Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition - cover art, screens, overview

Leading videogame and interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announced TALES OF VESPERIA™: Definitive Edition for the Xbox One® video game system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch®, and PC via STEAM®. TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition includes upscaled screen resolution, new characters, events, and additional content never released outside of Japan. This updated version of the RPG classic will be released this winter.

Follow Yuri Lowell, a resident in the Lower Quarter of Zaphias and former Imperial Knight, as he accepts a mission to retrieve a stolen Blastia Core used to regulate his neighborhood’s water supply. This simple mission spins into a series of events that finds Yuri befriending a colorful cast of characters, traveling to exotic locations, and being pushed into the middle of a nefarious plot that threatens the destruction of the entire planet.

TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition features two new fully playable party members for North America; Patty Fleur, a young pirate searching for her lost memories, as well as Yuri’s rival and best friend, Flynn Scifo. Along with these two new playable characters, TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition will include additional scenarios, locations, and costumes that will be all-new for Western players.

TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition uses a specialized version of the TALES OF series’ Linear Motion Battle System for combat. Players control a single party member in real-time combat while the other three party members are controlled by a customized set of A.I. commands. Players can swap between the four characters at any time during battles and can perform both physical and Mystic Artes attacks.

“TALES OF VESPERIA holds a special place in the hearts of many TALES OF fans around the world,” said Abelina Villegas, Associate Brand Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The Japanese version of the game, with additional content not seen in the original North American version, will surely delight fans. We are excited to bring TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition to TALES OF fans outside of Japan, and whether players choose to play on PC or consoles, they will have more content to explore and enjoy.”

TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition will be available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 system, Nintendo Switch, and PC via STEAM this winter. For more information about TALES OF VESPERIA: Definitive Edition or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit; https://www.bandainamcoent.com, follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.


10 years in the waiting ): am glad it finally will arrive...and on a Ni ntendo system as well....when BN announced a Tales game for the Switch on dat 1...Vesperia was he one I've been hoping for.

Now that it's been confirmed, this is brilliant news and it could be the best announcement of E3 unless Nintendo have something better as a surprise than what's rumoured to be shown. I absolutely loved Tales of Symphonia and this is meant to be as great if not slightly better.

Looks like you haven't played Vesperia? It's definitely one of the better Tales games, but to be totally honest I preferred Symphonia. The characters are great, the story has some good and bad parts, and the combat is weirdly slow (imo). Generally a fun game though.

Nice, now the Switch version only need to have the bonus all Switch games have: it needs to come out months or years later than the other version.

Are we gonna have that?

I think it's coming out at the same time as the others.....for once. I think the "bonus" we'll get is reduced resolution and/or framerate. The Twitter video looks like it's 1080p and 60fps.

Are they...being attacked by mosquitos?!?

Huzzah!!! The Switch is quickly becoming a portable RPG gamers dream machine. Smile So happy to have this confirmed.

Very excited...I just love this game and finally all the extras that wrree left in Japan

OMG vesperia is finally out of the 360's clutches!!! And its coming to switch too o.o a happy time to be alive :D

Yep, me too, never thought I'd see the day...

Another sweet jrpg to play. Keep them coming, guys.

I'm effing ecstatic to see that this one is coming to Switch but I plan to get the game for all systems because I love this one that much. Repede for LIFE!

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This is great news! I hope it’s actually going to be released physically [on cartridge] as Bandai Namco hasn’t delivered on that one as I’d hoped (referring to the North American branch).

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