Tales of Vesperia
E3 2008: Tales of Vesperia Demo Available For Some
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So a short while ago a press release landed on my lap saying that as part of E3's Bringing it Home malarky, Namco's Tales of Vesperia had a demo on Xbox Live. My usual routine with press releases like this is to then check Major Nelson... Nothing. Oh, that's because he's at E3. So I fire up my 360 and check... Nothing. I say to myself "Well, I'm not at E3, so there must be something wrong" (remember I'm in Europe here).
My next step was to speak to someone over in North America and I am informed that it is available over there. Canada, not entirely sure, but America, yes. The press release bangs on about North America a lot so I would say it is available to Canada as well. So there you have it, more miscommunicated news broken down for you guys. When we have clear clarification on regions and such, we'll let you know.
The demo is said to be under 300mb and the full game will be available on August 26th. Let us know what it's like.


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Comment #1 by Deleted FetusXx
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 03:54:11 PM
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Hmm, i played the demo. I was really disappointed. Not as good as I would have hoped.

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Comment #2 by Almighty Tubsta
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 03:56:59 PM
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sooo, not in the UK then? thats a bit crappy

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Comment #3 by sithrick
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 03:57:38 PM
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exactly what i expected, ill pass on this one

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Comment #4 by zyxomma100
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:02:28 PM
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Well, it's been available in Japan for quite a while now, and we in the US just got it... Staggered video game releases (and demos) annoy me, even though it's Europe/Australia that usually get hit by them.

As for the demo, seems good. Unfortunately, this might do worse than Eternal Sonata (another very good game, plays similar to Tales) simply due to lack of exposure. I'll pick this up once the price goes down.

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Comment #5 by Himself0890
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:04:52 PM
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Exactly like Tales of Symphonia for Gamecube. I was in love with that game, I'll probably buy this one, just for the fact it's one a few RPG's that I like.

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Comment #6 by Edable Giraffe
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:07:15 PM
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meh, looks like more JRPG crap, i think il pass and wait for a decent RPG (fallout 3 anyone?)

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Comment #7 by Separatejoe
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:07:47 PM
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i got bored within 5 min

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Comment #8 by narcolepticshee
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:08:18 PM
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The demo for this was released on the japanese marketplace a good few months ago I think. Downloaded it but didn't really get too far without getting bored


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Comment #9 by Saracin
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:20:46 PM
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Actually the demo has been out for only a month tops in Japan. Trust me, I check quite often lol

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Comment #10 by eXtreme 1138
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:43:21 PM
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Comment 6 took the words right out of my mouth.

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Comment #11 by Donkeythebard
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:54:26 PM
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Just was to kiddie, i`m holding out for Star Ocean 4.

i might rent it Gamerscore pending LOL.

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Comment #12 by squirreltakos
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 04:57:39 PM
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Looks like only people that loved ToS will like this one. I doubt it will be better than ToS anyways.

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Comment #13 by dark lord me
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 05:10:27 PM
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Well it is available in Canada and i have yet to try it

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Comment #14 by Darktower
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 05:26:12 PM
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I enjoyed the demo..So I'll be picking this up

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Comment #15 by dudecrazy108
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 05:40:55 PM
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I saw the demo. Never really heard about the game so I dont think I am going to download it though.

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Comment #16 by Himself0890
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 05:45:36 PM
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haha, that's what I was thinking. I wish I had a Wii soley for the purpose of the new ToS coming out.

But I hardly got bored with ToS, I doubt I will with this one, although the demo wasn't quite good.

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Comment #17 by knockton55
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 06:02:13 PM
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I wish I could try it out....I dunno

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Comment #18 by PalmettoPanda
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 06:08:42 PM
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I didn't like the demo much at all and I've enjoyed the JRPG genre in the past.

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Comment #19 by hyourinnmaru
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 06:47:44 PM
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fallout 3 is an rpg? i thought it was another fps

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Comment #20 by Axe Argonian
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 06:49:14 PM
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It's a good JRPG. It's exactly like Tales of Symphonia, and that's a reason to buy this game alone. I still think the Achievements are crappy, though.

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Comment #21 by hyourinnmaru
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 07:38:34 PM
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yeah more jrpgs tired of wrpg crap
oblivion and such

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Comment #22 by MrRedrum
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 08:59:13 PM
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The demo was fun and its been out in Japan for awhile. They were going to release the demo along with the Japanese demo release but everytime you tried the download link it would error out. The demo was ridiculously short for me and wish it was better but thats what expected of a demo anyways... leaves you wanting more. I'll definitely get this game.

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Comment #23 by Shadow9392
Thursday, July 17, 2008 @ 11:30:09 PM
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Wow i played the shit out of Symphonia back on NGC and this game just ruins the formula. No jumping, controls suck, and the characters are stupid.

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Comment #24 by OrbitalLime
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 03:33:31 AM
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Liked the demo, probably getting the game for the sake of having another Tales of game. Wish the demo could have put us in the beginning of the game, though..

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Comment #25 by SewJmiter
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 04:00:25 AM
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Comment #26 by Raikovax
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 06:08:00 AM
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The game is pretty good. If you've ever played Tales of Symphonia its pretty much like that with upgraded visuals of course and diff moves and such. I dont know the new features yet but that games seems fun.

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Comment #27 by KingSigy
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 08:26:03 AM
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Played the demo on day 1 and didn't enjoy it much. Seemed extremely typical, even if the graphics were at super human levels.

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Comment #28 by Chris PW
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 08:52:36 AM
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Nice, going to check this out in a bit. Been waiting for the game so I hope this is good!

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Comment #29 by TWD_Zombie
Friday, July 18, 2008 @ 08:56:42 PM
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Comment #30 by ezekiel 08
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 11:35:31 AM
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Just create an American XBL account using an American Windows Live email account.

I have an American, Europe, Japan, Korean and an Australian account and I live in Australia. My main account "ezekiel 08" is American as that's what my Hotmail address was. Now I always have the US marketplace and MS refuse to change it to the Australian one (where I live!). MS suck!

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Comment #31 by x IUHoosierFan
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 03:55:19 PM
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The demo was... horrible. I quit out of it after the opening battle. The dialogue was like... a huge WTF!

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Comment #32 by hyourinnmaru
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 04:56:26 PM
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i am looking forward to it

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Comment #33 by hyourinnmaru
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 04:57:16 PM
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all jrpgs and jap are welcome. tired of western crap, e.g mass effect, oblivion, anyways do you know that battle fantasia will be on europe on september? huge news, i love 2d fighters

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Comment #34 by Peace
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 05:38:16 PM
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BLASPHEMY #19!!! Although I admit that it does reek a bit to much of an FPS for the hardcore Fallout fanboys like myself... Fallout... THAT was an RPG! Baldur's Gate... NWN... These were RPG's... Fallout 3... Oblivion with nukes anyone?

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Comment #35 by broken serenity
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 08:06:21 PM
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im gonna download this once its available either on the uk marketplace or once the us marketplace decides to let everyone download that isnt on a gold account in the us. it does look abit iffy on the character models side though but im sure thats more to dop with the style of game there going for or the world design.

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Namco Bandai
Namco Bandai


US August 26, 2008
Japan August 07, 2008

Resolution: HDTV 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1-4
Online Players : N/A
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