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Tales of Zestiria producer is sorry that he caused you to worry about the series


More at Tales of Festival
May 05
There's been a bit of buzz recently with Tales of Zestiria possibly coming to the PC and PS4 in addition to its confirmed PS3 release later this year, but not everyone is happy with the current state of the series. Produ... read
Tales of Zestiria PS4

Another retail listing hints at Tales of Zestiria on PS4


Currently only slated on PS3
May 04
Tales of Zestiria is coming to the PS3 later this year -- I've played it, it's looking good. But while I can confirm that the PS3 version exists, there have been rumors floating around of a PS4 and PC release, the former of w... read
JAPAN CHART

Tales of Zestiria tops Japanese Charts, Kirby tanks


Kirby finally has a reason to be angry
Jan 29
Tales of Zestiria was the best-selling game in Japan last week, netting over 340,000 sales in its domestic debut, according to data compiled by Media Create. For reference, here's how previous entries in the series fared in t... read
Zestiria

Tales of Zestiria will read your previous PS3 Tales save data


For cute rewards
Jan 12
Tales of Zestiria is launching on January 22nd in Japan, and it will likely arrive at some point in 2015 for the rest of the world. Fans will be excited to know that the latest iteration will read save data from previous titl... read
This old flame still burns
The Tales series may not have the same cachet in the West as do other prominent role-playing game franchises, but its renown is definitely on the rise. Bandai Namco has expressed more confidence in the franchise in recent yea... read feature

Tales of Hearts R works just fine with PlayStation TV


Kick back
Oct 14
Vita game Tales of Hearts R works with PS TV, says Bandai Namco. This means you can enjoy the portable title on your larger TV screen.  Duh, you say? PS TV has what are basically the Vita's innards, and it is compatible ... read
Rolling hills and clashing swords
Ask most Tales fans what game has their absolute favorite version of the Linear Motion Battle System (LMBS), and you're likely to get a wide variety of answers. Some prefer the 2D combat from the Tales of Destiny PS2 remake a... read feature

Tales of Zestiria footage

Offscreen Tales of Zestiria footage shows rolling hills and fierce battles


It also looks like a Tales game
Sep 19
I had the chance to go hands on with the latest in Bandai Namco's flagship RPG series, Tales of Zestiria. I came away from the demo feeling pretty excited for the fast paced combat, but I also managed to get a couple of offs... read
Tales of Zestiria

Namco gives us a nice long look at Tales of Zestiria


All the children are insane, waiting for the summer rain, yeah
Sep 17
Tales of Zestiria is on display at Tokyo Game Show this week, but those of us not cavorting around Japan will have to settle for this extended peek at the forthcoming role-playing game. Bandai Namco aims to release Tales of Zestiria in Japan on January 22, 2015. No word yet on when exactly the publisher plans to localize the PS3 title for western audiences, though.  read
Tales of Phantasia

Oh good, Namco is shutting down Tales of Phantasia


Sigh
Jul 10
Tales of Phantasia only just arrived on the iOS App Store this year, but Bandai Namco is already pulling the plug on the mobile role-playing game. The publisher announced plans to "cease distribution" of the title. That ... read
Tales of Hearts PS Vita

Tales of Hearts R coming to PS Vita this November


Playable at Anime Expo in Los Angeles this week
Jul 02
Tales of Hearts R is coming to North America on November 11 and across Europe starting November 14. It will have Japanese voice-over with EFIGS subtitles, Bandai Namco announced at Japan Expo in Paris, France today. The PlayS... read
Tales: Reve Unitia

The Tales of the World: Reve Unitia box art is as gorgeous as expected


The game looks pretty cool, too
Jun 21
Tales of the World: Reve Unitia is an awesome-looking tactical Tales game, and its official Japanese box art looks just as swanky as the game does. For the uninitiated, Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game that include... read
Tales of the World

First look at Tales of the World: Reve Unitia on 3DS


SRPG targets October release in Japan
Jun 01
Bandai Namco showcased the first trailer for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia this weekend at the Tales Festival in Yokohama, Japan. And now you can take a peek for yourself. Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game featuring an assortment of characters from the Tales franchise. It's coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on October 23. No word on any plans for a western release. read
Tales of Zestiria trailer

New Tales of Zestiria trailer looks and sounds lovely


Now in HD and even zestier than before!
May 01
This past weekend, Bandai Namco gave us another look at Tales of Zestiria from the Niconico Chokaigi live event in Chiba, Japan. As exciting as the new footage was though, the video quality wasn't exactly the best.... read

Tales of Zestiria Amazon placeholder gets me all excited


And then bummed out
Apr 29
We know by now that when Amazon puts up a listing for a game early, it's probably just a placeholder. There's one up now for Tales of Zestiria -- yes, already! It's the English version, priced at $59.96 (price is also likely ... read
Tales of Zestiria trailer

Namco brings the drama in latest Tales of Zestiria trailer


Zesty!
Apr 26
I'm drowning in Tales games. And I kind of love it. There are definitely worse ways to die. Tales of Xillia was amazing, and its sequel is right around the corner. The Symphonia games look lovely in HD. And Tales of Hearts R... read
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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
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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