List of Tales media

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Tales is a video game series published by Namco and primarily developed by Namco Tales Studio. Since it debuted in Japan in 1995 with Tales of Phantasia, the series has become one of Namco's (now Bandai Namco) flagship RPG franchises, with several releases in Japan, and some localized for North America and Europe. The series later branched out into multiple game genres, such as tactics games or MMORPGs, and other types of media, such as televised anime. Since its debut on the Super Famicom, the series has had titles released for nearly every major platform, including the PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, and PC. As of December 2007, the series has sold over ten million copies.[1]

Currently, fourteen games have been released that are a part of the main ("Mothership") series, with over seventeen spin-offs or related titles ("Escort") and four animated productions released. Several titles within the series have been ported or remade for other systems, while one has had a "Director's Cut" rerelease. More than half of the games, both Mothership and Escort Titles, have their own "Characteristic Genre", a short "Genre" label that in addition to labeling them as RPGs, illustrates a particular storyline theme or noteworthy aspect of that game. Most titles within the main series take place in their own individual worlds with original characters, though some titles in the series, such as Tales of Destiny 2, take place in the same universe as one or more games. The following is a list of the games or media in the franchise, their original release dates, characteristic genre names, development teams, systems, the regions they were released in, and the original release date for each region.

Video games[edit]

Mothership titles[edit]

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Phantasia December 15, 1995 March 6, 2006 (Game Boy Advance) March 31, 2006 (Game Boy Advance) Legendary RPG, Embellished With Voices (声が彩る、伝説のRPG Koe ga irodoru, densetsu no RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on Super Famicom.
  • remake on PlayStation released in 1998.
  • PlayStation remake ported to Game Boy Advance (2003), PlayStation Portable (titled Tales of Phantasia: Full Voice Edition, 2006), and Mobile Phones (titled Tales of Phantasia Mobile, 2010).[2]
  • Port included in Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (titled Tales of Phantasia: Cross Edition, PlayStation Portable, 2010).
  • The Super Famicom version does not have a Characteristic Genre Name.
  • Genre of PlayStation remake and Game Boy Advance port is Legendary RPG (伝説のRPG Densetsu no RPG?).
  • Genre of PlayStation Portable port (Full Voice Edition) is Legendary RPG, Embellished With Voices (声が彩る、伝説のRPG Koe ga irodoru, densetsu no RPG?).
  • PlayStation version is a full remake with updated graphics and gameplay, and additional content.
  • Game Boy Advance port added content, Full Voice Edition added fully voiced cutscenes and updated sprites, Cross Edition features updated sprites and gameplay, and additional content.
  • Developed by Wolfteam and Namco, remake by Telenet Japan and Namco, ports by Namco Tales Studio.
Tales of Destiny December 23, 1997 September 30, 1998 None RPG of Destiny (運命のRPG Unmei no RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation.
  • Remake for PlayStation 2 released in 2006
  • Director's Cut of remake released in 2008.
  • Genre of remake is RPG Called Destiny (運命という名のRPG Unmei to iu na no RPG?).
  • Genre of Director's Cut is One More RPG Called Destiny (もうひとつの運命という名のRPG Mou hitotsu no unmei to iu na no RPG?).
  • PlayStation 2 version is a full remake with updated graphics and gameplay, and additional content.
  • Director's Cut fixed bugs and added content.
  • Developed by Telenet Japan and Namco, Remake and Director's Cut developed by Namco Tales Studio (Team Destiny).
Tales of Eternia November 30, 2000 September 10, 2001 February 10, 2006 (PlayStation Portable) RPG of Eternity and Bonds (永遠と絆のRPG Eien to kizuna no RPG?)
Notes:
  • Known as Tales of Destiny II in North America.
  • Released on PlayStation.
  • Port for PlayStation Portable released in 2005.[3]
  • Port corrected battle effects, corrected bugs, and added videos.
  • Developed by Telenet Japan and Namco, port developed by Namco Tales Studio.
Tales of Destiny 2 November 28, 2002 None None RPG to Release Destiny (運命を解き放つRPG Unmei wo tokihanatsu RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation 2.
  • Port for PlayStation Portable released in 2007.
  • Port added content and fixed bugs.
  • Developed by Telenet Japan and Namco (Team Destiny), port developed by Namco Tales Studio.
Tales of Symphonia August 29, 2003 July 13, 2004 November 19, 2004 To Resonate With You RPG (君と響きあうRPG Kimi to hibikiau RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on Nintendo GameCube.
  • Port for PlayStation 2 released in 2004.
  • Port added content and fixed bugs.
  • Original and port developed by Namco Tales Studio (Team Symphonia).
Tales of Rebirth December 16, 2004 None None RPG Where You Will Be Reborn (君が生まれ変わるRPG Kimi ga umarekawaru RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation 2.
  • Port for PlayStation Portable released in 2008.
  • Port added content and fixed bugs.
  • Developed by Namco Tales Studio (Team Destiny), port developed by Namco Tales Studio.
Tales of Legendia August 25, 2005 February 7, 2006 None RPG Where Bonds Spin Legends (絆が伝説を紡ぎだすRPG Kizuna ga densetsu wo tsumugidasu RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation 2.
  • Developed by Namco (Project MelFes).
Tales of the Abyss December 15, 2005 October 10, 2006 November 25, 2011 (Nintendo 3DS) RPG to Discover the Meaning of Life (生まれた意味を知るRPG Umareta imi wo shiru RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of Innocence December 6, 2007 None None RPG to Tie Thoughts Together (想いを繋ぐRPG Omoi wo tsunagu RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of Vesperia August 7, 2008 August 26, 2008 June 26, 2009 RPG to Enforce "Justice" (「正義」を貫き通すRPG "Seigi" wo tsuranukitōsu RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on Xbox 360.
  • Port for PlayStation 3 released in 2009.
  • Port added content and fixed bugs.
  • Original and port developed by Namco Tales Studio.
Tales of Hearts December 18, 2008 November 11, 2014
(Tales of Hearts R only)
November 14, 2014
(Tales of Hearts R only)
RPG to Meet the Heart (心と出会うRPG Kokoro to deau RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of Graces December 2, 2009 March 13, 2012
(Tales of Graces f only)
August 31, 2012
(Tales of Graces f only)
RPG to Discover the Strength to Protect (守る強さを知るRPG Mamoru tsuyosa wo shiru RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on Wii.
  • Port for PlayStation 3 (titled Tales of Graces F) released in 2010.[dated info][4]
  • Port added content.
  • Developed by Namco Tales Studio.
Tales of Xillia September 8, 2011 August 6, 2013 August 9, 2013 RPG of Unwavering Convictions (揺るぎなき信念のRPG Yuruginaki shinnen no RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of Xillia 2 November 1, 2012 August 19, 2014 August 22, 2014 RPG where Choices Spin the Future (選択が未来を紡ぐRPG Sentaku ga Mirai wo Tsumugu RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of Zestiria January 22, 2015 2015 2015 RPG of Passion that Illuminates the World (世界を点灯情熱のRPG Sekai o tentō jōnetsu no RPG?)
Notes:

Escort Titles[edit]

Tales of the World, Narikiri Dungeon, Radiant Mythology[edit]

Games that are a part of the Tales of the World, Narikiri Dungeon, and/or Radiant Mythology series.

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon November 10, 2000 None None Dungeon RPG (ダンジョンRPG Danjon RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on Game Boy Color.
  • Spin-off sequel to Tales of Phantasia.
  • Remake for PlayStation Portable (titled Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X) was released in 2010.
  • Genre of PlayStation Portable remake is RPG to Face Reality (真実に向き合うRPG Shinjitsu ni mukiau RPG?).
  • PlayStation Portable version is a full remake with updated graphics and gameplay, voices, and additional content.
  • PlayStation Portable version includes enhanced port of Tales of Phantasia (titled Tales of Phantasia: Cross Edition).
  • Original developed by Telenet Japan, remake developed by Namco Tales Studio.
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 October 25, 2002 None None Cosplay RPG (コスプレRPG Kosupure RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of the World: Summoner's Lineage March 7, 2003 None None Fantasy Simulation RPG (ファンタジーシミュレーションRPG Fantajī shimyurēshon RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on Game Boy Advance.
  • Spin-off sequel to Tales of Phantasia.
  • Developed by Namco.
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 January 6, 2005 None None Cosplay S-RPG (コスプレS-RPG Kosupure S-RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology December 21, 2006 July 17, 2007 September 7, 2007 RPG For Your Sake (きみのためのRPG Kimi no tame no RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 January 29, 2009 None None RPG For Your Sake (君のためのRPG Kimi no tame no RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 February 10, 2011 None None RPG For Your Sake (君のためのRPG Kimi no tame no RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of the World: Dice Adventure April 26, 2012 None None None
Notes:
  • Released on Web browser.
  • Developed by Namco Bandai Games.
Tales of the World: Tactics Union July 2, 2012 None None None
Notes:
  • Released on Android and iOS.
  • Developed by Namco Bandai Games.
Tales of the World: Reve Unitia October 23, 2014 None None None
Notes:
  • Released on Nintendo 3DS.
  • Developed by Namco Bandai Games.

Original[edit]

Basically independent of other titles, titles with original worlds and characters are organized here.

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of the Tempest October 26, 2006 None None RPG that Awakens the Soul (魂を呼び覚ますRPG Tamashii wo yobisamasu RPG?)
Notes:

Compilations[edit]

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles October 10, 2013 February 25, 2014 February 28, 2014 None
Notes:

Spin-off Sequels[edit]

Games that are sequels to mothership titles, but are not considered to be one themselves, and are not a part of the Tales of the World, Narikiri Dungeon, or Radiant Mythology series.

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World June 26, 2008 November 11, 2008 November 12, 2009 RPG to Believe in Resonating Hearts (響き合う心を信じるRPG Hibiki au kokoro wo shinjiru RPG?)
Notes:
  • Released on Wii.
  • Spin-off sequel to Tales of Symphonia.
  • Developed by Namco Tales Studio.

Non-RPG Spin-off[edit]

Games that are not of the role-playing game genre but features characters and settings from the Tales series.

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of VS. August 6, 2009 None None N/A
Notes:
  • Released on PlayStation Portable.
  • Crossover Fighting game featuring 35 characters from 13 past games from the Tales series.
  • Contains an additional mini-game called Tales of Wallbreaker which features traditional 2D
    gameplay with additional characters not featured in the main game.
  • Developed by Matrix Software.
Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave February 23, 2012 None None N/A
Notes:

Fan Disk[edit]

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Fandom Vol.1 January 31, 2002 None None None
Notes:
Tales of Fandom Vol.2 June 28, 2007 None None None
Notes:

Online[edit]

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Eternia Online March 3, 2006 None None None
Notes:
  • Released on PC.
  • MMORPG.
  • Service ended on March 31, 2007.

Tales of Mobile[edit]

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Tactics February 16, 2004 None None None
Notes:
Tales of Breaker January 31, 2005 None None None
Notes:
Tales of Commons October 14, 2005 None None RPG to Walk Alongside a Changing World and Trusting Thoughts (変わりゆく世界 信じる想い 共に歩んでゆくRPG Kawari yuku sekai shinjiru omoi tomo ni ayunde yuku RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of Tactics Gaiden November 16, 2005 None None None
Notes:
Tales of Wahrheit June 21, 2006 None None RPG To Find the Meaning of Living (生きる意味を見つけるRPG Ikiru imi wo mitsukeru RPG?)
Notes:
Tales of the World: Material Dungeon January 31, 2008 None None Outfit Change RPG (着せ替えRPG Kisekae RPG?)

Spin-offs[edit]

Games that are not from the mothership nor escort titles, but are considered to have similar gameplay from the two.

Game Original release date Characteristic Genre Name
Japan North America PAL region
Keroro RPG: Kishi to Musha to Densetsu no Kaizoku March 4, 2010 None None None
Notes:
  • Released on Nintendo DS.
  • Spin-off of the Tales Series based on the Sgt. Frog Franchise.
  • Developed by Namco Tales Studio.

Other Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

Title Original Run
Japan North America PAL region
Tales of Eternia: The Animation January 8, 2001 – March 26, 2001 None None
Notes:
  • Loosely based on game.
Tales of Phantasia: The Animation November 25, 2004 – February 24, 2006 January 16, 2007 None
Notes:
Tales of Symphonia: The Animation June 8, 2007 – October 23, 2012[5] None None
Notes:
  • OVA.
  • Final Episode unreleased.
Tales of the Abyss October 4, 2008 – March 28, 2009 October 11, 2011 None
Notes:
Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike October 3, 2009 June 26, 2012 January 7, 2011
Notes:

Radio[edit]

Title Original Run
Japan North America PAL region
Tales Ring N/A None None
Tales of the Radio N/A None None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tales Series Sales Top 10 Million Mark". Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. ^ 中野信二 (2008-03-16). "Tales of Phantasia Mobile". Watch Impress. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Tales of Eternia (Data)". Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  4. ^ a b Anoop Gantayat (July 28, 2010). "Tales of Graces, New Tales Game Set for PS3". Andriasang. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Tales of Symphonia OVA Sequel Series Green-Lit". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 

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