… Has sadly come to an end. For now.
In the aftermath of the recent unofficial announcement of an official localization of Tales of Graces, English-speaking Tales fans around the world are rejoicing. I, too, am glad. I had always welcomed the possibility of an official localization. I only wish to fill in a void; to bring the joy of Tales to fans who do not otherwise have the wherewithal to enjoy said Tales. Namco Bandai Games can count on me to willingly and gladly discontinue, on my own, any of my projects for which official localizations are being produced. In fact, I had all but promised as such when I first started out. Now Namco Bandai is bringing Tales of Graces to the West, and now it is time that I make good on that promise. I do not wish to get in the way of Namco Bandai’s official localization projects. I like to think that my endeavors increase the popularity and success of Tales in the West rather than prove a hindrance to sales, since I work only on titles that are not seeing an official localization effort. This is why I pour my Heart into my projects. Therefore, it is with no small amount of regret that I must announce that I will halt the Tales of Hearts English translation project, effective immediately. There is simply no reason to reinvent the wheel; I am sure the official Graces release will be of superb quality that is at a higher level than my own, just as previous Tales releases were.
The bad news, of course, is that you won’t get to play Kajitani-Eizan’s Patch Site’s interpretation of the game. But in this case, the good completely eclipses the bad. Because the good news is that you will see an *officially localized* version of Tales of Graces hit shelves on western shores in the coming months. Please show your support for Namco Bandai Games and the Tales series by purchasing it, and keep the Tale of Two Screens alive!