Namco Bandai Games to bring 2 new TALES OF titles to EMEA and Asia Pacific!
May 11, 2011
Iconic role-playing series coming to PlayStation® 3 and Nintendo 3DS™ across EMEA and Asia Pacific, with incredible anime-inspired graphics and innovative dynamic battle system.
At its Level Up event in Dubai today, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe announced that acclaimed role-playing title Tales of Graces F™ is heading to EMEA and Asia Pacific in 2012 for PlayStation®3. Tales of Graces F offers brilliant HD graphics, an amazing dynamic real-time battle system, a deep and captivating story set within the rich world of Ephinea, and other unmissable features.
In the world of Ephinea, a civilization flourishes through the use of “Eleth,” a substance found in a material called “Crius.” Three kingdoms - Windor, Strata and Fendel - struggle for dominance of the world, while in the remote Windor town of Lhant, the eldest son of Baron Aston, 18 year old Asbel, strives to become a fully-fledged knight. However, Asbel is forced to give up his dream when his father passes away and he is obliged to succeed him as the Baron of Lhant.
Tales of Graces F is the latest episode in the renowned Tales series on the current generation of consoles, and the first European appearance of the franchise on PlayStation®3. The story is set against the backdrop of three countries beset by a turbulent conflict and is founded on the ideals of “defending your convictions” and “protecting the people important to you.”
For the first time in the Tales series, the combat system lets the player freely change attack style depending on the battle situation. The characters’ distinctive weapons can be swapped for different styles, and the new combat system is easier to control while simultaneously making battles more involving. The title is developed by NAMCO TALES STUDIO LTD. in Japan with the aim of bringing to life the rich depth of the evocative characters created by Mutsumi Inomata.
There is another Tales of surprise for the fans this year with Tales of the Abyss™ for Nintendo 3DS™, based on the critically-acclaimed PlayStation®2 role playing game of the same name, finally coming to PAL territories in 2011!
Tales of the Abyss delivers full 3D support and use of the dual screens to bring players closer to the action. Tales of the Abyss tells the story of Luke fon Fabre, sole heir to a family of aristocrats, as he is suddenly thrust into the outside world on an epic adventure. Naïve and spoiled by years of isolation, Luke struggles to learn of friendship, sacrifice, duty and of choice. With the fates of many in his hands, Luke's actions could ultimately save the world or bring about its very destruction.
Tales of Graces F will be available in 2012 and Tales of the Abyss will be available later this year across EMEA and Asia pacific.
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