Do "Big Plans" Mean Timely Localizations for Tales Titles? Say That it's So!

By Chad Awkerman

April 13, 2011

Namco Bandai recently spoke with the Official Xbox Magazine about the future of the Tales series in the West. It’s widely known and questioned that Tales of Vesperia still remains an Xbox 360 exclusive in North America, even after the PS3 version has been out in Japan for roughly a year and a half. Recently, it was revealed that the title would be available for digital download through Microsoft’s Games on Demand service. This was great news, considering a new retail copy could be hard to come by these days, depending where you look.

So, we have the fact that Tales of Graces F, the PS3-exclusive remake of the Wii’s Tales of Graces, is being released in North America. We also have the Tales of Vesperia: First Strike anime coming our way. Finally, there is the Games on Demand release of Vesperia. Namco Bandai is ramping up the hype machine for this franchise again in the West. Let’s hope this means localizations of, not only Tales of Graces F, but the new one (which looks awesome), Tales of Xillia. According to OXM, they have “big plans” for the Tales franchise, and I, for one, am quite anxious to see what they are.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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