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Embracing a binary choice system
We knew Tales of Xillia 2 would be coming to the Americas before the first Tales of Xillia came out, but now we have a date, along with a bulky collector's edition. You can get your hands on the PS3 RPG on August 19 in North ... read feature

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Tales of Heart R

Hideo Baba confirms Tales of Hearts R for Western release


A tale of too many awesome Tales games
Apr 18
Ready for more Tales games to invade your backlog? Who isn't, right? Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched, because Tales series producer Hideo Baba has just confirmed that the PlayStation Vita Tales entry Tales of ... read
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Tales of the World

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia announced for 3DS


In Japan
Apr 02
Are you a Tales fan? Well you're in luck, as a strategy-centric 3DS iteration has been announced, titled Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. The only real details we have so far is that it will include a number of popu... read
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Lloyd Irving returns at last
The Tales series often doesn't get the same recognition as big-name JRPGs like Final Fantasy, and that's a shame. It's a consistently quality franchise that has been delivering year after year, but one of the problems wi... read feature

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Tales

Tales of Asteria is like 'Tales Allstars' on mobile


I expect a divisive reaction
Feb 17
Guys, there's a new Tales game! But it's for Android and iOS! It's called Tales of Asteria, and apparently it'll be a "who's who" of the Tales series. Specifically, it'll include six heroes of old -- Lloyd Irv... read
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Namco Bandai

Tales of Phantasia goes free-to-play on iOS devices


Another classic role-playing game retrofitted with microtransactions
Jan 23
Namco Bandai is doing its best Square Enix impression today, as the publisher has released a free-to-play version of beloved role-playing game Tales of Phantasia on iOS devices in North America. The classic title fi... read
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Tales of Zestiria

Namco unveils first look at Tales of Zestiria footage


Dragons!
Dec 22
Namco Bandai has unveiled the debut trailer for Tales of Zestiria, and it has dragons. The role-playing game is currently in development for the PlayStation 3 and will ostensibly release in 2015 in commemoration of the serie... read
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Worldwide announcement!
Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Zestiria, the latest Tales series game, will be coming to North and South America for the PS3. This is a worldwide announcement -- a first for the series. How nice! All we know so far ... read feature

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JRPGs

Namco Bandai begins teasing next Tales project


Prepare to foam at the mouth
Nov 27
The next Tales game could be unveiled any minute now. Or maybe in a month or so. Who knows?! Anyway, a teaser site for the next entry in Namco Bandai's acclaimed role-playing game franchise has manifest on the Inter... read
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Namco Bandai

Namco doesn't have the staff to localize every Tales game


Dev team focusing on flagship releases like Tales of Xillia over portable entries
Oct 27
Namco Bandai simply doesn't have the staff to bring every Tales game to Western markets. The publisher prioritizes "flagship titles" like Tales of Xillia when determining what to localize, series producer Hideo Baba told Sili... read
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Tales of Symphonia

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles heads west in February 2014


Collectors Edition coming to North America, Europe, Australasia
Oct 22
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles has set a course to land in North America on February 25, 2014. The PlayStation 3-exclusive HD collection will arrive just a few days later in Europe and Australasia, launching on February 2... read
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FF, DQ, Tales collab

Dream on: Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Tales crossover


Still your quivering loins
Oct 17
What happens when Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Tales producers Yosuke Saito, Shinji Hashimoto, and Hideo Baba share space in Japanese monthly V Jump? JRPG nerds fangasm off into the sunset. A snippet of possible collabora... read
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Tales of Bibliotheca movie about as exciting as a library


Story collection app first trailer
Oct 16
I like the Tales series of RPGs, and I think that Namco Bandai's iOS story collection app (so far, Japan-only), Tales of Bibliotheca, is a nice idea. But this new trailer looks like such a drag at first -- fair warning. You ... read
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New Tales of Symphonia

Tales of Symphonia getting a new Collector's Edition


In North America, even!
Oct 16
I've only played one Tales game, and it was Tales of Symphonia for the GameCube. It seemed to have just what I wanted, engaging combat and likeable characters in an appropriately insane JRPG plot. Though really, I d... read
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Tales of Xillia 2

Namco reveals tanzalizing new Tales of Xillia 2 trailer


So intense it hurts!
Oct 14
A farm fresh Tales of Xillia 2 trailer emerged from the woodwork today. And it's nothing if not intense. The new video intertwines anime cinematics with in-game footage to set the stage for what looks to be yet another ... read
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Tales of Hearts iOS

Namco hates you: Tales of Hearts R is on iOS in Japan


Don't go breakin' my heart
Oct 10
I don't want to break your Tales of Hearts, Tales fans, but I guess it builds character. Tales of Hearts was a DS game that never got localized. It's supposed to be quite good. Namco polished the game, added a new character, ... read
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Namco Bandai

Tales of Phantasia hits 150,000 downloads in five days


Free-to-play mobile re-release of classic RPG seems to be doing okay
Sep 30
Tales of Phantasia has garnered a pretty sizable following since its debut on the Japanese App Store last week. In its first five days on the market, the classic role-playing game managed to generate upwards of 150,000 downlo... read
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New subtitled Tales of Symphonia Chronicles trailer


Hug it out
Sep 30
Here's a nice, long trailer for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, the upcoming PS3 game, set to launch next year in both North America and Europe. It's in Japanese with subtitles, and contains a lot of hugging, yelling, and swo... read
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Tales of Xillia 2

Tales of Xillia 2 trailer flashes English voicework


'Everything rides upon this one choice'
Sep 19
If it seems like Tales of Xillia just came out, well, it kind of did. The outstanding JRPG only launched a few short weeks ago, but that isn't stopping Namco Bandai from promoting the impending sequel. The publisher has star... read
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A modern classic
Some things never really change. Sharks, for example, have existed for millions of years. These creatures have witnessed the birth and extinction of countless species. They endure as time ceaselessly marches forward. A consta... read feature

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Tales series

Get nostalgic with this Tales series video retrospective


A brief look at one of the best JRPG franchises ever
Aug 11
While I haven't spent nearly as much time with Tales of Xillia as I've wanted (I'll blame the phenomenal Dragon's Crown and my newfound obsession with Saltybet) I'm still nonetheless impressed with the latest installmen... read
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Here is Namco Bandai's UK release schedule


I did a typing
Aug 08
I learned to type very young. At the school I went to in Tokyo they started you early, so I was typing at full speed at age 6. No joke. Uphill both ways in the snow and all of that. And now you damned kids have snapchats and ... read
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Tales of Xillia

Twist in the wind with latest Tales of Xillia trailer


So near and yet so far
Aug 04
The time has come. At long last, Tales of Xillia is set to hit shelves this week. The arduous wait is almost finally over. Just a few more days are all that separates us from the highly anticipated role-playing game. In the meantime, Namco Bandai has cast forth yet another trailer to tantalize the masses as the hours slowly wind down to zero. read
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RPGs

Tales of Xillia 2 announced for Western release


Celebrate!
Jul 06
Tales of Xillia 2 is heading West, series producer Hideo Baba revealed today at the Japan Expo in Paris, France. According to reports out of the convention, Namco Bandai plans to bring the role-playing game to North America a... read
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Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia trailer sets stage for an epic journey


Hold on tight!
Jun 08
Namco Bandai have released a new trailer for Tales of Xillia and (surprise!) it looks absolutely stunning. Showcasing a realm on the verge of open conflict and a pair of young heroes joining forces to restore order to a... read
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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles announced for NA and EU


YES! Yay!
Jun 01
Have you played Tales of Symphonia? If you haven't, know it's a face-punchingly fantastic game, with amazing music to match. If you missed it, or even if you played it and loved it, you'll be glad to know that at today's Tal... read
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Tales of Xillia Limited Edition available for order now


Not the Collector's Edition
May 30
Namco Bandai saw that we all went nuts for the Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition, so they're announcing a Limited Edition for North America. I hope that makes sense to you.  There's no Milla figure in this Limited Edit... read
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Tales of Symphonia PS3

Rumor: Tales of Symphonia to re-release on PS3


Hideo Baba discusses high-definition RPG bundle
May 13
Tales of Symphonia is reportedly receiving a high-definition re-release on PlayStation 3. Speaking with Koi-Nya, series producer Hideo Baba teased what he is calling "a representation of the dreams and hopes of the fans,... read
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Why Tales of Symphonia resonated with the West, and potential Wii U support
During Namco Bandai Games' Manhattan press conference last week, where they showed off the likes of Armored Core: Verdict Day and Dark Souls II, I had the chance to sit at a round-table with Tales series producer Hideo Baba. ... read feature

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Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition doesn't hold back


Collector's Edition includes figure, music CD, and book
Apr 11
Tales of Xillia, Namco's anticipated entry in the Tales Of RPG series, will arrive on PlayStation 3 on August 6. After setting a high bar with its Ni no Kuni limited edition, Namco is once again not slouching: Tales of Xilli... read
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VP of Marketing and Digital Sales discusses company's success and future
"This year, the industry has had a lot of changes," Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing and Digital Sales at Namco Bandai Games America said at the company's Gamer's Day press conference last week. "The way the consumer... read feature

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Tales of Xillia

Tales of Xillia coming to PlayStation 3 in August


Just a little bit longer
Apr 07
At long last, Tales of Xillia has a North American release date! Namco Bandai has announced the highly-anticipated role-playing game will finally make its way to western shores starting August 6. Initially released ... read






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