Tales Of The World: Reve Unitia Is In Development For Nintendo 3DS

By Spencer . April 2, 2014 . 2:00am

image Bandai Namco Games is bringing their Tales tactics game to Nintendo 3DS. Jump magazine just announced Tales of the World: Reve Unitia which looks like it’s based on the smartphone game, Tales of the World. Both games take place in a Revaila, a world where dreams come true.


Lloyd from Tales of Symphonia, Asbel from Tales of Graces f, Meredy from Tales of Eternia, Jade from Tales of the Abyss, Natalia also from Tales of the Abyss, and Yuri from Tales of Vesperia will make appearances in the game.


Tales of Xillia 2 character designer Daigo Okumura created two new characters Terun, a timid person with green hair, and Nahato who has a big brother like personality. Tales Of The World: Reve Unitia’s main story will have full voice acting.

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  • John Diamond

    a handheld game based on a smartphone game?
    i was gonna say that was a new one until i remembered angry birds

    • DyLaN

      Million Arthur Vita.

      • ronin4life

        Puzzle and Dragon Z.
        I wonder how long we could make this reply list… ^ ,^

  • Ethan_Twain

    I’ve been waiting for Tales to show up on the 3DS again. A tactics game wasn’t what I had in mind, but that doesn’t mean this is a bad thing! Has anyone here played this? Is this a GOOD tactics game?

    Considering how well Puzzle and Dragon Z did on 3DS, I reckon this is only the first of several mobile phone to 3DS ports we see this coming year.

    • Yeah, I think we’re starting to see the results of that 15 million userbase in Japan, little by little. I’m interested to see what other smartphone titles end up making their way over. Iwata did say there were a number of developers proposing these kinds of projects.

      • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

        I’m interested too. Only time will tell.

    • Ladius

      Apparently this should be a new game with some ideas, assets and characters taken from the smartphone game (which in turn used some gameplay conventions previously seen in other Tales spin-offs) rather than a simple port, so we will have to wait further news (or its release) to have a clearer outlook.

  • Prinnydoom

    So its Tales tactics union for the 3DS………what else you got namco?

  • Zoozbuh

    Any kind of Tales on 3DS is good in my book. If this gets localised, I would most probably buy it. Been playing ‘Layton vs Ace Attorney’ lately, which has made me realise non-canon crossover spin-off titles aren’t always a bad thing!

  • MrJechgo

    Well, it’s not Radiant Mythology 4… but if it ends up like it, I’ll be ok with it ^_^

  • DyLaN

    Anyone have a larger ver of the pics of OCs drawn by Daigo?

    Let hope 3DS fares better in Bamco eyes so that we can get this too…. After Xillia 2/Zesty (assuming Zesty comes out first) ofc.

    • Spirit Macardi

      Really it’s up to Tales Studio, considering Namco as a company doesn’t bother to aid in the localization of the games.

      Unless possibly Nintendo themselves would be willing to lend a hand like with Symphonia.

  • CozyAndWarm

    Good to see the Tales series getting some more 3DS love (now about that Wii U…). Rev up those localization comments

  • Misty Dawson

    Yuri’s in it?! count me in!

    • 하세요

      He’s like, the top voted Tales protag in Japan I believe (at least like last year he was.), hence him being chosen in Project X Zone instead of the more West popular Lloyd.

      • Wappuli

        3 years in a row.
        Now he and Leon are in “hall of fame” status, so they cant be voted in future polls.

        • NeptuniasBeard

          And those were the only 3 that he was in. After that, all of Bamco’s executives gathered on Mt. Fuji and was all “we have to get rid of Yuri to give the others a chance”

          Or that’s how I like to imagine it :p

      • NeptuniasBeard

        Well Lloyd’s game sold more, but I’m pretty sure he’s not even the most popular character in his own game. Yuri’s still the most popular protagonist across the board.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    We may actually get a shot at this one. Voiceless of course. Though if it was fully voiced, I think they can get all the original VAs (except Lloyd’s of course, and maybe Yuri’s since Troy’s now a big shot lol)

    • Spirit Macardi

      Troy was willing to return for the movie though, and that was dubbed in Texas where VA work pays less than in LA. Plus he absolutely loves the character.

      And really I think Lloyd is more Brian Beacock’s role, considering he’s played him no less than three times at this point.

      • NeptuniasBeard

        Yeah, but Texas doesn’t believe in Unions. Or at least, doesn’t care for them. California on the other hand… Though I guess he can do whatever Yuri Lowenthal does to keep voicing non union work.

        • Spirit Macardi

          Troy’s what’s called fi-core, which means he’s free to work both union and non-union jobs as he sees fit. Same thing with Yuri Lowenthal and many other voice actors who have started in dub work.

          And yes, Texas is what’s known as a Right to Work state, meaning it bars places of employment from only hiring union members. And since SAG only lets its members take union jobs and it grants that title to jobs that hire union members only, its presence in Texas is pretty much null and void.

          • NeptuniasBeard

            You’re very knowledgable… super moe, siberian tiger person :p

  • Ladius

    I hope Namco will give this game a chance outside Japan, both Tales of the Abyss 3DS and Project X Zone sold well in the west (the latter surprisingly so, I was a bit shocked by the NPD leaks) and this game could probably do good, too, if its localization was handled smartly.

    • CozyAndWarm

      Everyone’s still waiting for Digimon Re:Digitize Decode. Namco’s been kinda dragging their feet with localizations lately.

  • Neophoton

    I was just hoping this would make it to 3DS or Vita months ago. I wonder how well received it was, didn’t pay attention to it due to being on mobile, but will likely invest into the 3DS port.

  • s07195

    Is this going to be an F2P release, or a paid version, I wonder? Paid would be nice…

  • Jettythesunfish

    A 3DS Tales game is nice and all but I doubt this will ever get localized…

    • Jormangund

      It would honestly be weirder if they DIDN’T localize this, considering they localized most other Tales games…

      • 하세요

        The last three PSP ones that were a collab of all of the series didn’t, granted those came out when the PSP started dying.

      • DyLaN

        We will have to see what Bamco/Baba thinks of 3DS since the reason none of the Vita Tales come over is poor sales of Vita.

        • ronin4life

          3ds is doing pretty well in the west, and has had genre success stories in FE:A and Bravely default. Plus, Project X Zone made it over…

          This should be strongly considered for localization.

        • The DS apparently didn’t get good enough sales for Bamco either, since those Vita games are remakes of DS games that were never localized.
          (I really wish those Vita games were localized, BTW…)

      • Jettythesunfish

        None of the DS Tales games got localized…

  • Kornelious

    I thought at first that we were Finnaly gonna get Radiant Mythology 3…..But I guess this is cool too, I hope it gets localized along with the Vita games….Please :(

  • HerosLight

    I saw a video on youtube for this, it looks ok.

    Though, I don’t think it would be localized. If it did, it would be voiceless (hope not) or it will keep the Japanese voices like Project X Zone.

  • fairysun

    Man, how come two of my favorite characters from Graces never make it to other ‘Tales of’ games?

    • AuraGuyChris

      I’m going to guess you mean Pascal and Sophie.

      • Anthony Birken

        But But….Malik Beam….

      • MrJechgo

        Sophie was in RM3, along with Cheria and Asbel.

      • RichyGaming

        Malik is cool in my book.

      • fairysun

        You almost got it right.

        They are Pascal and ….

    • Izzeltrioum

      Both Pascal and Hubert are Colosseum cameos in Hearts R.

  • Don

    i hope the real radiant mythology eventually reaches the vita.. though i have no qualms over strategy version of tales of games unless this’ll be a card game..

  • Spirit Macardi

    I was hoping they would make an actual mothership title (or at the very least an entirely unique entry) for the 3DS, but I guess this is at least a good step forward.

    As I’ve said before, it doesn’t make sense for Tales Studio to shackle itself to only one console brand. Just because one may have a bigger base attached to it doesn’t mean that there isn’t money to be made elsewhere. By branching out, you may end up finding brand new fans who are just as loyal as the current ones.

    • CozyAndWarm

      I’ve never understood this either. By Namco’s own admission Symphonia on GC is the best-selling Tales in the west by far, and Abyss on 3DS outsold the two Vita Tales games in Japan. Namco’s cutting out a lot of eager fans and extra profits.

      • Eder García

        this explains the situation of the Japanese industry right now: they are very loyal to the PS brand. this is the reason why the Vita sales are going up in Japan IMHO

        • Satori Satya

          The system is the one mostly benefiting from said loyalty, though.

          Vita hardware goes up but the games themselves have yet to catch up in a meaningful way.

          I guess these companies that are loyal to the brand, they’re hoping that the Vita’s user base will grow large enough for them to eventually start seeing the same business that Capcom, S-E or GunHo are already seeing on the 3DS.

          In this particular case, Namco is again trying to tap into the 3DS market. But they gotta remember that the Tales of games (released on Ninty’s systems) sell better in the WEST. So they better consider localizing this ‘new’ game.

          ^^^ EDITED the last part of my post to better explain what my point was.

          • But they gotta remember that the Tales of games sell better in the WEST.

            No, they really don’t. Western sales are nowhere near the amount they sell in Japan.

          • Satori Satya

            DOH! I didn’t come clear with my point there.

            I meant to say the games that have come out on Nintendo’s systems. They have mostly sold better in the West than in Japan. With some exceptions.

            So I was actually trying to give them a hint about localizing this game. If they expect to see some $$$ come their way in their latest venture on the 3DS.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      if they did they wouldn’t localize it like Heart and Innocence

      • Spirit Macardi

        Quite likely. I can’t hold it against them though, since Baba and his team’s main focus is on bringing over the home console entries. And since Namco as a company doesn’t help them any with the localization process it ends up being very time-consuming and typically prevents them from bringing over more than one game at a time.

        If they actually got some help, maybe we’d see smaller entries like this come over as well.

    • Spirit Macardi

      I just realized something: That one new character’s name is Nahato! That was the original name of Nahatomb in Klonoa Heroes before he became a literal living nightmare.

      I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if that’s a reference, considering Tales Studio consists of admitted fans, and it would hardly be the first time they’ve referenced that series.

      … And come to think of it, if Karol Capel is in this game too, then along with Asbel you’d have the seiyuu for Klonoa and Guntz together as well.

  • Oguri Murasaki

    I still want tales of Hearts~ either 3DS version or vita version

    • JuhRo

      The Vita remake is the bomb. One of the most fun Tales games I’ve played.. it’s like a revamped Tales of Graces battle system.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Bandai Namco is one day late for April Fools.

    But if they’re not joking…

    Oh god! Jade and Yuri! Yes.

  • Can we have a real next Tales of The World game for PS Vita some day? Or have they just moved to make these random “mobile” games instead?

  • Eder García

    in b4 “going to wait for the superior version on Vita, enjoy the beta”

    • MaximDualBlade

      People don’t say that here. At least I haven’t seen it. Except for Atelier and Disgaea

      • darke

        Soon we’ll start saying “going to wait for the Ace/Extreme/Delta version, enjoy the beta” to new hunting/action-JRPGs. :(

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This one looks interesting.^_^ Hope they will bring this game here. More Tales is always great.^_^

  • Timovisch

    Jade and Natalia? Hmmm…I don’t really mind but I’d prefer Luke and Guy. :P

  • Tactics game? Eh I might skip out on this one. The main reason i fell in love with tales is the LMBS system. Without it, it seems the tales soul is missing out the game.

  • akiko_sakuraba

    Can I please just ask that next time, you at least put a via link to the original article you took the image from? You also cut off the url that was watermarked on this image.

    I know I’m probably just going to get a negative response, but seriously, this is just journalist etiquette.

    • Two things:

      1. There is a link back to the original article. It was included when the article was posted last night.

      2. These scans are not the property of ANN. They are posted by a Twitter user named kazu4281, and I constantly see ANN taking his scans, watermarking them as their own, and posting them without crediting him.

      • akiko_sakuraba

        This was posted hours after ANN’s article.

        • All right, I stand corrected on that front. However, the fact of the matter is that these scans don’t belong to ANN, so watermarking them as such is extremely misleading.

          I understand wanting to direct traffic back to your site. We have problems with that, too. People use us as a source for lots of things but don’t link back. That said, watermarking something that we didn’t personally have a hand in isn’t something I’d be comfortable with.

          • akiko_sakuraba

            It’s not a matter of traffic- It’s a matter of other sites taking the image from the magazine ANN works hard and pays to obtain and not giving credit to the site that originally found it.
            And not just that, but the fact that ANN informed you of this lead- Just a simple via link would be satisfactory.

  • Mind0105A

    I will wait for – maybe in the future – PSvita version.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething


      • Mind0105A

        *Looking at TOI-R and TOH-R”
        I guess you’re right.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    My heart skipped a beat, I always known that the Tales of the world series would be on the 3DS next. but…not in Tactics form…

    • s07195

      RM4! RM4! RM4!

  • And long after that until it hits Vita~? lolol

    Kind of interesting, but I guess it’s obvious that the 3DS wouldn’t get a new, main series entry. ^u^
    (Which is kind of funny to me, because the DS was where Baba’s fav title was made.)

  • Hentailover

    And it’s not going to come out outside of japan(most likely) and 3ds is region locked… ugh, joy -_-

  • harmonyworld

    Is it too much to ask for the other two Tales of The World games for the PSP to be remade in a HD remix or something for the Vita
    Because I would love that!

  • When are they ever going to make these kinda game on console;

  • Yan Zhao

    I hope this one makes it oversea, we havent had a Tales spin-off game for a long time. With Tale’s track record lately, I hope it’s a no brainer…

  • chroma816

    I’m really hoping the increased US Vita sales and popularity of the series means they’ll bring over the Vita games.

  • celery

    Jade!!! <3 Those new characters look really cool, too!
    Oh my gosh I'm so excited for this! If this makes its way Stateside, this will definitely be a preorder-day one buy for me!

  • Anesia Hunter

    the question is if it would ever get localized.

  • Sentinel

    More Tales on Nintendo systems makes me a happy guy. Haven’t been able to play the series in a while thanks to PS3 hogging up all the good ones.

  • CirnoLakes

    I am pre-ordering this on Play-Asia as soon as it becomes available.

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