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 /

The Tales of Zestiria presentation in a few pics!

It’s being developed for the PS3

And the animation will yet again be done by ufotable, who also did the animation to Tales of Xillia and are well known for other things, like the FATE series!

The main characters are called Slay and Alicia!

Slay is being voiced by Kimura Ryouhei, also known as Kise Ryouta from KnB and Judal from Magi!

Alicia will be voiced by Kayano Ai, known as the voice behind Inori Yuzuriha from Guilty Crown

Slay seems to be using his fists and a sword in battle, whereas Alicia uses her lance!

Tales of Zestiria Will Be Released Worldwide.

From Siliconera:

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Last night, Namco Bandai announced Tales of Zestiria, the next game in the Tales of RPG series for PlayStation 3. Although the game has no release date yet, Namco Bandai do have plans to release Tales 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 the Tales 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 the Tales of series 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.

You can find more details on Tales of Zestiria here. Before Zestiria is released, however, Namco will release Tales of Symphonia Chronicles and Tales of Xillia 2 in the west.


Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters : Final Live Tour 2013

~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)

Farewell Go-Busters.

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 Producer Hideo Baba’s Message To Tales Fans At NYCC 2012 (x)

Tales of Xillia At WonderCon 2013: Trailer, Voice Actors, Opening & Milla Figure.

From Abyssal Chronicles:

The Tales of Xillia panel 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:


Here’s a video of Sam Riegel talking about his role as Jude. Thanks to Kazemon15, who was there at the event, for the video:


Here’s another short video (again from Kazemon15) about Hideo Baba’s comment on the English voices:


Next up,“progresswill 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.


There’s also a new mini trailer/video that features a bit of the other characters’ voices (mainly a bit of Elize, and some of Alvin and Rowen). Updated with a better video from Kazemon15. Thanks!


And lastly, for those who’ve played the Japanese version of the game: “bariboo” is now “”bazongas

Baba-san also apparently mentioned that they’re trying to lessen the time it takes to localize not-yet localized games. Awesome.

Most of the information was from Arrei from the Tales Forums, who was there at the event. Thank you very much!


Tales of Xillia will be released in the US and in Europe sometime 2013. Pre-orders are now available at the following places:

Tales of Xillia (US Version) - Play-Asia | GameStop | Amazon

Tales of Xillia (EU Version) - Zavvi | ShopTo.net | Play.com | Game.co.uk



Tradicionalidade prevalecerá ao próximo Tales of

Hideo Baba, produtor da franquia, já revelou nesta semana que o capítulo futuro de Tales of de 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 28 de Junho.

Tales Series Producer Hideo Baba Will Be At A Lot Of Places In The Coming Months!

If you’ll be at any of the following conventions, now’s your chance to see him! He’ll be having signing sessions and whatnot!

  • NEW YORK - New York Comic Con - October 11: 5:30-6:00pm
  • NEW YORK - New York Comic Con - October 12: 11:00-11:30pm and 5:30-6:00pm
  • ITALY - Milano Games Week - October 25: Panel
  • LONDON - MCM Expo - October 26: 11:30-1:00pm - Tales of Symphonia Chronicles presentation and Q&A
  • LONDON - MCM Expo - October 26: 4:00-5:00pm - Photo and signing session with Baba-san
  • LONDON - MCM Expo - October 27: 1:00-2:00pm - Photo and signing session with Baba-san
  • GERMANY - Some sort of “internal event”? - October 28-29
  • SWEDEN - Gamex - October 30-31: Panel session
  • SPAIN - Salon del Manga - November 1: Panel session
  • FRANCE - Paris Games Week - November 2-3: Panel session

Tales of Zestiria Coming to PS3.

From PlayStation Blog:

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Hello again, everyone. My name is Hideo Baba from Namco Bandai Studios Inc., and I’m the producer for the Tales series. 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 Tales franchise, 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.

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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 and Tales 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.

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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 Tales team 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 Tales team would like to thank all of the Tales fans around the world for their continued support, and extend a warm welcome to new fans to the series as well.