If you’re a fan of JRPGs, this year’s E3 has already been fairly kind to you. One of the bigger announcements for fans is a remastered for of Tales of Vesperia, which will bring new characters and content that gamers in the West have never been able to play before. For me, I’m just really happy that it’s going to be available on the Nintendo Switch as well:
Leading videogame and interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced TALES OF VESPERIA™: Definitive Edition for the Xbox One® video game system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch®, and PC via STEAM®. TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition includes upscaled screen resolution, new characters, events, and additional content never released outside of Japan. This updated version of the RPG classic will be released this winter.
Follow Yuri Lowell, a resident in the Lower Quarter of Zaphias and former Imperial Knight, as he accepts a mission to retrieve a stolen Blastia Core used to regulate his neighborhood’s water supply. This simple mission spins into a series of events that finds Yuri befriending a colorful cast of characters, traveling to exotic locations, and being pushed into the middle of a nefarious plot that threatens the destruction of the entire planet.
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.