The Tales Japanese role-playing series is being immortalized in footwear.
During the course of my recent interview with Colin Noga and Aaron Lindsay about their experience creating an English patch for Fatal Frame 4: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, I learned about another fan translation in the works. While the pair was working on a translation patch for Tales of Graces (which was sadly…
If playing Tales of Vesperia wasn't enough for you, then there's this: a Yuri Lowell bracelet.
In the West, Tales of Vesperia was released on the Xbox 360. Only. In Japan, it was released on the Xbox 360, forcing Japanese people to buy Microsoft's console. Then, a year later, it was released on the PS3.
Tales of Vesperia, one of the best Japanese role-playing games of this hardware generation, now has one of the prettiest action figures of this hardware generation as well. And yes, I said pretty.
Better yet, what game characters do the readers of Japan's Dengeki want to become chums with. Let's have a look:
Namco Bandai's "Tales" franchise is quite popular in Japan. It's so popular that Tales of Vesperia caused the Xbox 360 to sell out in Japan — quite a feat considering the sluggish sales in the region.
Namco Tales Studio is the developer behind Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Eternia, Tales of Destiny and Tales of Vesperia. The studio has seen better days.
Suspension of disbelief is apparently no concern for the typical Tales of Vesperia player, as seeing Klonoa, Mr. Driller or KOS-MOS in the Namco Bandai RPG won't be a distraction. It certainly won't get in the way of selling downloadable content.
I am so stuck on a video game right now. Should I rage quit, read a walkthrough or just cry out to the Internet via random forums to help me?
In this blurry YouTube vid, you can clearly see Graces' lead character Asbel sporting a Yuri Lowell outfit. Far cuter is the Rita Mordio getup that goes to Sheria, but sadly you can hardly see it. Oh, and Patty the pirate gets a little DLC love too.
Namco Bandai hosted a developer discussion in Shinjuku to celebrate the theatrical release of Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike, and Namco's general manager intimated that "there's a desire" to make a sequel, according to Famitsu.
Home Director Jack Buser delivered a state-of-the-software address while walking me through the new Home spaces announced this morning.
The PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia has been released in Japan, and according to early sales figures, the game is a smash hit. A huge, enormous smash hit.
Tales of Vesperia was originally announced for the Xbox 360. Microsoft touted it as an exclusive, but the game ended up on the PS3. How did this go down?
Comparing screens of the various platforms offers insight into hardware power, sure, but comparing ad campaigns shows how game companies spin their sales.