So they chose to localize a version of Phantasia that can be shut down at any time. It hasn't happened to ours yet but it's only a matter of time, really. They skipped several different amazing ports to give us this. Phantasia really has gotten the shaft in the west. The GBA version was better than no localization at all, sure, but it was the worst port choice even at the time.
I'm tempted to call this a step above Sega America making the 32X behind Sega Japan's back level of disconnect here; why localize a product with a what, less-than-a-year life cycle? Man hours that will never be gotten back, that is.
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Subject: Re: Tales News Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:54 pm
The announcement was being talked about in that thread about the RM4 April Fools joke, but the Tales of the World: Reve Unitia teaser site is up now (just a logo and background art for now). http://tow-ru.tales-ch.jp/
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Subject: Re: Tales News Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:35 pm
I'll be at AX, don't know if I'll be going to their presentation though. I'll have to see what else is at that time.
I'll be going over the schedule and planning things over the weekend. I'll try to remember to drop by again and mention whether I'll be at the JRPG Power Hour once I know - that's like the only part that might have Tales stuff and everything else they have doesn't interest me in the slightest.
If you're expecting some sort of new game announcement though you'll be sorely disappointed though.
EDIT: Actually your answer is right there in the article:
Outside of our booth, we’ll be hosting a panel Thursday afternoon to talk about our upcoming JRPG titles: Tales of Xillia 2, Tales of Hearts R, and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment.
I'm not expecting any new game announcements. Just a few more gameplay videos and trailers and maybe even a release date/month for Hearts R. I'm also curious about what they have to say about the localization processes for the JRPGs they're bringing over.