues

  • http://twitter.com/Saculogir Saculogir

    Ocarina 3D, Blazblue 3D, and now Abyss 3D. Crap….At this rate I”m going to have to buy a 3DS >.>
    My wallet can’t handle that kind of punishment! T.T

  • solbalmung

    Better wait for it than drooling over the japanese version :3
    Fortunately Im gonna get a ps3 soon (been saving for it for about 7months now D:) !

  • KyoyaHibari

    Wow, A 3DS port of a game I already have and Graces in 2012, perfect… I’d tolerate it if they threw in, idk maybe Vesperia PS3, VS, Xillia and RM 2 & 3

    • Exkaiser

      Yes, I think they should definitely localize all those games, putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into publishing them, oversaturate the market with Tales games and then rake in the losses.

      That is the only way we can tolerate Namco Bandai.

      • KyoyaHibari

        Bamco relies solely on mainstream Naruto junk for profit, when 80% of the games are garbage, they should advertise more Tales games which are more genuinely made then all the crappy Naruto games they release. 

    • puchinri

      It would have been nice to get some other Tales game instead. One of the ones we got that actually saw a port that wasn’t cheap. Like TOD DX. Or heck, just any of the PSP ports. (Or they could have given us Hearts. Just sayin~.)

  • http://twitter.com/FaithlessMr Bruno Silva

    We’ve waited all this time for Graces F…time will fly by fast. I’m sure of it. I’ll wait all the time in the world for both Graces F and Abyss!

  • http://twitter.com/KeionKirby Hoshi星 ♥ Ys Celceta

    2012? I believe we’ll get in MONTH of GAMING AKA March or if we’re lucky enough in February.

  • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

    More time to perfect the localization? Okay, I’ll wait. In return, give me a great dub cast, NamDai.

  • Wackoramaco87

    I apologize if this has been said already (I haven’t had the time to scan the comments!), but does this mean Xillia is a no-go? Or will it completely depend on sales of Abyss and Graces F? Though if it does, I suppose that means that Xillia will not come until 2013, at the earliest… When is PS4 supposed to start rolling around? =P

    • PurpleDoom

      Not necessarily. I wouldn’t say it ENTIRELY depends on the sales of these two, but good sales would certainly be a contributing factor, and if Graces and Abyss both do well enough, I’d say Xillia is one of the likelier candidates.

      • puchinri

        Everyone is making it sounds like that’s the case. I wouldn’t be surprised either way though.
        [I think it makes sense that the sales do make a big difference, but I don't want to feel like I should have to buy a game I don't like or want and one that I already own (and on a system I don't own on top of that) just to get the game I do want.]

        • HarryHodd

          It seems that is what it comes down to for some of us. Fans getting together and buying these games. I mean is it such a bad thing to have two different copies of the same game or to gift a game? Jrpgs need all the help they can get this gen.

          • puchinri

            Indeed. And I usually don’t mind having two different copies of the same game, but I like for there to be a difference between them (like Rhapsody for PS1 ver. DS, although rights probably had something to do with that). But for me, I hate that it feels like that’s the only way it is, and as it is, I can’t afford that. I can barely afford the games I want now, so having to get a copy of a game I already have (and that I don’t own the system to) or a game I don’t want, just for the *possibility* of having a game I do want in the future isn’t really logical and maybe not possible. And I can’t speak for anyone on here, but I do know plenty of people that this applies to. That’s mostly my nitpick.

          • HarryHodd

            Well I know you or the plenty of people you know don’t have an English copy of this game. If you want future Tales games localized, including the amazing looking Xillia, then Graces f needs your support.

            Btw I have the Japanese version of Graces f and have already pre-ordered two copies of the english Graces f. One for myself and one for a friend. If that means I wait for a price cut or skip another game then so be it.

          • puchinri

            @HarryHodd:disqus That’s the sad part. I decided way back that I didn’t want Graces f, so I’d hate to buy it with only the possibility of seeing Xillia (or any other Tales game).

            I was actually close to getting the JP ver. before I realized I really didn’t want the game. I figured I could skip out on a game coming out here and import, but I realized what a mistake that would be. I’m more dedicated to other series than I am Tales though, so I’m saving my money for them (what little money I have, anyway).

  • Aoshi00

    Good.. was worried I wouldn’t have time to finish the Jpn ver before the US ver comes out :)..

  • http://twitter.com/RyougaZell RyougaZell

    Bah… already own Abyss on PS2. No need for the 3DS version…

    I wanted Graces F this summer… and Vesperia Complete =/

  • PrinceHeir

    at least Abyss is making it this year :D

  • http://www.youtube.com/B4ULoveShine Tim_at_where

    All I can say is,

    I don’t want to wait for our lives to be over
    I want to know right now, “What will it be?”
    I don’t want to wait for our lives to be over
    So will it be “Yes”
    Or will it be…
    “Sorry”?

    –Paula Cole

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJb5RvAs4BI&t=0m56s

    • puchinri

      Oh gosh, should I be ashamed for having sung that song in my head recently…?

      It fits so well. Bravo~. x’)

  • darkfox1

    TBH this is actually good news for me… NOW I HAVE TIME TO GET A PS3 BEFORE THIS COMES OUT

  • Barrylocke89

    My guess is that they announced it early in case the translation project finished before they did. That’d explain the long wait, since normally, they wait awhile to announce these things.

  • epy

    So the announcement was pretty much to stop the fan translation as Bamco hadnt even begun the localization. Nice.

    I am hoping Bamco is trolling yet again and they release a closer date at E3.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PE34R7WMZYDZD4HYHBO6JLJOGE Rogerio Yoshikawa

    bottom pic on the left side.. that was exactly my face when I read this news

  • http://twitter.com/yukishiido Yuki / Brandon

     I don’t have a PS3 (yet), so I’m fine with this; I’m excited for Tales of the Abyss 3DS, even though I’ve already played it on PS2.

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