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Dec 15th 2010 at 3:12:48 AM

Console: PS 3

Release Date: 2011

First Trailer

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A first in the Tales Series, the two main characters are designed by 2 of two artists. The male, Shuto/Jute Matis is designed by Kosuke Fujishima; the female, Mira Maxwell is designed by Mutsumi Inomata. The trailer lists animation from Ufotable, music from Motoi Sakuraba and, as detailed in Jump, & a theme song from Ayumi Hamasaki.

edited 15th Dec '10 3:25:38 AM by Izaak

dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Customer Forgetful Sleepyhead from Georgia Relationship Status: Charming Titania with a donkey face
Dec 15th 2010 at 5:18:53 AM

It's hard for me to get excited when I don't know whether or not the game will get an overseas release.

Nothing is PromisedPersona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth
Ukonkivi Over 10,000 dead.:<
Over 10,000 dead.:<
Dec 15th 2010 at 6:01:13 AM

It's exciting for me.

Because I don't care whether things will get an overseas release. I'll play it anyway.

Genkidama for Japan, even if you don't have money, you can help![1]
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Dec 15th 2010 at 6:30:42 AM

So...

Who wants to start the betting pool on whether or not Namdai will localize this?

Barrylocke Reaching the Future, the hard way from Thracia
Reaching the Future, the hard way
Dec 15th 2010 at 9:34:48 AM

eh, it won't be much of a pool, because everyone knows the answer sad

Taking a break from FE1, for the FE8 draft instead
WillyFourEyes Skull Kid from some Netherworld Relationship Status: Tongue-tied
Skull Kid
Dec 15th 2010 at 9:44:14 AM

Chances are 100% the U.S. won't get it, and 90% that no other Tales games will be released outside Japan, according to the 100% made-up aforementioned percentages that are probably only 12.34% crap.

Too much pink energy is dangerous!
Zeether Knight of Legend from Mahora (I wish)
Knight of Legend
Dec 15th 2010 at 9:49:39 AM

It's hard for me to be excited over a new Tales game when it's obvious that Namco fucking hates us and won't bring more of the games here.

Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could drink you under the table~
ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Dec 15th 2010 at 9:54:41 AM

WOOO! ANOTHER TALES GAME! Wait...

When was the last time we had a tales game again...?

....

*cries*

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edited 15th Dec '10 9:59:16 AM by ACDrawings

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
WildKnight Black Knight from the wasteland.
Dec 15th 2010 at 9:57:49 AM

[up][up][up] For a second, I was like "when did I post in this topic?"

On subject: Pretty much what everyone else has been saying. It's really sad that the last Tales game released in America was Dawn of the New World two years ago, whereas Japan has gotten what, five, six new ones in that time span? It's downright depressing to think about how little Namco Bandai seems to think of America.

On the other hand, I don't think it can be denied that right now, it's an extremely harsh market for JRPGs — look how much thrashing FFXIII got for daring to carry a lot of those traditions, and they're never going to sell as well as CODBLOPS and Halo and the rest despite both progressing at what appears to be the same rate of innovation or lack thereof. Business-wise, I suppose it makes sense to not even try...which is just why I hate business sense.

edited 15th Dec '10 9:57:58 AM by WildKnight

The blind man walking off the cliff is not making a leap of faith.
ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Dec 15th 2010 at 9:59:47 AM

A Protagonist that doesn't use a sword but hand to hand......

I think I just geekasmed, this is the greatest most beautiful thing I've ever seen,a Tales protagonist not using a sword!

You know what? I won't be bale to enjoy it, but I'm just glad for the change. Not a fan of how he looks though. He has a nice Kosuke Fujishima style outfit but his face and hair are just so.... Generic. It's a shame, really.

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
Dec 15th 2010 at 10:03:41 AM

I wish I could look right now, but the Firewall of Skull-faced Doom at work won't let me.

I'll settle for joining the growing ocean of tears at the inevitability of yet another Tales game not being sent this way.

i. hear. a. sound.
LizardBite Shameless Self-Promoter from Two Galaxies Over
Dec 15th 2010 at 10:07:02 AM

A Protagonist that doesn't use a sword but hand to hand......

I think I just geekasmed, this is the greatest most beautiful thing I've ever seen, a Tales protagonist not using a sword!

I take it you never played Legendia?

ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Dec 15th 2010 at 10:13:00 AM

I uh... Don't own Sony consoles, too much money. But I've had friends who played Abyss and I've seen a few of the others and Legendia is the one I'm least familiar with.

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
don
Dec 15th 2010 at 10:14:04 AM

[up] Legendia is one of those kinds of games you play to hear the soundtrack, not necessarily to actually play it. I don't personally recommend it.

Hard to say what the fate of this game internationally will be, since apparently Namdai America is virtually dead and home base is apparently internalizing more projects because Enslaved, Majin, etc. failed so hard. Who knows. Maybe they'll finally pick up the ball for once.

(Not really digging the character designs for the leads, btw. The guy looks like a bad fanart rendition of Cid Raines and the girl is I don't know wtf.)

edited 15th Dec '10 10:15:15 AM by don

ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Dec 15th 2010 at 10:17:51 AM

In fact, now that I've seen the lady, they both look generic. Nothing particularly interesting about their faces, their hair, they're just... "Generic anime faces number 4 and 235" and I know Fujishima can do better.

edited 15th Dec '10 10:26:12 AM by ACDrawings

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
JotunofBoredom Left Eye from Noatun
Left Eye
Dec 15th 2010 at 11:21:50 AM

"On the other hand, I don't think it can be denied that right now, it's an extremely harsh market for JRP Gs look how much thrashing FFXIII got for daring to carry a lot of those traditions, and they're never going to sell as well as CODBLOPS and Halo and the rest despite both progressing at what appears to be the same rate of innovation or lack thereof. Business-wise, I suppose it makes sense to not even try...which is just why I hate business sense."

Have I entered some alternate dimension where FFXIII didn't sell millions of copies?

Umbran Climax
dmysta3000 Big Smoky from New York and New Jersey Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Big Smoky
Dec 15th 2010 at 11:44:11 AM

JRP Gs are still selling very well in the US. I recall hearing that Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep sold well despite being realeased at the same time as Halo Reach.

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Deathonabun Bunny from the bedroom
Bunny
Dec 15th 2010 at 11:53:47 AM

^That's probably because shooter fan != jrpg fan, most of the time.

People who know about Birth By Sleep are going to buy it, 9 times out of 10.

One of my few regrets about being born female is the inability to grow a handlebar mustache. -Landstander
ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Dec 15th 2010 at 11:59:36 AM

^^^ Just because it sold well doesn't mean people liked it, it just meant the Final Fantasy name could still carry a dime. Once people go their hands on it, from a lot of what I've learned, it was hated.

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
JotunofBoredom Left Eye from Noatun
Left Eye
Dec 15th 2010 at 12:21:24 PM

[up]Perhaps that has less to do with the anti-JRPG stigma in the west and more to do with FFXIII not being all that great of a game.

Umbran Climax
ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Dec 15th 2010 at 3:30:37 PM

^It's both really. And frankly it's a shame, though I understand it from a business perspective. Shame, really, the Tales Games were different enough from your standard JRPG (I consider not going turn-based to be different enough.) to appeal to quite a few people even if they don't like the standard JRPG fare.

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!
Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
Dec 15th 2010 at 4:13:18 PM

Add me to the disappointed in the character designs side. Those are... incredibly bland.

I'm even more disappointed that it's not in the cel-shaded style. Vesperia was gorgeous.

i. hear. a. sound.
JotunofBoredom Left Eye from Noatun
Left Eye
Dec 15th 2010 at 4:38:50 PM

The character art is pretty bleh, but they look much better in-game.

Umbran Climax
ACDrawings YOSH! from MY PERSONAL REALITY
YOSH!
Dec 15th 2010 at 5:32:42 PM

I'm still surprised that it's so bland despite the fact that by definition, everything Kosuke Fujishima does is beautiful.

I wonder if he's getting old...

When All Else Fails, you have fun and flirt wit da ladies, dats da Drawings way!

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