Update: It seems Tales of Graces F is indeed coming to North America! Click the link below to see.
For quite some time now, role-playing fans have been after Namco Bandai to bring their Tales RPGs to North America.
As of yet, there have been no announcements to that effect, so the likes of Tales of Graces and Tales of Vesperia for the PlayStation 3 have remained in Japan. However, with enough of a fan outcry – and there was a significant one – publishers sometimes do respond, and it appears Namco might be prepping a big reveal: a reader has been watching a new site owned by Namco Bandai. Right now, it only features a distorted image, which seems to be the Tales of Vesperia logo. The tipster said when the site first went up, it featured a distorted Tales of Grace logo and furthermore, the image showed a date- 2.2.2011. Well, that's today…might Namco Bandai actually announce the North American release of two long-awaited RPGs? We've often said the JRPG has all but died out on consoles this generation (it's alive and well on handhelds, surely, but that doesn't satisfy everyone), so this would be great news, yes?
We'll have to wait and see what happens. We've heard rumors about this before and unfortunately, the Tales series hasn't yet broken Japanese boundaries for PS3 owners.