Tales of Vesperia levelling up Europe in June

In the mysterious world of game publishing, one thing that is always confusing is how long some Japanese RPG games take to make their way over to Europe, especially as the many of these games are already fully translated and released in the US several months before we even get a look at the...

In the mysterious world of game publishing, one thing that is always confusing is how long some Japanese RPG games take to make their way over to Europe, especially as the many of these games are already fully translated and released in the US several months before we even get a look at the packaging.

One such game is the rather good Tales of Vesperia, which was released to our colonial friends across the pond back in August of last year. Finally Tales of Vesperia will finally be hitting UK and Europe, courtesy of Atari, in June, which makes that only a 10 month wait from the US release!

For the uninitiated Tales of Vesperia is a J-RPG from the Tales of series and places players in the role of former imperial knight Yuri Lowell. The game takes players through the epic story of Yuri, and her battle against the Empire which is threatening the lives of the inhabitants of Terca Lumireis. As well as a real time battle system the game also features a unique cooking system in which recipes can be used to enhance stats between the inevitable random battles that occur in the game.

If you're a fan of RPG's then this is definitely one to check out, and we all need something to keep us occupied while we wait for what seems an eternity for Final Fantasy XIII.

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fairygirl116
fairygirl116

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fantasywolf04
fantasywolf04

10 months and not even any bounus content thats just anoying

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

it is rather unfair that our European friends must wait EVEN LONGER than us to play these great games. its pretty unfair and rather unnessesary. (my spellings atrocious so don't complain about it.)

Star-Killer
Star-Killer

Uhhh...................Yuri is a boy

Naesaki
Naesaki

Thank god were finally getting it ^.^ though to be fair, for the 10 month wait i think we deserve a few extras xD, just kiddingish. as long as i at least get the same gaming experience as what the US and JP got i'm a happy man :p

Gaz9000
Gaz9000

yep i agree twoism..i cant believe how long this game is taking to come out in europe..i did get slightly jealous when i seen some of my xbox live U.S buddies playing it.. alot of the voices used in this game are the same ones used in eternal sonata..that is a great think in my opinion..i hope the story and game world are as amazing as e.s too.. I guess i'll try out star ocean4 for the time being

twoism
twoism

About time, Namco! There ARE JRPG fans in Europe, don't forget! Sadly though this will just be exactly the same game the rest of the world has already played for about a year, and no additional content I'm assuming. There's just no reason for the delay.

Kratos_OMEGA
Kratos_OMEGA

"Yah! i was so sad when i imported it from the U.S only to find the game was region locked.. man the 10 month wait was well worth it!" How stupid was that? should have checked

Kratos_OMEGA
Kratos_OMEGA

OMG..Today i witnessed a Miracle...a saw a pig fly!!!....and this.

FX102
FX102

About damn time, I love the Tales Series but we've only ever gotten 4 over here. Can't wait. Would love a collector's edition or pre-order bonus, though I'm just glad we're finally being given the chance.

snake289
snake289

This is stupid its like the Japanese hate Europe for no reason taking forever with most of these RPG's to get here even though this is a good game it shouldn't of taken this long to get over here.

thingta42
thingta42

Yah! i was so sad when i imported it from the U.S only to find the game was region locked.. man the 10 month wait was well worth it!

Extra_Life
Extra_Life

Fantastic! Amazing! I was going to import an NTSC 360 for this if there was no release date by Summer. Very happy :)

miladesn2
miladesn2

At last, Namco took their sweet time with one.

markypants
markypants moderator

In the mysterious world of game publishing, one thing that is always confusing is how long some Japanese RPG games take to make their way over to Europe, especially as the many of these games are already fully translated and released in the US several months before we even get a look at the packaging.

One such game is the rather good Tales of Vesperia, which was released to our colonial friends across the pond back in August of last year. Finally Tales of Vesperia will finally be hitting UK and Europe, courtesy of Atari, in June, which makes that only a 10 month wait from the US release!

For the uninitiated Tales of Vesperia is a J-RPG from the Tales of series and places players in the role of former imperial knight Yuri Lowell. The game takes players through the epic story of Yuri, and her battle against the Empire which is threatening the lives of the inhabitants of Terca Lumireis. As well as a real time battle system the game also features a unique cooking system in which recipes can be used to enhance stats between the inevitable random battles that occur in the game.

If you're a fan of RPG's then this is definitely one to check out, and we all need something to keep us occupied while we wait for what seems an eternity for Final Fantasy XIII.