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Another Week in Japan: Hardware and software numbers 6/23-6/29

This Wii had a lot of software representation in the top ten this week, with a third-party game taking the highest honors -- Namco Bandai's Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. Japan's Wii RPG love wasn't enough to put the newest Tales game into first place, though; a DS title about horse...

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Tales of Symphonia videos pretty much show off the entire game

The above video is the opening cinematic to Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. Considering that's what video we started off with in this very post, you can safely assume that there will be more videos, full of spoilers. Sure, all the text is in Japanese, but we're sure at least one thing...

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Battling it out with Dawn of the New World

The existing trailer for Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World is a glorious cinematic, and there's nothing quite as tasty as an epic RPG doing what it does best - showing off and kicking ass. Fortunately for us, the Tales series does lots of stuff best, and we're hoping this latest footage...

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Tales of a new trailer for Dawn of the New World [update]

There's no doubt that Wii-owning RPG gamers are thirsting for Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, an oasis in a barren desert filled with only ... well, Opoona (as far as traditional Japanese RPGs go, at least). That's why we're really looking forward to Namco Bandai's Tales effort...

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Japanese preorder bonus dawns for Tales of Symphonia

Adding to the ever-growing list of "cool stuff Japan gets that we don't," Bandai Namco is offering a sweet preorder bonus with Tales of Symphonia. The RPG, which releases in Japan in late June, will come with a Dramatic DVD for gamers that preorder the title. The DVD will include original animated...

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More details on monsters in Tales of Symphonia

Some of you may not be fond of Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World's fighting-with-monsters scheme, but we think it looks pretty neat. Spencer Yip from Siliconera gives us an even more in-depth look into the system than before, reporting that you can ditch your entire party (with the...

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Pictures of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

More delightful media has emerged from the Namco Bandai Editors' Day event! We've updated our gallery with new English screens (and a few inexplicable Japanese screens) of Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World. The latest game in Namco Bandai's milked-to-death RPG series (though the relative...

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Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the new screens

The more we see and hear about Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, the more excited we get. Not only are we craving some RPGs for the Wii (although Opoona and Baroque will be out relatively soon), but also we're happy to see how the game has improved. Tales has come a long way since its...

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Namco chases Tales to North America for Wii, Xbox 360

Namco's Tales RPG series is a lot like the bus -- if you miss one, just wait a moment and another will be around shortly. The series, which got its start back in 1995 with Tales of Phantasia for the SNES, is now set to get two new entries as Namco Bandai announced plans to localize both Tales of...

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Namco Bandai is late with our invite to the localization party

We guess Namco's PR people are running a bit behind, as they just sent us a press release today letting us know that Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World will get the localization treatment. Hey, Namco, we knew that. Regardless, they did manage to help us beef up our gallery of screens from...

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