Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave
|Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave|
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up, Action|
Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (テイルズ オブ ザ ヒーローズ ツインブレイヴ Teiruzu Obu Hīrōzu Tsuin Bureivu) is an action beat 'em up, video game in the Tales series of games. It is considered an "escort title" (spinoff), and plays more similarly to the Dynasty Warriors game series. The game was released for the PlayStation Portable in Japan on February 23, 2012.
The game plays similarly to the Dynasty Warriors video game series. The premise of the game is to control characters from past Tales video games, and use them to fight large waves of enemies. In addition to using past game's protagonists, it is also possible to fight against past game's antagonists, and even unlock some to be played as in game.
A demo for the game was made available for the Japanese PlayStation Network on January 26, 2012, on the same day a demo of Tales of Innocence R was released. After the game's release, there was downloadable content for the game, in the form of new missions to play, but not through the PlayStation Store, but rather, a special Tales-related website.
|Cless Alvein||Tales of Phantasia|
|Chester Burklight||Tales of Phantasia|
|Stan Aileron||Tales of Destiny|
|Lion Magnus||Tales of Destiny|
|Reid Hershel||Tales of Eternia|
|Farah Oersted||Tales of Eternia|
|Kyle Dunamis||Tales of Destiny 2|
|Reala||Tales of Destiny 2|
|Lloyd Irving||Tales of Symphonia|
|Zelos Wilder||Tales of Symphonia|
|Veigue Lungberg||Tales of Rebirth|
|Tytree Crowe||Tales of Rebirth|
|Senel Coolidge||Tales of Legendia|
|Chloe Valens||Tales of Legendia|
|Luke Fon Fabre||Tales of the Abyss|
|Guy Cecil||Tales of the Abyss|
|Caius Qualls||Tales of the Tempest|
|Rubia Natwick||Tales of the Tempest|
|Ruca Milda||Tales of Innocence|
|Spada Belforma||Tales of Innocence|
|Emil Castagnier||Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World|
|Marta Lualdi||Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World|
|Yuri Lowell||Tales of Vesperia|
|Flynn Scifo||Tales of Vesperia|
|Shing Meteoryte||Tales of Hearts|
|Kohak Hearts||Tales of Hearts|
|Asbel Lhant||Tales of Graces|
|Cheria Barnes||Tales of Graces|
|Milla Maxwell||Tales of Xillia|
|Jude Mathis||Tales of Xillia|
|Elraine||Tales of Destiny 2|
|Schwartz||Tales of Legendia|
|Duke||Tales of Vesperia|
Reception and sales
The game topped the Japanese video game sales charts in its first week, selling 85,000 copies. However, these sales only represented a 69.47% sell-through rate for the game, and the game sold significantly less than recent spinoff Tales titles on the PlayStation Portable, such as 2009's Tales of VS. at 133,076 copies sold. Media Create felt this was due to the game containing less character interaction than most Tales games, and that some retailers had reported less interest from women as well.
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