North American RPG fans are still wondering if the PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia will ever break free from Japanese borders, and in the meantime, Namco Bandai is considering a sequel.
First of all, did you realize they made a movie to go along with the game? It's in "full theatrical release" over in the Land of the Rising Sun; it's entitled "Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike" and should be quite popular. Famitsu was at the unveiling of this new film where the director and producer of the movie were on hand, as well as the Namco Bandai general manager, and the group fielded questions from the press. One of those questions, not surprisingly, was whether or not Namco was planning a sequel to the game. And according to Andriasang , that idea has been tossed around the studio and it seems clear that there's interest "within the company" to make a Part 2. In the end, they're currently "thinking about it," so that's good news for the role-playing aficionados who greatly enjoyed the original title (and are probably lining up to check out the movie). Of course, we'd just like a US release date for the PS3 version of Vesperia , which should eventually arrive but currently holds the discouraging and very vague "TBA" label. It's a little frustrating, too, as we know the PS3 version has a whole horde of extra goodies that weren't included in the 360 version. Remember Tales of Symphonia …?
So anyway, we could always use another promising RPG on the PS3 and if they do decide to work on a sequel, wouldn't Namco Bandai want as much exposure as possible? Just release it over here already!
Related Game(s): Tales of Vesperia