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Tales of Xillia Coming to PS3, Namco Bandai Answers Your Questions

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122w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed today that Tales of Xillia is coming to PS3, and has interviewed Hideo Baba of Namco Bandai who addresses many questions on the PlayStation 3 title below.

To quote: This PS3-exclusive RPG is a celebration of sorts for the Tales series of RPGs, which had been around for 15 years at the time of the game's release in Japan.

But rather than just rehash classic elements, the Tales team took some chances, crafting a new battle system and a more grown-up visual style. The result, according to [Register or Login to view links], is the best Tales game yet.

Last week, I had a chance to pose some questions (including some of your Twitter queries) to Tales series producer Hideo Baba. Here are his answers:

Jeff Rubenstein, PlayStation Blog: Tales of Graces f came to PS3, but Vesperia didn't hit PS3 in North America. Now Tales of Xillia has been announced for North America. How do you determine which titles in the series get a an English-language conversion?

Hideo Baba, NAMCO BANDAI Studios Inc.: Given the current resources assigned to the Tales of series team, I am always trying to find ways to assign staff members to work on a Western localized...
 

Video: A Magical Tale Begins with This New Sorcery PS3 Trailer

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135w ago - Sony's European Product Manager Maria Dixon has shared a video today announcing the beginning of a magical tale with the latest Sorcery PS3 trailer!

To quote: Hi everyone, as we move closer to launch next month, I'm pleased to share the latest trailer for Sorcery.

In this Story Trailer, join legendary wizard Dash in a magical tale from deep within the Faerie Kingdom. As his apprentice Finn ventures into unknown lands, he unleashes the fury of the twisted and vengeful Nightmare Queen.

I hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to check out EU.PlayStation.com to find out more about Sorcery.





 

Video: Tales of Graces f JRPG Debuts Tomorrow, New Trailer Out

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140w ago - Namco Bandai Games Public Relations Specialist Nick O'Leary has announced today that JRPG Tales of Graces f debuts tomorrow and shared a new video trailer on the title below!

To quote: It's Nick from NAMCO BANDAI Games, and I'm here to give readers an early look at this week's Tales of Graces f launch trailer!

Everyone here at NAMCO BANDAI Games America cannot be more excited for people to finally get their hands on this great game. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think! Tales of Graces f will be available tomorrow, March 13, so be sure to pick up your copy.

I also have a second piece of news I would like to share really quick. Our Community team has five copies of Tales of Graces f that they will be giving away to some lucky fans. Now these aren't your regular old run-of-the-mill copies of the game.





These are signed by Tales of Graces f producer, Hideo Baba! Keep watching our [Register or Login to view links] for more information on how to win a copy.
 

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack - Platform Fun for PS Vita

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146w ago - DrinkBox Studios COO Graham Smith has shared details today on Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, which is a new platforming title for the PS Vita handheld console.

To quote: So you are probably thinking "Mutant Blobs Attack? Never heard of it. Why should I care about this game? A

lso, why does [Register or Login to view links] always have so many cat pictures on the front page?" Well, the first thing you need to do is unsubscribe from [Register or Login to view links]. After that's done, let me tell you a few reasons you should care about Mutant Blobs Attack.

First, you enjoy platformers but are maybe a bit tired of the typical offerings, and are looking for something fresh. You were thinking of buying a Vita, and need something fun to play in between your sessions of Michael Jackson the Experience.

You also have a sense of humor and are tired of games that take themselves too seriously. Maybe you also enjoy monster movies that feature the destruction of all mankind, or perhaps have a slight Blob fetish?

And, if all of the above items apply, then this is REALLY the game for you.

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a follow up to Tales from Space: About a Blob released early 2011 on the PlayStation 3 (via PSN). Mutant...
 

Video: Mortal Kombat PS3 Development at NetherRealm Studios

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169w ago - Today Director of Art Steve Beran has shared some video footage of Mortal Kombat PS3 Development at NetherRealm Studios.

To quote: I'm really happy to see the upcoming release of the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, which hits PSN next Tuesday, August 30th.

The MKAK is a great way to relive the classic Mortal Kombat arcade games right in your own living room, but I'm also excited that players who enjoyed this year's new Mortal Kombat will soon have the opportunity to play the first three games that set the foundation for the entire fighting-game franchise.

I was introduced to Mortal Kombat on April 20th, 1992. I was fresh out of art school and starting my career at Williams/Bally/Midway.

I remembered being overwhelmed that I was actually walking into the building where some of my favorite games were created: Narc, Robotron, Defender, and Smash TV just to name a few. Mortal Kombat was yet to be released. However there were a few Mortal Kombat prototypes lining the halls of Midway that we could test out.

I remember being just blown away by my first experiences with Mortal Kombat. What first struck me was the size of the digitized characters on the screen. They were huge! I remember selecting Kano as my first character: I was a big Terminator fan at the time,...
 
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