- Tales of Symphonia and its Sequel Dawn of the New World will be coming to European PS3s in 2014
- SEGA announced that Hatsune Miku Project Diva F will be coming to the European PSN in August and a demo will be available next week. A little bit of sad news is that only North America will see a physical release of the game.
- Final Fantasy IV is now available for Android. The price tag is 14,49€
- As announced previously, Ace Attorney Trilogy HD is now available on the iTunes Store. The first cases are free to play, the whole game will cost you 14,99€.
- Namco Bandai released a Project X Zone demo on the European eShop on thursday and there will be another demo next month
- Square Enix announced the release date, 27th August, for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and a new Collectors Edition
- Capcom will release the Ace Attorney Trilogy HD for iOS on 30th May. No word yet whether this will be the case for the European App Store as well
- Ghostlight will bring PSP dungeon-crawler Elminage Original to Europe
- Atlus released a new Shin Megami Tensei IV trailer which features the english voice acting
- Gung Ho will bring Ragnarok Odyssey Ace to Europe this winter for PS3 and Vita
- Microsoft announced the new Xbox One. It’s irrelevant for JRPG-fans
Let’s take a look back at everything that went wrong with video game publishing this past week:
- Deadly Premonition (digital) has been delayed from April, 26th to May, 1st.
- The European version of Black Rock Shooter (digital-only) had been delayed only to be released one day later
- No localized Tales of Vesperia for the PS3
- Europe will be the only region in the world without a Project X Zone Special Edition
- NIS America will publish Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers in Europe, alas without the Japanese audio
- The German Soul Sacrifice demo requires a Playstation Plus membership
Project X Zone the SRPG collaboration between Sega, Capcom and Namco Bandai will hit Europe on July, 05th this year, just a couple of days after the North American release. So far we only knew that the American release would get a Limited Edition packaging at no additional cost like the original Japanese release and include a poster, an art book and a music CD.
Up until now it wasn’t clear whether Europe would also receive this Limited Edition, but Namco Bandai’s UK twitter account unfortunately just announced that Europe, as only region in the world, will not receive this Limited Edition: Continue reading
Hideo Baba promised to make this a “Tales of filled year” for the fans in the west with “a lot of surprise announcements”. A part of this is the upcoming localized release of Tales of Xillia on August, 9th in Europe. But with the recent announcement that there will not ever be a localized PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia, despite being up quite high on the fans most wanted list and even spawning a campaign for a western release, the list of possible surprises continues to get shorter and shorter.
Let’s take a look at everything that we won’t get:
- Dual-audio for Tales of Xillia
- The PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia
- Tales of Innocence R
- Tales of Hearts R
And opposed to that, the announcements we got so far:
- Digital version of Tales of Graces f which is more expensive than the retail version
- Tales of Xillia Collectors Edition with a mediocre figure of Milla and an incomplete OST
That leaves as possible candidates for future announcements:
- A localized Tales of-Social game
Quite an exciting prospect, isn’t it?
Namco Bandai announced that Tales of Xillia will be released in Europe on August 09th. Several versions of the game will be available such as the Collector’s Edition for 100€ which includes an audio CD, an artbook and a figure of Milla (presumably by Banpresto). This version is limited to 10.000 copies for Europe and only available via a special Namco Bandai site.
The Day One Edition for the price of a regular copy is basically the same without the figure and a stripped-down version of the artbook (50 instead of 100 pages and no hardcover). Pre-ordering either of these versions will grant additional costumes and a custom PS3 theme.
It hasn’t been really clear up until now, whether Tales of Xillia, which is going to be released on August 6. in Nothern America, will feature the original voice track or not. Here is what Hideo Baba had to say to this previously:
“I receive so many requests from foreign players for Japanese voice tracks in the Western version!” and “I’ve been making efforts to include both Japanese voice-overs and English voice-overs. [… We] are making efforts to resolve this problem.”