News – Tales of the Abyss Gets Release Date

July 4, 2011 by  
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Namco Bandai’s 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss now has a release date of the 10th November.

Tales of the Abyss was previously a PS2 title, though this paticular version marks the first time that it has appeared in Europe.

Along with all the expected 3D magic, you can expect all the usual Tales series hallmarks: an action driven combat system, likable characters and anime style visuals. It also employs the touch screen of the system, allowing you to quickly select your abilities.

The story focusses on Luke Von Fabre, who was kidnapped seven years ago, leaving him with no memories of his life before (now where have I heard that one before?) and as a result he has as a precaution been kept in his palace. Unsurprisingly he has little knowledge of the outside world, but as is typical for the genre, he’ll end up having to save the damn thing, alongside a host of other colourful characters.

For our thoughts on some of the past entries in the series, you can read my Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World or Chris’s Tales of Vesperia review.