By Spencer . November 20, 2011 . 11:30pm
Namco Bandai announced the Tales Studio will no longer be a separate entity. Tales Studio was previously run as a fully owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Group. Pending board approval on November 29, Tales Studio will be dissolved and absorbed into Namco Bandai Games starting on January 1, 2012.
While Namco Bandai did not announced a reason for absorbing Tales Studio, this does not necessarily mean the end of the Tales series. Tales of Innocence R for PlayStation Vita is slated for release on January 26, 2012. Tales of the Heroes: Twin Braves, an action spinoff for PSP, will come out on February 23, 2012. Namco Bandai also has plans to release Tales of Graces f for PlayStation 3 next year.
Namco Bandai has other internal teams like Project ACES (Ace Combat), Project Soul (Soulcalibur), and a Tekken team. Perhaps, Tales team would function like these other groups instead of a separate studio.