Is Heroes Phantasia Another Tales Spin-Off?

By Spencer . June 20, 2011 . 11:51pm

imageTales of the Abyss for Nintendo 3DS comes out next week, which means the game is being stamped on to cartridges. So, Tales of Xillia is the only announced Tales title in development.

 

Perhaps, Heroes Phantasia is also in the pipeline? Namco Bandai filed a trademark for the potential title in Japan. There aren’t any escort titles in limbo, so we’ll guess this is some kind of Tales of Phantasia spin-off.


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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2WNP7FYA3VYJQKEYYV5GXH3K5Y yahoo-2WNP7FYA3VYJQKEYYV5GXH3K5Y

    I’m still waiting for Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X and Tales of Phantasia: Full Voice Edition.

    • Exkaiser

      Why would you be waiting for both of them, when NDX contains Phantasia Cross Edition?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2WNP7FYA3VYJQKEYYV5GXH3K5Y yahoo-2WNP7FYA3VYJQKEYYV5GXH3K5Y

        I’m not so sure about the voice acting. 

        • Exkaiser

          Cross Edition has the same voice acting.

    • kupomogli

      Which you, me, anyone, will never see in English.  The only reason we ever saw Tales of Phantasia in English is because Nintendo bought the rights to publish it on GBA.  Namco had nothing to do with it. That, and a fan translation.

  • Suicunesol

    A “Tales of” game without “Tales of” in the title? *shock*

    • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

      Can it be true!?!

    • AzureNova

      Oh snap! O_O

    • malek86

      I don’t think it’s Tales. Maybe something entirely different.

    • http://twitter.com/Megawarrior345 Elle

      it’s probably not a tales game but a card or some flop cell phone game.

  • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

    Sounds like a Tales based fighting game spinoff to me.

    • kupomogli

      Tales of VS.  It has Tales characters from all series, not just Phantasia, so I doubt this one is a fighting game spinoff.

      • http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=2704923 Buntar0

        Yeah, makes sense. I totally forgot about that one.

  • Souji Tendou

    Will this be a remake of Tales of Phantasia? I sincerely hope so but, seeing BaMco past record with ToP, I dunno. :/

    • Exkaiser

      Tales of Heroes of Phantasia Full Voice Cross Edition f: Director’s Cut 3D.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

        Turbo HD Remix.

        • malek86

          Tales of Heroes of Phantasia Full Voice Cross Edition f: Director’s Cut 3D Turbo HD Remix seems cool, but I’ll wait for the GOTY Edition.

          • Exkaiser

            Eh, wait until they patch in the extra characters from Super Tales of Heroes of Phantasia Full Voice Cross Edition f: Director’s Cut 3D Turbo HD Remix Arcade Edition.

          • kupomogli

            Don’t you mean Super Tales of Heroes of Phantasia Full Voice Cross Edition f: Director’s Cut 3D Turbo HD Remix Other Console Edition.  It has to be released on arcade to be arcade edition :P.

          • Exkaiser

            @kupomogli:disqus Tell that to Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition.

            Or are you trying to imply that they aren’t going to release an Arcade version of Super Tales of Heroes of Phantasia Full Voice Cross Edition f: Director’s Cut 3D Turbo HD Remix? Because they totally are.

  • http://twitter.com/madaraki Prof Madaraki

    A new game with Arche being the heroine would be A+.

  • landlock

    Whatever happen to Sword of Legendia for the Wii?

  • http://twitter.com/RyougaSaotome Elliot Gay

    Tales of Phantasia is one of my favorite RPGs. As much as I’ve loved the quasi-remakes we’ve seen in the last ten years, I would LOVE a true remake, rebuilt from the ground-up.

    Probably a pip dream though.

  • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

    I don’t think so. :/ Phantasia is a pretty common name that’s not specific to the Tales series. Not only that, but i think every Tales game, spin-off or not, has a “Tales of” tacked on.

    • Caligula

      Well, yes, but considering Phantasia has been used pretty much exclusively by Namco in respect to the Tales series, I don’t think it’s entirely unreasonable that this one is a Tales game.

      In any case, I wonder how Tales of Phantasia fares on the list of “most ported/remade/milked” games.

      • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne

        Could be. But I’d be more interested in a new IP than just another port of ToP. Not that I dislike Phantasia, it’s just that I’d like to see something new.

        • Caligula

          Oh, I’m not disagreeing with you there.  I think the number of times they’ve rehashed is kind of ridiculous at this point.  The game wasn’t even that interesting to begin with, imo.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/SplashdownTiger STiger

    Watch it be a Tales of Mobile game.

    • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

      Or a social one.

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        They already announced a social tales of games before

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    I dont think it’s related to tales, i mean, even spin off have “tales of” in their names

  • PrinceHeir

    another Tales not coming overseas :P

  • axess707

    Nothing wrong with more Cless.

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