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Xbox 360 Holding Onto English Tales of Vesperia

The PlayStation 3 version of Tales of Vesperia is much more than a simple port to another platform, including tons of new voice work and numerous new side quests.

However, these additions are a double-edge sword that is now killing Vesperia's chances of being released outside of Japan on the PS3.

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Kyll3539d ago

Ever heard of a murphy sandwich? This tastes a lil like that.

Rock Bottom3539d ago

First it was "NO! it's not coming to the PS3, not a freaken chance".

Now it's "Yeah, but you're not getting it in English".

A punch of fanboys betting on a sick horse if you ask me.

MAiKU3539d ago

Bandai-namco is fully capable of localizing this game in NA. they did it for Eternal Sonata and the sales for the 360 version were never that great in the first place.

Honestly, this article is mere speculation on what they THINK the publisher will do.

jadenkorri3538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

cause ive already traded in the 360 version already, be the last 360 game i buy if i think its coming to ps3

PirateThom3539d ago

It'll be released outside Japan.

PirateThom3539d ago

I think it's a pretty good argument.

I'd also counter with the fact Tales of Vesperia hasn't yet been released in Europe for 360, so there's still a user base here that wants the game.

Fact is, they're putting a lot of work into the remake to just release it for Japan, so why no give it to the rest of the world who want it?

gaffyh3539d ago

@PirateThom - Also to further your argument. The devs are localising the 360 version for EU and have already localised for US. It won't take too much more effort to simply use the same voice tracks (plus all the extras) and release the game on PS3 in US and EU.

jackdoe3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

I get the feeling that most people who will disagree with you to be 360 fanboys who don't want the title to come out for the PS3 in the U.S.

Anyways, Namco Bandai would be stupid not to release the title in the U.S., especially with 80% of the localization done (the PS3 version adds one book of new script, out of five books, hence, 80%. One of the previous four books was dedicated to event scenes, hence the "double the VA remark" as there is indeed double the VA in event scenes).

Sure, there is no "Only On" logo in the JP version, while there is one on the US version. However, that means about nothing as seen by NG Sigma 2. After all, Namco Bandai could just release the title as Tales of Vesperia Redux to get around an issue like that.

Immortal Kaim3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

The problem is, as a 360 owner (and soon to be PS3 owner), I don't want to wait another 8-9 months for a PS3 EU/AUS release, hell we don't even have the damn game here on 360 yet.

So it will definitely cater more towards PS3 only owners and I guess those that a really into it. It's a shame though, cause the extra content sounds great...

Edit: Apparently Gaffyh and I don't want to play Tales of Vesperia on the 360 and are happy to wait for the PS3 version... Who would have known? :)

gaffyh3539d ago

@Immortal Kaim - Yeah I see what you mean, I'm going to definitely get the X360 version as soon as it releases in EU, been waiting for ages, and I don't really care that much about extra content in the PS3 version.

But this is good news for PS3 only owners, at least they get to play the game and they get more content for their wait.

Immortal Kaim3539d ago

Agree Gaffyh. I suppose If I really enjoy the game and eventually want to experience the extra content that option is open, but for now, I just want to play it. :)

Plus we have Star Ocean 4 coming out soon as well I think? Would you happen to know the release dates of these 2 games?

Cheers

jackdoe3539d ago

I'm a multiplatform owner, and I could wait for Tales of Vesperia to appear on the PS3.

See, that is what I hate about today's world of "Timed Exclusives". You get screwed either way if you are a multiplat owner. Buy it early, good for you. However, you run the risk of feeling ripped off when the "Super Deluxe Edition with double the story, fewer plot holes, and an extra charcter" appears on the console that you did not buy the game for. However, when you wait for that "Super Deluxe Edition" you wait a year or more. So you get screwed either way. However, the nice thing is that there are plenty of games to kill time with, so waiting isn't that bad, unless you desperately need an RPG to play.

gaffyh3539d ago

@2.7 - Dunno the exact dates, but as far as I've heard, both of them are coming out at some point in June. Kinda annoying that the TOV localisation has taken this long though.

IdleLeeSiuLung3539d ago

That is exactly what the publisher wants. They want you to pay for it twice!

I suspect this will become even more frequent....

SaiyanFury3539d ago

Namco-Bandai has been releasing Tales of games for years in North America. First they brought Tales of Vesperia on the 360 because the system came out first, and I'm virtually 100% positive it will come to the PS3. Hell, leave out the English voice acting, I always prefer the Japanese language tracks anyways. Namco also brought Eternal Sonata to the 360 first, and now there's a PS3 version. Vesperia will come. Time will prove me right.

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Kain813539d ago

the same goes to Eternal Sonata.
Same with NG2

ShawnCollier3539d ago

True, but the Japanese version was missing the label, and from what was said in Famitsu, they knew the game was going to be ported eventually.

If it exists for timed exclusives, then by that logic, the Japanese version would have also had the label.

We don't know the terms of the agreement (it's to be assumed some money traded hands due to the increased level of quality in the voice work and getting an English version of the opening theme when Dawn of the New World just had a instrumental theme), so there could have been a GCN Symphonia issue here (hence the label on the North American version.

PirateThom3539d ago

As noted, BioShock had the lable is well in Europe at least, it literally means nothing.

El_Colombiano3539d ago

That label mean nothing. Most "exclusives" on 360 usually aren't exclusive at all.

Critical_Hit3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

It's been shown that the "Only on Xbox 360" sticker is temporary. This game will definitely hit NA, especially since most of the localization is already done from the 360 version.

militant073539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

ETERNAL SONTATA wanst labeld with "only on xbox360"

disagree ??! i have the game and i bought on month 1 , and its not labeld.

GUNS N SWORDS3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

lost odyssey
blue dragon
halo3
gears2
pgr3
pgr4
forza2
kameo
perfect dark zero
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

have "only on xbox" labels as well, and from the last time i checked they still do. ps3 games are in the same position, not all but only few are going multiplat as well (like tekken6 and ff13).

edit to (Jager),....... since when did i put that in my statement?

Jager3539d ago

@ Guns n Swords

FF13 and Tekken 6 are made by 3rd party devs, no First party ps3 game is going multiplat.

PirateThom3539d ago

What?

All the games Microsoft either own the IP rights or paid for?

Not really a winning argument there.

El_Colombiano3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

GUNS N SWORDS,

You just epically failed. Hard. All those are owned or payed for by Microsoft themselves. What we mean to say is that 3rd parties aren't stupid enough to limit themselves to the 360. Most 3rd party "Exclusives" on 360 are also on PS3. Even some 1st party "Exclusives" show up on other platforms, throwing away the need to buy a 360 (which are what exclusives are for). Now 3rd parties know PS3 is where the money is and make real exclusives for it.

PS3 EA's biggest earner anybody? Konami's biggest earner anybody? Yeah.

Marceles3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

The "Only on Xbox 360" tag is usually only on Microsoft Game Studios boxes or games that are also on Windows, which they also include that. But most of the time if it's not made by MGS, the tag isn't on there. For instance, Star Ocean 4 doesn't have it yet it's supposed to be totally exclusive to the 360.

I wouldn't really take the tag seriously other then them meaning "Only on Xbox 360" and then in little writing you need a microscope for saying "at the time of release".

7ero H3LL3539d ago

Jager, he's obviously talking about 3rd party, and so is "bioshock", "tales of vesperia" and "mgs4" for that same matter.

GUNS N SWORDS3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

yes, i am talking about 3rd parties,

"All those are owned or payed for by Microsoft themselves. What we mean to say is that 3rd parties aren't stupid enough to limit themselves to the 360."

(El_Colombiano) you don't really have no proof or ANY detail as to what deals Microsoft makes (owned). and wii has 3rd party games as well.....and even though the wii is weaker than 360 those games are using the wii to it's capabilities, so i don't see why you even brought that up (owned twice)

.....and what do you mean WE, i was never directing my statement towards you. "What WE mean to say"

(sh!t, you make it a habit of taking things so personal.....(owned 3 times :)

"Now 3rd parties know PS3 is where the money is and make real exclusives for it."

.......and yet a lot of 3rd parties games run better on 360 even to this day. (owned 4 times :)

El_Colombiano3539d ago

"(El_Colombiano) you don't really have no proof or ANY detail as to what deals Microsoft makes (owned). and wii has 3rd party games as well.....and even though the wii is weaker than 360 those games are using the wii to it's capabilities, so i don't see why you even brought that up"

The fact the Microsoft Game Studios logo is on the game kinda maybe means its first party or second party. Just in case you're a tad slow, that means Microsoft owns the game's rights. You seem to be lost too, as I was never talking about hardware capabilities. I was talking about how third parties seem to never make a game for only 360 anymore. I don't see why you even brought that up.

"Now 3rd parties know PS3 is where the money is and make real exclusives for it."

"and yet a lot of 3rd parties games run better on 360 even to this day."

Again, you've lost yourself in this bickering. It seems its too much for you to comprehend. We are talking about 3rd party games made only for 360 coming to PS3. I said it earlier. PS3 is where the cash is at for these companies and they know it. Thats why the 360 is constantly losing so called exclusives, while the PS3 continues to rack'em up.

And to the whole games run better on 360, we both know which console is supirior graphically. Petty little third party games don't matter. Although if that was the case, I could easily play them 10x better on my PC.

Now stop embarrassing yourself.

daous3538d ago

"lost odyssey
blue dragon"

Were RPGs made by Mistwalker and another company that was fully owned by MS Japan. MS fully funded these collaborative RPG projects for the 360. However, they don't own IP rights to the Blue Dragon FRANCHISE, since a DS game came out last year. But it's likely MS owns the publishing rights for the original Blue Dragon RPG, which they helped develop.

"halo3"

Created by Bungie Studios, who were bought by MS. MS also owns the rights to the HALO franchise, even when Bungie left them as a 1st party.

"gears2"

This is the only game that supports the "only on Xbox" label from the ones you mentioned. Indeed, MS does not own the rights to Gears of War, but the 3rd party / middleware company, EPIC Games.

"pgr3
pgr4"

Were developed by Bizarre Creations, but fully PUBLISHED by Microsoft, worldwide. Although Bizarre Creations is not owned by MS, Microsoft does own the publishing and IP rights to the PGR franchise (much like how Sony owns the Ratchet and Clank, and Resistance franchises, despite Insomniac Games not being owned by Sony).

"kameo
perfect dark zero
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
and Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts"

These games were made by the developers at Rare, who were BOUGHT by Microsoft after Nintendo didn't want to buy them when Rare was on sale. Thus Rare is a 1st party MS studio, so obviously they would be Xbox 360 exclusive.

As you can see, all but one of these games were either created by 1st party MS studios or the franchises are fully owned by MS.

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Hiruma Youchi3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

X360 Kinda Sucks now Losing every Exclusive and only having Gay Games like Halo Wars and Ninja Blades.

Tales Of Vesperia my favorite game is coming on PS3 with the best Version.

Eternal Sonata To the best Version is on PS3

Dead Rising

Bioshock

Lost Planet

Whuts the use of keeping the X360 Now?

Alan wake and Mass Effect 2 ? I can play them on my Sisters CPU

Imma Sell my X360 and Buy a PS3 so I can Borrow game with my Big Brother

GiantEnemyCrab3539d ago

"Imma Sell my X360 and Buy a PS3 so I can Borrow game with my Big Brother"

Here let me fix that for you.

"Imma have my mommie and daddie sell my X360 and buy me a PS3"

There was a reason you were already on my ignore list fool.

Obama3539d ago

I remember u used to be a big bot but now you have changed side apparently?

360 man3539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

360 kinda sucks just like your girlfriend kinda sucks my...... JOHNSON 'yes sir'

ChozenWoan3539d ago

If people wanna troll, they need to go all out. Your avi pic is just the bomb and the fact you actually used the open zone for your work is commendable. Good Job solder.

OmarJA3539d ago

360 kinda sucks just like ChozenWoan butt & 360 man's balls...

Welcome to the open zone.

NegativeCreep4273539d ago (Edited 3539d ago )

OH Hardy-F*cking-Har!!!

That why I love you Xbox dingle-hangers. So god damn original and so witty.

360 Man has now officially received my nomination for...N4G Super Retard of the month.

360 man3539d ago

@ negativecreep427

i know mein its just so fockin retarded

@ chozenwoan

bubbles to you mate. at least were honest and we acknowledge deres a fanboy war going on

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