Namco had a lot to talk about at their annual Level Up event, and that includes great news for role-playing fans.

The publisher has revealed that Tales of Graces F will come to the PlayStation 3 in North America. It's the latest title in the long-running and critically acclaimed Tales franchise, and will become the first PS3 installment to reach the US. During a war between three kingdoms competing for planetary dominance, Asbel Lhant and his friends will redefine the nature of comradeship and fight for what they believe. The game lets players "freely change attack style depending on the battle situation," and weapons can be switched out for different styles. Plus, the combat will be easier to control thanks to "new levels of tactical depth. For all you JRPG fans out there, you've been waiting for this, haven't you?

The only downside is that Tales of Graces F won't be ready to go until next year.

Related Game(s): Tales of Graces f

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Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

I never even heard of this game until now. Well, at least we are getting more RPG's, I love me RPG games. 😀

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Next year? wow…they truly have no faith on their jrpgs anymore.

Anyway, will be getting this. Amazing how it took 3+ years to get a namco jrpg in the US.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

YUS!

A little long of a wait, if you ask me, but it's coming.

Thank goodness!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

No that's not the style of JRPG I've been waiting for, but I'll still get it. So what does the F stand for? "Fu*k it took a long time for Tales to come to the system it was meant for"?

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

Lol Probably.


Last edited by Clamedeus on 5/11/2011 1:02:47 PM

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
10 years ago

Maybe…

"Forget about Vesperia PS3!"

Or…

"Forgive us for the for the year delay"

Or…

"F*$K Y'all! We treat or English speaking fans like crap but your still going to buy this!"

Kagamin
Kagamin
10 years ago

The F stands for "Future" XD It's the additional content made for the ps3, after finishing the game there's a future arc to play.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

Yes! I saw something about this before, but thought it was common knowledge.

Finally, the JRPGs we should have been getting for the last 4 years are coming through.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Turn based jrpgs are coming too?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

White Knight Chronicles 2…?

Not sure there are many real turn based JRPGs, but Tales qualifies as a JRPG regardless, as do others.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

No word on a Euro release? And it seems that the PS3 may well get two Tales games in '12 with Xillia supposedly releasing then in Japan. Maybe if the support is strong enough in the West, they'll get their fingers out for the localisation process.
Peace.

EDIT: Never mind, it has been confirmed. Yay!


Last edited by Lawless SXE on 5/11/2011 1:27:07 PM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

The previous Tales game also released in Japan on PS3.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Huh… Maybe three then. And here, we keep saying that CoD is oversaturating the market. 😛

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

Still no Dragon Quest, but it'll do.

I needs me some next gen Dragon Quest!

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I think DragonQuest X was announced for the Wii. Which is fine with me but it will inevitably disappoint some.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

Well, since the super NES/ original NES, Dragon Quest began appearing on Sony consoles. Both 7 and 8 hit sony consoles in NA, even.

So yeah…

How was IX on the DS in comparison to VIII? I felt like I could expect it to be less in depth or more childlike of a storyline. How was the story in comparison?

The reason I ask is because VIII is my favorite turn-based RPG since Xenogears.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I really like DQIX but it's no DQVIII. DQVIII is one of those rare gems. Such a good game. I'm with you. I really only have three JRPGs's that I can call my favorite, FFVII, Chrono Trigger and DQVIII. The story is there in DQIX, it's just a bit more bite sized. There is less emphasis on the cast. DQVIII seemed to really focus on character development and getting the player to fall in love with them. DQIX…not so much. Still a good game though.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

i read combat will be easier to control and i instantly got cautious about this game. i never played tales games but rpgs are always welcome to me this gen.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Day one for me! Not enough console JRPG's. Though the PSP has done a great job filling the void. It's turning out to be a JRPG's beast! FFIV FTW!

EDIT: Ben, any news on Ni No Kuni for PS3?


Last edited by Jawknee on 5/11/2011 2:40:14 PM

bebestorm
bebestorm
10 years ago

I hope ppl support TOGF so Xillia will come to the states as well.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
10 years ago

More gold from japan!

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

It was about time. Now, time to finish Tales of the Abyss….


Last edited by hellish_devil on 5/11/2011 5:51:59 PM

shiroxkatsuya
shiroxkatsuya
10 years ago

that date was actually for the eu. NA could actually be seeing this sooner which is the case with many tales games.

shiroxkatsuya
shiroxkatsuya
10 years ago

ignore my comment, i just found out that namco america made an announcement to. oh well many games coming to hold me till then.

LowKey
LowKey
10 years ago

Are you effing kidding me? A year? You would think that they would have the whole localising thing down pat by now lol. In what? 50 years of video gaming, it still takes up to a year lol.

F302Pilot
F302Pilot
10 years ago

I can wait a year in the meantime am currently playing Symphonia and am gonna play Phantasia next

kraygen
kraygen
10 years ago

I have never played a Tales game, but I'm a rpg lover, so I'll definitely be interested for some more info on this game.

Curious if tales games are more the style of Final Fantasy or Ar Tonelico?

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
10 years ago

Tales of games are kind of in a realm of their own but have the open world map, NPC ineraction, side quest, money and experience earned after battle, exploration.

Its not turned-based but tales of games never have been and they have stayed traditionally closed to the battle mechanic of earlier tales games. Kinda like star ocean but with a relaxed feel.

The Wii and the PS2 have Tales of games here in the US which you could probably research if you're interested in playing some before Graces F gets here.

Oh yeah, the story is always there with these games.

th3_bLy
th3_bLy
10 years ago

If you're talking about the most recent Ar Tonelico game, then yes, it's similar. Except you're not limited to bursts of attacks. You can button mash your way to victory if you want =P Or if you set up the short cuts, you'll be able to use certain abilities in the middle of your combo. So, it's a mix of both Ar Tonelico 3 and FF, in that you can combo as much as you want but you can also select special skills/magic. So as shadowscorpio said, it feels like Star Ocean.

___________
___________
10 years ago

ANOTHER RPG!?
my lord, whats with all the market saturation?
almost got as many RPGs as we do shooters!
wish developers would stop milking the cow, and breed a new one.
dying for some new fresh platformers, horror and puzzle games!
portal 2 is good, but how many times can you play the same game!?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

Tongue firmly in cheek eh?

😉

Kagamin
Kagamin
10 years ago

Finally a timeframe for the release of the game! But…it sucks is only next year…damn it, namco…I wanted to play this year.
I just hope they don't release it in the same week of a final fantasy game or other big releases like it happened with Abyss….

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

Well, that just gives you more time to platinum Ar Tonelico Qoga, WKC2 and Neptunia

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