Tales Union writes: "The last Tales release in North America was Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World on November 11, 2008. Since then, Western fans of the long-running Japanese RPG series have heard little to nothing from Namco Bandai. Following the release of Dawn of the New World, there's been a number of unsettling signs, such as Peter Garza, the localization manager for Tales beginning with Tales of Symphonia for the Nintendo GameCube, leaving the company and the recent layoffs of personnel in their North American branches.
When the PS3 port of Tales of Symphonia was announced last April, many hopes were dashed when rumors about a possible localization came and went. Although there were no localization rumors for the Wii version of Tales of Graces, fans of the series were still left wondering what the future of the series would be in the West, as two of the mainline console games in the franchise had been passed over.
Now, with the recent release of Tales of Graces f, many have been wondering if Namco Bandai might release this improved port of the original in the West. However, for those who analyze the port, it becomes much more likely that Namco Bandai might have other plans in store, namely a Wii version of Tales of Graces f for the West. And some reports, such as this one, are signaling this might happen (although Namco Bandai has yet to comment on this story)."
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