Yesterday's Namco Bandai press conference
revealed media for new Tales
RPGs on DS
and PSP, and announced a Tales of the Abyss anime series
. But outside of their 2008 lineup, series manager Makoto Yoshizumi announced that a new Tales
game would be released on Wii in fiscal 2009.
The new game is to be the latest in their "Mothership" Tales
series from Namco Tales Studio, rather than a port, remake, or side story. The good news, then, is that as a high-prestige title, it's more likely to be localized. We expect that Namco Bandai will continue to focus their promotion on Tales of Hearts
and the other new games, so we'll have to wait a bit for specifics on this new Wii game. We've still got Tales of Symphonia 2
to look forward to anyway.