Tears to Tiara Gaiden Battle System Mysteries Solved

By Spencer . August 14, 2009 . 12:00pm


Aquaplus released a trailer for Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Mystery of Avalon that’s heavy on gameplay. Just like Tears to Tiara: Wreath of the Earth this title is also PlayStation 3 strategy RPG.


In addition to a brand new story, Mystery of Avalon introduces the changling system which lets players switch units during battle. So, if your wizard is in danger you can replace him with someone from your reserve. Units on standby gradually recover HP and MP. Since most strategy RPGs force players to stick to a group after they select a team I’m curious to see if this works or if it dampers combat by making it too easy or drawing battles out.


Tears to Tiara Gaiden: Mystery of Avalon comes out in Japan on September 17.


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  • Marcus N

    Hey Spencer,

    Now that Record of Agarest War is coming to the PSN later this year, you do know if anyone (i.e. Aksys / Altus / NIS ) might bring Tears to Tiara Gaiden to the USA (via the PS3 / PSN)?

    • Moriken

      I doubt that wouldn’t make much sense without the original TtT game…it’s a spinoff game – and as such based on another story+cast – after all. Bringing both over would be nice of course, but…

      • Marcus N

        Thanks for the reply Moriken.

        Actually my question to Spencer was since Aksys is brining a small niche title like Record of Agarest War to the PSN (which I never though would see the light of day in the US), would another publisher take a chance on bring either of the TtT / TtT Gaiden titles to the US as well. The more SRPG’s to the PS3 the merrier.

        • Someone wants to ask me a question? Wow!

          I haven’t heard anything about any of the Tears to Tiara games. Seeing Record of Agarest War was a huge surprise, but it came to North America in a backdoor sort of way.

          Idea Factory is and has always been really proactive about trying to get their games released in the West. US publishers haven’t been picking them up first anymore, but Europe is grabbing them and localizing them on their own. Of course this still costs money to bring them here, but letting Europe lead the localization front mitigates costs for US publishers like Aksys who picked up Agarest from Ghostlight and Ignition who grabbed Spectral Force Genesis from Nobilis.

          Aquaplus, however, hasn’t announced relationships with any Western publishers to date so it might be more difficult for them to bring Tears to Tiara outside of Japan.

  • Trotmeister

    Holy… I’ve finished the original Tears to Tiara (the one on PC) not too long ago, and turns out PS3 versions are completely different. Not just graphics – characters been redesigned and the battle system is classic turn-based one instead of semi-real-time similar to which Growlanser series have. Makes me wonder why they even bothered keeping “Tears to Tiara” title, could’ve made an entirely new game, with a new story in all.

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