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Submitted by ZeroX9876 1844d ago | news

Tales of Graces F new site reveal a date

Since a couple of days, Rich Bantegui alias Filthierich, has been posting hints about a new NamcoBandai game. It seems that there's an update to the site previously given by Rich. A date of 2.2.2011 is given. Maybe an incoming official announcement of Tales of Graces F localization or the official release date. (Namco Bandai, PS3, Tales of Graces F)

Warprincess116  +   1844d ago
Yay, finally. I hope they bring tales to the u.s.
Reibooi  +   1844d ago
I really hope this is the PS3 version though. Awhile back there was that rumor that a Wii version of Tales of Graces F might to coming out in the west and I would HATE to see that happen.

I mean yeah it's great to see a tales game period but the reason the franchise has had alot of trouble in the west in my opinion is bandai always putting the games on the wrong console.

I mean Vesperia would have sold 3x as much if not more had it been released on the PS3 during the time frame it was released and there are still a ton of fans who would be willing to buy the PS3 version if it ever came out. The PS3 audience is just the group that wants the JRPG's. I mean after most of them came from PS2 which had the best JRPG line up ever.
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superman  +   1844d ago
Keep telling yourself that the ps3 version would have sold more.
Redempteur  +   1844d ago
if it's Graces F , then it's PS3 .. and it's F on the previous logo i wonder what the heck pac man monster are doing on the picture now ...
Reibooi  +   1844d ago

It would have sold more. As evidenced by the fact that nearly every Japanese RPG on the Xbox 360 had lackluster sales even when they were great games. Such as Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Tales of Vesperia, Star Ocean and so on and so forth.

The PS3 audience grew up on JRPG's and they want those games more then any other console group and hence those games would have performed better. This is evident by the Japanese sales. Despite the 360 having a weak presence in Japan Tales Of Vesperia has rather strong sales but when the PS3 version came out it shattered what the 360 did.

They whole reason Bandai won't/didn't release Vesperia PS3 in the US is because of the sales on the 360 version. They are not convinced it will be worth it to put it out on the PS3 despite it being a better audience for JPG's(Remember FFXIII PS3 outsold the 360 version a crap load despite having NO advertising while the 360 version had advertising everywhere)

The 360 crowd tends more towards shooters and western RPG's it's just a fact hence why MS stopped paying for exclusive JRPG's and hence why the few JRPG's that did come out on 360 didn't meet expectations in terms of sales.
ZeroX9876  +   1844d ago
it was that or fan translation and potentially lose money on pirated copies. I'm preordering this game first day!
Dravidian  +   1844d ago
Sounds like a downloadable episode, but I'd love a localization.....[sigh] Should have paid better attention in Japanese class.
Stealth20k  +   1844d ago
This is a US announcement so it isnt anything downloadable...........
femshep  +   1844d ago
release date dosnt matter to me at least unless its coming out in my country so i can buy it =/ PLEASE BRING IT TO THE US we need a new tales game
Infernostew  +   1844d ago
This will more than likely be a localization announcement. Knowing Namco, they'll probably release the game the same week as Uncharted 3. Oh well, as long as we get Graces F in the US then we get to play a tales game and there's a possibility that we can see Vesperia and Xillia localized as well. Day 1 for me! Let's not make Namco regret this descision and make them realize that they made a mistake by not bringing over vesperia to ps3.
JadedWriter  +   1844d ago
If they released it at the same time as Uncharted 3 that would really just mean double the fun for me. I would buy both on the same day without thinking twice about it.
Infernostew  +   1844d ago
Oh I hear you on that but it wouldn't be a great move from a business standpoint. Then again, jrpg has been a niche genre so a Tales of game is going to cater to those who know they want a tales of game. I doubt there are going to be many who will blind buy this one.
JadedWriter  +   1844d ago
Sadly this is true. I still can't believe the Japanese developers think they have to "westernize" their games to get them to sell. If I wanted a Western developed game I'd buy one, not by a JRPG. I still buy old school JRPG's I love the damn things.
Infernostew  +   1844d ago
Which is such a bummer that there's been a great decrease in jrpgs this gen in comparison to the last. I surprised namco hasn't seen this lack of jrpgs on the ps3 and moved to put their tales series in the US/EU regions upon its release in japan. They did an international release with star ocean 4 on the ps3 and it turned out pretty well.
rataranian  +   1844d ago
It'll end up being wii/ds/3ds.
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Mahr  +   1844d ago
"Tales of Graces F new site reveal a date"

It also has PacMan ghosts in it, leading me to believe that Bamco is going for a legendary fan troll by implying a Tales localization is coming, only to give us an unrelated PacMan game instead.
Neckbear  +   1844d ago
What if...


Mahr  +   1844d ago

The flaw in that conclusion is that it is based on the assumption that Bamco is capable of making smart decisions.
ZeroX9876  +   1844d ago
yeah, but If you had check in many forums of tales fans, there's a screenshot of the same picture with inversed colors and check the result:
Redempteur  +   1844d ago
wait wait 2.2.2011 ??this better be for the opening date of the official website because a release so soon is unheared of ...
J@D  +   1844d ago
please be a U.S. localization!
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1844d ago
When you invert the new image you can see not only the ghosts from Pac-Man, but the entire Pac-Man game display. Also, there seems to be a title on top of it. After the first image was dissected as the logo for Tales of Graces F I hope Namco Bandai isn't just playing of off high hopes to get hits for a website that announces another Pac-Man release.
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blackblades  +   1844d ago
The question is what happens if its not tales of graces f.
J@D  +   1844d ago
exactly... I got my hop up for Tales of Grace F.
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