Next Tales of teaser site launched
posted on 11.26.13 at 10:16 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Next mothership title to be announced soon.

Namco Bandai has launched the official teaser site for the next mothership entry in the Tales series, long been rumored to be titled “Tales of Zestiria.”

The site currently hosts scenes and wallpapers from Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Destiny. It will be updated daily until the new game’s announcement.

Visit the website here.

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  • Karysonson

    Yes, about time!

  • MrFinalgamer

    is there a chance that microsoft could’ve money hatted this tales game…again?
    anyway, hype mode engaged! as if the Persona announcement wasn’t enough! all we need is for either Level-5 to make an RPG announcement (either DC3 or Ni no Kuni 2) or square to announce The World Ends With You 2 and this would be November of the RPG announcements

    • bloodiOS

      Even if there is such a chance, it’ll still have to be next one, because I’m pretty sure this one is PS3 exclusive.

    • Nhiroz

      Isnt the reason something to do with the xbox not being as popular in Japan? I can remember reading something about it earlier.

      • Nhiroz
        • AdamBoy64

          Yes, the source that article points too has since changed.

          It now says ‘no title is in development for any next-gen platform’. But still states that they want to focus on the Playstation platforms.

          • Budgiecat

            “We are currently in the very early phases of work for next generation Playstation titles,” Baba confirmed.

            “But we still have no plans to bring the series back to the Xbox, or Xbox One.”

            That’s what is says. Why are you mincing words….

            • AdamBoy64

              Yes, apologies for not being clearer.

              That is what VG247 have said (and all other sites with that info) – however they all link to the one source (Angelgamer), which doesn’t say that at all.

              So we’ll need another source.

    • Budgiecat

      Wonderflick

      • MrFinalgamer

        i’d be more inclined for a sequel to those i mentioned. i’m currently cautiously optimistic about Wonderflick =/

    • Elvick

      Namco Bandai would be stupid to do that.

      It’d be best for them to push all Tales fans onto PlayStation by keeping it on PlayStation.

      Otherwise, you get a repeat of this generation. I still see people crying about 360 support. Buy a damn PS3 already. Had Vesperia never been ‘exclusive’ to 360, they probably would have went to PS3 for Tales and bought those games there.

      Instead, they whine and whining doesn’t create sales on PS3. NB’s got Tales fans sitting on 360 waiting, instead of buying on PS3.

      It’s best to avoid that.

  • Karysonson

    If their doing 2 Tales of games for the countdown per day them by my calculations the game will be announced in 6 days

  • talesoffan

    Yes! I can’t wait to see what it’s gonna be. Zesteria :)

  • new_tradition

    Oooooh exciting ^^

  • Duc PC-QB

    Tales of PS3 is a lock. But will it be Xillia 3 ?

    • bloodiOS

      It won’t be, or at least I hope not…

    • wade010

      I feel it will be a new title in the series, since PS3 is probably a lock, and I cannot bare another 30fps capped game, I am hoping for a glorious 2D art style.

      • Budgiecat

        You should be hoping for PS4 then so we can get 60fps then.

        Considering Tales series pretty much plays like a fighting game, this would be a good thing.

        • bloodiOS

          Tales games are 60fps though (during battles anyway…)

          • Budgiecat

            Consistent 60fps gameplay then.

            For consistency…

            • bloodiOS

              Yeah, 60fps for everything would be a nice consistency but really, when you’re just exploring, what does it matter if the game is running at 30fps or 60fps.

              • Budgiecat

                Hey it matters to me. As a former breakdancer, I am all with the smoothness

                • bloodiOS

                  Well, we’ll get there.

              • AdamBoy64

                I think we’ll be getting a lot of this in the days to come.
                It seems 60fps is the new 1080p.

                I just hope this gen we don’t get everything re-released as ’60fps remasters’, rather than new content. Lolz..

                • EX+

                  If I’m perfectly honest, I prefer 1080p native 30fps, if the game doesn’t literally need 60fps to be good and if the console can’t achieve 1080p 60fps.
                  1080p native 60fps is great too, but that’s just me.

                  • bloodiOS

                    Personally, I think 60fps is rather essential to Tales‘ combat system though.

                    • EX+

                      Of course. I know for a fact that the next gen tales game will be 1080p 60fps, and I really want that. If they go with a cel-shaded art style (which they should), then the PS4 will be able to handle it with no problem. Cel-shaded graphics aren’t as demanding as photo realistic.

      • bloodiOS

        since PS3 is probably a lock, and I cannot bare another 30fps capped game

        Every PS3 Tales title operates at 60fps during battles though…

  • bloodiOS

    Here’s hoping that they’ll show a lot of gameplay footage at Jump Festa =)

  • Nhiroz

    Just started Xillia and if this is as good as Xillia, im there! :-D

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Tales of Zestiria For PS4

    • Karysonson

      They already stated they wont be jumping to next gen for awhile

      • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

        Gosh Japan developers move to slow.

        • Karysonson

          I think they just like to really familiar with the hardware

          • Budgiecat

            “The PS4 is an absolute dream to develop on” – DW Koei director

            I would think PS4 is a lot easier than PS3. Easier means cheaper. Less work.

            • Karysonson

              Regardless of if its easy or not, They’ve been developing this game for st least 2 years on a console familiar to them. If they transferred to the ps4 they would have to redo the entire infrastructure

              • Budgiecat

                ….Aaaaand Square-Enix has been developing Final Fantasy Versus XIII, aka FF XV for the PS3 since 2006. What difference does it make. All these developers design their games from the start on a PC. Since the PS4 is basically a PC, and the PS3 has always been ‘a developer nightmare’. the transfer is practically seamless. Why do you think Tales of Vesperia is the best looking Tales game this gen? 360 is an easier platform to transfer your PC work over to.

                • Karysonson

                  I think we all know that FFXV wasn’t going to work on a ps3 at all, it was just too big for that system so they didn’t have a choice also your comparing a gave that hasn’t been announced to a game that has been in dev for more than half a decade? ok

                • bloodiOS

                  Why do you think Tales of Vesperia is the best looking Tales game this gen?

                  I don’t know, but I wouldn’t know because it really isn’t this genenation’s best looking Tales game!

                  • Budgiecat

                    Yes it was

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yes it was

                      “Was”? So, not anymore?

                    • Budgiecat

                      I mean is! Damn it…I’m sleepy…..

                    • bloodiOS

                      Then no, it isn’t.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Yes it is! Stop bothering me..

                    • bloodiOS

                      No, it isn’t. Okay, I won’t bother you anymore =)

                    • Budgiecat

                      Thanks. Still pissed about the Siren rumor being false, so I appreciate not being bothered…

                      and yes it is!

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Is it Xillia that looks better than Vesperia?

                      Graces F just looked like an upscaled Wii game. Because, well, for obvious reasons.

                    • bloodiOS

                      Well, opinions, you know…

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Oh, okay.

                    • Budgiecat

                      Because it is an upscaled Wii game. And Xillia does not look as good as Vesperia. Animations are stiffer and textures are flatter and color is duller….

                    • AdamBoy64

                      Okay, yeah. I’ve seen enough of Graces to know it doesn’t look very good. Can’t compare it to Vesperia, anyway.

                      But yeah, I haven’t seen much of Xillia or the sequel.

          • bloodiOS

            I don’t think that’s the reason, after all, adapting the engine for the PS4 will be a cinch for them. I think that it has much more to do with the fact that the PS3’s fanbase is simply much larger than the PS4’s at the moment, so it’s only logical for this to be a PS3 title.

            • Budgiecat

              That’s the easiest route.

              But look they took a chance early on before with consoles early in release cycle as have other RPG’s (FF X)

              • bloodiOS

                They probably have a much tighter budget to manage now though *LOL*

        • bloodiOS

          The PS3 is where the majority of the fanbase is and it’s rather crazy to think that all of them will buy a PS4 before the game is released. Releasing on the PS3 is the safest way to secure profits.

          • LordKaiser

            I agree as the PS4 has no backward compatibility for a faster adoption rate.

          • Budgiecat

            I’m tired of Japanese developers playing it safe this gen. Like I said, this wasn’t the case last gen, the gen before that, and the gen before that. Japanese gaming has been said to be in a slump. They need to pick themselves up dust themselves off and learn to take creative risks again. The PS4 won’t be a slow moving slouch. 1 million sales in the U.S. alone in 24 hours and Japanese preorders sold out in a day.

            It’s nice to have a large userbase but lets look at the iOS market and a lot of the fools who are jumping ship from handhelds and console game making to rush over to it just because “everyone has a cell phone”.

            YES we get it. Everyone does have a cell phone.
            But there are over 3000 RPG’s on iOS alone.
            You know what that means? That means a lot of crap games and oversaturation which will lead to finicky buyers and too many games to choose from.

            There’s a reason developers and publishers make games early in a systems career that has a growing sales potential. Less competition. You can release a game at the end or peak of systems cycle all you want, but that doesn’t necessarily guarantee you success.
            Especially when the market for that system’s library is saturated. Youll have a lot of bloated and wary consumers looking for the next best thing and if you dont have something that peaks their interest, there’s a competitor right next to your game on the shelf that they can buy.
            Meanwhile, lets say the PS4 by mid to end of next year reaches an install base of 10 million and the game library is still relatively small.
            Well if you release a top RPG on that platform for people starving for RPG’s, guess which game they’ll pay attention to more now that there isn’t much competition to sway their interest? Yours.

            So it goes both ways in terms of advantages and disadvantages. But with a fresh new console and technology that can make your game look that much more appealing, it brings a new excitement to the fold which can help market your game more to ensure more success.

            • bloodiOS

              Games cost more to make now though, so it really isn’t strange for them to use this approach. But I say let’s just wait till next year before looking too deep into this, it would still plenty early in the console’s life by then, it’ll also give them more time to think about what to do with the PS4’s capability.

              • Budgiecat

                But just because the PS4 is more powerful than the PS3 doesn’t mean it will cost more to develop for. That’s a silly thought. If anything, it should cost less because the tools for it are easier to develop for like i said.
                Now if they choose to make Tales game that looks photo realistic with over 2 million polygons per character model, then thats them purposely expanding their budget

                • bloodiOS

                  But just because the PS4 is more powerful than the PS3 doesn't mean it will cost more to develop for. That's a silly thought. If anything, it should cost less because the tools for it are easier to develop for like i said.

                  Regardless, it will still be more in comparison to the PS2 days, that’s what I meant.

            • McPoo

              Don’t worry m8, #Fallout4 will be that top RPG that everybody is starving for.

            • Jay

              I agree with the cat.

        • Gariya

          Patience, my friend. With the ease of development that PS4 offers, I’m pretty sure Japanese developers will work faster and the release rate of JRPG in 8th gen will be much better.

          • EX+

            Yeah, you’ve got a point… but sometimes it’s just hard to wait so long. I’ve been trialed with patience a lot (I’m sure everyone here has), with Final Fantasy XV especially.

      • Bobby Jennings

        Developers lie you know. Just like what happened with Symphonia Chronicles.

        • AdamBoy64

          Did they say it wasn’t coming to PS3 or something?

          • Bobby Jennings

            They said there were no plans to re-release Symphonia.

  • LordKaiser

    By the look of it it seems that it will be a mothership title because they are presenting the series as they where released.

  • Gariya

    The last Tales Of for PS3, here we go.

    Glad that PS3’s end of life cycle is brimming with JRPG.

  • Wolf Star

    Hype Train!! Next Tales of game for PS4!! :)

    • Gariya

      I’m so sorry.

      • Wolf Star

        For what?? Not coming to Ps4?? That’s why there is this countdown for a big reveal for the next tales game. It might be Ps4 but hey it will be another Ps3 game and I’m fine with it. Still can’t wait.

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      I believe it will be on PS4 as well

    • bloodiOS

      I’m thinking that this one stays a PS3 exclusive and the next one a cross-gen title. The PS3 is where the majority of the fanbase is, after all…

      • Wolf Star

        Yeah true :) still can’t wait.

  • 罪罰

    Tales on PS4 would be exciting.

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Okay, I know I’m repeating this lots of time but what console after releasing it’s successor have games let alone JRPG announced for it???

    Also, Destiny is my favorite Tales of all time.
    <3 Stahn

    • MrFinalgamer

      the PS2…

    • DanielGearSolid
      • MrFinalgamer

        “…Even the 360 had more JRPG’s. atleast in the US.”
        okay right after that sentence i can’t take that petition seriously.

        • DanielGearSolid

          Well in the beggining they did, last remnant, lost oddessy, blue Dragon, star ocean, eternal sonata, etc..

          • DanielGearSolid

            I edited it, just for your signature!

            • MrFinalgamer

              O_O wow you didn’t need to do that. it’s just my stupid smart-ass mode kicking in. thank’s though. signed =D

              • DanielGearSolid

                Dont thank me, thank the millions of gamers we’re gonna get to sign this petition! (Wishful thinking)

  • $61526767

    Either more Tales games on current gen. Or next gen. Neither is fine with me.. I sure wished they bring the vita versions. Anyway, lets hope for the best!

  • DanielGearSolid
  • EcoYunix

    I pray it is for the wii u, ._. it would work nicely with the gamepad

  • nexusangels

    After going to the official site i found some interesting things-

    First of all the source of both videos link back to youtube but were created just yesterday (11/25/2013)

    Also the comments for both videos were disabled, here are the links to both videos

    Tales of Phantasia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRRuoIyBK4k

    Tales of Destiny http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3ky6JIAgPY

    • bloodiOS

      They’re gonna walk us through these moments to build up the feels.

      • nexusangels

        It would be nice if we had a brand new ip but I wouldnt mind a collection of the first 3 playstation games- Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Destiny, Tales of Eternia(Destiny II)

        • Pyrofrost

          I’d say I’m completely content with getting more Tales. There will always be someone else to make the ‘new IPs’ that a handful of people seem to be clamoring for.

      • Samsara09

        Well,if they did it with Phantasia and Destiny,they will be doing it for the other 14 main games in the series…and then maybe they will open the page.Hope it happens till jan or feb.

  • Fantasytales

    ps3 or ps4 it don’t matter to me I’m just happy we are getting a new Tales. big Tales fan here.

  • Pyrofrost

    Hell yes!
    Keep dem good JRPGs coming. Instant day-one import here <3

  • Samsara09

    If anyone here want a “tales of” for PS4 so soon,maybe you should fund Namco,or accept delays like XV and KH3.It is gonna come for the PS3.Sorry for flushing your silly dreams.

    • Hattori Hanzo III

      Too expensive to develop for at the moment. Plus I’m willing to bet Hideo & Company, as per usual, started development on this a couple years back. You’ll get a PS4 Tales of game, but not until Namco Bandai feels comfortable plunking down the cash to develop a proper one and they feel familiar with the hardware. They aren’t Ubisoft and flush with cash.

      • Pyrofrost

        I think you would be surprised to know that Namco Bandai is one of the most financially well-off companies in the gaming industry, worldwide. They are even doing better than companies like Ubisoft, EA, Take-Two, and Activision; or if you want to look at the Japanese side of things, they are doing better than Konami, SquareEnix, SEGA, and Capcom.

        I’d say they are flush with money.
        They are an all-around provider though: toys, anime, manga, live action, clothing, amusement parks, games in every genre and on every platform, and the list goes on.

        • Noel

          Are you sure?Activision& EA are the two biggest video game publishers in the World, Ubisoft is a top 5 publisher

          • Pyrofrost

            According to Bloomberg BusinessWeek, yes, I am sure. Like I said though, they also deal in a lot more than just software.

      • Samsara09

        people think that the companies create those awesome rpgs from nothing…it takes a truck load of money…effort,creativity,teamwork,etc.Namco may be filthy rich,but that tales of branch isn’t,they are,compared to Naruto and DBZ game sections,quite small and poor.

    • Elvick

      Yeah, it’s not like being on PS4 early would provide any benefits…

      It’d speed up development by a large amount, early adopters would be more willing to try new things giving more of a chance of Tales fanbase expanding…

      There are benefits from ditching PS3 and benefits from staying there. (also benefits from cross gen) It’s not as black and white as you’d like it to be.

      • Samsara09

        Moderator — Drop it, please.

      • Samsara09

        Moderator – Drop it, please.

        • Jay

          Take a seat somewhere, you need to relax… NB is well within their means to create a PS4 Tales title. The only question is, are there enough fans on PS4 for it to make business sense. Personally, with the lack of RPGs on the new consoles, I think it would be a smart move to be the first JRPG out.

          Like he said, new adopters would be more willing to give it a try. Try not to take it so personal.

  • Raoni Marques

    My body is ready! Bring it on!

  • Astrid Huang

    I’m so hyped!!
    I hope it’s for PS3..

    It will be awesome if they somehow combine xillia + vesperia graphics.. and graces + xillia battle system..

    And I hope the character designer is still Kosuke Fujishima..

    • Willgaea

      Graces CC system + Abysses FOF system would be the pinnacle of what they have released so far.

  • perrandy

    i wonder if they will run out of names for the franchise.not that i’m complaining or anything.oh and i hope that this game is for a console/handheld that i own and that on top of that it gets localized here in the west.tales of are the only action rpgs that i can tolerate playing

    • Willgaea

      It’s impossible to run out of names when you don’t use real words.

  • Samsara09

    Tales of xillia was the 15th anniversary…but it got released on the 16th.Xillia 2 was the 16th and was released on the 17th.Well,I imagine they are trying to put order back on the house.If this game is for the PS3,then it most likely is the 20th anniversary…if not,the 19th.But well,20th is way more important then the 19th,and I don’t think they wanna screw the occasion…or release it late…who knows.

    • Samsara09

      The only thing I am afraid,really,is how much team destiny is going to influence the game.They may have a brilliant battle system,but they usually butch the story and caracter development/interactions.I hope they only have a word in design and battle system.

      well,no reason to be afraid anymore.http://tokrin.com/archives/50839893.html
      I really hope that this isn’t a coincidence…for I think this game deserves to exist…but,well,we will be opening “old wounds”,if it is indeed what the people who made this comparison are thinking.Things are getting interesting.

      • AdamBoy64

        It is interesting.
        I’d really like a Vesperia sequel, I think it’d be great. But I don’t think there is much of a resemblance there. Interesting about the URL though.

        Thanks for sharing that link.

        • Samsara09

          well,it most likely is zestiria or zestoria…if it isn’t,it is a sequel to vesperia…I don’t think the game had any “side plot” unfinished.

          Well,when xillia 2’s page was first shown,without a nam,by the font,people were predicting it was xillia2.they weren’t wrong.

          http://tales-ch.jp/images/bnr/tov_cnt.jpg check the link.

  • https://twitter.com/ExeForce87 ͜ʖ ͡°

    Next Tales of… teaser site have changed from Phantasia & Destiny to Eternia & Destiny 2.. it looks like there will be 7 days of countdown.. they will display 2 mothership title each day… there’s 14 mothership title so far, so maybe that’s the case

  • Zackasaur

    I would obviously prefer PS4 for its many advantages, but I would understand if they were still developing on PS3 to play it safe with their relatively niche audience.

    Either way, I’m excited for more proper Tales!

  • PrinceHeir

    can’t wait for this ^^

  • Wolfs_Rain

    Oops, I had the Persona article open in another tab, and I thought this the comment section for that! derp. And I can’t edit or delete my reply for some reason