Tales Of Vesperia Headed To PS3?
Eh...maybe it's an April Fool's joke, but there is scattered evidence that this is for real, so we figure it's worth posting. This day is a royal pain in the you-know-what for game journalists.
Kombo reports that Tales of Vesperia, previously exclusive to the Xbox 360, is now headed to the PlayStation 3. It seems that the most recent edition of Japanese publication Jump features a bunch of new Tales news, including the unveiling of Tales of Graces for the Wii and something called Tales of VS for the PSP, which will boast a four-player fighting mode. It's supposed to be a competitor for Dissidia: Final Fantasy, although that could prove to be a tall order based on the positive feedback we've seen for Square-Enix's production. As for Vesperia, the PS3 version may include a new character called Patty Fleur and is scheduled to arrive some time later this year, but that's the only information we have at this point. Many will agree that the Tales franchise has lost a bit of its former luster, but as far as most RPG fans are concerned, this would be a great addition to the PS3's library. We have no idea why the PSP version has that title - or even what it might mean - but that would be another game to keep an eye on.
This could very well be fake, though, so don't take this to heart just yet. We're desperately trying to sort through the real and fake today and if we can get away without falling into any traps, it'll be a freakin' miracle.
4/1/2009 Ben Dutka