Tales of the World: Tactics Union

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Tales of the World: Tactics Union
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Developer(s) Bandai Namco Games, Jupiter[1]
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Series Tales
Platform(s) Android, iOS
Release date(s) Android
  • JP: January 10, 2013[3]
Genre(s) Tactical RPG
Mode(s) Single-player

Tales of the World: Tactics Union (テイルズ オブ ザ ワールド タクティクス ユニオン Teiruzu Obu Za Warudo: Takutikusu Yunion?) is a tactical role-playing game released for Android mobile devices by Bandai Namco Games.[4][5] It is a spinoff of the Tales series of video games. It was released on July 2, 2012 in Japan, with no announcement towards release in English speaking regions.[6] In January 2013, the game was ported to the iOS platform, and in October 2014, a 3DS version entitled Tales of the World: Reve Unitia was released as well.[3]


The game plays in the same vein as most tactical role-playing games, such as Final Fantasy Tactics, where the player moves a party of characters across a grid to fight an opposing party.[7] The game is controlled entirely through touch screen input.[8] Prior to starting a battle, characters are customized with different equipment and skills, the latter of which consume "mystic point" when used in battle, but replenish over time.[7]

As battles progress, different characters develop "favoribility ratings" for other characters, which can either lead to status bonuses, characters attacking together when near one another, or revealing special conversations.[7]


Like all of the games in the Tales of the World sub-series, the game features crossover appearances of characters from other games in the main series of Tales games.[9] However, the game features an original story, featured in a new land named "Revaila",[9] and two new characters, named "Terun" and "Nahato".[5]


The game was formally announced by Bandai Namco Games in May 2012, for release on July 2, 2012 release.[9] While being announced as a free-to-play game, it supports in-game purchases for things such as equipment or moves,[5] and requires a paid monthly subscription to the KDDI’s Smartpass program.[6] Downloadable content was made available in the weeks after the game's initial release, including an extra level, "Trembling Grove", and additional characters from Tales of Innocence and Tales of Vesperia.[10]

The game was developed to be simple, for casual players not familiar with games of the genre.[8]


  1. ^ "Tales of the World: Tactics Union". Jupiter's Website. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  2. ^ Ishaan . June 27, 2012 . 11:00am (2012-06-27). "Tales of the World: Tactics Union Trailer Shows The New Combat System". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Tales Of The World: Tactics Union Moves To iPhone And Android". siliconera. 11 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tales of the World: Tactics Union". GameSpot.com. 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ a b c "Namco Bandai's RPG Tales of the World: Tactics Union will be out in July as an Android exclusive | Tales of the World: Tactics Union news | Android". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ a b Spencer . May 14, 2012 . 10:47pm (2012-05-14). "Tales Of Tactics RPG Coming In July, But Only For Android Devices". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  7. ^ a b c "Tales of the World Tactics Union Screens and Gameplay Details". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  8. ^ a b "Tales of the World Smartphone Game's Promo Streamed - Interest". Anime News Network. 2012-06-27. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  9. ^ a b c "Tales of the World Tactics Union Screens and Details". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ Spencer . July 25, 2012 . 2:15am (2012-07-25). "Tales Of The World: Tactics Union Adds Guests From Vesperia And Innocence". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 

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