The series will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2025. Rather than a “memorial”, Tomizawa wants to do something fans really want. “I think we need to offer a wider range of Tales of titles and experiences for consoles, not to mention developing new titles on a regular basis,” Tomizawa said.
“But I don’t intend to ignore the demand for ports or remakes of previous works in the series. It’s very difficult to decide in what order and in what form, but I want to say that the team will try to create something that will surprise all fans for the 30th anniversary,” said Tomizawa.
While the first part of the answer sounds like an offshoot, the second part of the answer is clearly aimed at the fans who have been asking for remasters (and localizations) of the older games for years.
Bandai Namco has to do with it
Both have long been an issue, not just among fans. Last year, Bandai Namco asked fans in a poll what genre they could come up with for Tales of. Even Souls-esque was an option.
The survey also specifically addressed the remaster question. Fans could choose which games they would like to see again. Previously unlocalized games such as Tales of Innocence or Tales of Rebirth were also available.
Tomizawa has previously admitted that more remasters are possible after Tales of Vesperia. Previously, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition had achieved very satisfying sales.
Artwork: Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, Bandai Namco
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