So during NärCon in Sweden 2013 I was one of 4 happy people who got to eat breakfast at a Hotel with Hideo Baba. He told us that he loved the kebab pizza (a Swedish favorite) he had eaten the day before, so we all joked about how he should add it as a recipe in the next Tales game.
He recently was in Sweden again, and after reminding him on Twitter, Baba-san seemed excited to eat kebab pizza again.
Aaaand Jesus Christ, I didn’t think he’d actually put it in the game, but he did :D Seems to give you 40% HP, which is about right if you ask me \ o /
Last night, Namco Bandai announced Tales of Zestiria, the next game in the Tales ofRPG series for PlayStation 3. Although the game has no release date yet, Namco Bandai do have plans to releaseTales of Zestiria worldwide.
“Over the past few years theTales of team has taken great strides to strengthen our relationship with players across North America and Europe,” said Tales of series producer Hideo Baba in a press release this morning. “To respond to their love and support I am honored to open a new chapter of the Tales ofseries together with Japanese and overseas fans.”
“2015 marks the 20th anniversary for theTales of franchise in Japan and I would like to thank all the fans who have supported us for the past two decades from the bottom of my heart,” said Makoto Yoshizumi,Tales of Chief Producer.
“In recent years we have received anticipation for the series not only from Japan, but from overseas fans as well. Because of this I feel that theTales ofseries has more potential than ever before. For this reason we are taking this opportunity to announce Tales of Zestiria as a worldwide title. This title will be going back to the roots of the series and boldly exclaim to the world ‘this is Tales of!’”
Tales of Zestiria features character designs by all four series designers: Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto. The game returns to a fantasy setting and is meant to convey the “zest” of adventure.
The presentation of Xillia in Spain. Along with the Bazongas skit, there’s two new skits in English at 28:15 (Teepo kissing/eating Jude’s head) and 31:34 (The party longing for a warm place and food.) Also included is more gameplay footage at 18:40.
~Main Cast’s Final Speeches to the Audience on the last day of the tour.~
Date: April 21 2013
~ Actors Pictured:
Hiromu Sakurada - Katsuhiro Suzuki (Pic: 7)
Ryuji Iwasaki - Ryouma Baba (Pic 6)
Yoko Usami - Arisa Komiya (Pic 5
Masato Jin - Hiroya Matsumoto (Pic 4)
Enter - Syo Jinnai (Pic 3)
Escape - Ayame Misaki (Pic 2)
Takeshi Kuroki - Hideo Sakaki (Pic 1)
Katsuhiro, Arisa, Hiroya, Syo and Ayame were brought to tears although Arisa tried so hard not to try that she said “I’m not going to cry at all” and all out during her speech she didn’t break down so much compared to the others.
ukiyaseed - If You’re a Go-Busters fan, you’d probably like this gifset.
Tales of Xillia At WonderCon 2013: Trailer, Voice Actors, Opening & Milla Figure.
From Abyssal Chronicles:
The Tales of Xilliapanel over at WonderCon 2013 is officially over! Here’s some news gathered from the panel!
First off, nope, it looks like they STILL haven’t announced the proper release date. I’m hoping that bit of news will be what the Your Tales Of Twitter teased teased that will be coming up in a couple of weeks.
Next up, voice actors. So far, only Jude and Milla’s VAs were officially revealed: as many guessed, Sam Riegel for Jude Mathis, and Minae Noji for Milla Maxwell. Though Sam was there, Minae wasn’t around because of a shooting for a movie. She had a pre-recorded introduction video instead, with her ordering a burger and fries in Milla’s voice. Here is it:
Next up,“progress” will be retained as the game’s opening. I’m not sure if this is officially confirmed yet, but given that they kept on talking about Ayumi Hamasaki during the event, we’re assuming such. This was announced and is confirmed. Thanks to Kazemon15 for confirming! You can see the announcement video of it here on Facebook.
They’re also trying to get a “Western release for the Milla Maxwell figure”. I’m assuming they mean the one by Alter. Oh, apparently they mean the Ichiban Kuji Milla Maxwell figure, not the one by Alter.
Hideo Baba, produtor da franquia, já revelou nesta semana que o capítulo futuro de Tales ofde fato trata-se dum tradicional, ou seja, descarte consecutivamente remakes ou paralelos como Radiant Mythology (PSP). O anúncio será, como já mencionei, em 2 de Junho no Japão através do Tales of Festival.
Entre informações reveladas houve também a menção da seguinte frase: “Você está preparado para destruir o mundo pela garota?”, o que sugere elementos que estaremos vendo relacionados com a trama, seus personagens e quem sabe até mesmo a jogabilidade. Até hoje a franquia tem permanecido com o lado fantasioso em alta, mas desta vez parece que tomará rumo mais modernizado e com fortes elementos culturais. Mas pode se acalmar, fã ortodoxo, que Baba já confirmou que será um Tales of, ainda que afirme também a consideração em desafiar sua equipe de desenvolvimento a colocar a franquia num novo patamar.
Além deste outros jogos da série estão em desenvolvimento, onde podem ou não serem revelados no evento próximo.
No Japão a Namco Bandai ainda irá transmitir comerciais do novo episódio, ainda sem plataforma definida, nos dias 21 e 28de Junho.
Hello again, everyone. My name is Hideo Baba from Namco Bandai Studios Inc., and I’m the producer for the Talesseries. As some of you know from previous posts, I like to step in from time to time and deliver great news to our fans on PlayStation.Blog. Today is one of those special days!
I’m very proud to announce that Tales of Zestiria, the newest installment and 20th Japanese anniversary commemorative title for the Talesfranchise, will be launched in North America for PS3. This is a huge moment for Namco Bandai Games, and the Tales team in particular, as it’s the first time we’ve simultaneously announced the game for both Japan and the west.
There’s not much else to say about Tales of Zestiria right now, so please stay tuned for more information in the future. In the meantime, we do have two other great Tales games coming out in North America to keep fans excited throughout next year. Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will be available on February 25th, 2014 for PS3, and features both Tales of Symphonia andTales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.Expect new HD graphics and content for North American fans, including new outfits, Mystic Arte cut-ins, titles, unison attacks, and techniques. It will also be the first time that a Tales game features both an English and Japanese audio track.
Tales of Xillia 2 will also be out across western territories next year for PS3 as well. It’s the sequel to this year’s Tales of Xillia, and focuses on two brand new characters: Ludger Kresnik and Elle Marta. One of the defining themes of the game is “choice,” and players will be able to speak through Ludger by the choices that they make throughout the game. And since this title takes place in the same world as Tales of Xillia, expect to see plenty of your favorite characters returning to help Ludger and Elle on their journey. We’ll have plenty more to talk about for this title in the coming months.
The Talesteam has been working hard to strengthen our relationship with overseas fans over the past few years, and we’ve seen the fruits of our labor with the success of Tales of Xillia — which has sold over a million copies worldwide. The Talesteam would like to thank all of the Talesfans around the world for their continued support, and extend a warm welcome to new fans to the series as well.