Bandai has released a new entry in the Tales series almost every year for the
past 15 years, with 13 games sporting the “Tales of…” prefix since 1995. In
fact, they released a new Tales game a few days ago in Japan and it’s selling
extremely well, so it should come as no surprise that they’ve no plans to slow
this franchise’s roll. A teaser site has just popped up on Namco Bandai’s official site, counting down to the
revelation of a new Tales game. The countdown clock is currently ticking away,
set to expire at 5PM PT on Wednesday—right near the end of Namco Bandai’s Tokyo
Game Show press conference.
How do we know for sure that it’s a new
Tales and not just the localization of Tales of Xillia? Well, the title of the
page is actually “New Tales of,” so it’s not like they’re trying to hide their
hand all that well. Beyond that, however, the website is very secretive.
There’s a logo that looks like the logo on every Tales box, and some wispy
things floating around. Neither of those bits of information shed any light on
what we might find in the next game.
the impressive sales of the PlayStation 3 exclusive Tales of Xillia might point
towards Namco continuing to bring the franchise to Sony’s home console, recent
rumors have been mentioning Tales in the same breath as the PlayStation Vita,
so there’s a good chance we might be seeing a new handheld entry in the series
instead. This totally makes sense, too, considering how much third-party
support has been thrown behind Sony’s upcoming handheld, which is still
scheduled for release in Japan in 2011. But we won’t need to spend way too much
time speculating; the countdown only has about two days left, and once we know
the details we’ll be sure to share them with you. Stay tuned Tales fans.
Sep 12, 2011