April 8th, 2009, 20:13 Posted By: wraggster
The big Tales series press conference from earlier in the week brought about a bunch of screens and details on the three new Tales games in development, Tales of Graces for Wii, Tales of Vesperia for PS3, and Tales of VS for PSP. Today, we have even more details thanks to Famitsu.
First up, VS. Joining the previously announced cast of four, the magazine confirms four more characters: Stan and Mighty from Tales of Destiny, Kratos from Tales of Symphonia, and Anise from Tales of the Abyss. There are 35 characters in all, so expect to hear roster updates regularly.
The magazine also offers up a couple of mysterious screenshots of the game. These appear to depict fully 2D combat. The game's producer, Ryuji Odate, told the magazine that the screens are from a mode of play that's separate from the main fighting mode, but wouldn't get into specifics.
Next up, Tales of Vesperia. The big news here comes from a short interview with producer Yoshito Higuchi. Work on the PS3 version began after the release of the Xbox 360 version, said Higuchi. He also revealed one additional difference for the game: the event scenes will see different camera angles.
Finally, the Wii "mothership" entry in the series, Tales of Graces. Producer and Tales series brand manager Hideo Baba told the magazine that there are some major differences in the battle system. Previous titles could have their attacks categorized as one of standard attacks or skills. The relationship between the two will change greatly with Graces. Sadly, he wouldn't get too specific, saying only that it's possible to perform attacks that resemble skills using the button for standard attacks.
Baba also suggested that players look closely at the game's illustrations and logo for hints about the story. Feel free to do just that in our media pages as you wait for the next Tales update.
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