TALES OF VESPERIA
(Developer/Publisher: Namco Tales/Namco Bandai; Platforms: Xbox 360)
RPG fans take note: Following a terrific debut in Japan (especially remarkable for an Xbox 360 title), the tenth installment in the esteemed Vesperia series is coming to the U.S. While the battle system remains essentially the same (a nice upgrade of the one used in Tales of the Abyss), ToV introduces a new skill system that implements ever-increasing ''Learning Points.'' A new Tales game? On a next-gen platform? What’s not to love?
Official site: www.namcobandaigames.com
In stores: August 26
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