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Tales Of The Abyss 3D Coming Out This Fall

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Tales of the Abyss 3D was one of the first games announced for the 3DS but then things got oddly silent on the title, with some wondering if it would actually see a release outside of Japan. Well, have no fear, because the latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine confirms that the game is on its way to US shores later this year.

Though Nintendo Power didn't specify when we'll be playing Tales of the Abyss 3D on our 3DS, it seems Amazon may have leaked that information. The Amazon description for the first issue of the Tales of the Abyss manga, which has since been removed, included the line "This series premiere will also match that of franchise's RPG title debut on Nintendo 3DS." The first issue of the manga is scheduled for August 16, which isn't too long after the game's June 30 release in Japan.

Tales of the Abyss on PS2 is easily one of my absolute favorite JRPGs, right up there with Skies of Arcadia, Grandia II, and Lost Odyssey. The story and pacing are great, the combat feels like a more evolved Super Smash Bros, and it has Guy, who is pretty much amazing. No, unfortunately he isn't actually a gay character, but that didn't stop me from developing a serious crush on him when I played Tales of the Abyss back in 2006.

Boyhood fantasies aside, expect a more official release date for Tales of the Abyss 3D, and possibly some Tales of Graces F localization news, from E3 in June.

3 Comments

Nexus said:

Still waiting for a game that actually warrants my purchase of the 3DS.
I got it almost half-priced, but I don't care for any of the titles out at the moment.

And I can't be bothered with rereleases of games I already possess like Tales of the Abyss.

These ridiculously numerous remakes of titles which are still easilly enough obtainable through Amazon or eBay are just another symptom of the industry's complete and utter lack of original ideas.
I think we only need to look at the 3DS version of Devil Survivor. A game that is only something like a year or two old. ¬_¬

NaviFairy said:

I think it's more an issue of dev kits not going out in time for most studios to make an original game for launch. They want to make something for the new system, but don't have the development time to make something new that will be out this early.

BrookeTF said:

If you wanna play a Tales Of game with gay characters, go for Vesperia. The lead couple, Yuri and Estelle, don't so much get together as Yuri constantly has intimate, suggestive scenes with his old soldier childhood friend Flynn, and black mage girl Rita clearly develops a crush on Estelle (the pairing even gets an in-game name!). X3 I love it!

Will probably be getting this game, as I like the Tales series - Though they still have yet to have a game with a female lead (not counting the shy magical female sidekick the hero usually meets and falls in love with), it's ALWAYS a guy with a sword. I'd just like to see them be a bit braver for once. But what can you do, I guess.

This is good because I never owned a PS2 and Tales games rarely ever make it to Australia. It may be another port for the 3DS, but hey - Atleast it's not as lazy as Rayman 3D.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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