Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition was announced during today’s Microsoft E3 Press Conference. Shortly after Bandai Namco confirmed that the title is also coming this winter to the Nintendo Switch.
Bandai Namco provided the following information on the upcoming release.
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition includes upscaled screen resolution, new characters, events, and costumes never released outside of Japan. This updated version of an 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 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.