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Tale of Graces F localisation confirmed

Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 23:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Colour me both delighted and surprised. Namco Bandai has confirmed a localised release of Tales of Graces F.

Namco’s mysterious teaser site – the amusingly-named ataleoftworichards.com – has resolved its previously blurred image into the Tales of Graces F logo, complete with joyful proclamation:

“Coming soon to North America”.

A series of puzzles led clamouring fans to the website earlier in the week after a post on the Namco Facebook profile. The image splash can now also be found at TalesRPG.com.

Speaking of, Namco Bandai have used the game’s newly-established Facebook page to acknowledge the efforts and campaigning of fans to see the beloved series localised.

“Thank you all for being such a great group of passionate fans,” a representative wrote.

A Tale of Graces is the 12th core title in the Tales series. Originally released on Wii in December 2009, an enhanced PlayStation 3 port – Tales of Graces F – hit Japan one year later.

Thanks, D’toid, Joystiq.

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18 Comments

  1. Suikoden Fan

    now for xilia and vesperia ps3, the nds are up in the air as the quality of them is hit and miss

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Michael O’Connor

    Excuse me a moment…

    *takes a deep breath*

    …. YEEEEEEEEEEES!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Elven_Star

    That’s great news. Which systems is it gonna be on?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Elven_Star

    Edit: PS3 only.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. lexph3re

    This was great news the first time I read it. And it still feels great as I read it again with my bleeding eyes!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Xzeth

    “Coming soon to North America”. Uh-huh! It’s not like we in europe that have english as a second (damn, almost as a native ) language would mind having a go at the games.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Michael O’Connor

    @6 If your English is that good, just import it.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    “Coming soon to North America!”
    “But not Europe!”
    “No, no way!”
    “Fuck you, Europeans!”
    “We still hate you.”

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Xzeth

    #7 Thats not the point

    #9 4 years ago
  10. BloodyJoe

    Wo yeaaaarr! Namco pays up! Now Tales of Vesperia PS3 to the US! For us EU people enough cause regionfree games fit my PS3 well! Just localise the bonus content and bust that ToV out in the US… NAMCO!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Michael O’Connor

    Considering the PS3 is region free, it’s exactly the point.

    Do you seriously expect them to translate a franchise that barely sells in the west into half a dozen different languages? Quit being a bunch of ungrateful bastards.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I never quite understood why they couldn’t just release the NA version in Europe ‘as is’. Just stick a big ‘English ONLY’ sticker on the front and the job’s basically done, especially now they don’t have to worry about NTSC/PAL issues any more. Some sales are better than no sales at all, surely? Yes, people can import but most people won’t because it’s too much like hard work or they don’t even realise that the game’s out if they don’t see it in the shops.

    Besides, big companies like Namco (and Nintendo!) who can’t be bothered supporting Europe properly shouldn’t be encouraged to continue doing so. Even if you do import it, you should bitch and complain like a bastard, otherwise how will the situation ever change?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Xzeth

    @11 I don’t bloody want it in any other language then english. I want them to release it IN ENGLISH in Europe. I couldent care less about “local” support for people thats to fucking lazy to learn englsigh.

    Oh, And another thing. A Bastard you can be yourself! Cause you sure sound like one.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Michael O’Connor

    Why do you care if they release it here in English when you can just import it?

    Your argument makes no sense, and is full of contradictions.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Michael O’Connor

    Namely the fact that you want them to conform to your own needs while ignoring the logistics of why they’re not, and then proceed to call other people lazy.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    It’s the principle, surely? Like I said before, importing it is justifying their decision not to release it in Europe. Why does Europe have to be continually treated like crap by Namco when practically every other company now treats it very well?

    You could import it, but you shouldn’t have to.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Michael O’Connor

    Because the game doesn’t sell over here in Europe.

    It’s that simple.

    A company is not going to release something in a region of it isn’t going to make a profit? Why should they? So a few thousand fans can enjoy while the company throws away money? Really?

    A strong fanbase can be really helpful, but it can only go so far. We’re getting it in English. That’s enough for me.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    It definitely won’t sell in Europe if they don’t release it.

    #18 4 years ago

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