Famitsu has an interview with Tales of Graces producer Hideo Baba and he explained how Tales of Graces F got started. "After the release of the Wii version, an exceedingly high number of comments wanted for a PS3 port," Baba said.
These comments came from online surveys, which Namco Bandai opens a week after a game launches. Surveys stay up for roughly two months. For example, a Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X survey is scheduled to start on August 5 and will run until October 11. The Tales of Graces survey ran from December 10 to February 14, 2010.
Development of the PlayStation 3 port started this past February.
Tales of Graces F is slated for release this winter. The PlayStation 3 version adds new battle techniques, costumes for Sophie, and a brand new Genealogy of the Future storyline that takes place after the events of Tales of Graces.
Última modificación realizada el 05/08/2010 14:21:40, modificado 1 vez
PlayStation 3 owners will get a shot at Tales of Graces a bit earlier than expected. Namco Bandai is readying a demo version of the Tales of Graces F for distribution through PlayStation Network towards the end of this month. The game is not due for release until some time this Winter.
This week's Jump has first mention of the demo. Unfortunately, the magazine does not say what type of content we can expect.
Tales of Graces F is an updated version of Wii's Tales of Graces. In addition to full HD visuals, the game adds new "hi-ougi" special attacks, a new post game scenario of substantial length, and new character costumes to go with the scenario.
Outside of the demo news, Jump also has first details on a pre-order bonus. Buyers will get a "Dramatic DVD." This comes with a password for obtaining custom themes and downloadable costumes.
In terms of game content, Jump provides a look at a new costume and new attacks for Richard. Prior to this, Namco Bandai had only shown the new clothing for heroine Sophie.
Last week's Jump let slip first word on an upcoming Tales of Graces F demo. Today, Namco Bandai updated the game's official site with some specifics.
The demo will offer play in a dungeon called "Nazo no Mori," or "Forest of Mystery." You'll be able to select from seven playable characters, including Richard.
Those looking for some of F's brand new elements will find these in the demo too. Namco Bandai says we'll be able to sample "a bit" of the game's new character-specific actions, known as "Accel Mode" , and the new "hi-ougi" specials.
Details on the upcoming demo at the official site.
Jump listed a late September time-frame for the demo. The official site says downloads will start shortly, but also says that those wanting an early sampling should come to the Tokyo Game Show. TGS is next week, so at the earliest we can probably expect the downloadable demo on the 20th or beyond.
Namco Bandai ha dado detalles sobre la demo de Tales of Graces F para PlayStation Network.
La demo ofrecerá un nivel jugable, llamado "Forest of Mystery", donde se podrá elegir entre siete personajes jugables diferentes. La demo permitirá probar algunos de los movimientos de los distintos personajes de los que podremos hacer uso en el juego.
La demo también dará la posibilidad de acceder al Accel Mode y los “hi-ougi” especiales.
No se han dado más detalles de la demo, ni tampoco una fecha para su lanzamiento, aunque probablemente se revele en el Tokyo Game Show 2010.
Última modificación realizada el 07/09/2010 08:21:21, modificado 1 vez
One day after detailing its upcoming demo for Tales of Graces F, Namco Bandai has shared a final release date for the game. PS3's port of the Wii mothership Tales game will arrive on December 2.
The game is being priced ¥8,379. This is a bit higher than the Wii version's ¥7,329.
The announcement came today at the official site, which also provided a glimpse at the game's pre-order bonus content.
Namco Bandai is included three big bonuses for pre-orderers:
Dramatic DVD Mamoritai
This includes a special skit drama called "Mamoritai Download Version," a special message from the voice actor of main character Aspel Lant, and a collection of promotion movies. The extra large 25x25cm CD DVD jacket has illustrations from character designer Mutsumi Inomata.
Costume Download Codes
The back of the DVD jacket has product codes for downloading Tales of Destiny 2 costumes for Aspel, Sophie and Richard.
Custom Theme Download Code
You'll also get a product code for a Graces F custom theme. This is the series' first PS3 custom theme.