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Tales Of Berseria Coming West In Early 2017

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Thanks to a heads up post from Neogaf, it’s been revealed that Bandai Namco’s latest chapter in the Tales series, Tales of Berseria, will be making its English-speaking debut early next year.

Revealed during the official Tales blog’s latest post, the date is said to be the same for both the Playstation 4 and Digital PC releases of the game, so those favoring one platform over the other need not worry about having to wait.

The blog post also contains some new info concerning Tales of Berseria and its new “Switch Blast” battle mechanic, for those who are interested.

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21 comments
  1. Nagato
    Nagato
    April 22, 2016 at 11:14 am

    That’s not too bad of a wait, but am still curious to see whether Bamco will decide to have another game ported over to fill that gap regardless.

  2. Guin
    Guin
    April 22, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Wow Steam already announced. Here’s hoping they don’t drop the ball on this entry.

  3. TheMaverickGamer
    TheMaverickGamer
    April 22, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Cool. With Persona 5 still slated for this summer and Final Fantasy XV on 9/30, this will keep things from getting too crowded JRPG-wise. I look forward to it.

  4. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    April 22, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    PS4 version Is said to run at 1080p and 60fps which I’m guessing that the PC version will either run at either 480p or 720p at 30fps with some kind of shit DRM that makes it unplayable. Well judging from what I’ve heard of the Zesteria and Symphonic ports.

  5. Sunny11
    Sunny11
    April 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Zestiria port was alright on steam just was capped at 30fps which was unlocked later just graphics were bad still graphic settings was terrible.
    If PS4 version 1080p 60fps then likely Steam version will be 60fps too unless Bamco still manages to fuck up lol

  6. Minuteworld92
    Minuteworld92
    April 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    those shitty ports were fixed with toz and tos fix and namco even removed the drm on tos which the tos team could make 60fps possible but if this game was also a shit port, they wouldn’t fix it so I hope this is a good port.

  7. scemar
    scemar
    April 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Here’s hoping it has dual audio, and the PC port has the same specs or more than the PS4 version.

  8. landlock
    landlock
    April 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Persona 5 is slated for Summer in Japan. No way the western release will be then.

  9. landlock
    landlock
    April 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    I can live with that. There is a lot of JRPGs coming out towards the end of this year.

  10. Izzy Lichi
    Izzy Lichi
    April 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    confirmed it wont be getting censored!!!

  11. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    April 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Zesteria wasn’t nearly that bad, sure it was locked at 30FPS, but it actually supported 4k. Symphonia can’t even claim that much unfortunately.

    Unlike the former Berseria probably was designed with more than the PS3 in mind from the start, so I don’t see why it would be stuck with the same issues.

  12. r4ind4nce
    r4ind4nce
    April 22, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I seriously doubt it, but I’d love Abyss with dual audio, that game still looks comparatively neat on an emulator and really shines in undubbed form. Considering how it basically came next after Symphonia that would kind of make sense. The PS3-version of Vesperia would be beyond awesome, too. Oh, Vesperia…

  13. raymk
    raymk
    April 22, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Its also confirmed to not be censored, not that namco ever did that anyway but people here should be happy. However since this is anti censorship i suspect not a lot of comments will be made. That only happens when something is actually censored it seems.

  14. raymk
    raymk
    April 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Releasing those would cost time and money and wouldn’t sell. Vesperia ship has sailed, leave it alone .

  15. 萌えゲー
    萌えゲー
    April 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    And also confirm “English-speaking” is paired with English subtitles with Japanese audio~

  16. Guin
    Guin
    April 22, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Yet Symphonia and Abyss got their multiple platform versions outside Japan…

  17. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    April 23, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Is this another Tales game where you have to spend 90 percent of the time grinding levels just to stand a chance of advancing in the story?
    Much as I enjoy RPGs, I just don’t have 80+ hours for whacking the same monsters over the head for just 10 lousy EXP points anymore.

  18. TheMaverickGamer
    TheMaverickGamer
    April 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    You never know.

  19. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    April 23, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Hopefully it’s translated accurately. But this is promising news.

  20. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    April 24, 2016 at 10:25 am

    NCSoft promised us that Blade & Soul wouldn’t be censored for the West, and look what happened.

    Always wait and see the final result first.

  21. DynastyStar
    DynastyStar
    April 25, 2016 at 3:26 am

    well… Symphonia from what I’ve heard was patched post-launch, still has 30fps but at least it doesn’t crash. HOPEFULLY they take what they learned when it comes to optimizing for PC and make a better port than the garbage port Symphonia was.