Today Bandai Namco Entertainment released a new trailer of the upcoming Tales of Vesperia remaster Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition.
The trailer is quite long, providing a look at the story and at the mechanics that made this classic title popular to begin with.
If you’re not familiar with Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, it’s the upcoming remaster for modern platforms of the old and glorious JRPG Tales of Vesperia by Bandai Namco. The original game is considered by a sizable percentage of the fanbase one of the best (if not the best) of the series and it was released first as a temporary exclusive for Xbox 360 in 2008. It was the centerpiece of Microsoft’s plan to grab itself a foothold in Japan by supporting a set of strong JRPG exclusives. While the plan didn’t work, it did provide funding for quite a few great games.
At the end of 2009, Tales of Vesperia was finally released for PS3 as well with brand new content and new playable characters. Unfortunately, this version was never published in English for reasons that have never been officially revealed. Due to that, the Definitive Edition is the first time North American and European audiences are able to enjoy the new content without needing to play the game in Japanese.
You can check the video below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy some recent screenshots showing the DLC content which are included, another gallery of screenshots showing the battle system, and another recent trailer. You can also read about the differences between platforms.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will release worldwide on January 11th, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.