Neoseeker : News : Tales of Zestiria returns to fantasy roots (with dragons), announced for release worldwide in 2014
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Largerock Dec 12, 13
Interest piqued.
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Xeros the Slayer Dec 12, 13
No TP/CC hybrid and back to Grace's battle systems. Already better than Xillia as far as I'm concerned.
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canderson Dec 12, 13
This news pretty much shows that Namco is more comfortable with localization. It's been a while since a Tales game was confirmed worldwide immediately after a game's announcement.

The fact that this is closer to Graces' battle system makes me very happy.

I'm really hoping this is the final Tales game for Playstation 3. I was hoping they make the jump to Playstation 4.
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Xeros the Slayer Dec 12, 13
quote canderson
I'm really hoping this is the final Tales game for Playstation 3. I was hoping they make the jump to Playstation 4.
Something people don't seem to get, because for whatever reason this kind of news always surprises or disappoints them as if it rarely happens, is that Japanese devs are really slow to adopt new systems. Especially when they're on a smaller budget which all of them but Square and maybe certain divisions of Capcom (who do their best to mimic western trends) are.
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rpg Dec 12, 13
quote Xeros the Slayer
quote canderson
I'm really hoping this is the final Tales game for Playstation 3. I was hoping they make the jump to Playstation 4.
Something people don't seem to get, because for whatever reason this kind of news always surprises or disappoints them as if it rarely happens, is that Japanese devs are really slow to adopt new systems. Especially when they're on a smaller budget which all of them but Square and maybe certain divisions of Capcom (who do their best to mimic western trends) are.
To be honest I never really thought about it before, I always knew jap games were still having releases on prev gen awhile after next gen hit, but atleast I have something to explain it now.

Thanks ^.^
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Yay4sean Dec 12, 13
I think the biggest reason you don't see JRPGs and their localizations on the newer consoles is because it's a bit of a niche market in the west. A lot of people have a PS3, but not a lot of people (well, that's not ENTIRELY true...) have a PS4. By releasing it on the PS3, there are more people to buy it.
Also, PS4 isn't even released yet in JP. It's got a bit more to go before releasing.

But I feel, at the very least, someone could make an "upgrade" (like many of the recent AAA titles got) for $10, so I don't have to switch consoles around. It can't be that expensive to just make a direct port over to the PS4 from PS3. The controls are practically identical ~_~.
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bluexy Dec 12, 13
Yay4sean Pretty spot on, except for one part. It would be very expensive to port the games from PS3 to PS4. The architecture is just too different, especially for relatively small developers like the Tales team.

Otherwise, spot on. Install base of next-gen consoles is too small, while the PS3 is home to a substantial base of proven JRPG fans. Plus PlayStation 4 won't be launching in Japan until next year.
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Xeros the Slayer Dec 12, 13
quote bluexy
Plus PlayStation 4 won't be launching in Japan until next year.
I completely forgot about that. That helps explain it too, not only are japanese devs slow adopters but their core market doesn't have the system available to them yet. As far as they're concerned they'd quite literally be making a game for nobody if they did it for PS4.
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Wakaman Dec 12, 13
Everything's better with dragons true story. Hype train is starting to roll.
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Fauve Dec 12, 13
This has probably been the best year for Tales news ever!!
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Angelus Dec 12, 13
So we got tales of xillia 2, tales of symphonia hd and now tales of zestiria all in one year. Jeez I'm gonna be busy for a while lol
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ImmoStride Dec 12, 13
Feels like I've stepped into some sort of bizarro land, a Tales game being localized so soon after initial release is ridiculous but awesome
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shadow10185 Dec 12, 13
Gotta grab this one when it comes out.
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DedValve Dec 12, 13
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EDIT: Dammit Neo stop ruining gifs! Combat looks fan-*bleep*ing-tastic.
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