Bandai Lies to Protect Xbox Owners’ Feelings


With the news that the additions planned for the long-awaited PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia appear to have been present from the start, Bandai have been accused of betraying Xbox owners with the “exclusive” nature of the game’s Xbox release.

They recently issued an explicit denial that there were any traces of the new features in the original game, especially the new character. Fans are less than convinced…

This evidence is rather stronger than the lingering traces of pirate loli Patty present in the code:


“In the drawer is a girl’s pirate hat. A name is written on it, but it is well worn and barely legible. ‘Pa-…’?”

Bandai’s response:

“There certainly was such a scene, but it wasn’t Patty.” It “was nothing like” any sort of cut story or otherwise.

Being a PR flack is a difficult job at the best of times…



Some Xbox owners have already vascillated:


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    Comment by Anonymous
    17:00 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh man most of you guys/girls? seem like your from the US, besides the point the 2 main teams Xbox 360 and PS3 have there own thing such as console only game such as for xbox 360 L4D and for PS3 valkyria chronicles, oh yeah the 360 you have to pay to play online, buy points if you don't own a cridit card, buy a batterys for the pad but you can play your own music whilst playing a game, as for the ps3 you can play online for free, don't need 10 dvds to play FF13 due to blue rays 25Gig size which means 2-3 discs, chargable pads (which means no going crazy looking for batterys whilst getting murderd online)+ nice comfy size pads + easy to link to PS3 console (link via wire and when done take off), much more stronger then the xbox360 and built in wireless and thats all and BTW Xbox 360 is a hit in the US coz it's the cheapest there so ofcoure theres more Xbox's then PS3's whilst in the far east the Xbox is the most expensive so vise versa and in here in the UK the Xbox 360 is being traded in for PS3's due to you have to pay to play online

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:40 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What a load of shit.

    360 has been overselling PS3 lately even in UK.

    Go eat some more shit you stupid sony fanboy,

    Comment by anonymous
    18:07 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess you're guzzling haterade

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    Comment by Rinfinite
    20:37 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another retarded comment by a member of the SDF.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:53 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That was the longest sentence ever...

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    Comment by quigonkenny
    16:18 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This issue is so easy to fix. PS3 gets a version with a special pirate loli character, so make a 360-only character downloadable for free who is a ninja loli. Don't fight the PS3 v 360 rivalry. Embrace it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:28 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    you mean self defense force?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another stupid news for stupid sony fanboys to stop crying tears.

    Grats sony fanboys, you will be able to play another game 1 year later full price, we'll add some crap no one cares about so you can stop crying since xbox is getting everything.

    This website is becoming a fucking joke already. Bunch of sony butthurts.

    Comment by Blue Wizard
    12:27 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I feel betrayed because they're giving me a port with some new useless character instead of giving me a new game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just realised... the font used in PS3 vesperia is beautiful. I assume its the same as the 360 one.

    Why can't the US ports have such beautiful fonts?

    Oh and Patty sounds from her dialogue way more bitchy then Rita was.... I like my lolis cute and moe thanks.

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    Comment by Artefact

    She is a "precocious" loli so you will have to learn to like her or be stabbed by her sharp sword.

    Comment by Tezs
    11:09 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's the big deal.It's not like the PS3 is getting a version of Star Ocean, or the other 2 exclusive SE games made for the 360 anytime soon, or getting any of Idol games(lock stock and barrel 360 console exclusive)anytime soon.

    The PS3 isn't even getting a scrap of addon material for Fallout 3 or GTA4 when the 360 has been getting it
    exclusively all along and still has alot more exclusive stuff for both in the pipeline.It's not meant to be a crack at the PS3 or Sony, just meant to show that the 360 gets a ton of stuff the PS3 doesn't have and will never see.Just because the PS3 is getting a version of a year old 360 jrpg with some extra content to make it an attractive buy to PS3 owners, and maybe a double dip buy for multiple console owners is NO BIG DEAL.


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only sony fanboys care about this. Real people have already played and finished ToV 1 year go. Its old news.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:55 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The whole momentum of console and game sales was screwed up by Microsoft to begin with. They took Sony's work on the PS3's hardware and made an inferior machine to release it sooner to get better sales. Then they made deals with Japanese and American game makers to release their products on the 360 only(or additionally as with FFXIII). In nearly all respects, the PS3 surpasses the 360, or would if not for Microsoft's less than fair practices. Not to mention the fact that most if not all game companies would rather release their games for the 360 at this point,however the limitations of the 360 compared to the PS3 are what draw Better Games to the PS3.

    If Microsoft took the time to make a better console, The PS3 would've been released first, and the whole market would be reversed in the western world, or at least sales would be 50/50

    If you don't think Microsoft was in a rush to put together the 360, need I remind you of the Red Ring of Death? A failure like that would be disgraceful to any business. And their easy recovery from all the ruckus shows their consumer manipulation skills.

    BTW I don't think anyone considers the Wii a hard core console, especially when Reviews constantly have a phrase like "might be the Hard Core game the Wii is looking for."

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:20 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why we're likely going to see a totally backwards compatible 3rd gen MS machine out in the next 2 years.They started work on the darn thing shortly after the 360's release and have had it in development for quite awhile now.Blizzard was even asked to help out in some secret way with the "720's" development, which leads me to believe that they are close to a final hardware specs and are looking for certain Devs that will be able to come up with and release some cutting edge stuff for the release of the new machine(likely Christmas 2010-11).

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    Comment by ZeD
    11:14 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's true,
    There's no reason to rage

    Comment by Gyudon
    12:41 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Easy solution. Watch Youtube videos of said child pirate upon game's release. I managed to "play" MGS4 without ever buying it for PS3. :P

    Comment by IRAGEDSOHARD
    12:52 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >I managed to “play” MGS4 without ever buying it for PS3. :P


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:55 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just a quick note: Bandai doesn't do a thing about Tales games, it's Namco that handles Tales...

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    Comment by Artefact

    They're the same company, I'm just vacillating on how to refer to them...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    While they are the same company, they still have their branches. Namco has worked on the Tales series since the SNES and it's the same case with Vesperia. Namco has their own original works under their names, while Bandai mostly works with game adaptions of anime.

    In most games, I believe it still does display either Namco or Bandai after the Bandai Namco logo.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    21:49 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lairs go to HELL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    /sankakucomplex/ - Xbox 360 trolling/General

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's funny how the M$ fantards think they have the greatest console ever.

    Comment by Hennaikimono
    16:56 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and we have PS3 fantards saying the same thing.

    As said earlier:
    "Well, it isn’t. This is nothing but a “lol xbox360 got owned” news to make Sony fans feel they’re finally winning something. But the truth is nobody cares and this is nothing but yet another port with some bonus stuff to make sound you’re not wasting your money on old stuff just like Ninja Gaiden etc."

    Please find another another game to blot about already, this got old after the second article on this game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 23/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously all I have to say is all you sick fucks upset me talking about "loli" pedophiles are the only ones upset and if it takes a character away than it isn't much of an addition.
    Loli=child hentai

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    Comment by paul
    04:50 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox owners should just all die.they should be happy they are getting ff13

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is it just me or this game just isn't that good to begin with, I believe only suckers shelled 60 bucks for this game in the 360 and only suckers will shell 60 bucks for this game in the PS3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:28 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it isn't. This is nothing but a "lol xbox360 got owned" news to make Sony fans feel they're finally winning something. But the truth is nobody cares and this is nothing but yet another port with some bonus stuff to make sound you're not wasting your money on old stuff just like Ninja Gaiden etc.

    Comment by
    11:02 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Xbox 180... PS3(Pedophilia Sells 3) ;3

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    Comment by Hiddenshade
    11:04 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    xD k estupido soy xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Geez, people are still going on about this?
    If it's in the code already it's either laziness from Bandai-Namco or the possibility of DLC once the PS3 version has run its course.
    Either way, if it makes anyone feel better, the games not even that good. Already completed and traded in. Eternal Sonata was better if you're after moe anime style graphics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "They recently explicitly denied they was any kind of trace of the new features"

    "They recently explicitly denied they"

    They... explicitly denied they"

    lol wut?

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    Comment by Vegio
    07:30 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry to bother, but in the second paragraph, you wrote "They recently explicitly denied they was any kind of trace of the new features, "

    denied THEY was ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh who cares about small typos. Like anyone cares. Fix the error in your mind and move on....
    internet english teachers...pathetic

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    Comment by Aaron
    23:08 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Typing in proper case, using correct spelling and punctuation makes you seem like a more reliable source of information.

    Using all lower case letters, misspelling words, and making errors like "your" instead of "you're", makes you seem like a 9-year-old kid.

    This is not an opinion -- this is fact. If your résumé is full of mistakes, do you think the company will hire you? That is, a company other than McDonald's? The answer is "no", so go ahead and practice typing properly now, rather than having to break bad habits later in life.

    /English teacher

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:47 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I care and I daresay I am in good company. He or she was pointing it out politely, so what are you getting so worked up about? It's not as if a huge effort is required to fix the typo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:58 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    fucking grammar nazis.
    its fucking annoying go fuck a wall.

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    Comment by Artefact
    21:38 19/04/2009 # ! Transparent

    I care because I would like to ensure all material here is in perfect English.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only reason anyone would complain about 'grammar nazis' is if they had shit knowledge of the English language themselves. A lot of people prefer the things they've put effort into writing to remain error-free.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh who gives a fuck. Remember all the "exclusive" games on the PS2 that the exbawkz finally got six to twelve months after? They were loaded with extra features, that is kind of the point when you release a game that already existed on another console for forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can you name 5 Xbox games with added content that sold over 500K then? If you can, mention what was added.

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    08:31 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    1.) Please stop acting like a black(?) guy, mr.white guy, your degrading yourself and other white foke

    2.) I dont remember any exclusive games on the PS2 that got xbox upgrades, and ive had both systems and shit loads of games for both

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because swearing is totally exclusive to blacks. Is this some social experiment where you type whatever comes out of your head and hope it forms a coherent sentence, or are you functionally retarded?

    Comment by anonymous
    17:57 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    is anyone ever sure what they're fucking talking about?

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    Comment by smooches
    12:50 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like the "?" after black. It's like you aren't even sure what the fuck you are talking about.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 21/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats the dumbest thing I have ever read.
    Everyone knows that only Blacks play Xbox and that only Asians play Playstations. Whites stick to Nintendo Handhelds, becuase the only games worth playing are on those.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:17 20/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is anyone ever sure what they're fucking?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:35 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's an analogy:
    Black guys = SONY Fanboys
    White guys = XBOX Fanboys
    Cause PS3 is black, 360 is white.

    Comment by Gearfourth
    08:52 19/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I say the latter one, hmmmyes.

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