It was the annual Tales of Festival at the Yokohama Arena in Japan today with Tales of Festival 2014, and Bandai Namco had some interesting announcements for its latest Tales game, Tales of Zestiria.
It's official: Tales of Hearts R is coming to the west. It'll be out for Vita in Winter 2014.
As 2013 draws to an end, we look forward to 2014. And with a new year, comes new resolutions – even for game developers.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tales of Symphonia is getting re-released on the PlayStation 3. Titled Tales of Symphonia Unisonant Pack, the game will include both Tales of Symphonia and its sequel, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.
I like to compare the longrunning Tales action-RPG series to fast food: they're not particularly nutritious and you always know what you're gonna get, but when you've got the craving, they can't be beat. Hideo Baba, on the other hand, says they're more like gumdrops.
In 2011, there were rumblings that the Tales Studio, responsible for the Tales of series, was in trouble. Their numbers were looking rather grim, and then came the news that Namco Bandai would be absorbing the Tales Team into their company. Fans worried that this would be the end of the JRPG series maker.
In this week's Weekly Famitsu, 12 game creators were asked what their 3 greatest influences were, from movies to books to other video games. Here's what some their answers were:
Widely expected, Tales of Xillia 2 was indeed confirmed as the name of the series' next sequel at the Tales of Festival in Japan today. The word comes from producer Hideo Baba himself.
Tales games are generally known for high fantasy, but the next one will take a new route, according to a report.