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Tales Of Vesperia Demo Up On Japanese Store

It's really no longer accurate to complain about the lack of RPGs in this generation. Granted, they were slow in coming, but quite a few have arrived and many more are on the way.

PlayStation 3 owners are already used to the waiting game, and it didn't help that certain RPGs like Eternal Sonata and Tales of Vesperia debuted on the Xbox 360. Eternal Sonata did come to the PS3 a year later with a bunch of extra content, and you can likely expect the same deal when Tales of Vesperia finally becomes part of the PS3 library later this year in Japan. If you're a fan of the genre but are on the fence about a purchase, perhaps you may want to download the playable demo. According to SCRAWLFX, the 282MB demo has appeared on the Japanese Store, and will let you test out the Keiv Moc section of the game. Your party will consist of five characters, including the PS3-exclusive Patty Fleur, and you will conclude by tackling the massive Giganto enemy. If you're in the US, all you need is a Japanese account to give Vesperia a whirl, but you might be needlessly teasing yourself: while this title is confirmed for the PS3 in Japan, we haven't heard about a North American launch date just yet. That doesn't stop all the RPG fans from hoping, but you never know...

Namco really should offer the PS3 version in this region - and Europe, too - but what publishers should do and what they actually do are sometimes two very different things. We'll keep you posted.

Related Game(s): Tales of Vesperia

7/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:50:01 AM
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I thought that Tales of Vesparia had been more or less confirmed for a western release on PS3 as well?

If not I really hope Namco bring it, it would be an immediate purchase for me.

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AceTatsujin
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:04:55 AM
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I went on the Japanese market and played it. Good game, not very impressed tho'.

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Lenoxseer
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:05:51 AM
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I would definitely like to give this game a go. I usually love 'Tales of' games and Tales of the Abyss was awesome (they should localize the anime series for that game). Well, I guess all I can do for now is hope. So far, in this generation of gaming, Namco Bandai has only been stingy with the NDS & PSP 'Tales of' games. So the probability of Vesperia hitting our shores is likely to happen. It's just as Ben says, "PlayStation 3 owners are already used to the waiting game". So with that said let's wait a little more.

And yes I do know of all the PS2 'Tales of' games. I classify those as last generation in gaming.

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kevinater321
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:17:02 AM
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That seems very interesting. Although I am not a big fan of these types of games I can not complain that more games are coming to the playstation 3.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:28:32 AM
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I ordered Eternal Sonata and it arrived just in the nick of time when my PS3 broke. I should be getting it back today. I'm excited. This demo will be my 1st download to my refurbished console.

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NightHawk17
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 11:40:31 AM
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Downloadin now, they'll be announcin the NA version soon:)

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Robochic
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:07:47 PM
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I would like to try this game, i loved eternal sonata and valkyria chronicals so i would like to give this a go.

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Deleted User
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:16:09 PM
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If they don't bring it to North America, I'll just import it and use the various FAQs of the 360 version if I get stuck. I'll wait until October 31 to see if they will translate the game for the North American/European audiences.

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:31:14 PM

Rosetta Stone - learn Japanese....of course, I'm not 100% sure that will help with the text....

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:11:01 PM

That sounds not unlike Eternal Sonata. I take it that it's a blend of real time and turn based?

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Bardock617
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:33:17 PM
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it was alright. Battle system is odd

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 12:40:08 PM

What do you mean odd?

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Bardock617
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:29:14 PM

like the way that you fight. i don't understand it.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 8:00:52 PM

I played the demo on the 360 a while back, and I played the Japan demo again tonight...

The level in the demo reminds me a bit of the Macalania Woods from Final Fantasy X. It's a forest with multilevels, and twisting paths.

Basically you move around the level with a fixed camera. You can see the enemies on the pre-battle map. Once the the enemies touch you, the screen shatters (like FF X), and you enter the battle screen. In the battle screen, you're in a closed off area. You are free to run around, and attack. Attacking is done with combos. You can pull up a menu (which freezes the battle) to use items, and do moves. If I remember correctly, I think you may also be able to switch characters on the fly.

My impressions of the demo, is that the combat isn't very deep, and there's not much of a tactical aspect to it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 1:47:35 PM
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Why is the proliferation of RPGs so ass backwards this generation?

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NightHawk17
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 2:53:06 PM

something to do with the west

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Deleted User
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 12:49:57 AM
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I hope this game will be fun, (and comes out in the US). I might just support it for all the added bits the PS3 version gets

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