NIS America’s Nao Zook comments about the possibility of them localizing the Playstation 3 version of Tales of Vesperia for North America.
I hope they will bring it over.
Namco needs to localize Tales of Graces too.
True. The Tales studio wouldn't be in financial trouble if Namco would translate their games in English.
Namco wouldn't be in trouble if they sold their games to the market that buys their games the most...
I couldn't agree with you more, FarEastOrient. Perhaps that is a decision Namco is regretting now (or at least releasing same-day on both the 360 and PS3). I don't understand why, but RPGs rarely sell well on the 360 unless they are in some part a shooter. It most certainly isn't because the quality of these RPGs is poor (I've heard from 360 users how great Tales of Vesperia and Lost Oddyssey are). I for one will purchase Tales of Vesperia should it come to PS3. I really need to pick up Eternal Sonata before it becomes impossible to find.
To be fair, Tales Studio (or rather unfortunately Namco Tales Studio) would not be in financial trouble if they weren't with Namco. Namco don't know what they're doing. They don't develop, promote, or publish there titles properly anymore, and have lost touch with the gaming industry. They have let many of there titles slip, at best what Western shores get from Namco is a new Tekken or RR reskin. It's not just the Tales Studio that's in serious debt, Namco Bandai Games itself is bleeding all over the place, and letting a series of great IPs die with it. Fact is this game was already half localised, as there were actors who reported doing the voice acting, and it's already been translated on XBOX so it's only some minor additional sections which needed to be translated, it's just a matter of publishing, and as I say. Namco have no idea what there doing, including how to market, or publish there games.
Well said ChronoJoe
NIS are amazing devs and they would do a good job.
Tales of Vesperia was confirmed for the PS3 during the video in which Yuri's voice actor responded to a woman who asked him about the voice acting in the PS3 version being different. She poses her question at 5:20. http://scrawlfx.com/2010/06... That said, I'm hoping whomever brings it over, does it soon! I'm hurting for traditional style JRPGs this gen. Seeing Ni no Kuni on PS3 yesterday was a revelation for me. But I still want to play ToV very badly, and I'd prefer it with Japanese dialogue, and NIS has a long history of providing us JRPGamers with that feature. :)
I don't think they'll bring it over. It's still been less than a year since the PS3 version came out in Japan, I have a small amount of hope left over for Namco-Bandai to bring it. But I'm more inclined to think it'll never come out in English for PS3. Dammit. HERE is the best news from Zao's comments on the PS Blog: "Hi clupula668, our pleasure! Ar tonelico III…? I have no idea what you are talking about… he he he ;p Sit tight for a couple of weeks. You won’t be disappointed! thanks, nao" Now if that's not a big-time tease that we can expect them to announce a North American version of Ar Tonelico III in July, I don't know what is!
Ar Tonelico is a less renowed franchise than Tales Of.
I agree with you guys,
I've been wanting this game for a long time now. I'm beginning to like Atlus and NIS very much this generation, especially since they take a gamble bringing either unusual experiences or financially risky ports to us folks over in the States.
Even in console generations past. There was a third company that did the same thing called Working Designs, which went bankrupt. So as much as I love what they're doing, they have to be careful that they don't end up the way Working Designs did
One of the reasons they went belly up is because they decided to develop for very unpopular formats (SegaCD/Mega Drive). I fortunately got to experience Popful Mail, Vay (which I heard is similar to the anime Escaflowne). I believe they also did Elemental Gearbolt and Magic Knight Rayearth. I miss them. :(
Working Designs ruled! I still love playing their games on all systems. The Lunar remakes on the original PS really stood out for me.
that is really surprising news. So Namco has no confidence bringing it themselves?
Honestly if I could choose I would rather Atlus or Namco do it. But beggars can't be choosers
Great game but I finished it like 2 years ago. Gimme a new one.
i still want this! i dont see the reason why u wouldnt.. North America + North America playstation user hungry JRPG = MONEY!
There is still a good chance Namco could bring this over. Troy Baker said at some convention that they were recalled for voice acting and they did the stuff for the ps3 version. Troy Baker is the guy who does the voice of Yuri Lowell. So he is a reliable source. He also said he doesn't understand why Namco hasn't announced the game yet.
Should def release it in NA since we are the ones who actually buy jrpg.
I will WORSHIP NIS is they do this! THANK GOD.
the wait is excoriating!
damn it, and Valve plz get me L4D too w steam support out too!
I really really really hope that this game gets localized! And if it does, please keep the same voice actors! They fit the characters so well and it'd be a stab in the heart to see them replaced!
I want to play this game very bad it's one of the few good JRPG u can find on next generation consoles at least this is what I read everywhere, I w8 for namco to bring it in EU for years I cant understand why they release JRPG on xbox that's the reason they have financial probs now idiots, I hope they change their minds and start release this games on PS the console that made JRPG famous all over the world.
If I have the choice to play the game with Japanese voice overs and English Subs, Sure bring it over. But if there's no Japanese voice overs included I rather just import it from Japan.
The demand is there for the game to come to the PS3 the game is avalible for PS3 only in Japan. Now the demand is there for the PS3 version to be braught to North America. I don't care if NIS, Capcom, Kanomi, Square Enix bring the game over to North America but Namco has their head so far up their ass if they won't then some one should and rake in the sales for the game the demand is there for it.
Make a PS3 exclusive Tales of game or enjoy bankruptcy.
too old ?? since when a rpg is too old ? Is suikoden 2 too old you can't enjoy it ? Is skies of arcadia too old you can't enjoy it ?? It's a rpg ..it doesn't matter if it's too old a GOOD game stay a good game no matter how many months go by
i hate when compaines dont realise that we love these sort of games have they forgotten the ps2 days already there were so many jrpgs it was amazing now all ive had is white knight and eternal sonita FFxii dont count
how long has this taken now???
What's wrong with you namco ? i hope this isn't some stupid deal with the devil that prevent this game from being localised ...
Has anyone else noticed the useless articles that come out of examiner? I always read it thinking i'll be entertained, by the end of the article that it was false hope.
now that your @ss is in bankruptcy, and you need money badly. You are now thinking of releasing the better version for NA eh. Ok...we'll see just how many people will buy the damn game. Next time, release a damn game in every region if you want to make money and don't want recession to hit your ass!
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