The latest issue of Nintendo Power details some new information on the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss. The 2005 PS2 RPG is heading to the 3DS later this year and will receive a North American release just like the original.
The team has been working hard recreating the experience for 3DS, squeezing as much as they from the machine to maintain high quality assets. Every part of the game, except the animated cut-scenes, have been tweaked to improve performance and keep the quality bar high. The game will see tweaks to control scheme, but no new content additions, weapons or areas. There are also no wireless features - online, StreetPass etc. The team have discussed a sequel to Abyss but nothing is concrete. Producer Yoshizumi hopes to localise more Tales games in the future into English.