Tales of Xillia coming to North America, Europe
posted on 07.06.12 at 09:49 AM EDT by (@salromano)
15th anniversary mothership Tales due in 2013.

Namco Bandai announced at the Japan Expo in Paris today that it will bring Tales of Xillia, the thirteenth mothership entry in its Tales role-playing game series, to North America, Europe (EMEA territories), and Australia in 2013.

During a stage event at the expo, series producer Hideo Baba said “there’s a good chance” the west will see Tales of Xillia 2, scheduled for November 1 in Japan, if sales of Xillia perform well.

“The recent success for last autumn’s release of Tales of the Abyss and the anticipated release of Tales of Graces f and its exclusive European Edition has helped make localizing Tales of Xillia for the western market one of the easiest decisions we have ever made,” said Carlson Choi, VP of Marketing for Namco Bandai Games America Inc. “The latest game in this prolific series gives gamers a brand new world and cast of characters to adventure with along with its celebrated battle system that has yet to be rivaled by other Japanese RPGs.”

Here’s a rundown of the story, courtesy of Namco Bandai:

Tales of Xillia follows Jude Mathis, a clever medical student attending school in the capital city, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious woman accompanied by four unseen beings. Players will be able to choose either Milla or Jude at the outset of their adventure through the world of Rieze Maxia, where humans and spirits live together in harmony. The kingdom of Rashugal has been experimenting with a powerful device that has been draining the mana from the world. Realizing the harm it is inflicting on the world, Milla and Jude set off on a journey to destroy it and restore the mana back to the world. Over the course of the game their lives will intersect with a vast ensemble of characters that will teach them the meaning of life, and what it truly means to live for oneself.

Players will engage enemies with the critically acclaimed Linear Motion Battle System that the Tales of series is famous for. The system allows for real-time movement and attacks, giving the player a more tactile role in the midst of fights. The battle system in Tales of Xillia has been upgraded to let two characters combine their attacks to utilize devastating dual-character attack, letting fans strategize the best party setup for their style of play.

Find a logo and high-res character artwork at the gallery.

  • FaithlessMr

    Watching the stream live :D Tears of joy rolled down my cheeks. I wasn’t ready for this.

    • Devoted

      You’re a wuss :p

      • FaithlessMr

        No, I’m a fanboy :3

        • Devoted

          Indeed you are :p You’re not alone, brother.

          • Zuhri69

            No one could be ready for this brother.

            • Devoted

              I know ;) I was just kidding around with Faithless.. I’m really happy, between graces f, ni no kuni and this it’s gonna be a wild jrpg-fueled ride

              • Zuhri69

                I know, its like the year 2001 all over again. God i miss the good old RPG years.

                • InternatlGamer3

                  me too, and as it is Japan is starting to steadily come back.

  • Rock Raiyu

    YES! remember guys we gotta show our ENTHUSIASM so we can get Xilia 2 in 2014!

    • InternatlGamer3

      agreed completely.

  • Bec66

    Alright finally i’m so buying this game!

  • RyougaZell

    Nice!!! Excellent news.

    2013? :(

    • Anime101210

      Cant expect to have to mothership titles in one year can we? Besides, on the bright side, this years half way over :)

      Im just excited that its actually coming and relatively soon, considering how long we had to wait for Graces.

      • RyougaZell

        Oh beleive me. Im happy. Just hope this releases on the first half of next year

        • Anime101210

          I do too even though Ni No Kuni is releasing in January, Namco never has been that smart when it comes to release schedules (Tales of Graces F and Naruto UNSG releasing the SAME day), so we still have a chance of it coming early 2013.

  • RyougaZell

    I liked the previous screenshot the artcle had Sal :p

  • Hinano

    MY HOPES WERE IN THE RIGHT PLACE

  • Anime101210

    Wow Namco actually went through with it! Well they’ve got my sale already:)
    This week has definitely been freakin amazing as far as announcements go. It makes you wander what’ll be left to announce at games con coming up.

    Currently waiting for Amazon to build a preorder page:)

    • DarthBrian

      and hopefully they mis-price it at $29.99 again. :p

      • Anime101210

        I know right, I preordered Graces as soon as I knew the page was up and my copy shipped at $39.99! While I doubt they’ll make that mistake with this game (I think they only made that mistake because they thought it was some obscure Wii port), ill hop on it if they do:)

  • DarthBrian

    woot! ::does happy dance::

  • Amaterasu

    Words cannot express….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1566107577 Delly Aditya

    YES!

  • Skelter

    Holy Shit!

  • http://www.yazuka.net Yazuka

    Oh, god yes!!! So happy right now!! :D

  • mdemolish

    thanks God..Now Really Im Happy

    Best News Ever <3

  • Chaos Raiden

    YES!!!

  • RyougaZell

    We need Innocence R now please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    THANK GOD!!!
    YES YES YES!!!
    Btw, my account automatically logged in as this one, I’m RyoonZ in case you’re wondering. I don’t why though it just changed.
    Again.
    YES YES YES!!!
    DAY 1!!!

    • Anime101210

      I thought I’ve recognized some of your comments on other sites with Disqus :P

      And you took the words right outta my mouth!

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Day 1 purchase.

    Now where the hell is my Vesperia for PS3?

    EDIT: I love all the down votes you trollish buffoons. They give me sustenance.

    • Anime101210

      Sadly that’ll probably never come (even if we want it too). I may just have to suck it up and buy another 360 and another copy of Vesperia (even though I dont want to buy another 360 for one game).

      • syaznifaiq

        Its painfully for me to say but i already give up on ToV.. .. What i can do is watching ToV walkthrough gameplay on Yutube and pretend that i played that game … LOL.. juz kidding but the part where i watch on Youtube is real though

      • Miranda Lawson

        Yeah, I guess it woudn’t be worth it to buy a system for 1 game. Or would it?

        • Anime101210

          I already had a 360 once (along with Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, and Gears of War 1) but it died and Microsoft wouldnt fix it. That being the ONLY system I’ve ever had to break after owning it for a year, I quickly junked the 360 and sold the games I had for it. Luckily I had already beaten all of them.

          But if I were to buy another 360 it would be only for Vesperia. While Lost Odyseey was decent, I still didnt care for it as much as others did.

          • Miranda Lawson

            Yeah, I have watched videos of Vesperia on Youtube and have heard great things about it. Apparently, I heard that more people wanted Vesperia to get localized for the PS3 rather than Graces f, including me. But for some reason Namco Bandai localized Graces f instead of Vesperia. I wonder why they did that?

            • Anime101210

              They localized Graces because it was a new game in the series, and not a port of an older one.

              I too at that time wanted Graces more than Vesperia for the simple reason that I had already played Vesperia and wanted a new Tales of. However in retrospect after having Platinumed Graces F, I would have rather had Vesperia because it was an all around better game. The battle system may be better in Graces, but it was still fun in Vesperia, and Vesperia also has the better cast of characters and story.

              Although I’m not upset because Graces was/is still a fun game, Vesperia was all around a better game. I think the main issue that is holding Vesperia back is a behind the scenes deal with Microsoft for exclusivity in the west. Its the only reason I can think that they wouldn’t release the game after so much clamoring.

              Its one of the reasons I cant stand Xbox, especially in the beginning, besides EXTREMELY faulty hardware (in the beginning) that they knew about, their contracts with third parties are RIDICULOUS. If I do get another 360, I’ll treat it the way I treat Capcom, I’ll buy it used.

              • Miranda Lawson

                I have to admit that i was a little dissappointed when I got Graces f and I didn’t like the Wii graphics as much as I thought that I would. Graphics don’t usually matter to me when I play a game but having Wii graphics for a game like Graces didn’t really seem to fit for me. I also thought that the characters weren’t as likeable as I thought that they would be, and the story not as good. Vesperia actually looks like that it has more likeable characters and a far better story than Graces. The VA’s in Vesperia also sound a lot better than Graces’. I am also very dissappointed in Asbel’s VA, I think that they could/should have picked a better/more experianced VA for the protagonist of Graces f. They picked someone like Troy Baker to voice Yuri, why didn’t they pick some one who sounded better for Asbel? Bryce Papenbrook did not make Asbel sound good at all, he sounded like an ametuer VA.

            • Dimentionalist

              This is simply untrue. In late January of last year, I counted all of the Tales requests on Twitter and Facebook prior to the taleoftworichards.com unveil. Graces had the most requests, closely followed by Xillia, with Vesperia in a very distant third.

              And from a business perspective, they made the right choice. There are so many complications that would arise with the Vesperia port. Marketing, dubbing the new voicework, the costs of the translation… it is an expensive undertaking, and a risky one considering we *already have* a version of the game in English.

              Vesperia PS3 is something the fanbase simply needs to let go at this point.

              • Miranda Lawson

                Unfortunatly I can’t let go, that is why I am seriously considering getting a 360 just to play Vesperia. I believe you, but I don’t understand why more people wanted to see a Wii port with Wii graphics, and a worse cast of characters and story than Vesperia be localized instead. The battle system in Graces was good, but I would still prefer Vesperia’s battle system over Graces’.

                • Dimentionalist

                  ” but I don’t understand why more people wanted to see a Wii port with
                  Wii graphics, and a worse cast of characters and story than Vesperia be
                  localized instead.”

                  Because Graces is a completely *new game*. Consumers are going to gravitate towards a new product, especially one that was well-received in Japan. The numbers (the Twitter and Facebook posts, Tales of Graces F’s Japanese sales) were indicative of that. We already *have* Vesperia.

                  Fan demand isn’t the only thing at work here: letting fans control everything you do is financial suicide. There’s a business side to localization that can’t be ignored. With that in mind, costs associated with localizing Vesperia PS3 would be
                  ridiculously high for a game we’ve already seen in the States in some form. People always underestimate the amount of additional voicework in Vesperia PS3. Yuri’s Japanese voice actor said that the script for the PS3 version was nearly as long as the script for the Xbox 360 edition of the game. Dubbing all of that is not going to be cheap. Namco doesn’t cut corners when it comes to dubbing, either. Dubbing is easily one of the most expensive parts of localization. On top of that, they have to pay their translation firm, 8-4 Ltd., to translate the additional text. It’s not like Abyss 3DS, which required absolutely no additional voicework or text translation.

                  Finally, Vesperia is nearly *four years old* at this point. It’s not riding on the coattails of the Xbox 360 version: they’d need to market the game over again. And marketing is neither free nor cheap. It would be more difficult to market Vesperia PS3 than a new Tales title. Many people have already played Vesperia: anyone who’s not a hardcore Tales fan may pass by Vesperia PS3 in the store, think “oh, I’ve played this” and move on. And who’s to say that the Tales fanbase waiting for the PS3 version is large enough to warrant a profit? And when you consider the costs involved in localizing the game, the risks become even more apparent. In the end, wouldn’t be smarter to localize something completely new in order to please as many fans as possible, instead of re-releasing a game we’ve already seen in some form? Clearly, this was what Namco Bandai was thinking when they chose to localize Graces F and Xillia. They’ve skipped over Vesperia PS3 twice, and from the sounds of it, they’re eying up Xillia 2 as the next candidate for localization.

                  Also, graphics, battle system, characters and story are all subjective. Just because it wasn’t your cup of tea doesn’t mean that the majority of Tales fans wanted a port of a game we already received in some form in place of something new.

                  Still, business decisions, costs, and any sort of personal preferences aside, one thing is for certain: with this series, you’re going to have to let some games go. Not every entry makes it overseas. It’s not financially feasible. Yes, it sucks, but that’s life. If you keep clinging to every game that hasn’t been released, being a Tales fan will be a completely miserable experience no matter what they localize.

                  • Zero

                    @ Dimentionalist

                    Nice post. It absolutely made more sense to bring over Graces f. Tales of Graces for the Wii was never released in the west. It made more business sense to go with Graces f.

                    @ Miranda Lawson
                    I understand why you can’t let it go. I don’t think anyone should, to be honest with you. I played and unlocked every achievement for the 360 version of Vesperia, I really love that game. With that said, I still dislike the decision Namco Bandai made, they should have brought PS3 vesperia to the west back in like 2010.

                    I share your feelings but in a different way. I played the 360 version and yet, I still really want to play the enhanced version on PS3. I’m most definitely an hardcore Vesperia fan.

                    It’s hard for me to recommend buying a 360 just for Vesperia. Part of me wants to, but then my common sense starts telling me no.

                    Know any friends that might let you borrow their 360? You could rent the game or just buy the game, and then return the 360 to said friend when done. I realize those odds are not to great, but I figured I’d ask.

                    At the very least, search hard on ebay and look for a good deal. If you do decide to buy a 360, don’t spend full price just to play Vesperia. You can find old used arcade models with falcon chips at fairly reasonable prices on ebay.

                    I’m willing to help or give more advice if you want.

                    In the meantime, fans of Vesperia should remember the fan translation project is still active. (Link below.)

                    http://www.talesofvesperia.net/

                    I have no idea when it will be officially completed, I hope sooner rather than later. When it does finish, I’ll be sure to let everyone know about it, and I’ll do my best to help people figure out a way to play. That’s the least I can do!

                    P.S. If someone from Namco Bandai is reading this and doesn’t like me supporting the fan project, well, tough titty. You should have localized the PS3 version for the west!

                    • Miranda Lawson

                      Yeah, it did make more sense to localize Graces rather than Vesperia but If I could choose I would choose Vesperia PS3 to be localized. Good idea Zero! I actually have been looking up used Xbox 360s lately, Best Buy sells them for $100 (online) which is a pretty good deal since I am only going to get one game for it. I think that I may actually get a Xbox sometime in the near future. Thanks for the reminder about the fan translation project Zero! Not sure If I will be able to use it though, since I just downloaded the Mass Effect 3 Extende Cut DLC, but it would be really cool if you guys could make it so that gamers who upgraded their PS3’s firmware could play Vesperia in english. LOL, you’re right if Namco Bandai doesn’t like you supporting the fan project then THEY should have been the ones who localized it!

                    • Zero

                      If you do plan to buy one, I hope you find a good deal. Vesperia is a great game!

                      As for the fan translation project, I’m hoping they will find a way to make it work on the most recent firmware.

        • Pochodnia

          Actually, it depends on how much you love the series. The only reason I, for example, have bought a 3DS is because of TotA. But I really love this series. :-)

    • Miranda Lawson

      I am happy and dissappointed. I am happy because I want Xillia and will buy it the day it comes out. But I am also extremely dissappointed because I have been waiting forever for Vesperia to get localized on the PS3. Looks like I may have to buy a Xbox 360 after all…..

  • Vampiric

    i am sure it will preform well as we wouldnt of gotten this one if graces didnt sell well

  • syaznifaiq

    So many great game exclusively for PS3 in 2013 ,One thing for sure is this is the first game i will play and literally my social life will die in 2013

    • InternatlGamer3

      just hope it comes out before i go into Air Force Basic Training.

  • Fantasytales

    yes thank you so much i will buy this first day.

  • Kkdog4Sado

    Fuck yeah baby!!!

  • barklight

    Hell yeah baby, i’m ready. 2013? Let’s just hope it isn’t late 2013.

    • ekka4shiki

      Poisonous :/

  • dart2087

    I’m happy! :3

  • Revorse

    2013? So far away. Hopefully early 2013. I’m surprised. Didn’t expect this.

  • syaznifaiq

    I hope that this good news prove to both
    developers and distributors that there is a market for JRPGs in the West
    and that a lot of people miss the genre and wish to see more titles
    like this . And Bamco, stay true to your root and please don’t be greedy … juz let this franchise on PS3 for console type . Look what happen to SE game, the other console user thought that they were playing open world sandbox style game in FFXIII .

  • AdamBoy64

    Wow. I wasn’t expecting this. This is great news.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Added some more deats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    And who do you guys think will voicing the game??
    Personally I would like to see Ali Hillis and Troy Baker :D
    Probably for Milla and Alvin.

    • Miranda Lawson

      Yeah that is a good idea, they are both great VAs! Another VA that I would like to hear is Laura Bailey’s voice. She is my favorite VA!

      • Hinano

        Since they probably aren’t gonna give me my dual audio :( (oh well) I hope Laura Bailey voices Leia <3

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shallon-Lamar-Meade/100000011064120 Shallon Lamar Meade

          I just can’t wait for the game. I’m glad there keeping the original Japanese opening for Xillia in the US that a first for the Tales series. Seriously a first. I also already have a japanese copy of Xillia but I will buy the North America copy when it comes out.

          • Hinano

            They confirmed they’re keeping Ayumi Hamasaki’s OP?

  • talesoffan

    WOOHOO! So awesome!

  • Anime101210

    Im glad to see that they said TotA 3D and ToGF’s sales were great. That makes me EXTREMELY happy :) and the fact that Graces has yet to even finish its sales run with its release in Europe makes me even happier.

    Good Job Tales of fans!

    • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

      From what I read TotA sold about 20k and Graces about 60k. Hopefully in Europe Graces will sold for another 40k, I’ve already pre-ordered the Limited Edition from Zavvi.
      I hope Xillia will get a limited edition too for either NA or Europe and for the same price like ToGF Europe LE would be great :D

      • Hinano

        ToGf sold over 100k iirc. :o

      • Anime101210

        Where on earth did you get those numbers?

        • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

          Neogaf

          • Anime101210

            and Neogaf can be trusted more than VGchartz (not saying they are any way reputable either) because?

            Either way the Neogaf mod could make up numbers right outta his back, the same way I could say I have access to NPD numbers and post anything.

            The fact is we cant know for sure how well the game did considering NPD doesn’t publicly display those numbers anymore, anybody who says sales numbers cant be taken at face value because anyone can say they pay for the numbers.

            But regardless, it’s been regarded as a success as far as Namco is concerned, and thats the important thing. As long as its a success to them, it means we’ll keep getting more Tales:P

            • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

              I dunno but if those number were true and Namco considering that a success then it’s good :D

            • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

              @Anime101210:disqus I dunno but if those number were true and Namco considering that a success then it’s good :D

  • TercaLumireis

    AND THEY SAID I COULDN’T HAVE HOPE FOR THIS SERIES, MY SERIES, ANYMORE
    PAHAHAHA

  • manasword0

    Literally screamed “YES!” When I saw this. So freaking excited for 2013

  • Revorse

    Just thought of something. In Europe the release is 2013 right? But they’re just getting Graces now, maybe the US release will be sooner.

  • Zuhri69

    oh god, oh god, i just. OH GOD!!!!!!!!!

  • grumby

    OHMYGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSHHHH!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! *FANBOY SPASM!*

  • vertical09

    I almost broke my TV watching the stream T^T OH FINALLY YES!!

  • Robert

    =D

  • Robert

    Can’t wait!!!!

  • Miranda Lawson

    I hope that enough people buy this game the first week that it comes out, I know that I will preoder it, definetly! I wonder if everyone who is posting on this topic will buy this game? The more people that buy this game the better our chances are of getting Tales of Xillia 2 in the US and Europe! So everyone you must get this game!

  • Zero

    This is great news! I was busy and missed the stream, but I’m glad they didn’t disappoint us again. :D

    Edit: Just like Graces f, I will buy Xillia at launch.

    As for Vesperia, I don’t think it is ever going to happen. They had a good chance to bring over the enhanced version for PS3 a few years ago. I think we just have to wait for the fan translation project to finish.

    (Keep in mind, the 360 version of Vesperia is not the same as the PS3 version.)

    • InternatlGamer3

      the best version of Tales of Xillia launches in August to import for under $50.

      • NegaMegas

        Unfortunately, that’s only Tales of Vesperia PS3 and Tales of Graces F,
        http://gematsu.com/2012/06/tales-of-vesperia-graces-f-going-ps3-the-best Tales of Xillia is not getting a best version just yet, heck it’s been less than a year since release. I’d have been really surprised if they were that generous.

      • Zero

        Thanks for the tip. I’m going to wait and buy it when it releases in the west.

        Namco Bandai, will only bring more Tales of over if the sales are good in the west. So, only buying the imported version is kinda like shooting myself in the foot.

        This is something important for fans to remember!

        If you want more Tales of games to be localized, support the games when they come out in the west!

  • bebestorm117

    AWESOME! I knew we would finally get it.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Its about time but I’m still excited to get this in my hands next year.

  • Sovereign Gale

    Okay, so “sales of Xillia”…

    Please, somebody tell me that I’m not the only one who thought this was a pun. D=

  • PrinceHeir

    freaking finally Namco :D

    although this might being picky, i just hope they put dual audio this time around. i mean they did that with Soul Calibur, Eternal Sonata and it’s early games.

    if not, it’s fine either way but that would be an icing to already an awesome cake :)

    definitely getting this wooo!!!!!

    • Hinano

      Definitely! would be a great addition!

  • InternatlGamer3

    This why Namco Rocks they listen to us UNLIKE a certain SQUARE-ENIX who is as word has it planning on releasing FFXIII-3 before instead of the big time possible seller. “FINAL FANTASY VERSUS XIII”

    • Zero

      Let’s not give Namco Bandai to much credit just yet. The reason this is such a surprise directly relates to the company’s track record. (Fairly poor.)

      Square-Enix is not innocent either, but what your saying doesn’t really make sense. Xillia, was completed and has been available for purchase in Japan for quite some time. Versus, on the other hand, is still very much a mystery, we have only been told it is still in development.

      It would make sense if Versus was available in Japan, and SE was just ignoring the fan base in the west and refusing to localize it, but that isn’t the case. Not to mention that SE does localize just about every game they release in Japan.

      They have a fairly promising track record in that department. Don’t get me wrong, I want Versus to come out asap! The most recent update points towards a release date announcement soon.

      • ekka4shiki

        Type-0 did not get localized yet (will it ever?)
        And the fans are still waiting. Well, just saying …

        • Hinano

          The last we heard of it they confirmed that they are working on an Overseas version in Type-0’s Ultimania Omega. Considering it is taking this long, its almost certain it will be a Vita title here.

        • Zero

          @ ekka4shiki

          Good point! My guess is they are fixing some of the games issues. Mainly the cooperative features and game bugs. Like Hinano said, it is supposedly being worked on.

          @ Hinano

          That would be cool if they made it a vita title.

          • Hinano

            Yeah. Cause the PSP is basically dead here now. :(

  • FAUNA

    Yeeessss!! Special Edition with full-sized art book, unique case, & JAPANESE VOICE TRACK OPTION please…

  • Yuri4prez

    OH SHI- I can hardly believe it!!!
    Thank you Namco for finally giving Tales fans real love in other countries!!!!!

    YES!!!! This is the best news I have heard in months! Looks like 4 more copies of the same game are going to be bought day 1 again lol!! Oh well, It’s worth it!!

    YEAH!

  • LovesJapanManga

    An. No The Director’s Cut Tales of Xillia? That means the game is still incomplete. BUT I DON’T CARE because I wanted to play this game so badly. Here we come in 2013 to play this awesome game.

  • Rydak

    So awesome. Definitely day one.

  • LordKaiser

    This it’s the best news i had heard in the whole week. I will preorder this game as soon as it gets a release date just like I did with Graces f. I’m waiting for Namdai to launch the Code Geass costumes. The only game in the series that i can’t play it’s Vesperia cuz I don’t have a 360 but it won’t mater anymore..

  • zakou

    Gamers these days will get happy from what ever is thrown at them, what we really wanted (Tales of fans) is Tales of Vesperia localization for NA/EU for the PS3. People here would probably quote me and say “but ughh! TOX!! TOGF!!”

    Sure thats all good but forgetting the main reason why people(like me) spammed Namco on both twitter and FB for Vesperia is the result they localized Graces F and Xillia but leaving (us) that wanted Vesperia in the woods.

    Sure im still happy but compare this to going to a video game store, pre ordering a game you waited years for but getting another good new game but still not the one you wanted because it got canned in your region.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      At this point, it’s hard to be picky. While I’m sure that any Tales fan would welcome Vesperia PS3 with open arms (some wider than others – *ahem* me), I’m happy that we are getting Xillia and potentially Xillia 2. But at this point, you’re better off importing that PS3 the Best version hitting Japan soon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

        Yup I’m pretty much giving up on Vesperia too but if they want to localize it of course I’ll be glad too :D
        I just found a person who sell Tales of Vesperia, Graces F and Xillia Japanese version for $100. I’m goint to buy that and use the fan translation to play Vesperia. I’ve already played Graces F so I think it will be easy to play again as for Xillia I’ll wait for English version and finish that one first and finish the Japanese version again, I hope it has different trophy set :D

    • saran

      please read Dimentionalist’s post. you’ll find that most of the facebook fans requested Graces F and Xillia and about the business that goes into localizations.

      also, I was on FB at the beginning, and there were waaaaaaay more Graces and xillia requests that vesperia ones.

      • zakou

        That isn’t true at all, what isn’t a lie is that both Graces F and Vesperia had same amounts of requests.

        But this is hardly the point, did you knew that Microsoft payed Namco for not releasing Vesperia for the EU/NA on the PS3?

        The point is that we should already have Vesperia in our regions, you should look more into Namco how they screwed both Europeans and Americans in the past, Europeans being the best example out of the two.

  • whiteferrero

    AWESOME NEWZ! :D COULDN’T BE HAPPIER!
    and this is the 2nd post to have 100+ comments, and it’s troll and flame free! A great week from JRPGs indeed.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I couldn’t agree more. :)

  • LordKaiser

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ofqL1HwYhc

    Starting to create Hype ;]

    • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

      Awesome this few days I’ve play this song on my PS3 for many time but it’s only 360p. Thanks for this!

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  • Amaterasu

    I had to read this a second time to make sure I didn’t just dream it.

  • http://twitter.com/metallic_dark MetallicDark

    Already pre-ordered ToX so i’ve done my part. Can’t wait for it to have an actual release date <3

  • KyuubiHime

    What about Vesperia’s US release?? I want that to come out in the US too!!!!

  • João Maia

    To all the people complaining about Vesperia not getting localized:

    Buy a Xbox360 if you need it THAT much. There are other JRPGs on it that will most definitely warrant a purchase: Magna Carta 2, Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon come to mind. Otherwise, and pardon the french, shut the fuck up already. Some of us, from the core fandom of other franchises, have much more to be angry about. At least you people HAVE a means to play it, somehow. From the Shin Megami Tensei fanbase, we’ve never even SEEN half of the entire series we love because of safety restrictions and fucking censorship. Now it’s all the craze, sure, but all these newcomers know nothing but Persona 3 and 4. They don’t know how hard it was to be reminded constantly that all we got was a sequel.

    Imagine getting Tales of Xillia 2, now. But never getting the first one.

    In short; be thankful Namco gives a damn — even if it’s a small, almost unnoticeable damn (which it most definitely isn’t, making exclusive content for Europe, actually LISTENING to what fans wanted, etc). 

    You’re welcome.

  • João Maia

    To all the people complaining about Vesperia not getting localized:

    Buy a Xbox360 if you need it THAT much. There are other JRPGs on it that will most definitely warrant a purchase: Magna Carta 2, Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon come to mind. Otherwise, and pardon the french, shut the fuck up already. Some of us, from the core fandom of other franchises, have much more to be angry about. At least you people HAVE a means to play it, somehow. From the Shin Megami Tensei fanbase, we’ve never even SEEN half of the entire series we love because of safety restrictions and fucking censorship. Now it’s all the craze, sure, but all these newcomers know nothing but Persona 3 and 4. They don’t know how hard it was to be reminded constantly that all we got was a sequel.

    Imagine getting Tales of Xillia 2, now. But never getting the first one.

    In short; be thankful Namco gives a damn — even if it’s a small, almost unnoticeable damn (which it most definitely isn’t, making exclusive content for Europe, actually LISTENING to what fans wanted, etc). 

    You’re welcome.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I understand what you’re saying, but your post reads incredibly rude in my opinion.

      Who isn’t upset when a game they want to play isn’t localized? I think that upsets everyone, and it most definitely upsets the hardcore fans.

      I think many of those hardcore fans enjoy both series, in some ways, you are talking to the same audience here. The type of audience that rushes out to buy rather niche Japanese games at launch. It’s most definitely a different audience in comparison to the hardcore fans of western shooters.

      Namco has done a better job lately, but I think a big part of that is the Tales of team becoming a part of the company. One thing’s for sure, I haven’t entirely forgiven them yet.

      I did buy an Xbox360 just for Tales of Vesperia, way back when it first launched in North America. It’s one of my favorite games this generation, without a doubt. The PS3 version, which I’m sure you know, is not the same game. It’s not just a port either, with all the new changes and even a new main character, it’s more of an enhanced version of the original. Kinda like Graces f, but (in my opinion) on a higher scale.

      I think a lot of fans are like me, they played the vanilla version on the 360, and desperately want to play the complete version of the game on the PS3. I think that ship has sailed though, which means fans are stuck waiting for fan translations.

      It’s a sucky situation when this happens with any game, I don’t see any need in telling Vesperia fans to stfu. If anything, they actually understand the frustration you feel. I’m a fan of both franchises, I really hope a complete collection of the SMT games ends up being released in the west someday. Hopefully sooner than later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikeytheotaku Michael Braine

    Should i be happy or sad since i did everything in the JP version? ;_;

  • JamesMarrshal

    So… when’s the release date?