There haven't been a huge number of RPGs this generation, but we saw a brief rash of them towards the end of last year ( Valkyria Chronicles , Fable II , Eternal Sonata for the PS3, etc.), and it would help Sony if they could bring over a few more. It took a year for Sonata to finally arrive after it debuted on the Xbox 360, but at least it's finally here. Will we get Tales of Vesperia , too?

Well, here's the picture supposedly taken from the latest Famitsu, which – if authentic – proves that the current 360 exclusive will indeed come to the PS3 at some point. While the PS2 certainly took the lead in regards to the role-playing genre last generation, Microsoft has led the way thus far in this new era. But the PS3 is slowly catching up, and while we all have a long wait for Final Fantasy Versus XIII , we will get White Knight Chronicles this year, and if Vesperia shows up, that'll be a great help. If you're not familiar, Namco's new title is a continuation of the long-running and well-received Tales of Destiny franchise, and Vesperia met with widespread critical acclaim when it released in North America on August 26 last year. It's an RPG with strategy elements, and it's specifically designed to cater to all you JRPG fanatics out there. We haven't had many of them on the PS3 just yet, although slowly but surely, they're starting to hit the shelves.  Besides, this genre is a notoriously slow starter in most any new generation.

Here's hoping the pic is the real deal, and if it is, we'll be waiting on the official announcement. Who's really going to complain about another much-needed quality RPG for the PS3?

Related Game(s): Tales of Vesperia

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GoldenShadow
GoldenShadow
11 years ago

It would make my day if this game came to the PS3. My friend has this game and he loves it.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

'Bout time!
They KNOW Japan is Playstation land so they better do what's right.

Wonder how good this game is/will be though.
It's one thing to get an rpg, but it's another if it's below average.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I've played previous iterations and got sick of the simple fight mechanic within an hour so it's hard to say, wasn't nearly as intriguing as Star Ocean III.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

If you've played past tales you'll notice that this game is heavier for some reason(in terms of gameplay), kind of killed it for me but JRPG beggers can't be choosers right?


Last edited by NightHawk17 on 1/20/2009 10:13:37 PM

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

"Bout, Time!" Reminds me of the Starcraft II announcment trailer lol……as for Tales, idk I have never played any of them.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Look who is losing their exclusives.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

We should stop now before things get ugly, I certainly don't want to fight a helghast trooper in super smash brow and defenetly don't want master chiefs virtual saliva infecting my ps3.

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

IMO it's always been confirmed remember when the namco site had it listed as PS3/360 and if i recall correctly this is how we found out that Eternal Sonata was discovered to come to PS3, only reason we haven't heard anything is cause of microsoft and their timed exclusivity. The boxes never had "xbox only"

…but to be honest i want a brand new Tales not some hand me down port


Last edited by NightHawk17 on 1/20/2009 10:15:56 PM

cegmp
cegmp
11 years ago

I've been waiting for this!

orangpelupa
orangpelupa
11 years ago

and the PS3 version will have the ability to change voice to japanese 😀 😀

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
11 years ago

Apparently Kotaku already bunked this rumor. So I don't think this will happen, maybe some day, but no sense getting to excited. :S

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Kotaku leans a little toward the 360 camp.

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
11 years ago

Don't matter when they have more screenshots than PSX does. Like I said, don't hold your breath in excitement, may or may not happen anytime soon.

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

Can you clarify at all? Or provide a link at least? From your post, it sounds like all Kotaku did was go "Hey, this rumor you've been hearing? Yeah, it's not true. Just take our word for it and go back to Gears…"

-Arvis

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
11 years ago

Arvis Arvis Arvis…people get to jumpy these days about video game news, why don't you go to Kotaku, and scroll down the first page, and you will most likely see it. Must I provide a link to a site that everyone knows about? Is this called laziness? Have people forgotten how to browse the internet. I even told you all where I read it from. KOTAKU. http://kotaku.com/5135913/no-famitsu-didnt-announce-tales-of-vesperia-for-ps3 next time folks, take a little initiative and browse off of this site every once in a while. :S

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

Rumor and confermned don't even belong in the same page much less the same title… if it's a rumor it's not confermned… that being said it's an awesome game and if you don't get it then that's a massive JRPG blow to the PS3

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

DIsmael,

Yes, it is called laziness. Combine that with that fact that I am at work, and I like to just stick to this one website as much as possible. Thank you for feeding my laziness. 🙂

-Arvis

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
11 years ago

I'll leave it at that, 'cept we all know it's a click away. 😛