If there’s one thing we can all appreciate, it’s the ability of a major news event to bring us all together in a contest to come up with the best one-liners. Personally I’m fond of “Yet another thing started and finished in the time it took to complete Duke Nukem Forever.” Hats off to whoever came up with that first. Anyhow, on with the media: Chaos Rings Omega, Frontier Gate, Grand Knight’s History, Labyrinth no Kanata, Ragnarok: Hikari to Yami no Kouji, and Tales of the Abyss 3DS. Give it a look-see! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 05/02/11’ »
Posts Tagged ‘Tales (Series)’
Long part of the Tales series, inter-party banter and skits will see a few revisions for Tales of Xillia. While the optional conversations still exist and are accessible in the normal way – pushing a button when prompted – characters will now comment on their surroundings in real time. This also comes into play in battles, as active party members comment on particular events. Of particular note is that players can swap their parties in mid-fight, and many battle comments hinge upon doing so.
Xillia is slated for a release in Japan later this year. No US release has been announced.
Just in case you needed some visuals to go along with the announcement below, Dengeki was kind enough to provide screens and artwork for Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2. Along with that we’ve got some Final Fantasy Type-0, Dissidia 012 Duodecim, Pandora’s Tower, and Tales of the Abyss 3DS. Check it out: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 04/23/11’ »
You didn’t think you’d get through this week without some media, did you? If you said no, great. If you said yes, I’m hurt. Deeply. But enough babbling, here’s what we have: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Disgaea 4, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Final Fantasy III iPod, Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, Gloria Union, Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou, R.P.G. Mode, Sekai Yuusha, and Tales of Xillia. Have at it!
Media time, boys and girls! No fancy introduction this time, just the pics: Cladun 2, Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, Final Fantasy XIV, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, and Tales of Xillia. Get ‘em here! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/22/11’ »
Hiya folks! John here, fresh from my trip to Vegas and my laughably annoying flight home. Long story short, you get what you pay for, and it’s the reason What Happened This Week will be slightly delayed. But I digress, you’re here for the media. Today’s selection includes the following: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/12/11’ »
Who said March could get here already? Stop making me feel old, 2011! With that said, it’s time for some media: Cladun 2, Final Fantasy III iPod, Final Fantasy IV Complete, Gungnir, Oz Chronicle, Persona 2 Innocent Sin, RPG Maker X, SD Gundam G Generation World, Shining Hearts, and Tales of Xillia. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/01/11’ »
Dead Money was made for Hardcore Mode. Or is it the other way around? Ah well. Anyway, got some media of the following: Persona 2 Innocent Sin, Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity, SD Gundam G Generation World, Shining Hearts, Tales of the Town, and Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3.
Capping Sunday off with some media for you, in hopes that you’re not getting hit with still more snow. Also, does anybody else ever imagine fight scenes and chases set to something classic? Like, a guy jumping through a window and doing a parkour bounce off the far wall and landing in a dumpster, but with “Just a Gigolo” by Louis Prima playing in the background? Sometimes I empathize with the guy from Seinfeld who zoned out every time he heard “Desperado”. But I digress.
Today’s media update: Disgaea 4, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Everyday Messiah, Tales of Xillia, and Tales of the Abyss 3DS. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/20/11’ »
Slow news week as far as RPGs go, although there are a quite a few juicy rumors floating around elsewhere. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at an Activision Blizzard meeting down at the DICE conference in Vegas… but I digress. Got some media for you to chew on in the meantime: Dark Souls, Dissidia 012 Duodecim, Everyday Messiah, Shining Hearts, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, and Voice Fantasy. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/11/11’ »
Hiya, folks! Welcome to the debut of our new podcast series, What Happened This Week. Join us every Saturday as we take on, well, I’m sure you can guess from the title. If it’s gaming, if it’s tech, or if it’s big, we’ll break it down for you. Today’s topics:
- What’s that behind your back, PSP2?
- Skyrim: I hope they were paying attention to Fallout 3/New Vegas.
- Tales of Graces F: Namco-Bandai is very, very bad at marketing.
- Twitter and Facebook are not sparking revolution in Egypt.
- Canadian ISPs pave the road to much darker things.
How you North American kids handling post-snowpocalyptia today? Got a bit more Disgaea 4 and Tales of Xillia for you. And after this is up, I’m going to take some aspirin and lie down, because helping to move three tons of snow seriously takes the fight out of a person. But I digress. Continue reading ‘Slightly Less Mass Media 02/02/11’ »
A teaser site has revealed that Tales of Graces F will be coming to North America. The site has almost no information right now, but more should be announced in the near future.
By way of an official site, Namco-Bandai formally announced the next Tales entry. Tales of Xillia is bound for the PS3, with a Japanese release sometime next year. Tales veterans Kosuke Fujishima and Mutsumi Inomata have been confirmed as character designers, and the game will feature both male and female leads: Shuto Matis and Mira Maxwell, respectively. Of further note is that two directors will helm the project. Asano Inoki directed the Symphonia sequel, Dawn of the New World, while Naoto Miyadera had previously worked on both Symphonia and Abyss.
A trailer is available via the site and YouTube.
Source and translation: andriasang
As the title may have oh-so-gently hinted, the PS3 port of Tales of Graces has received a release date. According to the official site, Graces F will be out December 2 in Japan. The site was also updated with preorder information, which includes a bonus DVD and costume download codes.
No US release has been announced.
Source and translation: adriasang
I hope Mass Effect 2 doesn’t have an 80s style song playing during the credits. Continue reading ‘Not So Mass Media 08/04/10’ »
Namco Bandai announced today that Tales of Graces will be making the jump from the Wii to the PS3. Dubbed Tales of Graces F, the port will feature high-definition graphics, new special attacks, and a new outfit for female lead Sophie. Meanwhile, the PSP will be receiving Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3, which will feature some 80 Tales characters and is currently slated for a Japanese release next year. The third and final announced Tales entry is also bound for the PS3, though no title was given.
No US releases were announced for any of the three.