Tales of Graces F To Grace Europe With A Special Edition

By Yusouf . May 16, 2012 . 12:31pm

It’s been a few months since Tales of Graces F was released in English, but its presence is still lacking in Europe. Today, however, Namco Bandai took notice of this and unveiled an “Exclusive Day One Edition” of Tales of Graces F for Europe, along with a release date.

 

This edition will come in a special box which contains the game, a DLC card holding a set of Tales of Destiny 2 costumes and PlayStation 3 themes. Complementing these items are a hardback artbook, original soundtrack and a “Making Of” video. Click the image above to view a larger version.

 

Tales of Graces F will be released on 31st August in Europe.


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  • http://simplephilistine.wordpress.com/ Arla

    Lucky.

  • Theofratus ‘Geese’ Lester

    *cries*  ;_;

  • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

    OH FML! I got the asian version.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Fml? Dont you have access to the epic Geass costumes. Id take that over anything.

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV KyojinRaioh

        Nope Asian version doesn’t get the anime costumes. They are JPN only.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          I can download and buy the DLC from US PSN store with the Asian version which is pretty much a reprint of the US version haha.

          • https://twitter.com/RaiohV KyojinRaioh

            Lol the Asian versions are always weird.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

        I don’t care for Code Geass, it wasn’t really a good anime in the end. Mecha design is awesome for a mecha guy like me.

        • https://twitter.com/RaiohV KyojinRaioh

          Man they should’ve added the Mech’s as costumes! Tales of Mecha!

  • Jezzy

    There is no emoticon to convey the amount of joy that I am experiencing.

  • SirRichard

    AT LAST

    Good to see Namco refusing to be beat in the special edition arena, too. Definitely going to try and pick this up, and here’s hoping this won’t be the last.

  • Barrit

    Damn! If I would have known, I would have just imported this instead of getting the US version Day 1! :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Al-Sait/100002903060013 Al Sait

    wow really i couldn’t get that!? ah well i’m just happy i got A copy in English.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Europe wins again.

  • Mago Iichi

    Scamco to Europe’s Rescue!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Green/702253445 Ryan Green

    I’ve had this on preorder for god knows how long. Can’t begin to express just how pleasant a surprise this is.

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      Same! Extra goodies at no extra cost. Yayyy!

  • Letiumtide

    I’m so bitter right now, I wanted a Limited Edition so bad…. now I may have to consider importing this on top of the version I already got. Le sigh ~

    • Anime10121

      Not buying twice considering I already have the NA version, but I would have HAPPILY waited had I known Europe was gonna get another awesome special edition that is exclusive only to Europe.  I love art books and hate that I’ll have to miss out on Inomata’s art

  • Shinji Kazuya

    Oh my god!! The wait is gonna be even harder now :<

  • cj_iwakura

    Is it wrong I’d rather get this than the US version(which I don’t own yet)?

    • Barrit

      Nope, I would have done the same if I didn’t buy the US version already. Only bad part about importing the UK version is that I would have had to buy some UK cards to buy a couple costumes off of the UK PSN Store.

  • Setsuna ♥

    Yet again Europe gets the swag Collectors Edition …

  • CirnoLakes

    Wow…. I need this. Where should I buy it?

    • http://t1a60.deviantart.com/ T1A60

      https://twitter.com/#!/Talesof
      “There will only be one edition at launch, the special one. Retailers haven’t updated yet, that’s all.”
      any reliable retailer, like shopto, game, dvd.co.uk

      • CirnoLakes

         I assume you have posted that site because it is a good place to import from. I’m from the United States. That means I can’t exactly buy from anywhere, and I would want to use the most reliable site with the best international shipping prices.

        I like the way Shopto looks so far. I’m going to try that. But I have no idea about shipping and how it’ll all be. Since you posted it, I’m going to assume it’ll all work out and be reasonable.

        I already own two copies of this game. I pre-order not one, but two copies when it came out in the US. I really wanted to show my support for Tales, and I’m also a collector and wanted to have one to keep in the wrapping. But I absolutely can’t let go of an opportunity to have such a grand version of the game. Three copies of the game it is! That is, unless I can eventually get my hands on the Japanese limited editions… and then it might be more.

        As you can see… I’m quite the Tales nut.

        • Farid Belkacemi

           I’m not sure about shopto, they had some “hack” problems in the past… You should give a go to the hut or zavvi. Never had a problem with these two :)

          • CirnoLakes

             What about just using regular old Amazon?
            http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-of-Graces-f-PS3/dp/B007X13MJ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337202393&sr=8-1
            I would assume this would work just fine, right?

          • CirnoLakes

             Okay, Amazon.co.uk didn’t like my address either. I should have figured otherwise it would have been recommended right away.

            I just made the order through zavvi, though. And it finally went through. I hope everything went all right. I think it did, since it confirmed everything. Just threw me off a little bit that it asked for two lines for my address and wouldn’t go through without it. Again though, it confirmed the card, so there shouldn’t be any problem. Thanks for the help.

            Yay! My third copy of Tales of Graces f!<3 You knew I wasn't going to let Europe take away from me an amazing copy of the game just because I'm an American. I feel good about myself today, thanks.

          • Farid Belkacemi

             You’re welcome ! :D

      • CirnoLakes

         Well darn, I was just trying to use ShopTo, I couldn’t sign up without getting a location error message. So I tried the Facebook method, and that worked. But now that I tried actually buying it(pounds to dollars seems to come up at about $67, not bad in my opinion), it keeps giving me a “3130 : The BillingState value is too long.” error.

        :/

        Not sure I like the way that dvd.co.uk site looks. But I might have to use that. Perhaps I should try using Amazon.co.uk somehow. I’m used to using Amazon and I trust them. I’ve even made some expensive Amazon Japan purchases before.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Glad my forgetfulness held me off from getting the US version. Will import.

  • usagi_san

    I only know of Shopto.net offering this. I haven’t seen Amazon or any others yet.

    http://www.shopto.net/PS3/VIDEO%20GAMES/PS3TA01-Tales%20of%20Graces%20f%20Special%20Day%20One%20Edition.html 

    EDIT: Zaavi has it up! Not sure about Amazon, yet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Green/702253445 Ryan Green

       It’s just a first print upgrade. All the copies preordered and in stores on day 1 should be this version. Any subsequent printings will just be the regular edition though.

      • usagi_san

        Cool. Thanks for the clarity!

    • CirnoLakes

      Wish I saw this post sooner. Would have saved me some time looking.

      Yeah, I just used Zaavi thanks to a poster here recommending it. I sure hope it’s reliable. I want, excuse me, no, need my special day one edition.

      • usagi_san

        I heard from a poster also that Zavvi is good and for there international deliveries for them it was cheaper. I’ve only recently opened an account with them so I can’t speak from experience cos I’m waiting for my orders to come in from the end of this month to the next month.

        I know that a lot of people are going to be wanting this special one day edition.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Green/702253445 Ryan Green

           Zavvi stuff can arrive a little late if it’s a big title. Occasionally they’ll surprise though. Battlefiled was 4 days late but Vanquish and Sniper elite bothe came a  full week early. So yeah, it can be hit and miss but on the whole you’ll usually get it on release or the day after at the latest.

          • usagi_san

            My local post office have been really good even when people complained that their GAME orders wouldn’t come so I hope Zavvi will continue this trend. Sucks when games come that late though.

            Thanks, I’ll bear that in mind when the days get closer to my pre-orders.

  • http://twitter.com/harmony102 Harmony Zantt

    Jerks!
    I might have wanted this, but now I’m just mad.
    Why wasn’t this available for all platforms??

  • http://t1a60.deviantart.com/ T1A60

    to those wondering in which retailer they should pre-order:
    https://twitter.com/#!/TalesofU/status/202846841258254337

    “There will only be one edition at launch, the special one. Retailers haven’t updated yet, that’s all.”

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

       Nice! I preordered at Zavvi for £32 so that sounds pretty good to me. Thanks!

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I can only imagine what Namci Bandai will so for Ni no Kuni and Tales of Xillia.

    I dont regret my US version though I want that artbook…please have Asbel in swimsuit costume + megane and Richard in megane and at that rate Hubert in school outfit.

  • http://twitter.com/sheleigha Shel

    Once again, Europe gets spoiled :( Having a CE > getting the game first.

  • ~ハセヲさん~

    Guys, keep in mind that this is a DAY-ONE edition, not a simple SPECIAL one. This edition will be the only one available for all the first press, so to have it you simply have to pre-order the game before the release date. When the first press will be sold out, it will be replaced with a “standard” edition like the American one.

    Hope this helps, as I see many people searching for a “special edition” that will never appear.

  • Brandon001

    WHAT THE F**CK?

    this proves one thing, Namco DOES hate us Americans

    seriously this is like a middle finger to us

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Or they are repaying the EU for the long ass wait stop crying they barely get games as it is.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

        Let them cry, they don’t understand how long European have to wait and how badly they want to play the game. They should be happy that people who import the game are contributing to the US sales.

      • Brandon001

        LOL, K Moon Kazemura

        U.S. had to wait three years to play this, valid arguement is valid.

  • Göran Isacson

    Nnnot so sure how well this will sell. The people I know who wanted this have already imported the regular version of the game from America, so… don’t know how many are left who’d want to buy this one.

    • SirRichard

      To be fair, Tales has a fairly active fanbase in the mainland. The interview with the producer a while back noted that most of them are in France or Germany, and this special edition is no doubt very enticing. It’ll likely be fine, at least in the mainland.

      • Göran Isacson

        Point. Those fans might also be interested in a dub with their native language, whereas Northern Europeans have no problems importing any English-language version. Didn’t think about that.

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      Me. I have massive restraint. :D
      (Even though this game was part of the reason I bought a PS3…)

  • Brandon001

    not only that, but i BET that Europe will get the Geass DLC 

    -_______________________________-

  • KyoyaHibari

    There ya go Europe, yet again, North America gets conned out of a Special Edition…le sigh. Who cares if you guys get your games late, at least you get these awesome special editions -_____-.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      *look at NIS collector’s/limited*
      yeah you really got conned *sarcasm*

      • SirRichard

        Between Square Enix Europe, Nintendo of Europe, Ghostlight and now apparently Namco Bandai, I daresay we’re more than covered for, mate. Lean back and put on your smuggest grin!

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          I know, we just don’t get much collector’s edition for Japanese game that comes out in Europe y’know?

          • SirRichard

            Oh believe me, I know, my friend. Just as of late I’ve found it better to sit back and grin like the Cheshire Cat when Americans start complaining about this sort of thing. This is perhaps the best we’ve had it in years.

          • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

            I do like drinking their tears so…I guess I’m enjoying this as much as you do. *brofist

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Blaze-Townsend/1602387220 Blaze Townsend

        NISA is a rarity though. A few others, like Atlus and Aksys are on board with special editions, however, many of the other companies are not. Though I do see a growing in the interest for special editions.

      • http://www.facebook.com/KageSora Kage Sora

        …Yeah, that’s areal comfort to those of us who, quite frankly, don’t give a crap about NIS.  A special/collectors edition is only meaningful to people who actually care about the games, after all.  >_>

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          It doesn’t matter if you or anyone else doesn’t want it. The fact that it’s accessible for you to buy in America, not in Europe unless you want to spend 25%-30% more with possible custom. I don’t think any of us would want to do that. 

      • KyoyaHibari

        Yeah…Nis…against Atlus, Namco Bandai, Square Enix and all that. And what NIS games get these special editions? Atelier, Neptunia and Disgaea, the former of which are extremely niche, and Disgaea which is fairly popular but still not really mainstream at all in comparison to Demon’s Souls, Tales of Graces, Final Fantasy, etc, etc. Not to mention these special editions are usually restricted to the NISA shop anyways.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          Just that it’s restricted to NIS store doesn’t mean you people in America can’t buy them. My point is that you can BUY them, people in Europe can only buy them at a high price, which is expensive delivery and possible custom charge. I think I already mentioned this to Kage Sora reply down below.

          Oh yeah I forgot to say that I wanted most of NIS collector’s edition.

          • KyoyaHibari

            I’d assume there would still be shipping charges for the NISA store regardless of where you live, it’s the same with European and Japanese imports for us but the shipping and taxes probably aren’t AS high. The special editions are still rather expensive. I don’t understand what you are getting at… When you have a majority of companies giving you some of the best special editions of all the regions. Yeah NIS doesn’t give EU special editions, but that’s ONE company compared to at least 3 I mentioned. I doubt everyone wants the NIS special editions compared to the others.

  • RmanX1000

    are people seriously bitching about this? Doesnt Europe hardly ever get a Tales of game?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      Nah I don’t think we got games like tales of the world or whatever.We have our fair share of collector’s edition but Americans are complaining as if they don’t get any at all. I don’t know WHAT they want when they have publisher like NIS giving them awesome spoils and just the game for European.

      • usagi_san

        And if were lucky, we’d get a artbook for a NIS game.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          yeah but they are a5 paperback which is uh…crap. Although my Collector’s edition of totori has a a5 paperback artbook, at least it is stored in it’s own collector’s edition box.

          • usagi_san

            I know what you mean. It would nice to be on par with the States with these CEs.

          • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

            just shows how much NIS doesn’t like Europe. Limited copies and no CE.

      • http://www.facebook.com/KageSora Kage Sora

        I just really want that soundtrack and artbook.  I’d have been happy to pay extra for a special edition bundle like this…  </3

    • Luna Kazemaru

      No europe is lucky enough to get games half the time so most of is in the NA shouldn’t be bitching about a damn thing.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

        I don’t know what people here wants, the special edition content or the game?

        • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

          I’ll get this for the content maybe I’ll just sell the game :D

  • Omikuji

    Wait. Wait, what? Want. Nooo ;~; I’d have paid so much for that if it came out in NA… I may just have to import it… or maybe just sadly paw at it from afar.

  • Jonathan Keycross

    The wait paid off in a way…congratulations Europe!

  • takopako

    jelly…

  • http://www.facebook.com/remy.lanslots Remy Lanslots

    Now, people. I live in Europe. Please, don’t go stealing away all our Day One Editions, okay? I want one, too! :)

    I must say, though, Europe seems to be getting a lot, lately! Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower, Warriors Orochi 3 and Way of the Samurai 4 on disc, Special Editions… it must be our year!

    Remember, though, that in the 90s, we hardly ever got anything! And back then, importing wasn’t even an option. So I’m happy to finally see something changing, here. However, it’s still no reason to deny the US any of all this…

    • http://www.facebook.com/KageSora Kage Sora

      I’m just really, really sad about the fact you get the soundtrack and artbook–I’d have loved that so much, they’re the two things I love most when it comes to additional stuff related to games I love.  </3  I just wish they'd give us BOTH nice editions or at least both get what they release, y'know?  I'm sure it'd make more people love them…  I mean, it's not cool that you get this but we don't, but it's also not cool how we get stuff and you guys get shafted with no release or a really delayed release.  I wish it was more equal.  :<

      • http://www.facebook.com/remy.lanslots Remy Lanslots

        Just like you, my friend, I’m also a big fan of Special Editions that come with soundtracks and artbooks. That’s why I am so sad I didn’t buy the North American CE of “Hyperdimension Neptunia,” which came in a big box. I did get the one for “Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel,” but I would’ve rather had Hyper. :)

        And I know this isn’t the best place to post this, but what does North America get in the Record of Agarest War 2 Collector’s Edition? Europe gets two versions for that game, and the contents of each can be found here:http://blog.ghostlight.uk.com/post/agarest-2-deluxe-and-collector-s-editions-announced–pre-order-now 

    • Julien_N

      And don’t forget the horrible and atrocious mess called non-optimized 50Hz. =P

    • CirnoLakes

      Sorry, I just stole one of your day one editions. There’s no way I was going without that artbook.

  • Victoria [Rokuso3]

    OH MY GOD AND I DON’T HAVE MONEY!!!

  • axelfire250

    Darn why does Europe get the better looking box cover.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicolai-Grude/1117146030 Nicolai Grude

    Haha, so fu*cking pre-ordered.

  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV KyojinRaioh

    Day one exclusive as in I really have to preorder? *sigh* I’ve got no money maaaan!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicolai-Grude/1117146030 Nicolai Grude

       Money won’t be charged untill it ships.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      I don’t think you need to worry much, dark souls day one edition is still available to buy so I’m sure it would be the same for tales of graces f.

      • https://twitter.com/RaiohV KyojinRaioh

        True, and it’s August anyway, I should have enough by that time.

  • Quinton Cunningham

    Crap. Makes me wish I held off on the US version. I want to import this as it has everything I’m a sucker for: a soundtrack, an art book, and a sexy special edition box.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

    While this angers me so, at least I have one of the GameStop promotional Graces f posters.

    • xXDGFXx

      They… had posters? NOOOO!!!!! Mine didn’t display any at all D:

    • jeremy_germ

       …YOU!
      How did you get a poster!? I go day one buy at EBGames(GameStop same shiet) 30 minutes after the stores open and all I get is a game and the promotional code! I am platinum mad. So mad that I feel like importing this special edition.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

        I forget why exactly I went to GameStop, but I asked if I could have their promo poster and they said they needed a name and phone number.  When I went to pick up my preorder of Xenoblade, they were tossing out the poster I had my name on, so I confirmed with them if I could take it and they just let me have it.

        Only difference with the one I have and the one they replaced it with was that mine says “Available 3/13″.

        • jeremy_germ

           Sad life. There were no posters at my GameStop if I remember. Actually, there was but it was Mass Effect 3 :l

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Blaze-Townsend/1602387220 Blaze Townsend

    Aww! I wanted all that!

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I find it funny everyone from the NA is crying from this. Last time I check we get games before the EU and there are times where the EU doesn’t games at all. SO yeah….
     http://legacy-cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/022011/deal-with-it-toy-story.gif

  • RedShadoww

    Whoa whoa, calm down guys, it’s just an artbook and a soundtrack. Totally not worth waiting almost half a year for it unless it had a lot of extra game content. But hey, the EU had to get SOMETHING extra for waiting this long. I kinda saw this coming before buying the US version.

    • xXDGFXx

      “just an artbook and a soundtrack.”

      I know someone who would become really violent hearing those words.

      That person… is me. ಠ_ಠ

      • RedShadoww

        Haha, I admit i’m jealous that EU gets a artbook (i’d definitely would have gotten it if it came out in NA) but like I said, I don’t think its worth waiting an extra half a year.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

       I waited four years for the game I can wait another half year for an artbook and soundtrack.

      • malek86

        Yeah, but now imagine that Namco puts up a poll asking you if you’d rather have the game early, or wait six months and get a soundtrack and artbook.

        Are you really sure you’d say you will wait?

        • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

           As long as they don’t hide the poll in a extremely dark corner of the internet where no one can find it and then say “Nobody voted on it.”, yes I’d definitely say I’d wait.

  • GreekGod88

    i never played a tales game before Graces f will be my first
    im excited

    and yes i live in Europe^^

  • Xapth

    After having to wait 5 more months than North America to play this amazing game, Europe honestly deserves this beautiful special edition pack.

    If I had to be deprived of the glory that is Graces f for that much longer, I’d feel entitled to something this special as well! 

    Hopefully with the merging of the NA and European arms of Namco Bandai, we’ll be seeing more release dates in closer proximity to each other region. Not to mention, we’ll both be getting more special edition packs like this one!

    • Barrit

      Hm I didn’t hear about that news, or I may have just overlooked it. I like the sound of that though!

      • usagi_san

        I don’t think it was covered on this site, but it was mentioned on Saiyanisland.

    • Brandon001

      We had to wait three years to play Graces, i think a SE was justified.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Hahaha in your FACE America ! :D

    Take it easy guys, I’m kidding :p No japanese track but I’ll take it : NB did a really good job on this one ;)

  • Julien_N

    Whoa, so many comments in such a few minutes…O_o
    Anyway, this package is very nice, Namco Bandai Europe seems to try its best to make up for the delay. However, I wonder if releasing the game at the very end of the holiday season will turn out beneficial to them. At least, the fanbase will buy it regardless of the release date.

  • http://www.yazuka.net/ Yazuka

    Will double dip this time. 

  • http://ikari-the-angry-angel.tumblr.com/ The Angry, Random One

    That is an amazing CE. I’m jelly right now,just for the artbook alone. But seriously, Congrats Eupore. You deserve it. ^^

    >_> Are people seriously saying SCAMCO for the European bonuses, considering how long they have to wait (if it at all) until there is a European version a game.

    Regardless, this a really awesome bonus.

    • SirRichard

      Tales fans will cry “Scamco” over anything, even as they beg the very same “Scamco” to release more Tales games. It’s hilarious, really.

      • http://ikari-the-angry-angel.tumblr.com/ The Angry, Random One

        Sadly, you’re right.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Man, the people saying ”Oh wow, Europe takes the cake again..” kind of sentences is pissing me off. You’re whining more then Europeans ever did. More then half of my games, starting from psx era are from US origins, in other words, heavy imports. It just happens that this year and a last one we are getting a better stuff so don’t complain cuz’ you have to import 2-3 games. Seriously…

    • Alexander Marquis Starkey

      This happened with several other games, Sonic Generations, Blazblue CS Extend, and many others. Europe gets sexy extras while we get shit, or much less sexy extras.

  • bugmeknot

    I just pre-ordered in case there’s limited stock. For me it’s a no-brainer since it’s going at regular price and not a premium price. Otherwise I usually like to buy my games at launch in a brick and mortar shop to support both the developers and high street retailers.

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

    I knew waiting for the european release would pay off :) I knew NB wouldn’t disappoint me.

    That being said, I am so.getting.this.

  • Hoshi星

    That artbook looks massive O_O Got nothing to say besides this and hm…gratz Europe, I’m jelly.

  • SaberSaurus

    :O Re-Buying this!

  • thebanditking

    I would need to know the size and contents of that art book before I get all jelly. The OST is surely a sampler as its only one disc (I believe official release is 3) but the inclusion of the DLC is nice, especially since its way over priced here in NA (I think 3.99 per character costume)

  • Kitestwinblades

    And that makes my 5th import for the year.
    This time, just for the collection X3

  • AnimusVox

    Lucky EUians
    :’[

  • KyoyaHibari

    After waiting 3 years for Graces, what’s another 4/5 months for a special edition which North America doesn’t get ~.~. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/goshadole James Franzen

    Might as well wait and import this instead of get the US version now.

  • Alexander Aubert

    I SHOULD JUST GET THE EU VERSION
    well it’s to late now

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Awesome
    Pre-ordered at zavvi :D

  • Herok ♞

    So let me get this straight americans who could have been(and still can) playing the game for months are complaining that they didn’t  get a few extras, thats really sad it would be different if they were released closer together.

  • ShindoW

    Good thing I waited on buying. I’ll import this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Wilder/100002008494048 Nicholas Wilder

    American Entitlement rant GO!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Pierre-Louis/667684607 Steven Pierre-Louis

      …why?  I’ve already beaten the game.  ‘Sides I’m stationed in Germany right now so “importing” this LE if I want it literally takes 10 minutes.  20 if traffic is bad.

      EDIT: Oh wow I definitely didn’t scroll down and read the rest of the comments. That’s a lot of angst. oh well, I guess art books will do that to a person.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rad-Phil/100001043096006 Rad Phil

      Does that really make things any better? 
      It’s like saying people shouldn’t complain about something that should be actually set for everyone to begin with, instead of waiting for different regions on different timesets.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Wilder/100002008494048 Nicholas Wilder

        Why should this be for every region exactly? EU is getting this quite some time after U.S so i think it’s fair for a few more perks. I mean don’t they get shafted on alot of things the U.S. doesn’t. If nothing else import the bundle if you want it so badly. PS3 is region-free right?

  • zaedaus

    congrats EU

  • ThunderGod_Cid

    Son of a bitch….
    Seriously thinking about double dipping here, but I’m gonna try to find a stand alone version of the artbook first.

  • Nitraion

    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    its just a book,costume and soundtrack,
    o yes and the making of Videos… ._.

    • Neko Kawaii

      I wanna see the making! Out of curiosity and such. Oh well I wont derp and buy the same game again for some items :L.

      • Nitraion

        aw curd i preorder this thanks for convincing me..

  • Rogerrmark

    I don’t know why some european people are shouting on american. If the PS3 was region locked at least…but it’s not. Any foreigner can buy and play it -.-

  • Yamaneko22

    If we have to wait longer for a game in Europe, we get a special edition in return. I like it. That’s how it should always be :)

    Anyway, our patience will be rewarded ^_^

  • Ladius

    Namco is improving day by day, not only they did a nice marketing effort for Graces f and distributed a good amount of copies, not only did they chose a decent release date and tried to keep fans in contact with Baba, they’re even thinking about their extremely neglected European fans (to compare, European fans had to wait one year after the American release for Vesperia to experience ToV, and in that case only the US got to have a limited edition regardless).

    Also, we should keep in mind that the European market never got tons of games this gen, got others only in dd format and lost a lot of limited editions (and still the situation has been insanely better compared with the previous generations), so I don’t think American fans should feel cheated. Moreover, they can import this version rather easily from British sites, and PS3 is region free.

  • kroufonz

    sweet package thinking to triple dip
    if this have japanese voice i am seriously thinking getting third graces f game!

  • OreoFrancine

    Congrats to Europe for getting this collectors edition but I do fell like I have been screwed for buying the game day one only to find that you guys get this amazing edition. I wish Namco could have given us that SE as well. Looks like I’m importing this.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    *Looks at the special edition*

    *Smiles like a little kid and preorders*

    Oh Namco, you sure know how to make me pull out my cash and showers you with it….

  • Mr_SP

    SP LIKE BOOKY WOOK. BUUUUUUY.

  • AdamBoy64

    Great. Heaps of time to save up the monies for the preorder.

  • http://twitter.com/digtrioPortable The Maestro Matt

    Might have to double dip on this and sell off the older version to a mate or something. I paid a fair stack for it and haven’t played it but this version is just so much nicer haha. Also, have a bit of credit on one website so that’ll be nice if they sell it there. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-LaBranch/100002132711844 Wayne LaBranch

    Lame…Europe got a cool edition :L oh well i’m just happy i got the game i guess

  • puchinri

    How much is this going to be? Because I’m kind of a sucker for special/limited edition stuff, but especially ones that have OSTs and/or artbooks. Everything together looks great, and I wasn’t really that eager to get the game before anyway.

    • SirRichard

      Judging by Zaavi and Shopto, it’s regular retail price. I’ve preordered it on the former for about £35.

      • puchinri

        Whoa, really~? That’s amazing. Apparently Zaavi does shipping to US too, so I guess I might have to look into preordering. ouo

  • http://www.facebook.com/klaudkil Alex Cattaneo

    wel i already got the usa version but i wil get this one 2

  • boundries_san

    BUY THIS GAME!!! All European gamers!!! Show to Bamco that Jrpg outside of Japan is still alive!!!

    Don’t fall into the same hole as the U.S where the sale is not doing so well.

    • http://otoboku.se manga

       I supported the US sales to get Xillia fast XD

      But with this. As long as I have the funds I will probably get it as I´m a sucker for artbooks.

      • boundries_san

        Hell yes to you here. I am also thinking of ordering Tales of Graces Europe edition as a give for my friend here lol.(As i already had 3 Graces here lol.)

        More Tales fans is always a good thing.^^

    • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

      I’m not European and I’m getting this :D

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      I have a good feeling it will sell just fine… That also includes my preorder…

  • KuroiKen

    Special edition so special.
    Can’t call it a special edition so long as it doesn’t include dual voices. Well, for me its obvious, I bought the japanese version, and never supported localizations of Tales of… games, so yeah, it’s just the usual for me.
    And this is just…an artbook/soundtrack edition, nothing else

    • boundries_san

      Congratulation u just won the worst comment on this thread.^^

      • Nitraion

        as always and what i am concern is the making of video….

    • Tien Ron

       then you’re not really a tales fan then are you

  • Neah

    I was kinda mad for having to wait so long but this special edition made up for it already. 

    Good job Namco. 

  • http://twitter.com/RoughDraftedCo Michael Howard

    And this couldn’t have been released 2 months ago why, Namco? Oh well. EU deserves nice things to. Better break out the import list…

  • Zeonsilt

    Um,Price?
    And “Making Of” video in english can be very fun.
    I remember Working Design Growlanser 1&2 in-game bonuses,like “trying a voice acting,lol” ,it was awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/S_uzushiro すずしろ

    making DVD!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joachim-Varne/1640586412 Joachim Varne

    Dual-audio could be a selling-point with this game. The way I see it, most Europeans watch Anime in Japanese rather than English anyways. (I know, I’m european myself). If so, I’ll get it “day one!”

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