Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Tales Series

Tales series celebrates turning 20 with a new entry, Tales of Zestiria

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Namco Bandai is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tales series with a brand-new commemorative title for PS3, Tales of Zestiria. The series will return to a fantasy setting with Zestiria, and feature new characters designed by all four series designers—Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto—as well as cutscenes by ufotable.

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector’s Edition revealed

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Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, a two-for-one single-disc release that will include updated versions of Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, will also be coming out as a limited premium release. The Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Collector’s Edition will include five Chibi Kyun Chara figurines of characters from both games, a paperback novel that bridges the gap between the titles, a multi-disc sountrack, and special packaging with artwork from ufotable. The CE will be limited to 15,000 copies and cost $99.95. In addition, new screenshots were also released from both games.

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(PlayStation 3 Review) Tales of Xillia

(PlayStation 3 Review) Tales of Xillia

“… rare combination of a role-playing game that’s both action packed and genuinely funny.”

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Tales of Xillia hits store shelves, launches on PSN

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The Tales series continues today with a brand-new entry, Tales of Xillia. The PS3 exclusive follows medical student Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell, a shadowy figure who is followed by four invisible creatures, as they venture about Rieze Maxia in a quest to restore mana to the world. The game is played from both perspectives until the two cross paths and join forces after finding out the cause of the disruption. The series’ real-time battle system returns, but it now allows characters to link together for support and linked artes attacks.

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Tales of Xillia 2 confirmed for North America, coming 2014

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More good news for Tales fans today. Following last month’s announcement that Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will be launching next year in North America, Namco Bandai has revealed that they will also be localizing and publishing Tales of Xillia 2. Tales of Xillia is just over a month out, and its sequel is scheduled to launch on our side of the pond next year. The follow-up takes place a year after Tales of Xillia, with players helping aspiring cook Ludger Kresnik make his way through a dangerous journey alongside a new acquaintance, Elle Marta. Choice will be a major factor in the game, with players making key choices that will decide which path Ludger takes in a branching storyline.

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles announced for PS3

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Namco Bandai is advancing the Tales line later this year with Tales of Xillia, but next year, they will be taking a look back with Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. Scheduled to launch early 2014 for PS3, Chronicles (a working title) will include graphically enhanced versions of the GameCube’s Tales of Symphonia and its Wii follow-up, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

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Tales of Xillia Limited Edition announced as first-run bonus

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Tales fans looking forward to Tales of Xillia will be able to snag an early run Limited Edition. Similar to how Atlus and NIS America bundle goodies with the first print run of their games, Namco Bandai will be including several bonuses with the first-run copies of the standard $59.99 release: a character profile booklet, a soundtrack, and two downloadable costumes. A pre-order will guarantee a Limited Edition copy, and those who have already pre-ordered the standard version will have their order automatically upgraded.

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Tales of Xillia Collector’s Edition announced, new screens released

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Namco Bandai has revealed that they will be releasing a Collector’s Edition of Tales of Xillia. The $99.99 premium set will be available alongside the standard version on August 6, and include an art book, a figurine of Milla Maxwell, and a soundtrack with a handful of selected tracks. Seven new screenshots were also released, and have been posted below.

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Tales of Xillia, Naruto Shippuden panels announced for WonderCon

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Attendees at this year’s WonderCon in Anaheim will be able to attend panels on Tales of Xillia and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Namco Bandai has announced that the Tales panel will be headed by producer Hideo Baba, while Hiroshi Matsuyama, CEO and President of CyberConnect2, will be at the Naruto panel. Both gentlemen will also be available throughout the weekend to meet fans and sign items at Namco Bandai’s booth (#1307). Full details are available below.

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Tales of Xillia gets new batch of screenshots

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A host of new screens were released today for the next release in the Tales series, Tales of Xillia. The PS3-exclusive role-playing game isn’t due out until next year, so eager Tales fans will just have to make do with the latest batch of shots to come out of Namco Bandai. The seven images include snippets from some encounters, conversations, and animated cutscenes.

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