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Tales of Graces [F] Demo Update

Tales of Graces fan are probably aware of its upcoming demo release on the PSN and its appearance at the fast approaching Tokyo Game Show.  What exactly will the demo entail?

“The taster will offer a dungeon called “Forest of Mystery,” where you’ll be able to pick from seven different playable characters.

The demo will allow players to sample some character-specific moves, such as “Accel Mode” and the “hi-ougi” specials.”

While no exactly information was given regarding the game/demo release dates, Tales of Graces [F] will be hitting Japanese shelves later this year.  Stay tuned here at the TSG newsroom for upcoming details/coverage about the game.

Source:  VG247

Tales of Graces PS3, Two New Tales Titles, Localization Talks and More

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.

(Announcement Sources: Siliconera)
(Localization Talk: Tales Union)

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Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy

I always thought the Tales franchise was doing well, minus the lack of some localizations, but it seems like that may not be the case. According to Tales Studio’s recent financial report, they had a annual lost of 1 million dollars.

That may not sound too bad, but the team has apparently now built up a debt of 21 million dollars. I doubt Namco Bandai would let the Tales series die, but I’m not sure if they will be willing to support the developers.

(Source: SankakuComplex) (Somewhat NSFW)
(Via: GoNintendo)

Announcement this Summer for the Tales Series

Tales series fans have a little something to look forward to this Summer. At the Tales of Festivals event in Japan, Namco Bandai said that there will be an announcement this Summer for the series. They don’t exactly say what it is, but I’d say it’s probably another console Tales game since there is pretty much one every year, or two years.

Of course, there is a good chance whatever is announced may never get localized, or at least take forever to get localized. Namco Bandai has yet to localize Tales of Graces for the Wii or the PlayStation 3 port of Tales of Vesperia, of course that is just counting recent tales titles. Although we heard Tales of Graces was heading to Europe this Summer, but we haven’t heard anything since.

In Japan, the PSP remake of the Gameboy Color title Tales of Phantasia Nariki Dungeon is launching in early August. Again, no word on a localization on that project either.

Come on, step it up Namco Bandai!

(Source: andrisang)