NIS America comments about the possibility of localizing Tales of Vesperia on Playstation 3

NIS America’s Nao Zook comments about the possibility of them localizing the Playstation 3 version of Tales of Vesperia for North America.

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N4GAddict2769d ago

I hope they will bring it over.

SpaceSquirrel2769d ago

Namco needs to localize Tales of Graces too.

N4GAddict2769d ago

True. The Tales studio wouldn't be in financial trouble if Namco would translate their games in English.

FarEastOrient2769d ago

Namco wouldn't be in trouble if they sold their games to the market that buys their games the most...

Snoogins2769d ago

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.

ChronoJoe2769d ago (Edited 2769d ago )

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.

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vhero2768d ago

NIS are amazing devs and they would do a good job.

SaiyanFury2768d ago (Edited 2768d ago )

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.

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. :)

callahan092768d ago

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!


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!

ChronoJoe2765d ago

Ar Tonelico is a less renowed franchise than Tales Of.

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-Mezzo-2769d ago

I agree with you guys,

Snoogins2769d ago

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.

lodossrage2769d ago

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

Snoogins2769d ago

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. :(

SaiyanFury2768d ago

Working Designs ruled! I still love playing their games on all systems. The Lunar remakes on the original PS really stood out for me.

Sigh2769d ago (Edited 2769d ago )

that is really surprising news. So Namco has no confidence bringing it themselves?

KiasuKiasiMan2769d ago

Honestly if I could choose I would rather Atlus or Namco do it. But beggars can't be choosers

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