Today Xbox is hosting its E3 2018 press briefing from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and we got the announcement of Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition.
At the moment we don’t know much about the Definitive Edition, but we do know that it’s coming this winter. The game was not announced as an exclusive but just as a world premiere, so it’s probably going to be released on other platforms.
Update: Bandai Namco just confirmed that the game will come for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. The publisher also provided a few more details:
“Tales of Vesperia is back with Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition. A remaster of one of the most beloved roleplaying games ever created! Experience a story like no other, complemented by a robust combat system, a memorable cast of characters and a soundtrack that you’ll be humming for a long time. Dive into the definitive version of Tales of Vesperia with characters and content never before seen in the west! Look for Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, this winter.”
BELOVED TALE RETURNS! — The tale of a young hero on a quest for justice that captivated Tales fans returns to Xbox and makes
its way for the fi rst time to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam!
EVERYTHING IN ONE EDITION! — Dive into the Defi nitive version of this game with updated full HD graphics, brand-new music tracks,
exciting mini-games, bosses, and a collection of unreleased costume DLC!
THE PARTY GROWS STRONGER! — Yuri sets sail on his adventure with Estelle, a young noble woman; Karol; a boy in pursuit of a
guild to call his own; Rita, an eccentric scholar; Raven, a laid-back archer; Judith, a mysterious dragoon; and Repede, a pipe-smoking dog…
and now two more playable characters join the fray!
• Patty Fleur, a cheerful and tough young pirate girl in search of treasure, adventure… and her forgotten memories.
• Flynn Scifo, Yuri’s best friend and an Imperial Knight, now joins the rest on their journey!
FIGHT WITH FLAIR! — Assemble your favorite team and enjoy exciting real-time battles with all new Mystic Artes and skills!
One thing is for sure: if you know me, you also know that I’m beyond excited for this. Tales of Vesperia was a high point for the Tales franchise, and I can’t wait to dive into it again on a modern console, especially considering that we missed part of the game with the PS3 version that never came west.
You can check out the trailer below, alongside the box art and first screenshots.
Of course, this is just one of the many reveals from today’s Xbox press briefing. You can check out everything else in the livestream directly from Microsoft.