In a move unlikely to surprise many given its handling of “Xbox 360 exclusive” Tales of Vesperia, Namco has announced a perfect edition of Tales of Graces on the PS3.

The port promises new story, ougi, and character costumes, and is widely expected to follow the example of Vesperia in introducing all new characters. The elimination of the vast array of bugs which plagued the original can also be expected.

A winter 2010 release is scheduled.



In addition a new PS3 Tales title has been announced, although details are completely lacking, and a 2011 release of PSP crossover Tales title Tales of the World: Radiant Anthology 3 is confirmed.

At this point it seems Wii owners will be sympathising with Xbox 360 owners, having themselves also been granted the honour of being able to buy the chance to beta test the latest Tales game for PS3 owners.

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    Comment by Alexeon
    17:18 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And of course, we in the US dont even get a chance to play the game, beta or not. Thanks, Bamco.

    Please prove me wrong.

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    Comment by Ukonkivi
    16:46 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tales of Studio: "Oh hey, we're actually going to give you Wii folks a decent exclusive. Meet Tales of Graces!"

    Wii Customer: Oh, I feel a little more confidence in my Wii now! Thanks, Namco, Kikuchi, and all of y'all! Now, can you just give me and other fans a translation? I can't wait for a license!

    Tales of Studeo: Ha HA, no. We'll just port it to the PS3 instead. Of, and of course we'll never translate it and give an American license for y'all. Much less a European one. We just wanted to come in here and say your Wii release is basically trash. Kindly throw it away and pretend it never happened. Oh, and that release is for Japan Only, you have no business owning a copy.


    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As a 360 owner I refudiate namco the practice of releasing beta versions of the tales series on the 360 and the full version on the PS3 it's just not right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:50 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atleast with 360 i can play it undub =D

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    Comment by Gigagaia
    17:40 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tales of Vesperia PS3 isn't gonna be released here ebcause it was out on 360 and ports generate less sells, thus it wasn't worth it for them.

    Tales of Graces Wii never came out on the Wii out of japan. The PS3 version killed any hope of a Wii localization. If one version were to be localized, the PS3 version would be the one and it would work since it's a game NA/EU never experienced, so sales would be ok.

    Now, I imagine the Wii version never got localized because they knew the PS3 version was coming for a long time and might have wanted to localize that one instead.

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    Comment by MG
    18:34 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "In addition a new PS3 Tales title has been announced, although details are completely lacking"

    Based on previous evidence, I can only assume that roughly six months after its release, they will reveal it was a beta and release a full version for the Dreamcast or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Filthy wii60 gaming peasants
    glorious PS3 master race

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    Comment by billanator
    21:45 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then why is the PS3 going to the crapper?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:18 03/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It isnt? It's sales are rising, it's already beaten 360, wii is doing well in sales but failing as a games machine. Every week wii only has 1 or 2 games in famitsu. it's pretty sad.

    I take it from your ugly bald guy avatar you're some kind of xbot faggot though.

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    Comment by raijinz
    19:39 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    But we didn't even get Vesperia on PS3 in the west! Get me that first, then we'll talk about Graces! Dammit Namco! Sometimes you really piss me off!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Tales of Symphonia is one of my favorite games ever. It's sequel, Dawn of the New World, also falls into that category.

    I'd hoped that maybe someday a Tales game might come along that I could see on an equal basis with those games, but with this bullshite Namco has pulled twice consecutively screwing with it's fans and producing less than quality games, maybe it's better that they stop the Tales series entirely. Because right now, even if they did make one that ended up better than ToS in my mind, I don't think I'd want to buy it from them - they don't deserve the money.

    Makes me happy that Namco isn't making the Tales of Symphonia OVA series - it's doing so well right now, I'm sure that they'd find some way to grub into it idiotically - put it on UMD only, or release the episodes in 3 parts each and charge separately, or some dumbass move like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:55 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't get me wrong, I'm as angry at Namco as every other fanboy over the shenanigans they're pulling...

    But you're kidding yourself by implying that the 360 Tales of Vesperia is a "less than quality" game. Even without the PS3 additions, it's one of the best damn RPGs on the 360. Honestly, I think it's probably the best game in the Tales series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Unfortunately, I can't afford a 360, and certainly not a PS3.

    Nope, guess which system I have, if I'm playing ToS and ToS2. -_- Thanks for the screwjob Namco.

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    Comment by draguer
    15:04 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Darn you Namco. Who do you think we are? if you want beta testers, pay them a salary.
    Get your "brand new" games and fit them wherever they fit...

    Thaks for screwing the last decent RPG saga

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Give them a break this time, they REALLY REALLY NEED the money.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Again and again
    Namco can gone bankrupt for all I care

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    Comment by IIRawkII
    14:37 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now this would be great if it comes to the U.S. Chances are it isn't though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Someone's never played the Mother 3 fan translation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the sales of the PS3 version as opposed to the 360 version are anything to go by, then Namco probably made a good decision considering how badly Graces did on the Wii.

    Comment by Fgwar
    17:49 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Tales studios died a long time ago, its final release was Tales of the Abyss and its subsequent anime. Now its just constantly rehashing old crap over and over, just to piss off the fanbase. In other news, where is my Tales of VS? You created an English website before and--ooooooh, never mind, you just trolled me, again, sneaky bastards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:23 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe when fucking american 12 year olds stop buying CALL OF MONEY 2342343 and play high-quality games then namco can feel comfortable releasing games here

    this is just not a good gen for JRPGs, deal with it.

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    Comment by BakaRed Akio
    06:26 31/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it doesn't surprise me, since it's namco we're talking about...
    I have no complaints though, since I wanted to play this game and I don't own a nintendo wii
    BTW, does anybody knows the this artist's website?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:51 31/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anybody knows the artist's (amamisiro) website? I couldn't find it...
    Thanks in advance

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:56 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    RM3 is good news then theres high resulution SPINZAKU (if people still dont get this joke then i dont know what)?! ok... but none the less LAMBDA!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:48 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really wanted that PS3 port of Vesperia. I'm a big fan and to withhold all that content because of some beef with Microsoft is childish. Huh, after all these years, I still get pissy about it.

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    Comment by Spiderkid
    00:50 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I might've cared if we even got this in America. But we didn't. And we won't.

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    Comment by Rindoro
    13:46 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i guess im importing this just like Tales of Vesperia (ps3) =D

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:18 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ....hanazawa kana in my ps3.

    OH.MY.GOD best news of the days,fuck you nintendo and your non-import friendly white brick.

    i'm rewarded for waiting,once more.

    and the next tales main is on ps3 too?
    love it.

    ....but heck from what i saw on a cleaner scan concerning RM3:
    kanonno voiced by hirano aya?

    not even bitching on aya being her VA,just MAD cause i actually LOVED her voice !

    ......oh well...not like i intended to buy a new psp for that game..

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    Comment by A
    10:27 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Congrats, you sounds like a gigantic faggot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:00 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only faggot I see here is you good sir>_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:19 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, this does not surprise me...it's namco we're talking about, after all

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    Comment by Myballz
    10:15 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Namco Bandai can't seem to make up there mind ether put the game on PS3,PSP,DS,Wii,or Xbox 360.

    Choose one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not all? Or almost all, with full content on each?

    Oh wait, because that is a sound business strategy.

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    Comment by Myballz
    14:34 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the Buisness strategy is to attract casual players into playing a JRPG on the PS3?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay! Wanted a HD tales. Localization or translation is not important to me. Those lazy liars always make up stuff when translating anyway.

    With SC2, Otoboku2 and Neptune 2010 is truly a great year.

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    Comment by SaruDa
    10:56 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not like they're fixing the bugs from the xbox360 version because they like the PS3 more, the bugs simply never showed up after they ported it because the xbox360 is a bug-prone system.

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    Comment by Guumii
    10:56 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I REALLY hope that Bamco goes bankrupt and closes down
    They're doing terrible as a company because they don't know how to do shit right.

    Not like they even try to do anything right anyways.

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    Comment by ohmjahlemeld
    14:15 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As far as I can remember tales studio reported some 2billion yen deficit last fiscal year and TOG only sold fewer than 0.2million copies in Japan... Maybe you cannot solely blame them for being so desperate.. but yeah.. they should stop acting as if a game is exclusive and then make a full version on another platform after 1/2 yr.

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    Comment by Rehceel
    14:40 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It gets them more money releasing versions for 1 console at a time. Lying is good business, from their standpoint.

    This comment could go onto an economics rant, but no one would care anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:29 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want im@s 2 and tales. I hope they don't bankrupt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, Namco being a bunch of fuckheads. What a surprise!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    too bad it's never coming to USA like the wii tales of grace

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOOOOOOO!!! we SO saw this coming!!

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    Comment by Niwa
    09:49 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    shitastic marketin choice

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    Comment by Storm
    09:35 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well they just seem to being dicks with there games now, love tales but these actions are just stupid IMO here have a full priced game we will just come out with a better ver later that wont even get ported to your area :P or even your console. Gah just seems like stupid marketing to the fans i say

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    I don't care. It's not gonna be localized anyway. Just like the many other tales games that never made it here.

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    Comment by Jakle
    11:40 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The sad truth.

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    Comment by YoKozo
    09:34 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would be great of Namco Bandai Games announce this and the Vesperia PS3 port for an English release.

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    Comment by Setsuna Toshirou
    09:30 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ehh... I'm a little disappointed in them... (and a little sad by the way)

    I want English release of Tales of Graces for Wii T_T and of course English Release for Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology 2. . . I would like to play those *sob*

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:33 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why not stop complaining and learn some Japanese. The world doesn't move for you little children. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:48 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is such a thing as Region Locks. You know I can't play your Japanese games on my (insert Region) Console. Even if I speak fluent Japanese?

    Some of us would rather not resort to Console Hacking or Pirating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are crying about people crying so whats the point hypocrite. They whine because they want a game, you whine because they whine, I whine because you whine that they whine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And this is what I meant by children, they can't feed you with the palm of their hand every single time. If you want something done right, you gotta go out there and do it yourself instead of waiting at home all day whining and crying.

    It's true they could've released a localized version of Vesperia PS3 here with minimal effort but they didn't. I'm sure it would have done well and I'm not saying they shouldn't localize ANY Tales games, I'm just saying if you REALLY wanted to play something, instead of crying, you could be be learning Japanese if you're desperate enough to whine about it and dish out the extra cash.

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    Comment by Setsuna Toshirou
    08:20 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why won't you shut your little "jap" and pay me for some Japanese lessons? I would gladly attend them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:27 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mommy didn't give you enough allowance, son?

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    Comment by Setsuna Toshirou
    06:57 01/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    And now Your being a fagot, Congratulations.

    *Note to self* Don't feed a troll in future, not only did he take you to your level, he will beat you on the field of experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:14 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to their profit margins, it does move for us American children and definitely doesn't move for the Japanese market at this point.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean how Vesperia did horrible in the U.S. Market and the PS3 version did well in Japan? It's quite obvious why Namco Bandai doesn't want to localize it here, cause it does horrible and low budget or high budget JRPG(s) do horrible here, especially when it's Anime/Cartoony.

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    Comment by SpideyPHL
    14:05 29/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, it came out only on the 360here, which despite Microsoft's best efforts at solving with money, is the console JRPG players use the least. Considering they already localized Vesperia for the 360 release, it would be minimally expensive for them to release the PS3 version, so it makes especially little sense to me.

    If they are doing this, I hope they come out with the PS3 version in the US too. I have both a 360 and a PS3 but refused to buy Vesperia when they kept the PS3 version out of the US.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    > "You mean how Vesperia did horrible in the U.S. Market"

    I stopped taking you seriously right there. Vesperia did wonder on the 360 in the US compared to the slough 360 games have in Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 30/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah they have only themselves to blame for the poor sales. The 360 is not exactly the JRPG players' console.

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