GamersDigest writes; "NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced that acclaimed role-playing title Tales of Vesperia is heading to Europe and PAL regions in June 2009 for the Xbox 360."
But June 2009 is a ridiculous amount of time, Star Ocean 4 is meant to have a similar release in EU and that only came out a month ago.
Namco chose the wrong console to put JRPGs this gen. Let's see what happens next-gen when all the sequels to their games come out, who's gonna care? The 100,000 that bought the originals? Microsoft won't even have to pay a big fee next-time, what a brilliant move.
Actually, Cookie, Vesperia and PS3 exclusive Valkyria Chronicles sold about the same (over 300,000). Looks like neither console is selling RPGs like hotcakes, but they have respectably sized fanbases
SO4 is also comming in June :/
At least we finally get it!
YAY! New 360 exclusives!..... ........for other territories. lol.
Poor bots :( Thank god the PS3 is multi region...
Finally our pals from across the pond are getting a chance to play this game. I wonder what took so long? Have fun with this one guys and gals.
This has to done on purpose. Most games this gen have been coming out at the same time in the US and Europe so I don't know why it is taking so long. edit: I have a theory Blue Dragon- EU 24/08/07 US 28/08/07 360 exclusive Eternal Sonata- EU 19/10/07 US 17/09/07 360 exclusive then multi Infinite Undiscovery- EU 05/09/08 US 02/09/08 360 exclusive Star Ocean: The Last Hope- EU June 2009 US 23/02/09 360 exclusive rumor multi Tales of Vesperia- EU June 2009 US 26/08/08 360 exclusive rumor multi If you noticed from the list all the undeniable 360 exclusives has a similar release date between the 2 countries. There have been rumors that TOV and SO4 will go to the PS3. If you look at the date these two games still have not released in Europe. Is MS trying to delay a PS3 release by releasing in Europe later. Eternal Sonata was announced to go to the PS3 3 months after the European release. Don't debubble me it is just a theory when looking at the release dates. It is most unlikely that it is true but you have to admit there is a coincidence. I don't wish to troll or cause a flame war.
It could also just simply be that we're getting it last. Perhaps we'll get bonus content like with FFX?
Could be also true but you think they would say something when the announced the EU release date.
I like the theory and I would like to add something about PS3 dev time for those rumoured multi's. But there just isn't enough data to make any assumptions. If I did it would just be wild nonsensical rubbish.
Your theory just sunk, because Namco isn't making Tales of Vesperia on the PS3, they are just making a new Tales of title for the system. Already confirmed if you followed what Namco said at E3. Microsoft has Tales of Vesperia locked down so I'm told. Star Ocean 4 on PS3... I highly doubt that, Tri-Ace has had a good relationship with Microsoft right now, I wouldn't be surprised if they threw money at them to keep it on their console instead of Sony. More then likely there will be a spin-off or something like that they'll throw to PS3. It was too late to get the game out for both systems with something they didn't have at the time - PS3 dev kits. Then there is the develop time that could take a year to two years, the ones that wanted the game already have it now, it would be pointless a second time. This game isn't Final Fantasy.
About friggin time
I'll buy it for sure. Hopefully it has Japanese audio with English subtitles?
Even modded X360 cannot play Region 1 Games! I have to wait for Star Ocean IV too!
did my previous comment end up in the open zone???
great game, I would definitly recommend picking up Tales over S04. It is my favorite jrpg this gen so far.
still it took them way to long. and whats up with first saying NO than YES than MAYBE than NO WAY ...and now they say it is coming out in Europe...Idk what the hell is wrong with these ppl... sometimes I wish they would all go broke...maybe they will than start being nice to the fans again!
ive got better stuff to do in june than play games...stupid really. plus what should I play? SO4 or tales? this is just so pathetic!
Now it looks like it and Star Ocean 4 are going to be released simulataneously! Money, where art thou?!
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