Tales of the World: Tactics Union Trailer Shows The New Combat System

By Ishaan . June 27, 2012 . 11:00am

Namco Bandai are taking Tales to phones. Tales of the World: Tactics Union is a strategy RPG for Android devices, featuring characters from several different Tales titles. Today, Namco shared a first trailer for the game:



Tales of the World: Tactics Union takes place in a world callled Revaria. Namco had new character portraits created for the game and will release it on July 2nd for Android phones through mobile phone provider KDDI au.

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  • KuroiKen

    Hmm, is it free, or paid? If free – getting ASAP from jpn android store, if paid, well, depends on the price

    • malek86

      Chances are it’s gonna be free in itself, but you can only access it by paying a monthly subscription to KDDI’s Smartpass service (which is 390 yen a month).

      I don’t even know if you can have a subscription with any phone. It could be like GREE, where you can’t make an account unless you have a japanese smartphone.

      • RaikageV

        A monthly subscription? If the game doesn’t need to connect to their servers, we could actually play it if someone would upload it.

      • KuroiKen

        Does having a “japanese smartphone” mean having a japanese operator? If it’s that, then there’s tonns of apps on android that let you make the market or an app think that your operator is just anyone.¬†This requires you to have root rights on your phone, which is pretty easy nowadays.
        If it’s somehow more complex then I dunno.

        Alternatively, there’s a nice emulator for android apps(games, specifically) for PC, which will probably run the game fine, since most games run good. It also allows you to emulate a specifical type of phone, and of course you can spoof which operator you have.

        • malek86

          I’m not really sure. I guess you could try yourself and see. It’s too much hassle for me. Even though my phone is rooted and modified for better performance, I’m not about to mess with operators and stuff.

          And besides, you’d still need to pay the monthly fee. Seems not worth it to me.

  • klkAlexar

    Ahh, too bad, I wanted to play this. What are the chances of this getting localized? 

    • Brandon001

      0% chance is my guess

  • Learii

    i don’t like tactics but i get it since is Tales game i guess

  • Benny Tormoes

    Lazy Bamco. Literally everything from this game except the two new Mormo clones and the “new” 2d portraits are ripped straight out of RM3. They couldn’t even bother making Xillia models. The Andriod is on par with the PSP as far as I know, and the animations look substantially worse? For shame.

    • KuroiKen

      For an Android device to be on par with PSP, either the game would need to be developed for specifical phone, or the phone must be n-times more powerful than PSP, to get PSP like performance.
      Obviously, making the game optimized for only one phone isn’t gonna work, so…

  • Luis Camargo

    A tear of envy. I want to play it =(
    I just hope they eventually port it to PSN as a better version, then I can get to play it.

  • Prinnydoom

    And still they have the most un-impressive blast caliber for Asbel- Stampede strike -____- Here’s a thought how about lunar requiem for a change.

    • Nitraion

      Gotta agree… but that moves looks much much cooler in original game… XD

  • Kuhile Brodeur

    Sixteen characters and 1/4th of them are from Abyss. Seems a little unfair to Stahn and Kyle. Of course, it makes sense since many people in this generation don’t know a lot about the characters from before Symphonia. But one day I’d love to see every tales character in a single SRPG like this. That’s one of my many video game based themes. But not on Android. On PS3…or whatever number the PS is on.

  • I’m getting the (Fon Master) Ion from AT&T soon, yay! Too bad the game is in Japanese, boo!

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