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Tales of Graces F coming to North America

When it comes to the Tales franchise, North American fans are always left questioning whether or not the latest game in Japan will ever see a Namco Bandai translator's desk. Today, there's actually some good news on that front, as the publisher has announced that the latest title will be coming to North America.

Tales of Graces F was confirmed for North America today via a new website and image on Facebook. No other details were revealed, and when it will launch remains a question.

Namco Bandai fans here were heartbroken when the Wii game Tales of Graces was confirmed to be a Japanese exclusive. But when the publisher decided to remake it with new content on the PS3, there was hope it might have been successful enough to warrant North American localization, but it seemed that wouldn't happen either, making today's announcement a big surprise.

In the game, players follow the story of Asbel Lhant who traverses multiple kingdoms to become the greatest knight in the world. It has the trademark Tales art style and a new battle system that reviewers of the Japanese game seem to have received positively.

The teaser image says "Coming Soon" so hopefully Tales of Graces F will be here sometime later this year.

[Source: Destructoid]

Feb 2, 2011

16 comments

  • Whoissheandwhydidshesayit - February 4, 2011 1:24 a.m.

    Oh sure, release the latest game in one of my favourite series' on the only system I don't have... *rolls dice hoping for a 360 release*
  • IceBlueKirby - February 4, 2011 12:50 a.m.

    Finally, we're getting another Tales game. Of course it will sell like ass and we'll have to wait 5 more years to get another one while Japan gets 3 or 4, but it's a start.
  • Defguru7777 - February 3, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    I will cry if this doesn't come out on 360. CRY!!!
  • tuomotaivainen - February 3, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    For the love of god PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THIS PS3 ONLY!!
  • mattdark - February 3, 2011 7:28 a.m.

    Nice that they are releasing at least one tales game, shame its not the one everyone wants... I'm just going to wait for the time when the company heads have another tiff when this doesnt sell as well as they hope... Where they will probably moan that 'they gave us a chance to enjoy one of their games' and its our fault that they didnt release the ones we wanted in the first place... Which development team makes the Tales series BTW? Because if its CyberConnect 2, then I wont bother, as they can only make broken games it seems...
  • Valcrist - February 3, 2011 3:56 a.m.

    Actually I just checked the fan translation site for graces, and while they havent said anything about how this will affect their work (most likely they will stop the ps3 version patch but continue on the wii one anyway ) they have anounced that they will translate the ps3 version of vesperia!!! Drawback is that you need a cracked ps3 and ...well... dont want to start another piracy flaming thread or if its legal or not, but id like to think that namco decided to bring graces after seeing all the fan demand, so maybe the news of a vesperia patch will make em say "hey, if we translate a game we already released, there are people willing to buy it!"
  • Batman - February 3, 2011 3:51 a.m.

    Best news I've heard in months.
  • FlyinMX - February 3, 2011 2:27 a.m.

    Bring the PS3 version of Vesperia too, would ya! I wish they would be consistent with their releases. But this is a step in the right direction.
  • Shagnasty - February 3, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    @profile0000 Yes, generally, they are all that awesome. I still get wet thinking about Symphonia.
  • profile0000 - February 3, 2011 1:25 a.m.

    Man, I just began playing Tales of Vesperia for the 360 two weeks ago. I am so late to the party, the game is absolutely great. Are all the Tales games as good as Vesperia?
  • oddprophet - February 3, 2011 1:21 a.m.

    Guys? Vesperia? Guys?!...
  • EnragedTortoise1 - February 3, 2011 1:11 a.m.

    For PS3? It's about damn time! FF13 was, like, the only good JRPG on PS3 for EVER!
  • Letter11 - February 3, 2011 1:01 a.m.

    I'm definitely in. I haven't had a good JRPG fix in a while. Nice to hear it's a full scale PS3 release in light of the 3rd Birthday director's Portable remorse.
  • knightnettie - February 3, 2011 12:46 a.m.

    Only for PS3? Sadface...
  • fullmetallegend - February 3, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    I am kind of bummed they decided to bring us a PS3 Tales ported from a Wii game. Vesparia was such a wonderful game to look at, but now I'll have Wii graphics on my PS3. =[ Oh well, I'll get it anyways and I'll love it, as always.
  • Ultimadrago - February 3, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    Namco Bandai, wherever you are, make another Tales for 360. Come on!

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