Over the past week, Namco Bandai has been talking a lot about the Tales series. Most of the announcements are good, but Namco Bandai also has said a couple of things fans should worry about.
First up, the Japanese only Wii exclusive, Tales of Graces, is getting ported to PlayStation 3 under the title Tales of Graces F. This title will include all new abilities, story cutscenes, improved visuals, and a new costume for the purple haired Sophie. The title is set to be released this Winter in Japan.
PlayStation 3 Tales fans get a double dose of Tales with an all new title in the works. No details have been announced. But there was a bit of teaser art released, which you can check out after the jump.
On the portable side, Tales of World Radiant Mythology 3 was announced for PlayStation Portable. The cross over title includes over 80 characters, including Tales of Graces’ Aspel.
Of course if you re a Tales fan you are probably thinking, “What about localizations?” Namco Bandai spoke out, basically saying they are unsure about localizing any of the titles yet. Unfortunately, they pointed out Tales of Graces specifically and said “we don’t currently have any plans to bring Tales of Graces to the US.” Fantastic.
Namco Bandai did announce one bit of Tales media that they will be localizing though. The 26 episode Tales of the Abyss anime that ran from 2008 till 2009 in Japan is seeing an official localization from Namco Bandai. Hopefully we will see a localization for the actual games as well.
You can check out the magazine scans for each title after the jump.
(Magazine Scans: Siliconera)