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Tales of Zestiria gets first gameplay footage

Tales of Zestiria is two years off, and we haven’t got the last one yet, but here’s some video of the new mothership Tales title to drool over.

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  • Tales of Asteria, Tales of Kanade trademarks filed

    Namco Bandai has muddied the waters a little more by making two more Tales series trademark registrations ahead of an anticipated new core title reveal.

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  • Tales series gets teaser site for next mothership title

    The next core Tales game has spawned a teaser site ahead of its reveal.

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  • Tales PS4 games in the works, "no plans" for Xbox One

    Namco Bandia’s Tales series is already on the way to PS4, but is not expected to appear on the Xbox One.

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  • Tales trademarks suggest new core entry next year

    Namco Bandai has made three trademarks apparently related to the Tales RPG franchise.

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  • Tales of franchise event to be livestreamed

    Namco Bandai Japan is hosting a special event for the Tales of franchise this weekend, and will broadcast live via the Internet for all interested parties.

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  • Tales producer teases several surprises this year

    Here’s a little blip we missed from today’s Tales of Graces f release date announcement; on the PlayStation Blog Tales series producer Hideo Baba said we can expect “a Tales of filled year” and that he has “a lot of surprise announcements lined up”. The next announced western release for the series is Tales of […]

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  • Tales franchise reaches 15 million units shipped

    Namco Bandai has announced that its Tales franchise, a long-running series of RPGs, has shipped over 15 million units. The franchise launched in 1995 with Tales of Phantasia on SNES, and its most recent entry is Tales of Xillia 2, which Gematsu reports has moved 480,000 units since releasing in Japan on November 1. The […]

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  • New Tales of Xillia 2 screens go combat heavy

    A plethora of new screens of Namco Bandai’s PS3-exclusive Tales of Xillia 2 show off sharply-dressed ladies and gentlemen kicking seven bells out of all manner of nasties. Andriasang has more than three dozen screens for your eyes to drink-in, amongst them is this chap who puts me in mind of a young Jaeger from […]

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  • Tales of Xillia 2 features an alternate world

    Tales of Xillia 2 includes an interesting new mechanic; protagonist Ludger can travel to an alternate history world, taking on a new form.

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  • Fan request impacts Namco Bandai's localisation decisions

    Hideo Baba has confirmed Namco Bandai keeps an eye out for fan demand before moving to localise Japanese releases.

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  • Next Tales game shows up in Famitsu scan

    All Games Beta has a Famitsu scan showing some artwork for the next Tales game. It’s a new “mothership” release which asks you if you’d be willing to smash the world for a girl. Who wouldn’t. Namco Bandai’s Tales franchise spans 14 core releases, plus about 20 assorted spin-offs and remakes as well as cross-media […]

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  • Tales of Innocence R trailers show off Vita remake

    We waited in vain to see Tales of Innocence outside Japan, but maybe Vita remake Tales of Innocence R has a better chance. Namco Bandai has released three new drool-worthy trailers of the upcoming RPG, which you can sigh over in frustrated longing through the break.

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  • Tales development studio to be dissolved

    The development studio behind Namco Bandai’s Tales series of RPGs is to be absorbed into the body corporate.

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  • Tales studio head gives good and bad news

    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.

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  • Tales of Xillia gameplay footage tantalises

    Imagine for a moment that you’re Namco Bandai. Got it? Right. Now watch this footage of Tales of Xillia and ask yourself, can you really deny this to Western gamers?

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  • Namco Bandai re-trademarks Tales of Innocence

    Namco Bandai has filed a new trademark for the 2007 DS release, Tales of Innocence, leading to speculation that a localosation may be on the way.

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  • Tales of Graces F plays dress ups with classic characters

    If you’re a big fan of Namco Bandai’s Tales series, you’re probably already quite familiar with the import and fan translation scene – since only about half of the lauded RPGs ever make it outside Japan. In which case, the likelihood of a Japanese-only release won’t stop you checking out this DLC for Tales of […]

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  • Tales of Graces fan translators take on Tales of Vesperia

    The cult-favourite Tales series of RPGs is unlikely to make much impression on the Final Fantasy-drenched collective Western consciousness if publishers fail to fund a localisation.

    This message may be lost on business types but the die-hard fans of the franchise have sworn to rectify that mistake by releasing a fan-translation patch for 2009′s Tales of Graces.

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  • PS3 to get new Tales game?

    Scrawlfx has scanned an unnamed Japanese magazine which is said to reveal an as of yet untitled “Tales” game for PS3. The new game will apparently “take advantage of the system’s power”. The full reveal will appear in what has been transcribed as “X day in July”. Sounds dodgy to us. By Mike Bowden

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