PS3 Getting Some Tales Love
Old-school role-playing fans are probably quite familiar with the Tales franchise; they might've played and enjoyed the ol' Tales of Destiny, which was one of the very first RPGs on the original PlayStation.
Since then, the series has branched out to feature many different titles on multiple platforms. Sadly for PS3 and PSP owners, though, many of the more recent efforts have been headed in Nintendo's direction, with the recently announced Tales of Graces being exclusive to the Wii. ...oh wait, no it isn't. According to a brief NeoGAF summary of a Jump magazine update, Tales of Graces will also be released for the PS3 later this year in Japan. On top of which, another Tales iteration will be coming exclusively to the PS3, and Radiant Mythology is set for the PSP in 2011. We don't have a North American release date for the Wii version of Tales of Graces but perhaps the PS3 version has a chance...who knows? We kept waiting and waiting for Namco to deliver Tales of Vesperia to US shores, but it never happened. Kinda disappointing, as we heard it was darn good. But even so, this new Tales love for Sony's machine is likely to be much appreciated by JRPG lovers.
We've had some great RPGs on the PS3 this generation, but there has yet to be a Tales title in the US. Maybe that'll change at some point.
7/28/2010 10:46:03 AM Ben Dutka