Tales of studio at its end


Namco Bandai has announced on their official corporate website that they will be dissolving its Namco Tales Studio subsidiary in the upcoming months following a transaction which will take effect on January 1 following a board approval on November 29.

As many already know, Namco Tales Studio is a wholly owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai that’s responsible for the Tales of series of games and was founded on March 20, 2003. As of this April the company has 109 employees.

Namco Bandai didn’t state any reasons for the move, but with Tales of Xillia’s recent success and the prospect of a possible Tales of Xillia animation this move is likely aimed at bringing the subsidiary under the full wing of Namco Bandai and the company will still develop Tales games and will simply cease to exist as a public company.

Source:  Tales Union

Possible Tales of Xillia Anime Adaption? – UPDATED NOV 28


Seven Net Shopping, the online retail site of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Japan, listed the January 2012 issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing‘s Viva Tales of Magazine, and the listing has “Tales of Xillia the Animation” written in the issue’s contents. The issue will ship on November 28.

Namco Bandai Games has yet to announce an anime adaptation of this role-playing game for the PlayStation 3 console. About 740,000 copies of Tales of Xilia shipped in Japan in the first half of the 2012 fiscal year since September 8. About 526,000 copies were sold in the game’s first week, making it one of the top five best-selling games in Japan this year so far.

A few of the earlier games in the “Tales of” franchiseTales of Eternia, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, and Tales of Vesperiaalready inspired anime adaptations.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

Update:

ANN obtained the January 2012 issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing‘s Viva Tales of Magazine and confirmed that it is not announcing an anime based on Namco Bandai Games’ Tales of Xillia game on Monday. While the issue does discuss the recently released role-playing game for the PlayStation 3 console (as well as new animation footage that Production I.G is creating for January’s Tales of Innocence Rgame), it does not mention an anime.

Seven Net Shopping, the online retail site of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Japan, listed “Tales of Xillia the Animation” in the contents of this issue. However, it later removed the “Tales of Xillia the Animation” text from its listing. Namco Bandai Games has yet to announce an anime adaptation of this game.

A few of the earlier games in the “Tales of” franchiseTales of Eternia, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Phantasia, Tales of the Abyss, and Tales of Vesperiaalready inspired anime adaptations.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave – PSP


http://tb.namco-ch.net/

I am such a tales junkie. Anyway, the PSVita will be getting Tales of innocence R, but as to not leave out the owners of the original PSP, they shall be recieving a spinoff tales game. The game is a hack and slash free roam style game. Something very similar to Dynasty Warriors, where you fight large waves of incoming enemies.

The game features 2 characters from across 15 different tales games. Each having their scenario to playthrough accompanied by a partner character. Characters and titles that have been released thus far are: Tales of Xillias Mila and Jude, Tales of Symphonia Lloyd and Zelos, and finally Tales of Vesperia Yuri and Flynn.

[Personal Author note: Really? Zelos instead of Kratos? WTF Namco!]

Two character videos have been released thus far. One featuring Mila and the other featuring Jude. It’s looking good although I have to say the quality is absolutely terrible. So horribly pixilated.

Mila:

Jude:

Once again as I always state for unreleased tales games in japan, there has been no news of an english localization.

Osu! Skin – Dizzy Gears V1.0


Update: This skin will not be seeing a V2 for I don’t know how long. A recent computer crash wiped out a majority of my files, including my entire PS folder. So until I find the will to manually remake everything and replace, it won’t be out.

This is my first skin for osu! and it is, well,  slightly unsatisfying. So I’ll be making quite a few changes to better suit it and release it in a week or so.

Here is the current finished product anyway.

This end screen is probably the thing I’m most unsatisfied with:

So with the results. Expect the V2 in a week or so.

Current skin can be found here: http://www.mediafire.com/?9zae65jjwx69nda

OSU! can be found here: http://osu.ppy.sh/

Fall Anime 2011 and some updates


Chart courtesy of Nelson, pulled from chartfags.

I haven’t posted up one of these in quite awhile. Quite a decent amount of anime this season. I’ve only brought myself to dislike maken-ki that has aired thus far. Yaoi isn’t my thing either so I won’t be watching sekai-ichi hatsukoi, and finally I may love gundam but AGE looks and probably will be absolute shit. Filled along with SD gundamucrap. I will once again be starting up my crappy reviews at the end of this season and am currently working on last seasons.

Also welcome to that asshole zevilrius as a new author for some reason or another. So expect to see trash posted by him alongside my trash.

Tales of Innocence R – PSVita – Updated


http://toi-r.namco-ch.net/

Tales of Innocence was originally a game on the DS. But of course, with namcos current trend for tales being a remake or adding more content to a game, then porting it to another system, it’s less than surprising. The game will be featured as a title on the soon to be released vita with much improved graphics compared to the original DS counterpart. With the games estimated window of 2012.

There has been quite a few changes to the game. The game will be fully voiced now, and will have a new opening theme by KOKIA titled New Day, New Life and will also posses a new opening animation.

The story has also supposedly been completely rewritten from start to finish. Giving more information on pats of the story as well as extending it. There will also be the addition of a new character.

Changes have also been made to the battle system. Now labeled as [DI-LMBS] “Direct Interaction Linear Motion Battle System”.  Players are able to control the character with the use of the VITAs touchpad system. Players may now also use up to 4 characters in battle as opposed to before.

Any form of localization is unknown and with the DS version never seeing localization, chances may or may not be, very slim.

Update Video:

Xillia shipped and sony borked me – Personal Update


I finally got my preorder for Tales of  Xillia today along with a lovely Jude charm with him in his cless armor. It says china on the back of the head, kinda bummed about that. Was pretty excited that I’d be able to pop it in. However it seems in order to play xillia I was required to update my PS3. So I go about grabbing the firmware from sonys site to upgrade my PS3. What do you know, the update ends up with an error causing my PS3 to go into an infinite update and fail loop. My PS3, now with no firmware on it due to the safe mode boot up formatting it then following by an error still ended up bricking my poor PS3.

So today has been filled with greatness followed by epic failure. Thanks Namco and truly thank you sony. Guess I’ll be holding onto this beautiful game untouched until I gather the money for a new PS3.