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miladesn
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(01-25-2011, 09:53 AM)
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Now the image on the site is changing everyday and more things are added to the mix!
Day 5

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Day 4

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Day 2

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Day 1

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Original Post:
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FilthiRich, Namco Bandai's CM, posted a puzzle yesterday, telling the followers that he guarantees this will be something they will like.
The puzzle was this:
http://namcobandaigames.com/glyphs/

some glyphs each one standing for a character, he later gave a hint that one of the symbols is an 'F'



then this site was found:

http://ataleoftworichards.com/

which is the solution of the puzzle:
here is how:

ataleoftwo
richards
.com


the site contains a distorted image of Tales of Graces f.


[IMG]http://i55.************/m7s7b5.png[/IMG]

checking the whois record of this site:
http://whois.domaintools.com/ataleoftworichards.com

Originally Posted by Rpgmonkey

Looking at the domain information:

-Registered on the 12th.
-Registrant is located in Spain? NB is in CA and that's where the registrant is typically listed as being.
-Registrar is Register.com, which has done other NB game sites.
-Server is located in New York, most servers seem to be in CA for NB games.

the other thing that links the two site is the way files are named: for example:
http://ataleoftworichards.com/images/yor_bg.jpg
http://namcobandaigames.com/glyphs/images/roy_bg.jpg

and Richard is a character in Tales of Graces, the name of the site is about the plot of the game.
http://aselia.wikia.com/wiki/Richard


thanks to everyone contributing in the other thread.
Last edited by miladesn; 02-02-2011 at 04:25 AM.
Hate to burst the bubble but:

Originally Posted by john tv

Totally fake. If we were working on this, we'd have changed his name to Hodfarg, so the URL wouldn't match anyway. :p

miladesn
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(01-25-2011, 09:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Hate to burst the bubble but:

maybe 8-4 isn't working on it, doesn't mean anything.

Originally Posted by miladesn

maybe 8-4 isn't working on it, doesn't mean anything.

Yeah, true though.

Still, my expectations are fluctuating.
Sophia
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(01-25-2011, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Hate to burst the bubble but:

That's 8-4, not Namco. I'd still believe it's coming regardless.
Ikkarus
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(01-25-2011, 10:00 AM)
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I've been burnt by Namco too many times to believe this until it's 100% official.
Foffy
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(01-25-2011, 10:01 AM)
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I'd giggle if the fan translating group are the ones doing the work for Namco. :P

It wouldn't be the first time a game was localized based on translations from a fan.
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(01-25-2011, 10:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Hate to burst the bubble but:

That's sarcasm obviously!
miladesn
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(01-25-2011, 10:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Yeah, true though.

Still, my expectations are fluctuating.

and even if they did I expect johntv to still deny it because he can't talk about it :p .
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(01-25-2011, 10:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

maybe 8-4 isn't working on it, doesn't mean anything.

You are right, of course, but they have worked on every Tales game brought to the West since TotA :P
miladesn
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(01-25-2011, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jonnyram

You are right, of course, but they have worked on every Tales game brought to the West since TotA :P

Like Production IG until Xillia, maybe they cut the budget!
Mockingbird
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(01-25-2011, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jonnyram

You are right, of course, but they have worked on every Tales game brought to the West since TotA :P

So you mean the last two -- out of what? five?
InfiniteNine
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(01-25-2011, 10:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Foffy

I'd giggle if the fan translating group are the ones doing the work for Namco. :P

It wouldn't be the first time a game was localized based on translations from a fan.

It's taking the VN market by storm lately.
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(01-25-2011, 10:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mockingbird

So you mean the last two -- out of what? five?

Tales of the Abyss
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
Tales of Vesperia
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
If this is true, then this probably marks the second Team Destiny game to be translated.

Originally Posted by miladesn

Like Production IG until Xillia, maybe they cut the budget!

Maybe Ignition is secretly translating Graces!
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(01-25-2011, 10:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by miladesn

Like Production IG until Xillia, maybe they cut the budget!

I can actually get behind this, since the graphics have approached the quality of the animation :P
And how would cutting 8-4 from the equation work out? They'd still have to have someone localising.
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Maybe Ignition is secretly translating Graces!

They're moving their offices here so maybe I can break in and force them to do a decent job!
Negator
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(01-25-2011, 10:09 AM)
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It's where, Austin right?

That's an hour away. They are within psychological warfare distance.
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(01-25-2011, 10:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jonnyram

I can actually get behind this, since the graphics have approached the quality of the animation :P
And how would cutting 8-4 from the equation work out? They'd still have to have someone localising.

A new company is doing it. I hear it's called Hodfarg.
Why would you do that?
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(01-25-2011, 10:11 AM)
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If true, then good job, Namco. My vendetta against you will now be lifted.

Just don't ruin it. That means, put in voiced skits and I'll be very happy.
john tv
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(01-25-2011, 10:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jonnyram

You are right, of course, but they have worked on every Tales game brought to the West since TotA :P

I also oversaw Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Legendia before we started up 8-4. :)

I was just being a smartass in the other thread -- Hodfarg is my preferred "Western" name for Okami. You had to be there, I guess...
Sophia
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(01-25-2011, 10:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

A new company is doing it. I hear it's called Hodfarg.

Oh you are just the sweetest little tease....
Mockingbird
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(01-25-2011, 10:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by john tv

I also oversaw Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Legendia before we started up 8-4. :)

I was just being a smartass in the other thread -- Hodfarg is my preferred "Western" name for Okami. You had to be there, I guess...

You would've had a perfect 6/7 if you had something to do with Phantasia =)
Rush2thestart
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(01-25-2011, 10:14 AM)
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So when will we get an official announcement? Would be interesting what platforms this hits and in what form.

EDIT: Or rather, when does this teasing end?
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hamchan
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(01-25-2011, 10:15 AM)
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Here is a preemptive insult against Namco, just in case:

Screw you Namco for getting my hopes up.

Now if it actually comes out that'd be awesome.
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(01-25-2011, 10:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by ULTROS!

Maybe Ignition is secretly translating Graces!

The thought alone makes me barf.
Takao
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(01-25-2011, 10:21 AM)
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It actually wouldn't surprise me if Scamco handed this over to the fansgroup given some of their localizations are about what I expect from fansubs and the such.
The Praiseworthy
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(01-25-2011, 10:24 AM)
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I won't believe anything till it's official .
That Singer Guy...
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(01-25-2011, 10:30 AM)
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Cant wait and thank god for the internets like I said in the other thread.
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(01-25-2011, 10:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by john tv

I also oversaw Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Legendia before we started up 8-4. :)

I was just being a smartass in the other thread -- Hodfarg is my preferred "Western" name for Okami. You had to be there, I guess...

Someone should totally make a company named that now :D Trademark it!
farnham
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(01-25-2011, 10:38 AM)
so the PS2 ver only ??
thetechkid
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(01-25-2011, 10:42 AM)
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Namco be trollin!
Tailzo
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(01-25-2011, 10:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by farnham

so the PS2 ver only ??

PS2 version?
fernoca
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(01-25-2011, 10:55 AM)
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I remember seeing a Tales game for the 3DS or something is this related or is that a different game?
InfiniteNine
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(01-25-2011, 10:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

I remember seeing a Tales game for the 3DS or something is this related or is that a different game?

Abyss was listed as a porting project for the 3DS in Japan.
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(01-25-2011, 10:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by fernoca

I remember seeing a Tales game for the 3DS or something is this related or is that a different game?

That is Tales of the Abyss and that is a PS2 port.

Tales of Graces is a Wii/PS3 game. Unless Namco is super trolling, it should be Graces.
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(01-25-2011, 10:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by john tv

I also oversaw Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Legendia before we started up 8-4. :)

I was just being a smartass in the other thread -- Hodfarg is my preferred "Western" name for Okami. You had to be there, I guess...

Does that mean I can blame you for the second half of ToL not having any VA?
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(01-25-2011, 11:02 AM)
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Tales of Innocence for maximum anger.
farnham
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Originally Posted by Tailzo

PS2 version?

ps3
fernoca
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(01-25-2011, 11:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by InfiniteNine

Abyss was listed as a porting project for the 3DS in Japan.

Originally Posted by Takao

That is Tales of the Abyss and that is a PS2 port.

Tales of Graces is a Wii/PS3 game. Unless Namco is super trolling, it should be Graces.

Good to know, got them mixed up. :p
lucablight
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(01-25-2011, 11:34 AM)
*Casts indignation
vesp
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Better be true and please be the ps3 version as it has a much better shot of actually selling than the wii version i think.

Localize the new one and the 3ds abyss port too!
john tv
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(01-25-2011, 11:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Drkirby

Does that mean I can blame you for the second half of ToL not having any VA?

Nope! We pushed for it (so did NBGA's producer), but I guess the budget just wasn't there. Same with Abyss's skits.
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(01-25-2011, 11:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by john tv

Nope! We pushed for it (so did NBGA's producer), but I guess the budget just wasn't there. Same with Abyss's skits.

Hmm, you really do learn something new everyday. The skit about Tear's rack would have been 100x more hilarious with voice.
lucablight
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(01-25-2011, 11:41 AM)

Originally Posted by john tv

Nope! We pushed for it (so did NBGA's producer), but I guess the budget just wasn't there. Same with Abyss's skits.

I don't know if you're responsible for it but if you are thank you for bringing the awesomeness that is Jade Curtiss to the english speaking world. He really is one of the all time great game characters.
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(01-25-2011, 11:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by john tv

Nope! We pushed for it (so did NBGA's producer), but I guess the budget just wasn't there. Same with Abyss's skits.

Do you write different when you know it'll be voiced as appose to text only? I would imagine there is more call for personality injection into the actual text when there isn't an actor involved.

Originally Posted by john tv

Nope! We pushed for it (so did NBGA's producer), but I guess the budget just wasn't there. Same with Abyss's skits.

I just wanted to say I hated Anise and Arrietta to the bone.

Though Jade was awesome.
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'Hodfarg Namco' is an anagram for 'And Macho Frog'. The band being used to localize the music in the game.
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(01-25-2011, 12:01 PM)
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So their first step to reestablish the brand here is a PS3 port of a game built for Wii.

Without any context, the layman is going to see it as a really, really lackluster PS3 game. I hope Namco's not thinking of charging more than $40 for this if they want to succeed.
squall211
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(01-25-2011, 12:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Shig

So their first step to reestablish the brand here is a PS3 port of a game built for Wii.

Without any context, the layman is going to see it as a really, really lackluster PS3 game. I hope Namco's not thinking of charging more than $40 for this if they want to succeed.


Tales isn't exactly a big series here in the west. Is a "layman" even going to know that there is a lesser Wii version in Japan?

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