Tales of Graces f released in the states only a month ago, and has been a sigh of relief for fans of JRPGs. Not only does it have some of the qualities that have been missing in RPGs this generation, but it's a long game with a fun battle system. However, European gamers have been told they'll have to wait until this Summer to enjoy Namco Bandai's latest treat, and a new leak indicates that June will be its month of choice.
A user by the name of Alicia on Twitter has posted a photo of a Namco Bandai booklet which shows the following:
If the booklet is accurate, the European version will be out before July placing it only a couple of months from release. Given the game's lengthy campaign mode, it will make a perfect Summer purchase for those looking to stay out of the heat.
I received Tales of Graces f in the mail last week and so far I have been thoroughly surprised. I've enjoyed many of the Western RPGs this generation (Skyrim and Mass Effect 2 to name a couple), but the JRPGs have been nothing to write home about. The thing that Tales of Graces f does so well is with its mixture of polish and quantity. There is a lot of the character customization, item crafting, and adventure that made the classic RPGs some of the most engrossing in history. While the game can be a bit goofy and has a slow start, it's an easy recommendation for anyone looking to play something that is reminiscent of the JRPG golden days with a dash of modern gameplay and visuals.
Stay tuned for an official European release date announcement by Namco Bandai.