Tales HD Ports In Consideration, More Tales For 3DS, Graces f In Summer 2012

By Ishaan . July 4, 2011 . 12:05pm

Tales fansite, Kingdom of Tales, have a fantastic interview with Tales Studio executive, Makoto Yoshizumi (yes, the one and the same), up on their site. The interview touches upon a broad range of topics, covering everything from the possibility of a Tales of Xillia release to more Tales games on the Nintendo 3DS to plans for high-definition ports of older Tales titles.

 

You can read the full interview here (it’s in French; scroll down a little bit for the English translation), but here are some quick highlights:

 

On HD ports of older games:

“This is something we would like to do and we are currently working to see if it would be possible to port older Tales games: Phantasia, Destiny, or Eternia, not only in Japan, but throughout the world. However, I still can’t give much information about this. We are still discussing about whether this project can be done and on which game console those ports would be made.”

 

On why Graces on Wii isn’t coming over:

“We wish to deliver the best and most complete experience for US and European fans, therefore we’re localizing Tales of Graces f. The game on the PS3 version is on a blu-ray disc. It would be next to impossible to condense all the game’s data on a Wii disc, so unfortunately, there will be no Wii release.”

 

On Graces f’s European release:

“Actually we are planning for a release in summer 2012.”

 

On sales expectations for Abyss and future Nintendo 3DS games:

“Well, I’d say 250 000 copies. We also hope we will be able to release more Tales games on 3DS.”

 

Well, that should make a lot of people very happy.

 

A tip of the hat to Fisico for the heads up. Thanks!


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

    Summer 2012 for Europe. That feels so far away, but I guess I can wait, hopefully the US release isnt too far off, and Im glad they brought up Code Geass DLC! Please deliver to US!

    Possibility for Tales of Xillia makes my heart glad!

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      I’m hoping for a January 2012 release for Graces F and then Xillia maybe in Fall of 2012 or Winter of 2013, if Graces F sells well.

    • AxeL

      Yea I hear you, but time does past by fast so before you know it we will have the games in our hands! Couldn’t be happier about the Code Geass dlc. Never been this excited for content pertaining to anime other than my big 3 animes: Bleach, Naruto Shippuden and One Piece.

      That makes two. I love every Tales game i got my hands on. Symphonia 1 and 2, Abyss and Legendia.

  • Mister_Nep

    I hope those numbers aren’t referring to the Western releases. Don’t think either territory will hit 250k

    • Shinji Kazuya

      Let’s hope he means both territories together. If Tales of the Abyss doesn’t sell well we might not see another Tales on 3DS. :<

      • http://twitter.com/Haseosan87 ~ハセヲさん~

        I think he refers to the worldwide sales (Japan+Europe+America+Australia). 250k in all the world is pretty doable, in my opinion.

        • Shinji Kazuya

          Oh! Yes, I forgot that option. Looking at the question and at his answer again, that seems to be the case. If it really is, and I hope it is, I think will be pretty doable as well.

          You just made me more relieved, Francesco! ⁀ω⁀

          • http://twitter.com/Haseosan87 ~ハセヲさん~

            Glad to hear it! ^o^

  • epy

    Tales of Destiny Remake, Destiny 2 and Rebirth HD Tales Collection. MAKE IT HAPPEN!

    • kupomogli

      I’d be happy with just a Tales of Destiny HD Collection. 

      • puchinri

        Even this would make me excited though. (If they included the stuff for the ToD DX and made the same available for ToD2 though with it as well, I would never be able to be disappointed with Bamco again.)

    • puchinri

      That would be beautiful.

  • Shinji Kazuya

    Damn, 1 year left for Tales of Graces f! ;_;
    Oh well, I can wait! Lots of other great stuff to play till then like The Last Story and Final Fantasy XIII-2! :3
    I’ll have my hopes up for more Tales games for 3DS and Tales of Xillia localisation!

    • DanteJones

      Yup! Lots of lovely games coming out between now and then. :D

    • http://twitter.com/Haseosan87 ~ハセヲさん~

      Yoshizumi also said the sales of Graces F will not affect the decision to localize Xillia! But we fans must make ourselves heard and clearly say that we want it!

      • Shinji Kazuya

        He said that? Awsome! I have been following Xillia here, on Siliconera, and I can say that I really like it! The battle system, the characters, the graphics. In another words: What a Tales fan like me would expect from the next Tales console game!

        I really hope we get it! :3

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

          Its in the interview.

        • http://twitter.com/Haseosan87 ~ハセヲさん~

          Here’s the interesting part!

          4. KoT: Tales of Xillia has yet to be announced in Occident. Will the decision to release the game solely depend on how well Tales of Graces f sells here?

          Yoshizumi : No, not at all. It has nothing to do with Tales of Graces f sales. We will only release Tales of Xillia if we feel fans are really enthusiastic about the game.

          KoT: Are we to understand we’ll have to spam Namco Bandai’s facebook account again?

          Yoshizumi : *laughs* Yes, I guess that’s one way among others.

          • Shinji Kazuya

            Ahahah! Awsome! xD
            Spam time again in the future!

          • DanteJones

            Oh what, that’s awesome! It’s a bit easier to get a mob of online people to spam messages than it is to have them go buy stuff. XD

          • Exkaiser

            Yes, well, for the continued health of the franchise I think they should also pick up Graces F.

            I’ll be quite disheartened if him saying this causes a marked drop in sales… Though I personally don’t think it will.

          • DanteJones

            @Exkaiser:disqus That is very true! And yeah, I wouldn’t be too worried about his statement. It might not be PS3 Vesperia or Xillia, but it’s still a new (and good) Tales game from what I’ve read. :)

          • Ryos

            Good grief.  I’m not going to campaign for every game I want brought out here.

      • Ladius

        Honestly I can’t understand that statement, it simply makes no sense from a business standpoint.

        I hope it doesn’t end up damaging ToGF’s sales, it’s an amazing game and the way it’s been labeled as “the Tales game you should buy if you want Xillia” is one of the worst things I have seen happening in the Tales fanbase as of late :

        • Dimentionalist

          Agreed to the point where I want to “love” this post instead of merely “liking” it. Graces F (and Team Destiny in general) is amazing. I’ve seen so many irritating Vesperia fanboys who are boycotting the game to spite the company, and I can only hope these idiots don’t affect the sales.

  • shion16

    let me guess………….Tales of Phantasia HD port , and japan only

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Did you even bother to read?

      • DanteJones

        D’oh, beat me to it Ishaan. xD

      • shion16

        of course i read the news ¬¬
        its just that my espectactions of namco bandai for worldwide games arent big.
        Tales of Graces F is a fact, but the HD ports are only a possibility for us cause the sellings of their previous games

    • Suicunesol

      Tales of Phantasia is a 2D game…

    • DanteJones

      “Phantasia, Destiny, or Eternia, not only in Japan, but throughout the world.”

  • kupomogli

    They’re aiming a bit high for Abyss 3DS sales aren’t they?  This is the reason we don’t get Tales titles in the US.  Namco is setting themselves up for failure.  250,000 sales, even in all regions, is a lot considering that it’s about 1/4 of the amount of the entire 3DS userbase.

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

      Hm? With over 4mln 3DS units WW, they just have to get around 75K in each region. It doesnt seem that lofty, truth be told, for lifetime sales of the title. 

      • puchinri

        Well, how proportionate are the sales of each region though? That certainly counts for something.

      • kupomogli

        I actually didn’t know they were that high in 3DS sales.  I guess even though low every week the numbers do add up.

    • puchinri

      That’s what I was thinking. It’s a direct port (better load times at least, supposedly) on a portable that not that many people have. 

    • Ladius

      Well, Tales of Eternia on PSP managed to break 250k in Japan mixing the original release and the budget reprint. 

      That said, seeing how ToR and ToD2 PSP’s performance was substantially lower I too have my doubts that TotA can meet that quota in Japan, especially considering 3DS’s still a young platform. If he was speaking about combined sales in Japan, USA and Europe, though, I think they will probably be able to do it.

  • http://tiny.cc/justintvbayorgasmic Genesis

    This is wonderful news! I am extremely grateful for their current efforts tbh. 
    I am truly excited and can’t wait for Graces F to hit the US/EU. Graces F and Xillia are my top two most anticipated games and people should focus on them without a doubt. I also like the fact that they will consider HD ports of older titles! They have my support all the way. Thanks for the article guys

    • Shinji Kazuya

      Yes Genesis! I feel the same! I’m quite happy with Namco Bandai right now.
      Can’t wait to play Tales of the Abyss on 3DS and then Tales of Graces f on PS3. I know I’ll have a blast like I did with Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Legendia and Tales of Vesperia. Tales of Vesperia is also my all time favourite so far!

      In another note: Genesis, your profile picture is so distracting. x.x

      • http://tiny.cc/justintvbayorgasmic Genesis

        Indeed! I am like overly filled with joy. Haha blame the beautiful sorceress 

  • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

    I’ll go for the PS3 version of ToG:F no matter what, but their reason for no Graces on Wii doesn’t convince me. A quick & dirty Google search told me ToG:F is smaller than 8GB (Dual Layer DVD capacity, Wii can read these). And more importantly: there’s always the option to pack the new chapters on a second disc. Just like they did with Tales of Symphonia.

    Glad about the planed ports though. Not that I’m a fan of ports, but we got so few Tales games in Europe.

    • http://twitter.com/Haseosan87 ~ハセヲさん~

      Perhaps they want to include dual-audio? °-°

      • http://twitter.com/18RetroMax Victor Rivers

        Must be a dub hater. Anyway I am glad they are starting to look at the fanbase in America now. The part that really got me exicted though was the fact that they are thinking of bringing the older Tales of game that was never localized in other game system ports.

        • http://twitter.com/Haseosan87 ~ハセヲさん~

          Who, me? I’m not a dub hater, I just like being able to choose. When there’s the dual audio I often like to use the original dub for the first playthrough, that’s true. But for the following ones, I also like to switch to the English dub.

        • epy

          Please do not bring that into siliconera 16Rivers. People can comment over their preference of audio without the accusations of “dub hating” you enjoy so much.

          • Dimentionalist

            He does this everywhere he goes. You’ll get used to it.

      • Shinji Kazuya

        Gah! That would be too good. A Tales game with English and Japanese voices? I’m not betting on it even though the disc has more than enough space for that. Surprise me Namco!

  • roboattack

    TOGf only uses 8GB of the bluray space, including replicated data which is important for ps3 games, just saying…

    • raikage

      So, it would fit on a Double Layer DVD…

    • puchinri

      Wow, seriously? I didn’t realize it was that small. I mean, that’s not actually that small (well, technically is kinda), but compared to the size of a blu-ray disc, that sounds tiny.

      • roboattack

        Best thing was, the installation needs over 5GB HDD space, yes you had to install the game (jpn version) to play it.
        They should just say “it is a business decision”, than making up excuses. 
        Now give me Xillia, this year please.

        • puchinri

          Ugh, I wish we were getting Xillia this year. One thing that annoys me with Abyss 3D and ToGf thing, is not that we are getting Abyss (I think we should get Hearts and not a direct port, but good for everyone who didn’t get it before), but that we’re getting Abyss before ToGf, even though ToGf was announced first. (It’d be different if we were at least getting it this year.)

          I want Xillia soon at the least. Or an official confirmation. I’d take that much.

    • http://twitter.com/sd28821 Richard Stewart

      the whole not fitting thing is bs hell they could even use two discs if nessary since they got the main game on 1 already 

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

    It’s hard to believe this folks, but it seems that Namco Bandai is finally giving the Tales of franchise a chance, and we’d better take this chance to show them they’re keeping things going on the right track! I’ll be supporting the series in Europe!

    Now, having to wait another year for Graces f….that hurts :/ but knowing we’ll get other tales games meanwhile sounds fair enough for me :)

    • Shinji Kazuya

      Yes Bruno! I will be supporting it, of course.
      I’m waiting for Amazon UK to put it up so I can pre-order it.
      About Tales of Graces f: We gotta be patient. The nice RPGs for consoles are, most of the time, like this. A lot of text to translate to the 5 languages and all. I have learned to be very patient during all these previous years of gaming.
      And there will be a lot of other great games to have fun with until the summer of 2012! :3

      • http://www.oneltwops.org Santashi

        Definitely supporting! Preordered Abyss and Graces already and am more than willing to take anything else they can throw at me. :) Shopto have actually had Tales of Graces f listed for a while if you want to try preordering from them (although ignore their placeholder that claims the game is coming out in February!).

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

          Let’s do it everyone :D We’ll make the Tales series one of the most respected jrpg franchises of the now :D

        • Shinji Kazuya

          Wow I never knew about this store. Seems like a good videogame store.
          Thanks Santashi :3

    • DanteJones

      NA REPRESEEEEEEEENT!

      *cough* Sorry.

      Seriously though, I hope Graces does so well Namco will have no doubts about bringing Xillia over.

    • Balmung

      Woo! Supporting from Australia here XD

    • Balmung

      Woo! Supporting from Australia here XD

    • kroufonz

      I am also hope they could also pushing some advertisement for tales, i mean if they can spend money to advertise enslaved and inversion, why can’t tales get a bit of that treatment roo.

  • meat0bun

    Suddenly, my dream for Tales of Symphonia on the 3DS comes closer to reality.

    Only one more announcement will solidify Nintendo as my new god:
    “Dragon Quest XI. ONLY FOR 3DS.”

    • Exkaiser

      Dragon Quest XI 3D? My body is ready.

  • KeyCross

    “Yoshizumi : I would like to ask, regarding the voice over, would you prefer English or Japanese dubs?
    KoT: I like both. However, a common complaint about English dubs in J-RPG is that we almost always have the same voice actors again and again. I do not know if you’ve heard about Johnny Yong Bosch and Yuri Lowenthal, but it almost seems like those two persons appear in about 90% of the J-RPGs released in Occident.
    Yoshizumi : This is very interesting information. I didn’t know such a thing happened with English dubs.”

    It´s nice to see that in an interview both parties end up learning something they didn´t knew before. Who knows, perhaps Yoshimizu really took notice of this and he ´ll do something about it in the next localization.

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

      If only there were more talent in the talent pool, though I guess they dont want to take risks without using tried and true voice actors. 

      • puchinri

        It’s not like there are a shortage of voice actors though. When you think about it, they cross media often, so if they can’t find the perfect voice for someone who predominantly does games, it wouldn’t hurt to look for someone in the cartoon, etc stuff. (Though I think even in the game part, it’s not like there isn’t a selection to choose from.)

        • http://twitter.com/Xander_VJ David García Abril

          The problem with voice actors from other media is that more often than not they have a hard time adapting to the Japanese anime school of acting: That is performances that, when well done, almost reach overacting… but without crossing the threshold. The infamous “emotive” acting that anime fans love so much but make anime haters to want to cut their own ears with rusty scissors.

          That’s something that Japanese are truly experts at, but most Western actors are not used to. The acting style is just too different, and they need some learning and practise before they get it. That’s why hiring actors that don’t have anime experience is kinda risky. The problem is that there aren’t that many of them that are good enough as well.

          Besides, it doesn’t help either that actors like Johny Young Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal and, more and more often, Troy Baker are… Well… Just THAT good.

          I mean, I really can’t picture Emil, Luke for Fabre and Yuri Lowell speaking in English without the voices of those three.

          • Dimentionalist

            Don’t forget Scott Menville… even though Namco did.

          • http://twitter.com/Xander_VJ David García Abril

            Well, there are other examples:

            Heather Hogan: Don’t even DARE dubbing Colette in English without her lovely voice. DON’T EVEN DARE!

            Kirk Thorton: If Jade was such a magnificent bast*** in English was because of him. Besides, he had the best Indignation chant EVER.

            Michael McConnahie: Everytime I listen to this guy in a videogame, I can’t help but squeal out of SHEER JOY!

            Jennifer Hale: THE video game voice actress… that Namco also forgot about. >_<

            Laura Bayley: Probably one of the best anime voice actress right now. How can a voice actress sound so American and Japanese AT THE SAME FREAKING TIME?!

            Michelle Ruff: She OWNED Rita Mordio. Plain and simple.

            There are tons more, but you get the idea. :P

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

            @twitter-112139481:disqus  Yay~! I’m not the only one who squeals out of sheer joy for Michael McConnohie. :3

            Oh.. and about Laura.. lol a friend of mine is playing Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes atm.. and he was like “OMG, the person they got for Oichi TOTALLY sounds like the Japanese actress. They TOTALLY chose the right person there!” XDD

          • puchinri

            That’s true for some cases. I can think of some that work across all media (cartoons, anime and games) or generally work on cartoons, but would do well for all media. 

            I actually think they’re okay. Well, I do enjoy Yuri Lowenthal a lot, but the other two (and quite a few others), I just don’t know if I feel that they’re good but just not matched to the right character often, I just don’t care for them in general. But they do better than some others would, that’s true.

    • puchinri

      Oh, that’s interesting. Glad it was brought up. I’m glad they said both (because having both is great!), but it’s interesting that they didn’t know of the thing with dubs (and I hope they keep it in mind in the future and can do a little something).

  • darkfox1

    Yes…YES.YEESSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • malek86

    I wonder if by “HD ports” they could mean the WiiU as well.

    But still, just how many versions of Phantasia do we need? That game is rising fast in the chart of the most ported games ever.

    • puchinri

      Ah, I hadn’t considered the WiiU, but I suppose that would be a possibility, wouldn’t it?

      And If Phantasia got a better localization with another port, I’d say it’s worthwhile.

  • puchinri

    I really hope they do give some of the older games HD ports. Just so more people can play them. I still want ToD DX, but if they make a port of it (hoping they include the same and/or better stuff for LE), then I can’t complain. (Unless we don’t get it…)

    I’m glad they’re considering worldwide releases more, but I’m kind of doubtful of him just saying it.

    • malek86

      Could they be just ports though, even if high resolution ones? We know how Sony goes with old and 2D stuff.

      If they are aiming for worldwide releases, they would probably have to be full remakes. Either that, or they’ll have to settle for PSN/XBLA/whatever.

      • puchinri

        Ahh, I didn’t consider that.

        And good point. I would kind of prefer a remake, but even a port to PSN doesn’t sound unreasonable. Hopefully they’ll keep saying more about it as they look into it.

  • karasuKumo

    Eternia was the first Tales game I played and loved it, it was also the first PSP game I played. So if they were to port it to the NGP with updated high-res sprites it wouldn’t be unwelcome.

  • Raiyu

    You know what would be really great Namco?

    Make HD ports of those games that didn’t make it out of Japan.

    Like maybe Tales of Symphonia (remake),Tales of Destiny (remake), Tales of Destiny 2 and maybe even Tales of Rebirth!

    But maybe that’s asking too much.

    • http://twitter.com/aoiamiti Naoto

      Though I know Destiny 2 and Rebirth have re-ports to the PSP (I have both) I would love for Destiny: Director’s Cut to be made IN the US. Symphonia too seeing as the PS2 game never made it here.

  • SirRichard

    We’ve been getting Nintendo’s first party stuff a few days before the US, we’re getting Xenoblade, Last Story and possibly Pandora’s Tower, and now we’re getting the next two Tales releases?

    I…I don’t know what to say, games industry.

    • Shinji Kazuya

      SirRichard, don’t say anything and be paralyzed of happiness overflow like I have!
      There is a great and fun time ahead for us gamers and RPG fans! :>

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

        If luck favors, RPGs just might get another popularity rise with a rush of great titles. I have a lot of confidence in Tales games, if they ever get translated.

  • Hours

    HD ports of Tales of Destiny: Director’s Cut, Tales of Phantasia: Narakiri Dungeon X, Tales of Destiny 2, Tales of Eternia & Tales of Rebirth would make me ecstatic!

    Obviously I’m getting ahead of myself here, but it’s nice to hear some good news about RPGs possibly getting North American releases these days.

    NoA & Square should take note.

  • Draparde

    Well this is wonderful! my dreams of whacking monsters and people with a bō staff may come true yet! 

  • KyoyaHibari

    Wishing for:
    -ToD:DX HD
    -ToP NDX HD
    -ToVS HD
    -TotWRM1-3 HD
    -ToV PS3 local release
    -ToX local
    -ToA or ToL HD
    -ToI HD
    -ToH HD
    All localized too ;P those are only possibilities, but I’m hoping for a few.

  • KyoyaHibari

    O and ToS HD ;P

  • kroufonz

    Tales of Rebirth and Tales of Destiny 2 should be priority For HD remaster namco! (since both game never leave japan)

    They should really prioritize game than haven’t get western release if they want to do it.

  • mikanko

    Disappointed when he left out Rebirth on his list of older Tales games they were looking at re-releasing.  Guess the PS2 stuff isn’t what they quantify as old.  Ohs well.

  • Jirin

    I’ll add another voice to the ‘We want Rebirth’ choir.  I ended up buying a Japanese PS2 on ebay so I could play Rebirth and ToD2, and Rebirth is now my second favorite in the series.

    Not too crazy about ToD2, so if they choose one NA-unreleased Tales, I hope it’s ToR.

  • IceRomancer

    Cool hope we get some HD remakes! I would honestly buy any remake they would release :)

    • Fayharn

      Same here, I have been waiting for it all these years :)

  • VWinds

    Oh hey, Namco’s lying again. Tales of Graces F, an enchanced Wii port for PS3 is 6.85 gigs – smaller than Smash Bros Brawl and well under the size of a dual layer Wii DVD.

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

      I dont think the issue is simply one of looking at the size of the content and placing it on the Wii system…Plus isnt there are lot of compression and decompression involved in content transfer from disc to system play…

    • Shinji Kazuya

      I’m perfectly fine with it. I prefer them bringing over the best version and most people will say the same.

    • http://twitter.com/aoiamiti Naoto

      Thanks Namco. Because I know you care about your Wii users. Still not buying a PS3.

    • Raiyu

      You can’t really say that considering that we don’t know if they are including anything else in the game.

      Like a dual-audio feature. On top of that they’d have to translate to additional languages which would up the filesize.

  • http://twitter.com/Leivra Leivra

    Oh god, if they just localize Tales of Destiny Director’s cut HD on PS3, I would be extremely happy.

    And I would be the happiest person on the planet if they port and localize all the Japanese Tales games that we didn’t get before.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zekushion Dylan Anantha

    So….even if we get 3DS Tales games….are they going to be localised? Or end up like Innocence, Hearts and Tempest? Also, I wish they would localise TOTW: Radiant Mythology 3, the original had pretty good sales.

  • Barrylocke89

    HD Tales of Destiny Remake would be soooo awesome. Also Tales of Rebirth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danette-Sheron/100001563158266 Danette Sheron

    Too made Namdai can’t just localize Tales of Graces on the Wii as it is without the additions Tales of Graces f content, but things just don’t work that way I guess.

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

      It wouldnt be a wise move for just the common consumer. Reviews will bash the Wii version on lack of content and refinements. I dont know why people say this, as fans themselves will resort to comparing the two releases as well. What fan would even suggest the Wii Version is a good deal when the F version exists…Even worst…would it still be relevant to release this RPG on the Wii in 2012 with The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower and possibly Xenoblade…this third party title will be lost amidst the marketing power of first party Nintendo…

      • Phoenix_Apollo

        Yeah, even if it was crappy, I’d still buy it to have an RPG on my Wii. Arc Rise is a decent copy, but it’s not enough.

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

          I dont think many people would…considering those big three RPGs will be releasing by or at the same time as Tales…on the Wii…and for all we know Dragon Quest X could be releasing summer 2012…

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    I hope they can pull that 250,000 number. Good luck, Namco.

  • Yamaneko22

    HD ports of older 2D Tales games?xD Wow, this is something I wouldn’t even dare to dream about earlier xD

  • Souji Tendou

    Tales of the Abyss? 250k copies? I know you’re talking about Japanese sales but I somehow doubt it will reaches that numbers.

    • http://www.hey-hey-listen.com ChibiD

      He might have been talking about global sales? it was a European interview afterall.

  • Covnam

    Kind of surprised to see the (sometimes called) “beta” version of Tales of Graces on the wii wanting to be brought over. Plenty of people complained when a few Tales games were released, and then re-released with numerous bug fixes, extras etc. on another console and then only in Japan, so why would you be concerned if the original was brought over? No different than any other console exclusive game, if you want to play it, you have to buy that system.
     
    As for the people mentioning the size of the game fitting on a wii disc, that isn’t the issue. You can’t simply take a ps3 game and drop it onto a wii disc and expect it to play on the wii. It has to be written for the system. Depending on how different the two games are, that may mean a completely new port. All that costs money, which I doubt that the tales series currently commands enough sales to justify.

  • HarryHodd

    Tales of Xillia looks so good. No game I’d rather play. I’d buy any Tales game that’s on the PS3 so bring on the hd ports.

  • XypherCode

    yeah i’m also hoping for more tales games on the 3DS…if it’s going to be localized that is :|

  • Guest

    He said nothing about Xillia

  • Extra_Life

    At least summer is more concrete than just “2012″. Still, another year… I really do have time to play through the Japanese copy I bought in the hope that by spending £65 on it, it would trigger a US/EU release!

    HD ports of the older Tales games sound amazing, however intangible they are at the moment. I for one, would love to see (maybe a triple pack) Phantasia, Destiny and Eternia on any of the current platforms, download, flash card, disc, whatever.

  • vadde939

    HD Ports sounds like an interesting idea. Hoping for Rebirth and Phantasia. Phantasia really deserves a good localized version since the english GBA release had such a terrible translation.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    HD ports sound like a fantastic idea! And that fact they’re going to release Tales of Graces f is absolutely wonderful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=512740433 Zubi Khan

    next to impossible my ass: multiple DL-DVD’s. Doesn’t matter anyway, rather have it for PS3.

  • thebanditking

    Works for me I wanted this on PS3 anyway for the extra features and improved resolution.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_472QBVARRYERRGHATSUGCVCTTA Ian

    if they team up with atlus or NISA maybe all tales game can be localized  XD
    namdai north america just focus on fighting game lately -_-

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

      What? The only fighting games theyve released of late have been a two Naruto games and a DBZ one (essentially three each year being generous). Enslaved, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Knights Contract, their iOS games, the Active Life: Magical Carnival, Exerbeat, Tales of the Abyss 3D, Tales of Graces F, Ridge Racer 3DS, Ridge Racer Vita, Ridge Racer Unbounded, Inversion, Ace Combat 3DS, Ace Combat Assault Horizon, heavily outweigh the fighting game focus you seem to be implying. I dont think they’d want to share profits on the Tales games, if that is how the system works.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_472QBVARRYERRGHATSUGCVCTTA Ian

        really?? maybe i’m wrong…
        i see soulcalibur 5 and some tekken game is up on the website already even the game still new in japan….
        What i mean is they rarely look on tales game…(more like skipped it -_-)
        but if it comes game like naruto,DBZ,Tekken or soul calibur they jump so quickly even it still new in japan that’s like discrimination to me…

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

          It’s probably because those games are the bigger hits in America than anything else they’ve released.. So when something new is announced for those games, of course we’re gonna get them.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_472QBVARRYERRGHATSUGCVCTTA Ian

            yeah U right…
            but tales game can be BIGGER hits in america too…….XD

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

            How so?  The Tales Games would need something to make them as compelling and appealing to a mass market of consumers that the, say, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm/Ben10 games appeal too. 

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

            They could be.. but Namdai has a horrible history of marketing their other games for people to be drawn into them. D:

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_472QBVARRYERRGHATSUGCVCTTA Ian

            i don’tknow how to make tales game compelling&appealing,maybe is already compeling&appealing? sorry i just a RPGfan XD, but just see video gameplay  is  enough to make me want to play the game..

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

            I think its gotten harder or more challenging to convince people to try RPGs that are not of western origin in general, perhaps changing market conditions and interests of the market. I struggle to try to sell people on the RPGs I play on PS3…no one wants to give D3, Resonance of Fate, Star Ocean, Ar Tonelico a try.

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

            @tristtrist:disqus  Yea, selling games other than Fable/DA/Mass Effect/etc where people think of as the “current standards” for RPGs is hard. They like the whole choosing your own responses/personalities, the graphics, and/or the sex scenes between characters more than Japanese’s traditional RPG standards. So trying to sell a JRPG (outside of FF or KH) is harder when compared to MANY of the people who play the Western RPGs with it’s guns (mostly targeted to those who love shooters), personality branches, and sex scenes.

  • PrinceHeir

    already plan on buying grace F :D

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

      You didnt order it when was $20 off?

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

        I know I missed it. lol I don’t order stuff online.. I go to the store and pick it up instead. XD

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

    I wouldn’t say “so little”; I’ve talked extensively with a Vesperia 360 player, comparing with my PS3 version. The main story and gameplay, you can have fun with 360 just as well. But there are just a lot of small refinements that add up to make the PS3 version just shine as a software. It’s definitely the higher software version. So those who want the PS3 version have a very simple and solid reason: They want the one with higher quality. Request for Vesperia PS3 English may be like playing an old record again, but others who’re shooting these people down are no less obnoxious, lemme tell ya that; because they’re shutting people up for requesting a better product. If they don’t keep reminding that, who’s to say Namco won’t pull this kind of stunt again?

    I’ve imported and finished it on PS3 because I don’t want to wait for the translation without promise. That said, if it’ll ever have a chance in English, I’ll willingly root for it.

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