Even though it didn’t have a strong presence at E3 Namco Bandai Games has Tales of the Abyss scheduled for a Q4 release later this year. Abyss refines the action oriented linear motion battle system by adding in the ability to run in any direction. While battles still take place on a straight line, players can hold down L2 to freely run in any direction. The protagonist in Tales of the Abyss is Luke who is destined to make prosperity reign in Kimuelasca. The Markt Empire kidnaps Luke when he is young and the event traumatizes Luke so he loses all of his memories. Now seventeen years old Luke is back in his family’s mansion and when a woman breaks into a mansion Luke falls right into destiny’s hand.