Tales of Xillia 2 has just been announced to release on August 19 in North America and August 22 in Europe. A Collector’s Edition will be available in both regions, and a Day One Edition has been announced for Europe. Read on to get the release details, a look at the story, and some gameplay videos.Read More
After rumors of its western debut, a Tales of Hearts R English release was officially confirmed by Tales Producer Hideo Baba today. Previously, Baba said that Bandai Namco had no plans to release the Playstation Vita titles, but after hearing requests from fans found a way to make it happen. A Twitter poll done by Sony’s Shahid Ahmad last year may be part of the reason why. Through the poll he sought to determine what Vita JRPGs fans most wanted to see localized. The poll ended with “Tales,” “Innocence” and “Hearts” being the most common responses.Read More
10 years after its initial western release, Tales of Symphonia is once again making its way out of Japan. The high definition collection of the original game and its sequel will be out tomorrow for the Playstation 3 in North America, and on Friday in Europe and Australasia. We’ve got a few new character trailers, a release trailer, and unboxing videos of the collector’s editions to show you before then.Read More
Only a month to go until Tales of Symphonia Chronicles releases in western countries, and that means it’s time for the trailers to start rolling out. Today Namco Bandai released the first set of character introduction videos for the game. The videos give a sneak peek at Lloyd, Colette, and Kratos, and their Japanese audio tracks, which English-speakers will have the option of using for the first time with this release.Read More
Namco Bandai has announced that the latest title in the long-running Tales of series, Tales Of Zestiria, will be coming to North America and Europe following its Japanese announcement earlier this morning.
This news follows earlier announcements this year with the localizations of Tales of Xillia 2 and Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, both of which are set to release in 2014.
Namco Bandai has just opened a site teasing the next Tales title. According to the Tales Channel Twitter account, this time it’s no port or remake, but rather the next mothership title. A link to said site can be found here.Read More
It’s the news you’ve been waiting for. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will be released in North America on February 25, 2014, and in Europe and Australasia on February 28 of the same year. The game will ship with a standard and collector’s edition, the latter of which we recently detailed. As a reminder, the collector’s edition is limited to 15,000 copies in NA, and 10,000 copies for EU and AUSTL combined, so place orders early if interested.Read More
New York Comic Con 2013 (also known as NYCC 2013) is taking place this weekend and Namco Bandai has brought some new news regarding Tales of Xillia 2 to the show, namely in the form of a new English-dubbed trailer.
Tales of Xillia 2 is a sequel to the original Tales of Xillia and takes place a year after its conclusion. The sequel features an improved battle system which allows the player to switch between different weapon styles at-will during battle. Direct choices can now be made during specific cutscenes similar to Square Enix's Final Fantasy XIII-2 which affects the outcome of the events in real-time.
Tales of Xillia 2 was announced for localization before Tales of Xillia was even released, stated due to impressive pre-order numbers from the first game.