Tales of the Tempest delayed in Japan

Second slip sets DS role-playing game's ship date to before year's end across the Pacific.

Today Bandai Namco announced that its Tales of the Tempest role-playing game for Japanese DS users has been delayed. This is the second time the release date has slipped: It's gone from April 13 to June 8, and now to "before the end of 2006," in Japan.

In a brief announcement, the company apologized to fans of the series and explained that the development team needed additional time to create a high-quality product. "We're including new techniques in this game, things that are only possible on the Nintendo DS and that haven't been seen in previous 'Tales of...' games. We're working hard to produce a game that both existing fans and new buyers will enjoy."

The company promised to set a firm release date later in 2006, and the game will retail for 5,040 yen (about $43) after sales tax. No US release date for the game has been set.

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22 comments
Bass7
Bass7

I would import it.....but I can't read Kanji -_- T_T.....I can read Kata, and Hira though :).

kingspam
kingspam

I'll buy it when it comes out in Japan. Even though I don't understand it. Still, the delay means a hopefully better game.

Kanden_Killer
Kanden_Killer

waHHH!!! i need that game i fell in love with the tales games when i bought ToS. I really hope for a canadian release. pleeeeeeeese! i need that game! V_V

fireemblems
fireemblems

just hope it comes out in the summer

eourgh
eourgh

at least they added new features for the game. yay!!!!

Kwiksilva
Kwiksilva

as long as it turns out to be a great game

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

damn it that means the US release date is even farther than that! nooooo!!

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Well a lil longer wait will be fine as long as they are really putting time and effort into the game... Waiting for June for me isn't so bad. RPGs come a dime a dozen here in Japan so I'l have plenty to play regardless of systems (which I own most of, except for Xbox which completely lack support here).

3ternalsword207
3ternalsword207

by the time it comes out i'll by playing TP (unless they delay it again)

AdityaN
AdityaN

The last tales was a disappointment when compared to Tales of Destiny 2 (the japanese one, NOT tales of eternia), and i was really looking forward to importing this one. Ah well.............................

frankeyser
frankeyser

damn... i have to wait longer for it... oh well i am sure it is going to be good.

TargetDog
TargetDog

Damn, this probably means we won't get it until 07.

Bahamut24
Bahamut24

Thats a shame, I was looking forward to playing a proper decent RPG on my DS. Well there is still hope for Lost Magic and Final Fantasy III, and Children of Mana.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I hope a new one then that would be great if it comes to the US.

mex12
mex12

By the time they announce a US release date I'll be busy w/ the Revolution :)

galerian86
galerian86

is this a remake or new tales..?