Namceo Bandai: No plans for Tales of Vesperia PS3 in the West

Siliconera reports today that a Tales of Vesperia anime movie called The First Strike is being bundled with downloadable content in Blu-Ray, DVD, and UMD form for a May 28 release. We asked Namco Bandai about a possible US release and were told that currently the company has no plans to bring the PlayStation 3 port stateside.

"As for First Strike, it is possible that an anime publisher in the US may pick up the license as there have been Tales anime releases in the US," a Namco Bandai America publicist told GamePro, "but NBGA have no details regarding this issue at the moment."

Namco Bandai previously released a PS3 port of the 2007 JRPG Eternal Sonata in the US which included new story content and playable characters. Similarly, the PS3 Tales of Vesperia features new content and a new character named Patty Fleur.

The First Strike anime serves as a prequel of the game's story, covering the years main character Yuri Lowell spent as a knight. Siliconera warns hardcore fans who want to import the anime that "PSP/PS3 games are region free, but not Blu-ray discs or UMD movies. You'll need a Japanese PS3 or PSP to play these."

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