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Tales of the Abyss 3DS Confirmed for NA by Nintendo Power

heringer

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I'd buy Dawn of the New World over Crystal Bearers. All Crystal Bearers has going for it is a fun story, pretty graphics, and an in-game screenshot function. The actual game sucks.
Yep. I loved Dawn of the New World, haters gonna hate.

Crystal Bearers is crap. I remember it was one of my most hyped games this generation. Such a disappointment, ugh.
 

Dark Schala

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Why would you do that? said:
I'd love to see your reaction to Symphonia 2's characters.

(Actually, Tenebrae made it all worth it.)
Tenebrae was fantastic, made the game worth it. "Courage is the magic that turns dreams into reality" was... uh... I don't know what that was.

I liked ToS2. Not my favourite Tales game, but it stands on its own pretty well (but its battle system made the game easy). I look at it as "Knight of Ratatosk with Symphonia cameos". Haters gonna hate.

I've played weaker Tales games, though. Still trying to figure out if I liked or disliked VS. I didn't like Tempest much.
 

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E3 can't be here soon enough.

2 months.

...

Holy crap, E3 is actually just 2 months away. O_O
 
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heringer said:
Yep. I loved Dawn of the New World, haters gonna hate.
I loved it too, but I can easily see why others would hate it. Between the no overworld, recycled content, lack of certain characters leveling up, Emil being Emil, and the monster raising, it was pretty disappointing.

Personally, I loved the game because it had voiced skits (that were often quite funny), it was fast (no overworld = fast travel from point A to B), and the familiar areas and people sort of made it a nostalgia trip for me. And of course, that Tales battle system and music.


As a side note, I felt the game was a little hard. I'm sad that the All Divide (the item that gets me through tough battles in Tales games) only lasts for a short duration in Symphonia 2.
 

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The new japanese release date has now been confirmed : 30th June.

I'm glad it's only a month after the initial date, I was bummed when they announced it was delayed and did not give another date.
 

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Nintendo Power confirmed a US release.

There is a Nintendo Power scan online confirming an US release.
 

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Nintendo Power confirmed a US release.
YYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
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Haha, revealed before Graces F platform.

Hopefully it turns out to be a good port. With tales luck here, it'll brick 3DS or something.
 

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The chance were always good for the 3DS port of Abyss with the translation already done its easy money for namco
 

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The chance were always good for the 3DS port of Abyss with the translation already done its easy money for namco

And yet the fact that it took so long for them to announce it...
Also was there a date in the magazine?
Or at least a season?
Summer would be good. It shouldn't take much longer than the Japanese release.
 

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I wonder if they'll voice the skits this time around.

They were kinda repetitive as hell in this game though.
 

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Was my second tales game after Symphonia, I loved and hated the game at the same time. Loved the improved combat and characters (well mostly Jade). Hated the backtracking that brought the pace of the game to a halt in the last 25% of the game.
 

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Oh yeah baby lets get the rpgs flowing early. Gladly play this game again. Winter town had me as giddy as child on christmas day.
 
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It's awesome to see this announced, but I hope Namco Bandai Europe follow this up with an announcement of their own soon or I'm going to be left seriously regretting my EU 3DS purchase!
 

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AceBandage said:
And yet the fact that it took so long for them to announce it...
Also was there a date in the magazine?
Or at least a season?
Summer would be good. It shouldn't take much longer than the Japanese release.
My gut says it will come out before the end of September.
 
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Finally an RPG for the 3DS in the US, please come early summer to make up for that companies delay of SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked. Day 1 as Ive been waiting to play Abyss for ages, watching Skill Exhibitions on the game just made me crave it even more.
 

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Dedication Through Light said:
Finally an RPG for the 3DS in the US, please come early summer to make up for that companies delay of SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked. Day 1 as Ive been waiting to play Abyss for ages, watching Skill Exhibitions on the game just made me crave it even more.
I have a friend that is always saying how Abyss is better than Symphonia, and now I'll finally have the chance to check it for myself.
 

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Only makes sense given how barren the release schedule for 3DS seems.

Still, until I get an official announcement I'm not going to get my hopes up
 

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Dedication Through Light said:
Finally an RPG for the 3DS in the US, please come early summer to make up for that companies delay of SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked. Day 1 as Ive been waiting to play Abyss for ages, watching Skill Exhibitions on the game just made me crave it even more.
Hmm this is an new one for me. This release will probably be a late Summer and or early Fall.
 

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Im freaking excited for this one. I never had the chance to play the first release (No PS2) so I will get this awesomesauce when released in the states. ^^
 

Aeana

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Glad it's finally official. I heard that it was coming a while back and it was hard to not let it slip every time it came up. (._. )
 

NateDrake

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Finally! I'll wait for an official press release confirming all this before getting my hopes too high. Don't need to be devastated later by NB.
 

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I've only played the Tales game on the Wii and while fun, it was kinda weird. I saw my friend play one on the Xbox 360 and it seemed pretty cool, so I want to give this game a try. How does this Tales game compare to some other ones?
 

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NateDrake said:
Finally! I'll wait for an official press release confirming all this before getting my hopes too high. Don't need to be devastated later by NB.
Don't worry. This isn't just a passive announcement in NP, there's an interview with Yoshizumi where they talk about the NA version, and he even says that there will be more about ToGf and its platform very soon. Get excited.
 

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I've only played the Tales game on the Wii and while fun, it was kinda weird. I saw my friend play one on the Xbox 360 and it seemed pretty cool, so I want to give this game a try. How does this Tales game compare to some other ones?
The Wii Tales was a weak one. Abyss is far better and if you thought Vesperia looked cool then Abyss will deliver and impress you.

Aeana said:
Don't worry. This isn't just a passive announcement in NP, there's an interview with Yoshizumi where they talk about the NA version, and he even says that there will be more about ToGf and its platform very soon. Get excited.
Well, my hype has just skyrocketed. Please be a July/August release!