Tales of the Rays: Last Cradle is getting a second crossover with famed 1990s fantasy series Slayers. The new crossover will add Lina Inverse’s self-declared “greatest and strongest rival” Naga the Serpent. Xellos the Beastmaster also joins the playable cast [Thanks, Dengeki!].
Check out a teaser trailer for the Tales of the Rays x Slayers crossover below.
The trailer focuses on the Slayers characters’ appearances in Tales of the Rays, as well as the new character art. Besides adding Naga the Serpent and Xellos, the Tales of the Rays x Slayers crossover also adds costumes for Tales characters. A costume for Tales of Symphonia‘s Mithos mimics the look of Slayers‘ Hellmaster Fibrizo. Van from Tales of the Abyss puts on a coat worn by Chaos Dragon Garv.
The first Slayers crossover event will also be rerun via the game’s gacha banners. Players who missed out the last time have a new chance to snag Lina, Gourry, Amelia, and Zelgadis. A banner with Lina, Naga, and Xellos will also be available. Finally, Lina will receive her final Magic Mirror item during the second crossover.
The official account of Tales of the Rays also posted a lineup of the characters as rendered in the game’s engine.
— 【公式】テイルズ オブ ザ レイズ (@talesof_therays) December 20, 2022
Slayers is a 1995 anime series based on the classic 1990s light novel series by Hajime Kanzaka. The story follows Lina Inverse, a teenage sorceress and her companions. The show received several animated adaptations through the mid and late-1990s, and even a revival anime, Slayers Revolution, in 2007 and 2008.
The new Tales of the Rays x Slayers crossover event runs in Japan until January 10, 2023. The game is available on Android and iOS devices in Japan. The global edition of the game shut down service in May 2018.