Upcoming title Tales of Zestiria will have the original Japanese voice track in addition to a new English one. But for most past Tales games, this hasn’t been the case.
Here’s the first English trailer for Tales of Zestiria, which is now slated to come west this fall. (It was previously scheduled for summer.) It’s for PS3 only, sadly—keep that DualShock 3 charged until then!
Imagine if Don Quixote was a JRPG and the title character really was fighting giants while everyone else saw windmills. That game exists and it is Tales of Zestiria.
In late December 2014, a special anime covering the first hour or so of the then upcoming PlayStation 3 RPG Tales of Zesteria aired on Japanese TV. And while the game and anime counterpart both tell the same basic story, it's interesting to see what is the same and what is different.
Games in the Tales series tend to follow a predictable pattern. There is always a hero, a heroine, a party of unique supporting characters, and a world-spanning adventure. But Tales of Zestiria breaks this pattern in a big way.
Since Tales of Symphonia, combat in the console Tales games has been largely the same (though with a few admittedly unique features in each one). But the newest game, Tales of Zestiria, has several changes that, while small, alter how the battles work on a fundamental level.
The newest game in the series, Tales of Zestiria, has a theme song so excellent that I’m listening to it on repeat right now. Of course, it’s far from the first game of the series to have an opening song this good.
With nearly 400,000 copies sold since its launch late last month, there is no question that Tales of Zestiria is a hit in Japan right now. So join me and let's see what all the fuss is about.
This past weekend, Yokohama was host to the Tales of Festival 2014 event. It was filled with news, music, voice actor skits, trailers, and, of course, merch. Lots and lots of merch.
This past weekend saw this year’s Tales of Festival event in Tokyo—a celebration of the Tales JRPG franchise. It was full of voice actor interviews, in-character skits, music from the series—and to cap it off, the results of this year’s Tales popularity polls were revealed to the 10,000 plus fans in attendance.
3DS strategy RPG Tales of the World: Reve Unitia got its first trailer at the Tales of Festival 2014 this weekend. It is scheduled for a Japanese release on October 23, 2014. A Bandai Namco representative has informed us that there are currently no plans to bring it West.
Here are some new official screenshots for upcoming Japanese role-playing game Tales of Xillia 2, which will be released for PS3 in Japan later this year.
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.
I knew becoming the father of twin boys would impact the amount of time I had to play video games. I didn't realize it would also affect the way I perceive them. As I played through the early hours of Namco Bandai's Tales of Graces F I came to a startling realization: I'm not merely 'me with kids'; I'm a father now.