If a recent rumor is to be believed, we might have a 10-year anniversary remaster of Tales of Vesperia on our hands.
Over here, we only got the original release of Tales of Vesperia on 360; however, within a year or so, Japan got an exclusive complete edition of Vesperia, exclusively on PS3. It contained a brand new playable character (Patty), full-time party presence of Flynn (the other character on the 360 American box art), new dungeons, new bosses, full voice acting throughout, new special moves (including the series staple "Indignation" conspicuously absent from the original release), new costumes, and more.
So what's the source and validity of this rumor?
Well, first of all, there's this URL that was discovered: http://tov10th.tales-ch.jp
If you tried clicking it, you would have been prompted to provide a password. And if you were a desperate fan like me, you would have taken a stab at it. And if you managed to get in, you better post that shit here.
>>Edit: The site is no longer password-protected.
Furthermore, website Gematsu had the following to report:
"Gematsu heard from multiple sources that Bandai Namco will announce the Tales of Vesperia remaster at E3 2018, which runs from June 12 to 14 in Los Angeles."
I hope to hell and back that this rumor is legit (I believe it is). More importantly, I hope that we'll get it localized; otherwise I don't give a shit if it gets made or not. If so, they better get all the original VAs back to reprise their roles and fill in the additional lines of text from the complete PS3 release. But Tales Team has been awful about this in the past, which makes me fear we'll get a still-incomplete PS3 Vesperia at best.
Edited by PBluafnotr4d2, 10 June 2018 - 08:26 PM.