Tales Of The World: Tactics Union Moves To iPhone And Android

By Spencer . January 11, 2013 . 3:51pm

talestactics-6Namco Bandai made a strategy RPG spinoff for the Tales series which features characters from a bunch of different titles. There game has Asbel from Tales of Graces f, Yuri from Tales of Vesperia, Luke from Tales of the Abyss, and you can’t have a Tales crossover game without Tales of Symphonia protagonist Lloyd Irving.


Tales of the World: Tactics Union has an original story and familiar mystic artes – now on a battlefield with a grid. You may remember this game before since Siliconera covered it last summer when Tactics Union was released exclusively for au smartphones. Now, you can buy Tales of the World: Tactics Union on iOS or Android for 800 yen ($9).


Tales of the World: Tactics Union on iTunes | Tales of the World: Tactics Union on Google Play


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  • Isshak Gravi

    Localization please!

  • ElRobotico

    I hope this game is localized for NA soon.

  • I hope that Namco Bandai takes a look at localizing this. I’m not sure about anyone else, but playing a Tales game (no matter what genre, though I do enjoy strategy RPGs) on an Android device would be awesome. At least I can acquire the Japanese version. Now excuse me as I go do just that (as long as it is not rejected by my tablet… again).

    Edit: I must now cry uncontrollably as the game is not supported by my Galaxy Tab 2. How awful my luck is.

    • malek86

      The game is not supported anywhere outside Japan. It’s not a compatibility problem, they must have region locked it.

      • Oh, that would make sense. However, my tablet is not supported by many apps out there so… this is just another one to add to that list.

  • tubers

    It only goes up from here for iOS and Android.

  • scratchbach

    I’d really love to play this in English!

  • Maumac77

    Wanted to buy it, but Google Play said it wasn’t compatible for my S3…… </3

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  • Demeanor

    Wow, must get, I hope it’s compatible with my 8G Ipod touch 4g!

  • Bobby Jennings

    So wait…we can buy it now?

  • YoshEE

    Seem interseting. Can’t wait to have them in english some day

  • Gangrelion

    Help! can’t find it at Google Play. What should I do?

  • So publishers went social/mobile because of lower development cost and more profit because the games are so cheap to make…and yet they’re STILL not localizing these title. Sheesh.

    • Elvick

      That would require effort.

      Can’t have that.

      • I don’t think it’s that simply explained. It’s a spinoff game with a completely different genre and playstyle; and Tactical RPGs are not known for speedy game flow. How many people would buy this game, even if it’s released in English? (Not to mention that, time and time again, it has been shown that the demands in the comments are hardly representative of the real market.)

        On other thing is that, being a crossover game, there’s always the obstacle of characters that have never been released officially in Western regions.

    • Ladius

      The game has just been released, they could very well translate it in the future, like companies like Kemco and Exe Create did for some of their smartphone jrpgs.

      That said, I can already see the “wtf, they’re translating a smartphone game while Tales of x and y are still in Japanese?!” reaction if they ever released this in English, since it’s the Tales fanbase we’re talking about.

      • Well you can’t satisfy idiots but I’m not strictly talking about this game. There are multiple interesting looking mobile games based on popular Japanese series that never get released here.

  • Göran Isacson

    Just gonna slide in here and add to the cries for localization. I wants it, oh yes I most certainly do.

  • Looks like you can only buy it if you are in Japan region (Android)

  • Ladius

    Seems like a nice spin-off, too bad it’s apparently region-locked (at least for my country’s Google Store).

  • Lester Paredes

    Oh, this looks promising. Wish i had a phone that could play games! And that I could read Japanese… Maybe they’ll bring it over and maybe on other systems too!

  • I would buy it if it were localized :3

  • Nitraion

    i wonder tales team someday making spin-off tales but on console version, not handheld or mobile…

  • Tiramii

    If this came out in English I’d totally buy it. Can never have too much Yuri or Flynn. >3<

  • fireemblembeast

    No xillia? Well anyways, looks awesome. I love tactics rpgs so I might pick this up one day…
    EDIT: Oh, my bad, it does have xillia :3

  • Instant buy, hands-down~

  • CirnoLakes

    Eh, I don’t care about iPhone support. I don’t like iDevices when I can avoid them. I’m also more of a console gamer and PC gamer than pad or phone user.

    Being on the Android means I can have it on my phone, though I really don’t much like phone gaming, at least it is with me everywhere. Also, if I ever get one of those stupid tablet devices it would be an Android one before any others. Also, best yet, if the Ouya ever comes out I can likely play it on that. Which is really the best reason to support Android over iOS.

    In general Android is just better than iOS devices. Sure, there are some nice iPhone cases and exclusive software. Which would be my main reasons for getting an iDevice. But the OS is much more locked up, much less tether friendly, is Apple owned, and the iTunes store is much less user friendly than Google Play. As in much friendlier to you downloading things multiple times to multiple devices than iTunes. And there’s a strong lack of region locking in Google Play which iTunes is loaded with. And in general Google Play is just a nicer store in comparison to iTunes, just with a sadly currently smaller selection.

    You can bet I now have this bookmarked on Google Play and will buy it soon.

  • CirnoLakes

    “Google Play is less region locked.”
    Not always, though. I just tried opening up the store and buying it on my phone.

    “Not available in your country”
    Well, not always.

    That’s disappointing, and pointless. Don’t you want my money, Namco?

    Any way around this? I want this game.

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