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Tales Producer Has No Immediate Plans To Bring The Series To Wii U

Posted by Andy Green

He's impressed with the system, though

The long running Tales series has proven popular with gamers over the years. It's found itself on several Nintendo systems in the past, with the likes of Tales of Symphonia on the GameCube, Tales of the Abyss on the 3DS and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World on Wii.

Tales of Xillia will be the next game from the series to reach Western shores. North American PlayStation 3 owners will be able to pick it up on 6th August while a European date is yet to be announced.

In an interview with Kotaku, Hideo Baba, the producer behind the franchise has complimented the Wii U, but said he doesn't have any plans to develop any games for the system right now:

I think the Wii U is a brilliant console that offers a lot of innovation and possibility for new types of gameplay. However at this current time we don't have any development plans to make any Tales of games for the Wii U.

To be fair to Baba, he isn't just singling out Wii U, he also said there are no games in development for the other next-generation consoles either:

Just like the Wii U, we actually don't have any plans.

Would you like to see a Tales game come to Wii U? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

[via kotaku.com, gonintendo.com]

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User Comments (37)

the_truth

#1

the_truth said:

At the minute, I'm just hoping the vita up-ports (tales of innocence r and the upcoming tales of hearts r) get localised.

Beta

#3

Beta said:

I hope they at least make one and localize it in the near future ^_^ Big fan of the stories they make for the games, like Tales of the Abyss.

BraveBold5

#4

BraveBold5 said:

I really want a great Tales of game on the Wii U
It would be nice to have short-cut on the gamepad for potions, skills, etc
and it would be easeir to play with 2 payers One focusing on the tv and the other on the gamepad

ajcismo

#5

ajcismo said:

Sir, would you please start considering making a Tales game for the Wii U? I would love to give you this cash ($$) I have laying around in exchange for said product.

TheXboxHero

#6

TheXboxHero said:

Please reconsider! Tales would be a nice addition to the Wii U because of its long history! I would absolutely get the game!

Blaze

#8

Blaze said:

I'm still waiting on localisations of Tales of Innocence / Hearts R at the moment, but I guess it would be nice if Namco went multiplatform so everyone can experience how amazing the Tales series is~

AVahne

#9

AVahne said:

Eh....I don't trust them to make a Tales game for Nintendo anymore. Their last 3 showings (and non-showing) helped to make my opinion of Namco Bandai plummet faster than a space rock on steroids.

devilwaffle

#11

devilwaffle said:

I'd certainly love a Tales game on Wii U, I haven't played any of their new ones. (and is it just me, or do those characters up there look surprisingly like Kirito and Asuna from SAO?)

Dpullam

#12

Dpullam said:

This is a real shame because Tales of Vesperia was incredible. I will still have some hope that they will release a new entry of this series on the Wii U in the future. I have yet to pick up Tales of the Abyss 3DS though.

hydeks

#13

hydeks said:

I'ld like future Tales of games to appear on Wii U, Tales of Symphonia is the game that got me into the series, so to see a Wii U Tales of game taking advantage of the gamepad would be fantastic!

Shining-Void

#14

Shining-Void said:

Well there's going to be at least one for the wii u. Heck, even the x box has an entry. And If he's impressed then there's already hope.

Tysamu

#15

Tysamu said:

I personally believe that a Tales game would benefit from the U's gamepad like in items, strategies, quick access to artes like on ToTA 3DS. That's just me though

DePapier

#17

DePapier said:

I'm already glad they localize Tales of Xillia for the PS3 in the West. Our time will come, I have no doubt about that.

TeslaChippie

#19

TeslaChippie said:

I kept holding out for Tales of Hearts for the DS, but no-show... Maybe we'll get the Vita version or a port of that version.

Emaan

#20

Emaan said:

I'd love to see a Tales game on the Wii U eventually. The positive side of this story: a third party developer actually referred to the Wii U as 'next generation' :o

SomeBitTripFan

#21

SomeBitTripFan said:

I hope the Wii U gets a Tales game. I've played more Tales of the Abyss on PS2 alone than anything on Wii U combined. Port Tales of Xillia to Wii U and I'll be happy (as long as it isn't ported poorly). They should be able to port it well (not like the 3DS port of Tales of the Abyss which was very give-and-take, not to mention the typos) like how their PS ports of Tales of Symphonia and Vesperia add plenty of content.

abINC4L

#23

abINC4L said:

I hope that the Wii U will be included in their future plans. The Tales series is my favorite series overall and I would always buy it day one if it were to be on the Wii U.

Aidano123

#24

Aidano123 said:

I am currently playing through tales of the abyss for the first time on 3DS and thoroughly enjoying it so woulding it so would definitely pick up any tales of games released on Wii u

WindWakerLink

#25

WindWakerLink said:

Well of course they have no plans for a Tales game for the U. But id say in 3 years, The Wii U shoukd have one by then whether its new or a port. Ill be a happy camper regardless. "I love me some Tales of games! [Especially Abyss & Symphonia]! Heh heh."

Melkaticox

#26

Melkaticox said:

@Big-Daddy Let me guess, because you own a PS3?

I dunno what's with the producer of this series sucking Sony's c...making games for the PS2? I understand. But the PS3 and the VITA? Ehhh...

Zombie_Barioth

#28

Zombie_Barioth said:

@Melkaticox Its been stated before that the majority of the Tales of fan base is on Sony consoles so thats why most of the series ends up there, its been that way since the PS1. Theres no "sucking Sony's c..." involved, its just good business sense.

I certainly would like to see more Tales of games on Nintendo consoles, but I wouldn't really care if there weren't any more either.

FullbringIchigo

#29

FullbringIchigo said:

i would love to see some tales games on the WiiU i think the touch screen could be put to great effect in battles

but then again the reason i own multiple console's is so i don't miss out on great games like the Tales series eg Vesperia was only on 360, Symphonia Dawn of the New World only on Wii, Graces F only on PS3 and Abyss only on 3DS for the UK that is i know it's different in America and Japan

HeroOfCybertron

#30

HeroOfCybertron said:

Just great first the Vita (Tales producer doesn't want to localize the Vita Tales games for NA because of poor sales) and now they don't want to make Tales games for the Wii U, people won't buy Tales games if they don't make or localize them.

CanisWolfred

#31

CanisWolfred said:

Why is everyone upset by the lack of immediate plans for a Wii U Tales game? The developer obviously shows interest in the console, which is only in its first year, so chances are a Tales game will come. Just not soon.

Marioman64

#32

Marioman64 said:

the Tales series is the one series I will get a console just for one of it's games. I mean come on, action jrpg where you can run around the random encounters if you want? best thing ever!
i got a xbox360 ONLY so I could play Vesperia, I'll be getting a PS3 JUST to play Xilia... but I still don't get why Namco Bandai SUCKS ASS at cross-platforming their games

retro_player_22

#33

retro_player_22 said:

I freaking hate Namco for not even bringing the Wii version of Tales of Graces here in NA, that game was the only reason I bought a Wii. Now it looks like we won't even gonna get a Tale game at all for Wii U. Damn Scamco what is your problem releasing Tales game over here anyways?

DarkKirby

#37

DarkKirby said:

How about you get on releasing Tales of Xillia outside of Japan when it was released years ago while Tales of Xillia 2 is already out in Japan before talking about what you plan to release at all for the Wii U..

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