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Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« on: June 22, 2010, 05:47:50 AM »

Never got into the Tales of games much myself, but I was thinking of playing a few sometime, when the list of games I wanted to already play slimmed down a bit. I always thought they were doing well though, especially since there are a lot of Tales of fans out there.

According to Tales Studio’s recent financial report, they had a annual lost of 1 million dollars. That doesn't sound that bad, but apparently the studio also has a debt of 21 million dollars. I don't think Namco Bandai would let the Tales of series die out a horrible financial death, but I’m not sure if they will be willing to support the developers.


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 05:51:27 AM »
Namco-Bandai has made dumb decisions regarding the Tales fans in North America/Europe and now this news comes up. They deserved it because they didn't release certain Tales games in those aforementioned regions and now they're suffering because of potentially lost sales. No self-respecting RPG fan has not heard or played Tales games and if they were to go bankrupt, it would mean the ultimate end of the Tales series.

Best case scenario is if Mistwalker comes up and rescues them. Second and third goes to Square-Enix and Sega, respectively.


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 05:56:31 AM »
Vesperia, Symphonia and Abyss were some of the best Tales games I've played... out of pretty much all of them. Wonder if to save them, they will release Vesperia for the PS3 in other regions other than Japan. I guess it would be pretty much too late anyway. This is upsetting to me as someone who has played the Tales games.

This is also proof that some game companies out there need to get their act together.

« Last Edit: June 22, 2010, 05:58:43 AM by Ally »

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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010, 08:13:56 AM »
A debt of 21 Million Dollar. I wonder if there is any company that is really willing to take them over with a debt like that.


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010, 08:20:37 AM »
No company in their right mind will be willing to pay 21 Million Dollars just to pay off one debt. I think this is the end of the Tales games unfortunately.


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2010, 10:10:40 AM »
Now if they had done the sensible thing and released some games worldwide such as Abyss since Europe never got that, and some of the newer DS games such as Innoncence, Hearts and tempest then maybe they would actually be able to get out of the debt their in.

Oh well, farewell Tales games.


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2010, 08:07:46 PM »
well, i know you might all hate me for saying this, but i've played a lot of these and the last two seemed really boring to me, they havent added enough with each game to keep me interested, i'm guessing others felt the same and thus, they lost money :-\


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2010, 05:46:04 PM »
Well, it's either someone saved them from bankruptcy or they got out of it themselves. They are currently in the works of a new Tales game for the PlayStation 3. Also, it's been sort of speculated that Tales of Vesperia will be seeing a release in other territories. Troy Baker, the voice of the main protagonist of the game, stated that he had just finished additional voicework for the PS3 port of the game.

So... rejoice?


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2010, 05:05:17 AM »
Yeah the new game is Tales of Graces F, which is being released on December 20, 2010

Troy Baker is a liar, he's said that twice.


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2010, 10:30:44 PM »
apperently tails of symphonia has an anime, maybe that'll make them some money :-X


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2010, 10:51:33 PM »
Nearing Bankruptcy is something else than being Bankrupt. When square started working on Final Fantasy they where nearing bankruptcy as well (hence the name Final Fantasy) ::)


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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2010, 02:20:11 PM »
Final Fantasy on the other hand went out with a bang if you know what I mean



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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 03:47:18 PM »
Final Fantasy on the other hand went out with a bang if you know what I mean
no what do you mean?  ;D ;D ;D ???

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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 04:23:15 PM »
I mean that it was a huge success on the market, hence Tales should make something that will make money equal to what FF1 made back in 1988 ( I think?)



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Re: Tales Studio Nearing Bankruptcy
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 05:39:37 PM »
I mean that it was a huge success on the market, hence Tales should make something that will make money equal to what FF1 made back in 1988 ( I think?)
only problem with that is FF was an entirely new series (well, then it was just one game) where as Tales would probably only make more "tales of" games