Fans of classic JRPGs will be happy to hear that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition has been confirmed to be coming West for the first time at the Microsoft E3 2018 show.
Tales of Vesperia is the tenth core entry of the Tales series of Japanese role-playing games. It features many classics of the genre like an overworld map and 3D environments for exploring the game world. The game originally debuted for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 nearly a decade ago. We've now learned that a remaster called Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will be coming to the West on the Xbox One. While the base version of the game had debuted here on the 360 and PS3, we hadn't yet gotten our hands on the Definitive Edition with its upgraded cutscenes, new characters, and other improvements.
Have a gander at the Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition trailer to see how the game looks with its updated graphics on a modern system:
Rumors of a new game popped up a few days ago via Gematsu who had discovered a password-protected site that seemed to be pointing towards something related to the franchise. The link has "tov10th" in it, which now can sensibly be interpreted as "Tales of Vesperia 10th". The 10th in the link almost certainly refers to it being the game's tenth anniversary, which this release is celebrating.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will feature two new party members for North America: the young pirate Patty Fleur who is in search of her lost memories and Yuri's rival/best friend, Flynn Scifo. The game will make use of the series' Linear Motion Battle System where players actively control one character while the AI takes command of the other three party members. You'll be able to switch between the characters at any point during a battle.
If you're looking forward to this game, you won't have to wait long. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition is expected to be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in the Winter of 2018.
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