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Tales Of Graces F Confirmed For US

Namco had a lot to talk about at their annual Level Up event, and that includes great news for role-playing fans.

The publisher has revealed that Tales of Graces F will come to the PlayStation 3 in North America. It's the latest title in the long-running and critically acclaimed Tales franchise, and will become the first PS3 installment to reach the US. During a war between three kingdoms competing for planetary dominance, Asbel Lhant and his friends will redefine the nature of comradeship and fight for what they believe. The game lets players "freely change attack style depending on the battle situation," and weapons can be switched out for different styles. Plus, the combat will be easier to control thanks to "new levels of tactical depth. For all you JRPG fans out there, you've been waiting for this, haven't you?

The only downside is that Tales of Graces F won't be ready to go until next year.

Related Game(s): Tales of Graces f

Tags: tales of graces f, tales rpg, tales ps3

5/11/2011 12:26:28 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (33 posts)

Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:39:00 PM
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I never even heard of this game until now. Well, at least we are getting more RPG's, I love me RPG games. :D

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:46:02 PM
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Next year? wow...they truly have no faith on their jrpgs anymore.

Anyway, will be getting this. Amazing how it took 3+ years to get a namco jrpg in the US.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:56:26 PM
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YUS!

A little long of a wait, if you ask me, but it's coming.

Thank goodness!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:01:24 PM
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No that's not the style of JRPG I've been waiting for, but I'll still get it. So what does the F stand for? "Fu*k it took a long time for Tales to come to the system it was meant for"?

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:02:30 PM

Lol Probably.

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 8:54:16 PM

Maybe...

"Forget about Vesperia PS3!"

Or...

"Forgive us for the for the year delay"

Or...

"F*$K Y'all! We treat or English speaking fans like crap but your still going to buy this!"

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Kagamin
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 6:35:32 AM

The F stands for "Future" XD It's the additional content made for the ps3, after finishing the game there's a future arc to play.

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:08:48 PM
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Yes! I saw something about this before, but thought it was common knowledge.

Finally, the JRPGs we should have been getting for the last 4 years are coming through.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:51:05 PM

Turn based jrpgs are coming too?

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Highlander
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 5:23:27 PM

White Knight Chronicles 2...?

Not sure there are many real turn based JRPGs, but Tales qualifies as a JRPG regardless, as do others.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:14:45 PM
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No word on a Euro release? And it seems that the PS3 may well get two Tales games in '12 with Xillia supposedly releasing then in Japan. Maybe if the support is strong enough in the West, they'll get their fingers out for the localisation process.
Peace.

EDIT: Never mind, it has been confirmed. Yay!

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:19:36 PM

The previous Tales game also released in Japan on PS3.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:35:54 PM

Huh... Maybe three then. And here, we keep saying that CoD is oversaturating the market. :P

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Underdog15
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:25:30 PM
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Still no Dragon Quest, but it'll do.

I needs me some next gen Dragon Quest!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 2:40:53 PM

I think DragonQuest X was announced for the Wii. Which is fine with me but it will inevitably disappoint some.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 3:40:10 PM

Well, since the super NES/ original NES, Dragon Quest began appearing on Sony consoles. Both 7 and 8 hit sony consoles in NA, even.

So yeah...

How was IX on the DS in comparison to VIII? I felt like I could expect it to be less in depth or more childlike of a storyline. How was the story in comparison?

The reason I ask is because VIII is my favorite turn-based RPG since Xenogears.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:49:51 PM

I really like DQIX but it's no DQVIII. DQVIII is one of those rare gems. Such a good game. I'm with you. I really only have three JRPGs's that I can call my favorite, FFVII, Chrono Trigger and DQVIII. The story is there in DQIX, it's just a bit more bite sized. There is less emphasis on the cast. DQVIII seemed to really focus on character development and getting the player to fall in love with them. DQIX...not so much. Still a good game though.

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johnld
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 2:16:31 PM
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i read combat will be easier to control and i instantly got cautious about this game. i never played tales games but rpgs are always welcome to me this gen.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 2:39:09 PM
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Day one for me! Not enough console JRPG's. Though the PSP has done a great job filling the void. It's turning out to be a JRPG's beast! FFIV FTW!

EDIT: Ben, any news on Ni No Kuni for PS3?

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bebestorm
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 4:23:06 PM
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I hope ppl support TOGF so Xillia will come to the states as well.

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Lotusflow3r
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:17:25 PM
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More gold from japan!

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:24:15 PM
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It was about time. Now, time to finish Tales of the Abyss....

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shiroxkatsuya
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:40:28 PM
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that date was actually for the eu. NA could actually be seeing this sooner which is the case with many tales games.

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shiroxkatsuya
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 5:51:09 PM
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ignore my comment, i just found out that namco america made an announcement to. oh well many games coming to hold me till then.

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LowKey
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:23:47 PM
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Are you effing kidding me? A year? You would think that they would have the whole localising thing down pat by now lol. In what? 50 years of video gaming, it still takes up to a year lol.

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F302Pilot
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 7:14:19 PM
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I can wait a year in the meantime am currently playing Symphonia and am gonna play Phantasia next

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kraygen
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 8:44:17 PM
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I have never played a Tales game, but I'm a rpg lover, so I'll definitely be interested for some more info on this game.

Curious if tales games are more the style of Final Fantasy or Ar Tonelico?

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shadowscorpio
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:51:21 PM

Tales of games are kind of in a realm of their own but have the open world map, NPC ineraction, side quest, money and experience earned after battle, exploration.

Its not turned-based but tales of games never have been and they have stayed traditionally closed to the battle mechanic of earlier tales games. Kinda like star ocean but with a relaxed feel.

The Wii and the PS2 have Tales of games here in the US which you could probably research if you're interested in playing some before Graces F gets here.

Oh yeah, the story is always there with these games.

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th3_bLy
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 12:51:25 AM

If you're talking about the most recent Ar Tonelico game, then yes, it's similar. Except you're not limited to bursts of attacks. You can button mash your way to victory if you want =P Or if you set up the short cuts, you'll be able to use certain abilities in the middle of your combo. So, it's a mix of both Ar Tonelico 3 and FF, in that you can combo as much as you want but you can also select special skills/magic. So as shadowscorpio said, it feels like Star Ocean.

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___________
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 3:52:06 AM
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ANOTHER RPG!?
my lord, whats with all the market saturation?
almost got as many RPGs as we do shooters!
wish developers would stop milking the cow, and breed a new one.
dying for some new fresh platformers, horror and puzzle games!
portal 2 is good, but how many times can you play the same game!?

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Highlander
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 5:24:03 PM

Tongue firmly in cheek eh?

;)

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Kagamin
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 6:41:01 AM
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Finally a timeframe for the release of the game! But...it sucks is only next year...damn it, namco...I wanted to play this year.
I just hope they don't release it in the same week of a final fantasy game or other big releases like it happened with Abyss....

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Highlander
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 9:57:24 PM

Well, that just gives you more time to platinum Ar Tonelico Qoga, WKC2 and Neptunia

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