Namco Bandai is bringing the Tales of characters you know and love into a crossover tactics game, but you won’t find Tales of the World: Tactics Union on a console or handheld system. This Tales game is made for Android and it will be distributed by cell phone service provider KDDI.
Like other Tales of the World titles, this game has a handful of familiar characters. So far, these characters are confirmed for Tactics Union:
Lloyd Irving from Tales of Symphonia
Norma Beatty from Tales of Legendia
Guy Cecil from Tales of the Abyss
Natalia L.K. Lanvaldear from Tales of the Abyss
Rubia Natwick from Tales of Tempest
Flynn Scifo from Tales of Vesperia
Sophie from Tales of Graces
Asbel Lhant from Tales of Graces
Two new mascot characters were made for Tales of the World: Tactics Union. Terun looks like a star and Nahato has a moon head. Famitsu has artwork for both characters here.
Tales of the World: Tactics Union uses touchscreen controls for moving characters on the battlefield. The game will be free to play with downloadable items available for purchase. Users will also need to subscribe to KDDI’s Smartpass program to access the game, which costs an additional 390 yen ($5) per month.
Tales of the World: Tactics Union comes out on July 2nd.