Namco Bandai made a long-awaited announcement at last night's Level Up Dubai 2011 event: Tales of Graces F will see release outside of Japan. This is both good and bad news for RPG fans in the US and Europe. The good news is that this is the enhanced PS3 version of the game, with a 10+ hour epilogue story not found in the original game. The bad news is that it doesn't sound like Tales of Graces without the F, the original Wii release, will make it stateside. So while PS3 gamers have something to be happy about (and they need all the good news they can get right now), Wii gamers are left out.
There's still a pretty long wait for Tales of Graces F, with an ambiguous 2012 release date, but it's good to finally have some confirmation that the game is actually coming. Between Tales of Graces F and Tales of the Abyss 3D, perhaps there's hope that Namco Bandai will keep the US and Europe in mind as development on Tales of Xillia progresses.