In one of E3’s strangest announcements, classic JRPG Tales of Vesperia will be being updated and re-released on the Xbox One for release this winter.
Sitting at a healthy 83 on metacritic for 2009’s western Xbox360 release, the Tales series always make for interesting playthroughs simple because the game mechanics and story vary so much from one title to the next.
Cel-shaded or animated stylings often age well and Vesperia is no different judging by the trailer.
“TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition features two new fully playable party members for North America; Patty Fleur, a young pirate searching for her lost memories, as well as Yuri’s rival and best friend, Flynn Scifo. Along with these two new playable characters, TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition will include additional scenarios, locations, and costumes that will be all-new for Western players.
TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition uses a specialized version of the TALES OF series’ Linear Motion Battle System for combat. Players control a single party member in real-time combat while the other three party members are controlled by a customized set of A.I. commands. Players can swap between the four characters at any time during battles and can perform both physical and Mystic Artes attacks.
“TALES OF VESPERIA holds a special place in the hearts of many TALES OF fans around the world,” said Abelina Villegas, Associate Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The Japanese version of the game, with additional content not seen in the original North American version, will surely delight fans. We are excited to bring TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Editionto TALES OF fans outside of Japan, and whether players choose to play on PC or consoles, they will have more content to explore and enjoy.”
See you in Autumn with more news on this one as we get it.