Tales staff “is very limited,” so it’s “not possible” to localize every title for the west, says Baba

Saturday, 26 October 2013 18:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Tales series producer Hideo Baba has said due to the limited size of the team involved in creating the RPG series, it’s “not possible” to localize every Tales title for the west.

Speaking in an interview with Siliconera, Baba said instead, localization priority is given to flagship titles, so don’t expect English language versions of Tales of Hearts R or Tales of Innocence R any time soon, unfortunately.

“When considering which titles can be localized to be released in the Western market, our first priority are the flagship titles, such as Tales of Xillia,” said Baba. “After that, our second priority are remake titles or all-star titles.

“Because the number of development members we have on staff is very limited, it’s not possible to localize every single Tales title. So we have to pick and choose when deciding which parts of the Tales series we would like to bring out to the rest of the world outside Japan.”

The next titles in the series to head west are Tales of Symphonia Chronicles and Tales of Xillia 2 in 2014.