While the console market might be floundering in Japan, with many happy to play games on their mobile phones, there is one great upshot - more PC ports of Japanese games. In an effort to make these grand scale games viable, publishers need to push them out to more platforms, and nowhere's cheaper than PC to launch a game on.
Tales of Zestiria from Namco Bandai is the first time a single-player game in the series has ever made it over to PC. If you're new to the series then don't worry, the majority of Tales of games are all unconnected, so going in blind won't be an issue. Tales of Zestiria is a JRPG with real-time action-based combat, telling the tale of two powerful nations fighting for supremacy in a fantasy world. Before you grab your sword and head off into battle though, check out the official Tales of Zestiria system requirements to see if your gaming rig's up to the task.
Tales of Zestiria Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows Vista 32-bit
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+ 2.6 GHz
- RAM: 1 GB System Memory
- GPU: GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 4830
- HDD: 12GB Available Space
- DX: DirectX 9
Tales of Zestiria Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz
- RAM: 4 GB System Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850
- Additional: Gamepad recommended
Being a cross-generational game, you can see the Tales of Zestiria system requirements are still a real hangover of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 era. As such the minimum system requirements are extremely low indeed, and something to be expected from a game which can run on PS3. There's nothing to cause any undue worry here, with a meagre 1GB RAM and a pair of ancient DirectX 9 graphics cards enough to see you through. Most modern integrated graphics should be able to handle Tales of Zestiria fine.
Also coming to PlayStation 4, there is of course a leap up to the recommended requirements, and in terms of raw power you're seeing recommended system requirements for Tales of Zestiria roughly in line with the hardware used in the PS4. While DX11 support isn't specified, if you have either of the mid-range cards recommended here then you should be good to go with matching the console counterparts, and equivalent GPUs are available for less than $100.
While Bandai Namco don't make it explicitly clear, it does appear as if Tales of Zestiria could well have gamepad support only, or at the very least it's recommended, so it'll be worth digging out that old 360 pad for optimum gameplay.
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