Tales of Festival 2013 set for early June

Tales fans to gather at Yokohama Arena on June 1 and 2.

January 25, 2013 / 06:36 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Namco Bandai will host its annual Tales of Festival fan event this year on June 1 and 2 at the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa prefecture, Yokohoma, Japan. Doors will open at 15:00 and begin at 16:30 each day.

Tickets for the event will cost 8,800 yen for S-seating and 6,800 yen for A-seating. On March 12, ePlus pre-orders will begin. Purchase opportunities through other outlets will follow. Further ticket information can be found here.

Performers scheduled to appear include Masaya Onosaka (Zelos Wilder), Shiho Kawaragi (Cheria Barnes), Hikaru Midorikawa (Leon Magnus), Katsuyuki Konishi (Lloyd Irving), Akemi Okamura (Sheena Fujibayashi), Hiro Shimono (Emil Castagnier), Kousuke Toriumi (Yuri Lowell), Tsubasa Yonaga (Jude Mathis), and Ryoutarou Okiayu (Gaius) on June 1, and Onasaka, Kawaragi, Konishi, Chihiro Suzuki (Luke fon Fabre), Marina Inoue (Amber Hearts), Masaya Matsukaze (Jadeite Hearts), Takahiro Sakurai (Asbel Lhant), and Takashi Kondou (Ludger Will Kresnik) on June 2.

Last year’s event saw the announcement of Tales of Xillia 2 for PlayStation 3, which was launched in November. Will we see a new Tales game this year?

Visit the event’s official website here.

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  • Prodigy-X

    Tales of Xillia 3

    • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

      Milla Return: Tales of Xillia.

      • ShinAsura

        They aren’t S-E

      • http://www.facebook.com/adel.hamed.376 Adel Hamed

        just stop saying this joke again
        it is not funny anymore

      • Prodigy-X

        LOL!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

    Might be announce a mothership title along with another Re-imagine – Tempest R or Symphonia R?

    • syaznifaiq

      i dont think another mothership title but maybe another R in console, most likely Tempest R with additional story (similar to ToGF)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edgar-Blackwall/1663480212 Edgar Blackwall

    New PS3 Tales of! ^_^

  • ShinAsura

    They’ll probably announce ToX 2 for the west and a new title/titles for Japan. Maybe even a ToX anime like they did for Vesperia with First Strike

    • Ramza Beoulve

      Now that doesnt sound half-bad the Tales of need more anime XD

    • MrKappa

      A ToX2 western release announcement is not gonna happen at this event. We first have to get ToX1 which isn’t coming till after this event is over and then the sales have to meet their expectations.

      • ShinAsura

        ToX one was already announced and shown to fans and media

        • MrKappa

          Err… when did I say it wasn’t?

          • ShinAsura

            What I’m saying is they can still announce a new one even though we don’t have the game yet

            • http://www.facebook.com/atlans89 Gale Glory

              It’s a miracle if that happen. Gaming – to us is entertainment, for them – business.

              I had high hope that ToX2 will have a western release, given the fact Namco Bandai is quite active lately (as Project x Zone will be localized), but I strongly believe it will not be announced soon. What you said is based on your lone hype and hardly convincing.

  • Ramza Beoulve

    This should be good

  • zakou

    Basicly what will happen is that Tales of Xillia 1 will be released before june in like april or may 2013 for US/EU. At June Tale of festival 2013 we will see hideo baba thanking us for supporting tales of in the west and the rest of the world xD

    The events that will take place are Hideo baba showing how well Tales of Graces and Tales of Xillia sold combined outside of Japan and thus announcing Tales Of Xillia 2 for US/EU

    Thank me later for this future post.

    Edit: and a slim possibility of Tales of Vesperia release for us/eu for PS3 reminding that Hideo Baba said it’s still possible.

    • Ramza Beoulve

      I love this lineup made my day XD

    • disqus_mLUSH3sC9S

      Actually, the only info we’ve gotten anywhere close to a release date is
      “Summer 2013″ which leads a lot of people to believe early July/early
      August. There are also placeholder dates like July 2 and July 27, but I
      like your optimism and release window my friend :P

    • MrKappa

      Hate to be the party crasher but I see none of that happening. ToX1 is set to release in summer 2013 in the US which is after this event. I also doubt they will be concerned at all with the west in this event since ToGf barely sold what they wanted it to in the US and sold average in the UK… or so I hear.

      • fireemblembeast

        When did any source say TOX 1 would be here in the summer?

        • MrKappa

          Some really weird news10 video or something like that had a guy interview Baba and then there is also an article on 1UP where they say the release is summer 2013. Then there is Gamestop who has the game up for preorder now and their place holder date is in July.

          • fireemblembeast

            Aww damn it. That’s too long ;_;
            *checks gamestop* What?! Hello~ when did you get there…? ._.;

            None of the sites I check had that info. Thanks for telling us… Oh well, at least summer will have a game for me to play. Usually summer has no good games…

    • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

      That’s nice but I decided to import Tales of Vesperia PS3 Version, and have just finished at Relewise Hollows.

    • saran

      Vesperia PS3 is not happening. The game is nearly FOUR YEARS OLD (five if you count the Xbox 360 edition). The localization of Graces F, Abyss 3DS, and Xillia (with Namco already hinting Xillia 2 is next up for localization) proves that Namco is focusing on releasing newer titles rather than delving into the past. There was a great post on this site as to why a Vesperia PS3 localization would be unwise from a marketing and financial perspective on the Xillia localization announcement story, but I can’t seem to find it.

      And of course Baba isn’t willing to shut down the possibility completely. These decisions as to what to localize are made by many people, not just one person. Besides, it’s a common business practice to be hazy. But going by precedent and Namco’s past actions, we can assume Vesperia PS3 will remain in Japan.

      It is time for fans to move on and look to the future, rather than clinging to the past. Don’t let your personal desires cloud your perception of reality: Vesperia PS3 will not release in NA.

      Furthermore, Tales Festival is an event held in JAPAN and catered towards the JAPANESE fanbase: no localization announcements would be held there. It simply wouldn’t be of interest to the attendees. There has never been any English media at these events (even when they had English releases in the pipeline) and it’s safe to assume there never will be. Count on American and European events for English media and announcements.

    • syaznifaiq

      sorry dude, but Tales of Festival is mainly for Japanese fans . not outside Japan like Europe or NA

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    I take it we’ll see a new mothership title, as we do every year. Shortly after release, we’ll probably get another “R” announcement.

    • KurisuMakise

      The question becomes, will the mothership be one more PS3 title or a PS4 title or a PS3/PS4 title? Likewise next question is, what would receive R treatment next? Hopefully not Tempest >>; So maybe one of the PS2/GC era stuff =o

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Anyone else want Tales of Vesperia 2?

    Perhaps if that did happen. They could release the game in the west and do a White Knight Chronicles 2 type of thing. Where the first game is included on the disc, with all the bonus content.

    Okay, I’m just dreaming now, I know… Don’t wake me.

    • ShinAsura

      What they should do with that is for the PS3 release they need to include ToV one. If not fans will be upset

      Maybe even make first run copies include the first like Muramasa is doing with the soundtrack. Fans usually get first press anyway

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        Right, that’s what i was saying. Include the improved PS3 Vesperia with it, right on the disc.

        • ShinAsura

          Oh right :3

    • PrinceHeir

      that would at least make me somewhat forgive namco for the Wizard’s edition of Ni No Kuni.

      awesome dream though :(

  • MrKappa

    Baba did say they were already working on a new Tales game so I expect it to be out coming November this year, or December the latest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    I get a feeling that in the next couple of years there will be remakes of these titles.
    Tales of Rebirth (PS3)
    Tales of Symphonia
    Tales of Destiny 2.

  • Duc PC-QB

    Vita cross PS3 platfrom pls