Tales producer promises “surprise information” this week
posted on 07.03.13 at 02:24 PM EDT by (@salromano)
What could Hideo Baba be teasing?

Tales of series producer Hideo Baba is promising surprise news this week.

“I will bring surprise information to Europe and North America in the 4th and the 6th,” Baba wrote on Twitter. “Don’t miss each stage events!!”

This week is, of course, the Anime Expo in Los Angeles and Japan Expo in France. Both events begin tomorrow and run through July 7.

Tales of Xillia is due out this August and Tales of Syphonia Chronicles is coming next year. Perhaps we’ll get a Tales of Xillia 2 localization announcement?

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  • Unknown

    tales of xillia 2 localization, probably

    • OverlordZetta

      That wouldn’t exactly be a surprise.

      • Bec66

        True but it seems the most likely.

        • Alfredo Muñoz Rodriguez

          I also hope for that one

    • Farid Belkacemi

      I’m ok with this :)

  • Elvick

    If it’s not Tales of Vita R localizations, then it’s not a surprise.

    We know we’re getting Symphonia HD. We suspect we’ll get Xillia 2, though an early announcement would be a little unexpected without sales to go on for Xillia.

    And there’s nothing else to expect.

    • OverlordZetta

      Exactly. I’m bracing to be disappointed.

  • Tac-Mex

    Tales of Vesperia for PS3

    >implying it will happen

    • Elvick

      That would certainly be a huge surprise. I’d buy it.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I would freak out if this was announced. It would be so awesome. I don’t expect it to happen though. =/

    • DarthBrian

      This is the kind of surprise I believe in! :p

    • Bec66

      Considering the campaign for it was told that it wouldn’t come that certainly would be a surprise, an awesome one!

    • LordKaiser

      they could bundle it with something….

      • LightGenx

        Tales of Vesperia + First strike with an art book, calender and OST. I can dream.

    • KingNigma

      I mean, we said please.

    • AdamBoy64

      How about.. Vesperia PS3 for Vita? Localised.
      Featuring multiplayer co-op via PSN.

  • Nicholas Paulus Lim

    Tales of Vita + Xilia 2 will be super nice :D:D:D

  • Bobby Jennings

    Too early for a Xillia 2 announcement if they’re waiting for Xillia 1 sales…probably taking a chance with the Vita versions? Maybe a old PSP game released on Vita? Probably Vesperia(like someone else said, highly doubt it though)I’m hoping its the Vita games or even a Tales of Destiny DC port.

  • Raiyu

    Probably announcing dual audio. Nothing more.

    Although, Tales of Xillia localization was announced at last years Japan Expo…so who knows.

    • Rafael Martines

      Only this is a big surprise o/ is all I want :) this month I will get Time & Eternity with the Godlike Japanese Audio and…. english voices

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I’ve been told the Pre-Orders for Xillia are very good. I wonder if those numbers could influence Namco-Bandai to go ahead and announce Xillia 2 localization?

    • sagadeogo2011

      i’m one them who pre ordered

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Same here! You can’t even really Pre-Order the CE anymore, I think that says something about how many people have already put money down on the game. =)

        • sagadeogo2011

          good good. I got the 60$ one not the 200$

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Nice. I purchase the CE back on April 18th. It only cost me $100 though.

            • sagadeogo2011


              • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero


                I understood what you meant by the way. The limited edition is a nice touch.

  • EcoYunix

    i hope they announce a game for the wii u or 3ds.. they are lacking tales of games..especially since the 3ds is selling very good.

    • Bec66

      If that was the case it wouldn’t be directed at NA and European audiences.

    • Alfredo Muñoz Rodriguez

      sorry to burst your bubble, but they’ll never announce a new mothership titles or any other news of tales being in development, unless its on the tokyo game show o tales festival

      • EcoYunix

        good point.

  • PrinceHeir

    Dual Audio for Xillia 1 and localization of Xillia 2(also Dual Audio)

    now that would be a BIG announcement!!!

    • Raoni Marques

      I’d rather have Innocence and Hearts R, even if text translated only.

  • Xapth

    Even though one of these announcements is likely that ToS Chronicles will have dual-audio (which wouldn’t be a surprise at this point), it’s still very reassuring to see all the recognition for Tales fans outside of Japan. I feel that we’re heading in a very, very good direction.

    I’m not sure we’ll see an announcement for the localization of Xillia 2 so early, considering Xillia has yet to be released, but that would be incredibly amazing news!

    • OverlordZetta

      >recognition for tales fans outside of Japan
      Oh you gave me a good laugh there.

      • Bobby Jennings

        You don’t agree?

        • OverlordZetta

          I can’t after years upon years of being burned. Vesperia PS3 and the Vita games, not to mention all the DS and PSP ones, are just too recent for me to ignore.

          • LordKaiser

            Portable games don’t sell that well here and Vesperia missed it’s release windows. People say Microsoft paid money to keep Vesperia on the 360 forever but it’s just a rumor.(I hope)

            • Bobby Jennings

              It was a timed exclusive, that time is already up, but they’re way past Vesperia now.

          • Bobby Jennings

            Years of being burned? its not like they promised you something and you didn’t get it. The games weren’t selling well and after Vesperia(which I’m sure cost a lot of money to release worldwide) did poorly, they were done with the series. Now they’re bringing the games back stronger than ever and you still complain about the past?

            • OverlordZetta

              I’m not dating I was promised anything. But you have to admit, there are simply tons of Tales games that have nnever left Japan, and its hard to get hyped for a game when there’s only a slim chance of it coming out here – I look to the Vita games and Vesperia PS3 as prime and RECENT examples of this.

              • Bobby Jennings

                Yeah but I also understand the reason why they aren’t released here. I import the games as well too when I see that they don’t release. Besides, Vesperia has released on 360 already, so we did actually get that game. The Vita is weak here in the west so it also makes sense why the games aren’t there. That’s what I think this will be about though.

              • Bobby Jennings


                Still dont believe that they’re pushing the series to the west as much as possible?

      • Ladius

        I could understand your sarcasm if we were back in 2010, but in the last years Namco and Baba have done everything they could to promote the series and foster the western fanbase.

        Things could be even better, obviously, but it’s still a far cry from the days when people expected even the most relevant Tales games to stay in Japan and the western fanbase was utterly ignored.

  • Hating Ass Nigga

    The suprise announcement is Tales of Rebrth,Tales of Destiny 1+2,and Tales of Eternia are being redone in HD,put on one disc, and localized by december of this year.

    • Raoni Marques

      Along with localizations of Innocence R and Hearts R to be released in October.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    They should make Tales of Destiny Director’s, Tales of Destiny 2, and Tales of Rebirth remastered in HD and Dual Audio.

    • Bobby Jennings

      Not happening, but it’d be realllllly nice.

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    Xillia Dual Audio would be surprise information. Symphonia notsomuch.

  • Azoz

    What ?
    Localization for the VITA games ?

  • Adol Christin

    Tales Vita games localization please :)

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes, I know the internet is full of these sort of statements, and they’re not overly contributive –

      But I’d buy a Vita if any of them were localised. I’d hope they’d shift a few systems with a Tales game.

  • Featherhead

    Tales of Destiny DC PLEASE. I will give you my ENTIRE BANK ACCOUNT.

    • LordKaiser

      And Destiny 2 in a HD pack

  • Jontaku

    I think it could be the vita localisations seeing as they were pushed for on that vita jrpg twitter thing.

  • bloodiOS

    Tales of Next-gen? Or maybe Tales of The Abyss is coming to the Vita? Or maybe Tales of Vesperia is finally getting localized?

    • Elvick

      Abyss going to Vita would be announced in Japan first, same thing with Tales of Next-Gen.

  • Raoni Marques

    Ohhhh My God! Lovely! Hoping for Xillia 2, and Innocence and Hearts R. A man can dream, but maybe Sony might be helping them with localization costs, since they released that #jrpgvita thing on twitter.

  • Bec66

    I know most people are expecting Xillia 2 and Veperia PS3 but I’m personally hoping for one of the Vita titles.

    • Raoni Marques


    • LightGenx

      Vesperia PS3 is long gone and it’s too early for Xillia 2. The Vita games are the only thing I can see them announcing for the west.

      • Sevyne

        But I think he already said no to those. I mean, I wish we’d get them, but I doubt it.

      • psycho_bandaid

        I’d think it would be too early for Xillia 2 since Xillia is not yet released here, but maybe based on the pre-order figures and general hype surrounding the series with the Symphonia HD collection is enough for them to green light the sequel?

        I want to believe on the Vita games as well, but like Sevyne said, Baba got about as close to a flat out “no” as anyone does when talking about localisations. It might be a bit too much to hope for.

    • AdamBoy64

      Vesperia PS3 would be unbelievable.
      I expect it to be an announcement regarding Symphonia Chronicles.

  • http://jpoplove.eu/ jpoplove

    Please be excited.

  • Jesse

    A new game, or Xillia 2 overseas announcement(more likely) would be good. Could care less about having the Japanese voices as long as we are getting the game.

    • Alfredo Muñoz Rodriguez

      a new game, I don’t think so, those are only announced on tales festival or tokyo game show

  • Selcca

    No more Tales games for the West. SURPRISE!
    Honestly though, it might not be Xillia 2 considering they don’t even have sales numbers for Xillia 1 yet (unless they’re going purely from preorders). Not much else they could do besides the Vita games.

  • LastBoss

    I would kill for a Tales if Rebirth R!

    • LightGenx

      It seems the only games with the “R” subtitle are previous DS Tales titles, plus it would be announced for Japan first before anywhere else.

  • kenshee

    Well, if you think about it, announcing that we in the west will be getting xillia 2 would probably convince more people to get the first game as well.

    So I think right before the first game launches here is actually a good time to build hype and assure everyone who might be interested in tales of xillia that they won’t get the first game of a 2 game series, only to never be able to finish the series.

  • Fantasytales

    i will be happy if is any of these 3 things Xillia 2 coming to the US, Hearts R coming to the US or innocence R coming to the US if is any of these three i hope is something really good that can surprise me.

    • Raian Targino

      Heart R and Innocence R coming to US will be the motive I need to buy a VITA :)

      • Fantasytales

        mine was persona 4 n the hopes that at least one tales for the vita would make it here to the states.

  • Ladius

    I think it would be better to keep expectations in check. They have just announced Symphonia Chronicles and Baba is attending Japan Expo with Lloyd’s seiyuu, if you consider how Game Informer talked about the game having dual audio the surprise could very well be a dual audio release of Symphonia Chronicles.

    Xillia 2 would make me extremely happy, but I think it’s a bit unrealistic to expect them to announce it not even a month after Symphonia Chronicles’ announcement, when Xillia 1 isn’t even out.

    • KnifeAndFork

      okay then…

      Tales mobile phone social game hooray

      • Raian Targino

        now THAT is REALY expectations in check hahaha

      • AdamBoy64

        Lolz. Vesperia PS3 port to iOS?

  • Sevyne

    I can tell you what it won’t be; It won’t be Hearts or Innocence R. Probably Xillia 2 and maybe more about HD Symphonia. If it’s anything other than that then I’ll definitely be surprised, so go ahead and surprise me!

  • new_tradition

    lol, I don’t even have Xillia in my hands yet, and Symphonia Chronicles doesn’t have a release date, but there’s still more to come? xD

  • Archvile

    maybe already a release date for Chronicles HD? Hmm…i think there’s a very slim chance it could be Xillia 2 even though i highly doubt it and its certainly not the vita titles or vesperia so huh…

    Surprise me Baba!

  • Learii

    I hope xillia 2 come to the west

  • Rogerrmark

    Baba will proudly announce the western release of the Tales of-inspired nail files,AKA, ”Nails of”


    (I hope not,lol)

  • Guest

    a Tales game whose story isn’t predictable?

    • AoNoise

      Xillia 2 was a HUGE step up story-wise. So, yeah, maybe.

      • LightGenx

        The fact that they gave us choices helped change up the gameplay, not to mention the multiple endings.

  • StarWallace

    3…2…1… Tales of Hearts R is coming to the west!

    • Zuhri69

      One can hope.

    • LightGenx

      Or Innocence R. Who knows.

      • StarWallace

        I wouldn’t doubt on one of those two coming to the west because Sony did that “What do you want localized for the Vita?” thing on twitter and I saw a lot of both ToH and ToI. Maybe they struck a deal with Sony to fund the localization.

  • Mkamal

    Tales of Hearts R + Tales of Innocence R in HD for PS3!

  • NiQ

    ToIR + ToHR localize plis, makes vita more powerful.

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    vesperia for vita?
    yes , i know i m wishing too much

    • Gilgamesh2025

      Not at all! A Vita Port of Tales of Vesperia (PS3) would be absolutely AWESOME!!!

  • Bob Obb

    Their new game won’t have $300 worth of DLC? That would be a surprise

  • Gilgamesh2025

    I hope the “surprise information” will REALLY surprise!

  • artemisthemp

    So they finally bring it to EU and US :)
    Na most likely just Tales of Xillia 2, but that’s ok also.

  • Willgaea

    The only things that would Get me excited would be a sequal to Abyss or the localization of Radiant Mythology 2-3. I had a lot of fun seeing my favorite Tales characters mingle with each other. Tales of Radiant Mythology is in my top 5 best Tales games.

  • ocaritna

    Just curious, how come ToV in PS3 didn’t get localized? (I don’t have PS3 or getting into PS3 news so i really don’t know :| ) Also, am I late to get PS3 because of ToX and ToSHD?