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1:00 AM on 07.10.2014

Oh good, Namco is shutting down Tales of Phantasia

Tales of Phantasia only just arrived on the iOS App Store this year, but Bandai Namco is already pulling the plug on the mobile role-playing game. The publisher announced plans to "cease distribution" of the title. That ...

Kyle MacGregor


2:30 PM on 07.02.2014

Tales of Hearts R coming to PS Vita this November

Tales of Hearts R is coming to North America on November 11 and across Europe starting November 14. It will have Japanese voice-over with EFIGS subtitles, Bandai Namco announced at Japan Expo in Paris, France today. The PlayS...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 06.21.2014

The Tales of the World: Reve Unitia box art is as gorgeous as expected

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia is an awesome-looking tactical Tales game, and its official Japanese box art looks just as swanky as the game does. For the uninitiated, Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game that include...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 06.01.2014

First look at Tales of the World: Reve Unitia on 3DS

Bandai Namco showcased the first trailer for Tales of the World: Reve Unitia this weekend at the Tales Festival in Yokohama, Japan. And now you can take a peek for yourself. Reve Unitia is a strategy role-playing game featuring an assortment of characters from the Tales franchise. It's coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on October 23. No word on any plans for a western release.

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 05.01.2014

New Tales of Zestiria trailer looks and sounds beautiful

This past weekend, Bandai Namco gave us another look at Tales of Zestiria from the Niconico Chokaigi live event in Chiba, Japan. As exciting as the new footage was though, the video quality wasn't exactly the best....

Kyle MacGregor

10:15 AM on 04.29.2014

Tales of Zestiria Amazon placeholder gets me all excited

We know by now that when Amazon puts up a listing for a game early, it's probably just a placeholder. There's one up now for Tales of Zestiria -- yes, already! It's the English version, priced at $59.96 (price is also likely ...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 04.26.2014

Namco brings the drama in latest Tales of Zestiria trailer

I'm drowning in Tales games. And I kind of love it. There are definitely worse ways to die. Tales of Xillia was amazing, and its sequel is right around the corner. The Symphonia games look lovely in HD. And Tales of Hearts R...

Kyle MacGregor



Tales of Xillia 2 coming west this August, collector's edition detailed photo
Tales of Xillia 2 coming west this August, collector's edition detailed
by Steven Hansen

We knew Tales of Xillia 2 would be coming to the Americas before the first Tales of Xillia came out, but now we have a date, along with a bulky collector's edition. You can get your hands on the PS3 RPG on August 19 in North and South America.

You can also drop $130 on the collector's edition, which includes a figure of one of the new main characters, Ludger Kresnik, a replica pocket watch (it doesn't run), a cat key chain, a CD of selected tracks, an art book, and alternative costume DLC of characters from past Tales games.

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1:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Hideo Baba confirms Tales of Hearts R for Western release

Ready for more Tales games to invade your backlog? Who isn't, right? Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched, because Tales series producer Hideo Baba has just confirmed that the PlayStation Vita Tales entry Tales of ...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 04.02.2014

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia announced for 3DS

Are you a Tales fan? Well you're in luck, as a strategy-centric 3DS iteration has been announced, titled Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. The only real details we have so far is that it will include a number of popu...

Chris Carter



Review: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles photo
Review: Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
by Chris Carter

The Tales series often doesn't get the same recognition as big-name JRPGs like Final Fantasy, and that's a shame. It's a consistently quality franchise that has been delivering year after year, but one of the problems with it is that some of the titles are a bit harder to find.

Whereas Square releases port after port of Final Fantasy, making it easier to acquire older games, Namco doesn't tend to re-release Tales games often in the West, leaving them a little harder to track down on older consoles. Thankfully they've wised up for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, which delivers one of the best games in the entire series on PS3.

Oh, and the sequel is in there as well.

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9:00 AM on 02.17.2014

Tales of Asteria is like 'Tales Allstars' on mobile

Guys, there's a new Tales game! But it's for Android and iOS! It's called Tales of Asteria, and apparently it'll be a "who's who" of the Tales series. Specifically, it'll include six heroes of old -- Lloyd Irv...

Chris Carter

1:15 PM on 01.23.2014

Tales of Phantasia goes free-to-play on iOS devices

Namco Bandai is doing its best Square Enix impression today, as the publisher has released a free-to-play version of beloved role-playing game Tales of Phantasia on iOS devices in North America. The classic title fi...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 12.22.2013

Namco unveils first look at Tales of Zestiria footage

Namco Bandai has unveiled the debut trailer for Tales of Zestiria, and it has dragons. The role-playing game is currently in development for the PlayStation 3 and will ostensibly release in 2015 in commemoration of the serie...

Kyle MacGregor



Tales of Zestiria announced for PS3 photo
Tales of Zestiria announced for PS3
by Dale North

Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Zestiria, the latest Tales series game, will be coming to North and South America for the PS3. This is a worldwide announcement -- a first for the series. How nice!

All we know so far is that the RPG will return to its series roots with a fantasy setting. Makoto Yoshizumi, chief producer, says that "this title will be going back to the roots of the series."

All four series designers are on-board for character design: Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto. Cutscenes and openings will be handled by ufotable.

"Over the past few years the Tales Of team has taken great strides to strengthen our relationship with players across North America and Europe," said Tales producer Hideo Baba. "To respond to their love and support I am honored to open a new chapter of the Tales Of series together with Japanese and overseas fans."

YES. More RPGs. More Tales.

Don't miss the two teaser screenshots in our gallery.

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11:30 AM on 11.27.2013

Namco Bandai begins teasing next Tales project

The next Tales game could be unveiled any minute now. Or maybe in a month or so. Who knows?! Anyway, a teaser site for the next entry in Namco Bandai's acclaimed role-playing game franchise has manifest on the Inter...

Kyle MacGregor