I noticed a whole lot of trailer came out this week for games that may not have huge followings on the site, but still should atleast have small ones. So in preperation for Monday I have decided to round them up in this convieniant news post. If any new trailers come out that don’t exactly warrant their own post I will place them in here after the fact. Enjoy these trailers after the jump.
Tales of the Abyss was part of Namco’s crtically acclaimed Tales of series, a JRPG series that is well known for its Linear Motion Battle System, unique characters and its managed to become a staple of the Japanese RPG genre. Abyss is considered to be one of the best games in the series, self proclaimed by its fans who managed to get hold of the Japanese or American versions. As with Legendia, Abyss never saw a release over in Europe for unknown reasons and when the news hit that a 3DS port was in the works, European Tales fans were excited of a possible announcement. It seems that for the first time, hoep has finally arrived! After the confirmation of Tales of the Abyss 3DS was to be released in North America alongside the animé distributed by Funimations and the official manga, UK magazine Ngamer listed the game for a Spring 2012 release. This placement is quite reassuring as Ngamer have always been very accurate when it comes to infomation (They were the first piece of media to confirm that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was coming to the Revolution (What’s more commonly known as the Wii)) and this infomation was told directly by Namco Bandai themselves. Unfortunatly, Spring 2012 is a rather long time to wait for a game that Japan and America is expected to get this summer however considering the amount of games that the UK has been deprived of, we’ll take anything we can get.
While the DS may be slowing down with the 3DS coming out, the platform isn’t dead. DS owners still have some new software to look forward to, like Namco Bandai’s Solatorobo: Red the Hunter. Namco Bandai won’t be publishing the title though, Nintendo will be, like many other third party Wii and DS titles in the region.
Solatorobo is the spiritual sequel to Tail Concerto, a PlayStation 1 Action adventure platformer. The story follows Red Savarin, an anthropomorphic dog who can change into a human. He rides a mech who the player will be controlling to jump, hover, shoot bubbles, and more. Using the bubbles, you collect kittens.
The title is set exclusively for the Nintendo DS later this year in Europe. There has yet to be a announcement for a North American release. You can check out the Japanese Tokyo Game Show trailer after the jump.
After failing to localize every single DS Tales of entry, it seems like Namco Bandai might be thinking about finally localizing one. As found by Siliconera, Namco Bandai has re-trademarked Tales of Innocence. Sound familiar? They trademarked it back in 2007 too, so this is definitely still not a confirmation.
If nothing ever comes out of this, there is a fan translation still around on the net. So if you’re desperate enough, you can find your way to play it. Of course that way being you buying a Japanese version and dumping the data from your copy of the game and applying the fan translation. How else would you play a fan translated game?
With Tales of Graces F coming to North America and a pretty strong hint at Tales of the Abyss on 3DS coming over here as well, it’s definitely not inconceivable. But until we get an official announcement, keep your fingers crossed.
After its original 2009 release on the Wii, Western Tales fans have been wondering when they were going to get their hands on the title. And despite the Tales of Graces’ fan translation wrapping up, Namco Bandai has announced that the PS3 enhanced rerelease, Tales of Graces F, will be coming to North America.
Namco Bandai didn’t commit to a time frame, so we’ll have to wait and see when the title will be launching. Hopefully this title is just the start of the series return over here in the states. Namco Bandai has been ignoring localizing the entires for quite some time.
Sure, you may have played the Xbox 360 version of Tales of Vesperia, but the PS3 version has content absent from the 360 version, including full voice acting, a new character, new gameplay elements, and more. So how do you enjoy all of this content if you do not know how to speak the language of moon speak? A fan translation!
The team behind the Tales of Graces fan translation announced that they will also be fan translating the PS3 release of Tales of Vesperia. Currently, it is a side project as the Tales of Graces translation begins to wrap up.
It’s unfortunate that fans have to go ahead and do this, especially since the Tales series seems to have a fairly large following outside of Japan. Oh well. Tales of Xillia… maybe?
Venus & Braves is a remake of a PS2 JRPG created by Namco which involved the main protagonist being immortal and how your party members will wither away and die throughout the game. The most well known feature about the game however, is the inclusion of the Brave Legend mode whch can be unlocked after completing the main game which lets you play as various characters in the Tales of Series. So far, 20 Tales of characters will be playable from 7 different games. The most recent characters confirmed are: Fujibayashi Suzu (Tales of Phantasia), Kyle Dunamis (Tales of Destiny 2), Natalia Luzu Kimlasca-Lanvaldear (Tales of the Abyss), Luke fon Fabre (Tales of the Abyss) and Estelle (Tales of Vesperia). The game will released for the PSP on January 20th in Japan. A playable demo is currently avaliable on Dengeki Online with Brave Legend mode fully unlocked.
Remember way back when, when we heard about a Dr. Kawashima title coming out in 2010? Yeah, that was yesterday. And while I definitely expected it to be for a Nintendo platform, apparently I was very wrong.
Today Namco Bandai announced an all new title with Dr. Kawashima’s name on it, Dr. Kawashima’s Body and Brain Exercises. Players will use their bodies via Kinect to work on math, logic, reflex, memory and physical questions in over twenty different activities, single and multiplayer.
The title is planned for a February 11th release in Europe. You can check out a bunch of screenshots for the title over at CVG.
I had another trailer dump for today, but this was all that was really on there. And when a title is late to the show, it gets its very own dedicated post! Yay!
I don’t think Namco Bandai’s Knights Contract is on anyone’s radar. And based off its look, it looks pretty generic. But I think its worth checking out the trailer if you are into hack and slash style games.
Knights Contract is scheduled for a North American and European release in Spring 2011, so we still have a good while till we can get our hands on the title. In the mean time, check out the trailer after the jump.
While we had heard a lot of talking when it comes to the latest Tales announcements, we hadn’t seen any solid footage or screenshots aside from a few scans. And while we will be left without any in-game media for PlayStation 3 original Tales title, we do get a quick look at Tales of Graces F and Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 3.
A bit of a warning, I’m not sure if the Tales of Graces F trailer contains a major spoiler or not for the original Tales of Graces. It could be something that happens right at the start of the game, but it looks like it could also be taking place in the new chapter that takes place after the original Tales of Graces’ story. Watch at your own risk. But if you do risk it, you get to see what the game looks like running on a PlayStation 3.