Tales of Graces f site updated, confirms PlayStation 3 release
posted on 05.04.11 at 11:15 PM EST by (@salromano)

Namco Bandai’s updated the Tales of Graces f page on their official website tonight. The publisher’s filled out complete story and feature information, confirming a PlayStation 3-exclusive release.

Story

How far can the bonds of friendship be strained?

The newest entry in one of the most fanatically followed series today, Tales of Graces f redefines the fantasy RPG genre with its blend of enthralling depth of story and fast paced, strategic battles. A follow-up to the original Tales of Graces (Wii), Tales of Graces f boasts significant graphical, stylistic, and gameplay enhancements, along with an all-new epilogue to the existing story.

Taking place on the planet Efinea, Tales of Graces f centers on Asbel Lhant as he seeks the strength to protect those he holds dear. Along with his childhood friends and the mysterious and innocent Sophie, he must explore the bonds of friendship as they find themselves drawn into the conflict between three kingdoms competing for dominance of the planet.

Features

Experience all-new content exclusive to the PlayStation® 3 – Go deeper into the story of Tales of Graces f in the all-new “Lineage & Legacies” epilogue, featuring more than 10 hours of engrossing gameplay. Explore new dungeons, fight fierce new monsters, and wield newly created spells, attacks, and techniques!

Stunning Visuals – Enhanced HD graphics and improved outlining to bring attention to the detailed anime art style by renowned Tales artist Mutsumi Inomata. Beautiful and spacious environments allow players to explore a truly open world.

Master New Combat Styles – Use the “Style Shift – Linear Motion Battle System” to freely switch between fighting styles and deftly evade enemy attacks. Activate “Accelerate Mode” to use powerful new techniques and bring the fight to enemies like never before!

Unique Multiplayer System – Enlist the help of up to 3 friends to fight by your side! Players can join the battle at any time simply by plugging in a controller!

Oddly enough, it still says “Coming Soon!” under platforms, in defiance of the features confirming a PlayStation 3-only release. A release date is still to be announced.

Tales of Graces f [Namco Bandai]

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  • Rafi

    That’s good news, but i hope the visual graphic more polished than from the Wii version
    because it’s very horrible if they just make it “simple” porting……..

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes, the localisation will be based on the already released ToG:F version on PS3 in Japan.

      So yeah, it’s based on the PS3 version that already exists.

  • talesoffan

    Great! Finally I’ll get to play a Tales game in English on the PS3. One if the best jrpgs this gen too.

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes, I believe they made the right decision on putting this on the PS3.
      (And, to be fair, it was probably the easiest console to put it on, considering the ToG:F game already exists on PS3)

  • sheppard00

    Ah man, good thing they didn’t forget Tales of Graces F, but almost i did since they’re teasing us without a release date YET. At least is confirmed, so i’ll wait so happy with it.

  • legendarydynasty1992

    This is good news. I hope namco will give us more updates this week.

  • Noctis

    cant wait

  • BizarreJelly

    FINALLY! Something. Although totally annoyed by the lack of release date lol

    Here’s hoping they do a localization like Vesperia & don’t cut corners like what they did with Legendia(cut voice acting)

  • dart2087

    Yes!! Great news.

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Maybe we will get a release date next month at E3

  • yes cannot wait for them to announce the release date for western release :P

    Dual Audio please :P

    • Dual language would be great, but honestly, Tales series voice acting is usually done so well, I could care less if the JP voices were included or not. Out of all the VAs for JRPGs this gen, I think Tales of Vesperia nailed it best.

    • 18vrivers

      Must be a dub hater as usually.

      • lol what? Dub is fine by me, if they can’t put a dual audio fine no biggie. but if there’s an option why not?

  • RyougaZell

    Day 1 for me. I still have hopes for a Vesperia PS3 though. And Im sorry to say I’ll skip Abyss 3DS because I already own the PS2 version (plus… to be frank… its a Tales game I didn’t enjoy)

  • RyougaZell

    I just checked the site and the Features box says ‘Coming Soon’

    Seems the leaked information was taken down.

    • Indeed. Makes you wonder why Namco’s keeping everything such a secret.

  • aelmore1990

    This might be my first tales game I ever play. How similar is this series to eternal sonata? Because I thought ES was pretty hard (yeah I suck at games) and ended up never finishing it. Didn’t particularly care for the story of it either.