Tales of the World: Dice Adventure

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Tales of the World: Dice Adventure
Developer(s) Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Series Tales
Platform(s) Web browser
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Board game, roleplaying game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Tales of the World: Dice Adventure is a web browser-based board game in the Tales series of video games.[2] It was released on April 26, 2012, in Japanese language only, though it is playable in any region with a Namco Bandai ID.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The game plays as a roleplaying game and board game hybrid.[3] The player rolls virtual dice to determine how much a character moves across the board.[1][4] Through the course of traversing the board, the player can form parties with other characters, experience story events, and even participate in battles.[5] As with all of the games in the Tales of the World subseries, the game is a crossover video game, containing many characters from the main series of Tales video games.[1] The characters are presented in a cutesy, "chibi" style, reminiscent of how Final Fantasy characters were recreated for the Nintendo 3DS video game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.[5]

The game follows the free-to-play business model,[6] where the game allows a player to play entirely for free, but with the option of buying in-game items with real-life money.[3] The only requirement is to have, or sign up for, a Bandai Namco ID, to sign in to the game.[1] Additionally, Namco Bandai separately released snack food for purchase that contained serial codes for downloading additional content to the game.[1]

The game received special animation created by production studio A-1 Pictures, the same studio has made videos for the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Valkyria Chronicles, and The Idolmaster series of video games and anime.[3][7]

Development[edit]

The game was first revealed in December 2011, both at the Jump Festa event, and in the respective issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump.[5][8] The game initially set towards a "Spring 2012"[4] release window before ultimately being released on April 26, 2012.[1] The game also offers Smartphone support.[8][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Spencer . April 26, 2012 . 12:14am (2012-04-26). "Tales Of The World: Dice Adventure Goes Live, Here's How You Can Play It". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Namco's Tales series going on a browser-based 'Dice Adventure'". Engadget. 
  3. ^ a b c Spencer . December 19, 2011 . 2:01am (2011-12-19). "Tales RPG Series Rolls The Dice On Board Game Adaptation". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  4. ^ a b McElroy, Griffin (2011-12-12). "Namco's Tales series going on a browser-based 'Dice Adventure'". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  5. ^ a b c "Namco Bandai Announces Tales Browser Game". Andriasang.com. 2011-12-11. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  6. ^ "Namco to introduce Tales of browser title". VG247. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Tales of the World Dice Adventure First Trailer". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  8. ^ a b c "Tales of the Heroes, Tales of the World Game Videos Posted - Interest". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 

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