a745 (AC Staff Head Admin; Site Designer; Founder)
PanbanRichard(AC Admin; News and Content Writer; Back-end Support)
DimensionSlip (AC News and Content Writer)
Another news heavy episode as we discuss the Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition release date & special edition, alongside the announcement of the next mobile release in the franchise: Tales of Crestoria. Also, a small tease regarding the site around the Christmas season near the end of the show.
Tales of Crestoria
Tales of Crestoria is a mobile title dedicated for smartphones that is an entirely new story and doesn't focus on previous Tales of titles. The game features Kanata Hjuger, who is in a world where everyone is required to wear Vision Orbs so that judgement and crimes are determined at Vision Central. Guilty verdicts brands these parties with a crest, where the Executioner will hunt these branded criminals to pass sentence, and Kanata finds himself pronounced guilty, confessing that he "protected someone important" to him.
Tales of Vesperia is the tenth mothership title of the series initially released for the Xbox 360. The Japanese and North American English localization release dates of the game were within the same month, a first in the entire series. It later got ported to the PlayStation 3 with additional features, but this never got an English release. An updated version known as "Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition" will be released for both Japan & the West in Winter 2018. Vesperia tells the story of Yuri, a former Imperial Knight. A movie called Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike was later released which tells the story of Yuri prior to the game's events.
PanbanRichard has been a part of team AC since November 2006. While not as active as he used to be, he still appreciates the series for how far it's come. Responsible for various Tales projects including the Tales of Marathon Stream, Tales OP Chorus Medley and the Tower of Tales.