Bandai Namco announced that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will launch on January 11th, 2019 on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. The early winter release of the Definitive Edition comes over ten years after the launch of the original Tales of Vesperia. The Definitive Edition will come with all of the PS3 content, previously only available in Japan. Additionally, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition also boasts an increased resolution. While the PC version may be digital-only, console owners can also pick up the “Anniversary Edition” that will come with collectibles featuring characters from Tales of Vesperia. More details will be available at a later date, but you can look forward to playing Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition when it releases on January 11th, 2019.

The tenth Tales of game, Tales of Vesperia was released worldwide on the Xbox 360, before popping up again on Japanese PS3s almost a year later. Set during a struggle between an expansive empire and a peaceful civilization, the two clash over control of blastia, an ancient technology. A young swordsman and his companions become intertwined with the blastia and people who would seek to misuse it for their own aims. Routinely considered to have some of the best combat of any of the Tales of games, Vesperia was praised on its original release for its visuals and storytelling.

A remaster of Tales of Vesperia was leaked in the initial run-up to E3, suggesting that Bandai Namco would be doing something for its 10th anniversary. More surprising was the reveal during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, which will mark the first time a Tales of game will be available on Xbox hardware since Tales of Vesperia‘s original release. Though Tales of Vesperia initially sold relatively poorly in Japan, owing to the altogether weak sales of the Xbox 360, the PS3 re-release eventually made Vesperia one of the best-selling Tales of games. Now, making the leap to the Switch, PCs, the PS4 and the Xbox One, Bandai Namco is hoping they can repeat their successes when Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition launches on January 11th, 2019.

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