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Tales studio head gives good and bad news

Monday, 4th July 2011 05:33 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Namco Bandai has no plans to bring the Wii version of Tales of Graces to the West, but it is considering HD ports of older games in the series.

“We wish to deliver the best and most complete experience for US and European fans, therefore we’re localizing Tales of Graces f,” Makoto Yoshizumi told Kingdom of Tales.

“The game on the PS3 version is on a blu-ray disc. It would be next to impossible to condense all the game’s data on a Wii disc, so unfortunately, there will be no Wii release.”

Asked about the original Wii version of the game, Yoshizumi deflected the question,

Although confirmed for a November 10 launch in PAL territories the Tales studio leader also said that European language options for Tales of the Abyss are “still under discussion” – bad news for non-English speakers, perhaps.

Tales fans are used to doom and gloom, as the series has been only very patchily transported outside Japan, but Yoshizumi offered one ray of sunshine when asked if there’s any chance of older entries being revamped.

“This is something we would like to do and we are currently working to see if it would be possible to port older Tales games: Phantasia, Destiny, or Eternia, not only in Japan, but throughout the world,” he said.

“However, I still can’t give much information about this. We are still discussing about whether this project can be done and on which game console those ports would be made.”

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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  1. Kaufer

    Theres a bunch of Tales games in the PSP that was only in Japan that i would like to see English versions of. Port them over to PSN so i can play it with PSV.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ultramega

    Vesperia PS3 confirmed!

    :P

    #2 3 years ago
  3. BloodyJoe

    And again he forgot Vesperia! Still hoping for an English PS3 version!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Clupula

    As a PS3 owner who pretty much gave up all hope on the North American version of Vesperia years ago, I would actually find it funny if EVERY Tales game ended up on PS3 in my region, EXCEPT Vesperia.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. typeface

    Based on a few notes, seems like ToA 3DS runs quite terrible. So if it doesn’t make it, it’s not a big loss really.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. xino

    thanks…coming to UK on ps3.
    no wii doesn’t give me a bad news.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    For the record, studio head is what you get when you own a sweet loft downtown.

    #7 3 years ago