In the series’ ongoing quest to cater to obsessive-compulsives everywhere, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will include costumes from Tales of Xillia. Costumes for Alvin (Zelos), Ludger (Kratos), and Elize (Presea) can be earned on a second playthrough, or players can unlock them from the start with save data from Tales of Xillia or its sequel.
Had your fill of extra costumes for Tales games? Of course you haven’t. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will reportedly include bonus costumes from Tales of Vesperia: Rita for Colette, and Judith for Sheena.
Nihongophiles and/or Tales fans, rejoice: dual audio will be available in Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. Speaking the Japan Expo in France, Tales series producer Hideo Baba confirmed that the high-definition makeover will feature both English and Japanese voice tracks.
As a friendly reminder, Chronicles includes both the original Tales of Symphonia and the sequel Dawn of the New World. The title will launch in Japan this October, and early in 2014 for everywhere else.
Speaking of western releases, the follow-up to Tales of Xillia – that being Tales of Xillia 2 – will launch in North America and Europe, Namco Bandai confirmed in a press release. The title is planned for a 2014 release, and players with a save file from Tales of Graces f and/or Tales of Xillia (coming 8/6) will gain access to “exclusive bonus items” in Xillia 2.
Namco Bandai, catching on that we liked us some Tales of Symphonia, announced plans to release a compilation celebrating the game’s 10th anniversary. Subtitled as Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, this will include high-definition remasters of both Symphonia and its sequel Dawn of the New World.
Scheduled for an October 10 release in Japan, Chronicles will reach North America and Europe in early 2014.
Namco Bandai RPG mashup Project X Zone will see a North American release on June 25, with the European release to follow on July 5. The price is set at $39.99 for the limited edition, which includes a mini artboot and a music CD.
Separately, the company also confirmed that Tales of Xillia will launch worldwide in August: 8/6 for North America, 8/9 for Europe. North America will also get a collector’s edition, featuring a limited edition Milla Maxwell figure, a 100-page artbook, and a special music CD; all that runs $99.99. Europe, meanwhile, gets two special bundles: the “D1 Edition” includes the game, artbook, and music CD for standard price, while the “Milla Maxwell Collector’s Edition” includes all the content of the US CE, priced at £79.99.
Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Xillia will see a North American release on the PS3 on August 6.
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As the title says, Tales of Hearts R will launch on the PSVita in Japan starting March 7, 2013. Retail price is set at 6,480 yen, or 5,830 yen for the download version.
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Namco Bandai’s next Tales escapade comes in the form of Tales of Hearts R, a Vita remake set for a Spring 2013 release in Japan. As is customary, the remake will include new events, full voice acting, and Calcedoni as a new party member.
For the curious, the official site is now live and located here.
SlayerGhaleon: I was reading DMWL and they had these two gag comics that featured Minatsuki playing evil tricks on people.
SlayerGhaleon: And every comic ended with her giving an evil grin.
SlayerGhaleon: So they literally translated the descriptor as the Japanese word, and then explained that it meant “Evil grin” in Japanese.
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Namco Bandai has just issued a press release announcing that Tales of Xillia will indeed be localized for a North American release. No specific date was given beyond 2013.