Tales of Abyss 3DS - New Details

#1 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -

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.

Via NeoGaf

#2 Posted by ProfessorK (819 posts) -

Looks great, now give me  a .hack on 3DS with some good online functionality (multiplayer, street pass, etc.) and I'm sold!

#3 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -
#4 Posted by JJOR64 (18912 posts) -

I'm definitely going to get this.  The last Tales game I played through was Vesperia and I'm ready for a new adventure.  Well, new to me anyways.

#5 Posted by SonicFire (821 posts) -

You know, I really like this one. For some reason more than the others. Could be that Bump of Chicken song....
#6 Posted by Hiashi (87 posts) -

I really did like this one. Probably my favorite of the tales games but I'm almost afraid to pick it up on 3DS. I remember it being quite long and just know I probably wouldn't have the time to play through it again even if I wanted to.

#7 Posted by Generic_username (592 posts) -

I really love the tales franchise. I missed this one at its original release, so I plan to get this one when it comes out. I do wish they would go back on the "no new features" thing. Even a typical extra dungeon that they put into every single RPG gone portable would be nice. But.. I guess tales game usually have a dungeon that follows that format already. Does this one already have something like the EX dungeon from Vesperia or the Underworld from Symphonia?
#8 Posted by Cathryn (545 posts) -

Super excited about this game! I have the PS2 version, but have never gotten around to playing it -- the 3DS version might just make it off my pile of shame.

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#9 Posted by Hailinel (23948 posts) -

My Tales experiences have been mixed. Some of the games I've played were fairly fun, while others were just dull. I've never tried Abyss, though, so maybe this 3DS remake will sit well with me.

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#10 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -
#11 Posted by RuneseekerMireille (325 posts) -

I will be pre-ordering this! I'm a huge Tales fangirl! Love their games!

@Hailinel: Have you tried Tales of Rebirth? I feel it has one of the best combat systems in a Tales game. Far more tactical than the rest. Also has a pretty serious racism story. Maybe give that a try?

#12 Posted by Hailinel (23948 posts) -

@RuneseekerMireille said:

I will be pre-ordering this! I'm a huge Tales fangirl! Love their games!

@Hailinel: Have you tried Tales of Rebirth? I feel it has one of the best combat systems in a Tales game. Far more tactical than the rest. Also has a pretty serious racism story. Maybe give that a try?

No, I haven't. Maybe I should try to find that one.

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#13 Posted by Chop (1994 posts) -

I still have some weird impulse to buy Tales games even though I don't enjoy them anymore. Abyss was probably the last one I actually had some fun with but...fehhhhhh. Damn childhood nostalgia causing me to waste money on shit I don't like.

#14 Posted by SMTDante89 (2550 posts) -

According to Game Informer, the US will get it on February 14, 2012.

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