Although many of you may already know there is much more known about the upcoming installment of the Tales saga than there is in the description.
The following can be found at http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3166707 as well as http://www.namcobandaigames.com/games/talesofvesperia/features
The game will be released for the X-Box360 alone.
The gameplay will be closer to that of Tales of Abyss [as said in the following podcast]
[there are other games within this podcast and the section on Tales of Vesperia begin at 12:30]
The character designs were done by Kousuke Fujishima and animation by Production G.I. [an anime studio]
The theme of the game will be done by BONNIE PINK and is called "Ring a Bell", for more detail
As for the release date it was found among the few articles on 1up.com
[Microsoft RPG 2008: Three Xbox 360 RPGs Dated
Tales of Vesperia, Infinite Undiscovery, and Last Remnant coming this year.
By Kat Bailey, 06/10/2008]
New footage for Namco Bandai's upcoming Tales of Vesperia was unveiled at Microsoft's Xbox 360 RPG Premiere 2008 press event Tuesday, with a new Tales Xbox 360 bundle being announced to coincide with the game's August 7 release date in Japan. The game will also be dropping in August in North America. New footage included shots from the opening sequence as well as a few battles.
A more indepth preview on 1up.com can be found at
done by 1up copy editor Andrew Fitch
This interview was featured in one of the 1up show podcasts [which will be the next link]
The previously done interview on the 1up show [podcast] was done with a humourous tone for the sake of entertainment on the podcast, and is more about the music rather than the game, can be seen here