Namco Bandai wants to bring more Tales west
posted on 10.26.11 at 05:45 AM EST by (@salromano)
Namco Bandai "looking at a much longer term."

Namco Bandai is bringing the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss to North America in February next year. After that, Tales of Graces F for PlayStation 3. Speaking to Siliconera, Namco Bandai marketing VP Carlson Choi exlpained why Abyss was decided for 2012, and the company’s motive to bring more Tales games westward.

“It was more timing in terms of a market perspective. The holiday season in the States, it’s pretty risky,” Choi explained. “Any game you put in the holiday season you have to make sure you have a good followers behind it. Because there are only so many dollars out there. We want to make sure we get a nice window and there is an upcoming announcement. When consumers hear it they will go ‘Oh, that’s why’.”

Choi is most likely referring to Tales of Graces F, also announced for a 2012 release. Asked if they’re planning on bringing all the downloadable costumes over, including the .hack, Idolmaster, and other sets, Choi said, “We’re working on all of those details. Our goal is to bring as much as possible to the market.

“We’re actually looking at a much longer term beyond those two titles of what we can to do bring the Tales series to the fans in the States,” he added.

We’ve some suggestions, Carlson. Tales of Xillia, Innocence R, and Vesperia for PS3 are a nice start.

Tales of the Abyss is due for 3DS on February 14.

  • Leonix7791

    And i hope they will include Original Voice Track as option.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish mdemolish

    ps3 have 3 Games Tales of Xillia, tales of graces f, and Vesperia :D

    And Xbox have just one game Vesperia

    Lol So poor Xbox :P

  • Charlie

    I’m loving Namco Bandai lately <3
    Starting to give the fans what they really want.

  • potionsmaster

    Gimme Vesperia and Xillia nao!

  • FaithlessMr

    “We’ve some suggestions, Carlson. Tales of Xillia, Innocence R, and Vesperia for PS3 are a nice start.”

    I could have not said it any better. Here’s to some great suggestions!

    • RyougaZell

      @FaithlessMr:
      I too support the suggestion.

  • LordKaiser

    I had lost a little interest in Vesperia but if it’s released before the end of the world I’ll buy it then the planet can go boom… then in heaven I’ll preorder Xillia.

  • InternatlGamer3

    Microsoft you had your chance at more exclusivity with Namco. Thats only a piece of history as PS3 is now the console with the kickass exclusive titles.
    I’m pre-ordering Tales of Graces F, I want the PS3 version of Vesperia as I used to own it for 360, and lastly don’t forget TALES OF XILLIA. I want this game so much.

  • Sardrellas

    I can only imagine how much money namco and microsoft would make if xillia alone was localized for the 360 adn ps3!

    • LordKaiser

      @Sardrellas: Will take forever if they port it as well and I want Xillia ASAP unless the port comes after the PS3 version is released.

  • Sardrellas

    XILLIA!