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Tales of Zestiria gets combat-packed trailer

Tales of Zestiria isn’t far away now, and this new trailer is packed with battle scenes. The Tales of games are more action-orientated than most JRPGs, but they’re far from simple. Once you get rolling though, the fluid moves are a lot of fun, as I found when reviewing Tales of Xillia.

It’s great to see a trailer show so much gameplay, instead of random story points that have no meaning without the context (like most JRPG trailers). Take a look, and if you like what you see, how about one of these cheap Tales of Zestiria PS3 or PS4 preorders? Continue reading Tales of Zestiria gets combat-packed trailer

New locations revealed for Final Fantasy XV

With Final Fantasy XV finally committing to a 2016 release, it’s time for the hype train to step things up a gear. We’ve just had an info drop from Square Enix about some new locations that we’ll explore with Noctis and the gang. Better yet, there are a few screenshots of these new locals to enjoy. Continue reading New locations revealed for Final Fantasy XV

Huge Wardrobe Collection in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Lightning may be flying solo on the battlefield in the upcoming finale to the FFXIII series, but she’s packing over forty outfits. She’s not just indecisive, the clothes will give her unique skills and benefits, essentially turning her into a one-girl party. We’re just glad she’s ditched Hope, the little whiner.

Fans of -or people who played FFX-2 at least- may remember the team using the Dress Sphere system, we expect this to work in a similar manner. Regular players of the series will no doubt be able to spot a few getups that she’s borrowed from characters of older games in the long-running franchise. Cloud’s outfit has already been announced as a pre-order incentive. We’ll endeavor to bring you a hands-on report of the game towards the end of the month.For now, enjoy the fashionista trailer after the break. Continue reading Huge Wardrobe Collection in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

Tales of Xillia – Two Heroes, One Destiny Trailer

You’ve probably just about finished Ni No Kuni by now yes? Well, that means you need another absorbing JRPG to get stuck into and once again Namco Bandai are here to help, this time with their long awaited English version of Tales of Xillia.

The latest trailer ups the drama and shows off some of the game’s slick anime cutscenes as Milla, Jude and co look to save the world. We have some combat gameplay trailers for you here too. Stick around, I’ll be publishing my full review of the game later today after weeks of playing the game. I might squeeze in a few more EXP though first. Continue reading Tales of Xillia – Two Heroes, One Destiny Trailer

Tales of Xillia Trailer – Wishes of Hope

The PS3’s next essential RPG is but a few scant months away and here’s another trailer for you. We’re presuming all the drama will make more sense when we get our hands on the game on August 9th. There’s a typical lack of gameplay (you can see some here though), but you do get to see both anime and in-game engine cutscenes, both of which are looking great. Continue reading Tales of Xillia Trailer – Wishes of Hope

Three New Tales of Xillia Trailers Released

Namco Bandai have released three new trailers for Tales of Xillia, the Japanese JRPG that is finally coming to Western gamers in August after nearly two years of jealous waiting. The game was met with widespread critical acclaim when released in Japan and even a sequel was released in 2012. Namco will need to see some decent sales of the first game in the West before they consider bringing the second game too.

The new videos show Xillia’s opening sequence and gameplay in the form of character demonstrations for the rather reserved Rowen and the much more feisty Leia. The action-heavy approach the series takes has proved very popular with fans over the years and we enjoyed the recent Tales of Graces F too with Matt awarding 8/10 in his review. You may have also noticed that earlier today we reported that a HD re-release of Tales of Symphonia is coming to PS3. It’s taken a while but JRPG’s seem to finally hitting their stride on the PS3. Enjoy the new videos after the break. Continue reading Three New Tales of Xillia Trailers Released

Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles Coming to PS3

Tales of Symphonia is getting the HD treatment and will be coming to the PS3 in October in Japan and the US and EU in early 2014. The HD re-release will also include Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, a title previously only available on the Wii.

The new title was announced to mild hysteria at the Tales of Festival in Japan, an event that celebrates the many Tales of games seen over the years. Western releases of some of the games in the series has been a bit sporadic, but Tales of Graces F did well last year and the upcoming Tales of Xillia looks set to ride the resurgent wave of JRPGs we’ve been seeing of late.

Check out the announcement trailer after the break for a look at the newly polished cutscenes with a bit of gameplay in-between all the rabid screams of excitement from the crowd. I think their heads might explode if Final Fantasy VII HD ever gets announced. Continue reading Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles Coming to PS3

Tales of Xillia Battle Showcase Trailers

European fans have been waiting years for a localised release for Tales of Xillia and here are some new gameplay videos to whet your appetite. Xillia is actually the 13th entry in the Tales series, but just like Final Fantasy, you don’t need to have played the previous titles to get involved. The game received fantastic scores in Japan, so we’ve got high hopes for it.

Japan even got a sequel late last year, so Namco are probably waiting to see how this one does before announcing a Western release too. JRPGs are finally doing well again in these parts with Ni No Kuni and Tales of Graces F proving popular with fans and critics alike. Tales of Xillia lands August 1st, which should give you enough time to finish those other two. Well, one of them at least. Continue reading Tales of Xillia Battle Showcase Trailers