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August 19, 2008

Cooking (with Bonus Tales Fandom!)

Filed under: Blog News — throughhim413 @ 9:20 pm

So, apparently Tales of Vesperia has caused Japanese consumers to buy up EVERY AVAILABLE X-BOX 360 in Japan. Who saw that day coming? Clearly not Microsoft Japan… Gotta love the Tales series love. I’ve already preordered my copy of Tales of Vesperia (the Limited Edition!) for its impending US release. Now I just need to figure out when a good time to buy a 360 is… Anybody else picking that up?

In Tales of Innocence news, menu translation presses ever onward. The cooking menu is now complete, although is no doubt in need of some serious editing and revision. Kingcom has been hard at work transforming this mess of a menu into a work of beauty, so here are the screenshots showing it off:

Thanks to Kingcom, the cooking screen now recognizes if you cook only a single item and makes it singular as seen in screen #3. I hope that’s as impressive to other people as it is to me. That’s all for now, next up for me will be translating some of the Awakening List and continuing to plug away on those neverending Item descriptions. Until next time! ^_^



  1. Man i pray its done soon, i cant wait to play this in english, i finally beat tales of destiny and tales of phantasia

    Comment by Dee — August 19, 2008 @ 9:46 pm

  2. My friend is getting Vesperia and I’ll go play it at his house cause i dont got a 360 or cash :S

    Comment by Clockwork — August 20, 2008 @ 12:48 am

  3. Oooh pretty menu, and yeah, can’t wait for vesperia! unfortunately i live in the UK, so im hoping the asian english language edition runs on the PAL 360 otherwise i don’t know what im gonna do (probs get my 360 mod chipped or something …)

    But woooh, can’t wait for more news on this trans (or the new announcement at that *mumbles chant*)

    Comment by Pioggia — August 20, 2008 @ 3:05 am

  4. OK im a fool, it’s coming out in Brit on the 29/8, but still hoping for the english asian edition (so much cheaper O.O)

    Comment by Pioggia — August 20, 2008 @ 3:09 am

  5. even with the edit neeeded that was quite quick O.o I can see that ToI can be released before the end of the year how great! but you caught me with that Tales fandom, almostsee that as the annoucement of the other project xD

    Comment by suko — August 20, 2008 @ 8:38 am

  6. Yeah, I was worried that people might think that. Just to reassure people, I’ll give you another hint for my new project – I am not working on either of the Tales of Fandom games.

    Comment by throughhim413 — August 20, 2008 @ 5:53 pm

  7. Nice work.

    Comment by seedvt — August 20, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

  8. Nice Work!
    It’s great to see how much effort you put into this!

    Comment by Yun — August 20, 2008 @ 8:30 pm

  9. Nice work!!! The more updates I see the more sleepless I become in anticipation. You will continue to work just as hard on this after your next project is announced right? We DS owners NEED an english Tales game ^_^

    Comment by nony mus — August 20, 2008 @ 11:33 pm

  10. “I am not working on either of the Tales of Fandom games.” – THANK GOD
    which means … ToD:DC … ToD2 … or ToR … or PSP EDITIONS! … *mumbles*

    Comment by Pioggia — August 21, 2008 @ 2:15 am

  11. Argh! You’re killing me here. If your next project is Tales of Destiny Directors Cut please send a discreet telepathic message. Oh yes, wonderful work on ToP.

    Comment by cowfez — August 21, 2008 @ 3:00 am

  12. Menus look really good!

    I can’t wait for Vesperia either… I recently just bought a 360 just for Vesperia… Of course, I got Eternal Sonata too, and I beat that rather quickly! But Tales of Vesperia and Infinite Undiscovery… Both almost sure to be good (especially Vesperia). 😀

    I’m anticipating more news as the project goes on~

    Comment by Rarutos — August 21, 2008 @ 3:07 am

  13. Could you confirm it’s neither of the cell-phone ones so we can stop worrying? xD

    Comment by AleX_Magnus — August 21, 2008 @ 6:50 am

  14. I wouldn’t even know where to start translating the cell phone titles. O_o

    Comment by throughhim413 — August 21, 2008 @ 11:49 am

  15. I’d be less disappointed by a Fandom translation announcement than if it was one of the PSP ports. hell, at least I can play ToF without having to spend 1000 bucks on a new console just for them. ._.

    But that’s just me, and there’s lots of PSP-owning Tales fans out there, so whatever. It’s not like me ranting about it will change anything. XD

    Cooking menu looks sweet, btw.

    Comment by Square711 — August 21, 2008 @ 5:46 pm

  16. The best time to get a 360 if you don’t require Vesperia day 1 would be September 7th when the consoles drop in price. It’ll be $299.99 for the 60GB Pro most likely and that’s the console you should get!

    Comment by Firestorm — August 21, 2008 @ 10:16 pm


    dang, you’re really working hard! 🙂 I wish you and the staff the best! 🙂 I can’t wait for the game 😉

    I’m getting a xbox too just for Vesperia 🙂 hehe

    Comment by Jeneko — August 22, 2008 @ 5:51 am

  18. Thank you. You have made alot of very sad people very happy. But I’m not so sure about the definition of fried bread. Is that a mistake or is there really a type of bread like that in Japan (seems unlikely). But anyway, keep up the fantastic work (I’m ever so slightly enthusiastic about this).

    Comment by Freudian Lemur — September 4, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

  19. Don’t worry about what’s actually written there for the time being. Almost all of the names and description text will end up being revised before the final version, so these can almost be thought of as placeholders.

    Comment by throughhim413 — September 4, 2008 @ 6:17 pm

  20. um Freudian fried bread is like a donut.you cook the ring shape dough in grease thus frying it, and get a donut

    Comment by Nayr — September 4, 2008 @ 10:57 pm

  21. hi!
    I have to say this is sooo great again!!
    I love what ur doing^^
    can I ask something? when it’s ready? where can I get it? I’m dying to play the game in english 😉
    ooh I’m so happy 🙂

    Comment by brenda — December 27, 2008 @ 10:36 am

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