Just today, August 2, Namco Bandai held its "Tales of Series 2010 Lineup Presentation" with the theme "Tales With" at Shinagawa, Tokyo. In this event, the staff of the Tales of Series gave more detail about the upcoming three new Tales titles: Tales of Graces f, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 and the "15th Tales of Anniversary Title", as they currently refer to it. This particular post will focus on Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3.
The story of the game this time around focuses on Kanonno Grassvalley(official romanization, voiced by Aya Hirano), a member of the guild Ad Libitum which has set its base on the skyship Van Eltia. In this world calledLuminatia, the world tree is known to produce an important mineral namedHostia, considered an important energy source within the world. The goal of Ad Libitum is to help those who are deprived of their blessings from the tree. Producers say the world of Luminatia is much wider than the previous RM worlds.
Other features include:
- Character Pattern Making will be improved, such that you can alter the height of your character or equip additional accessories.
- Cut-ins will be available to the Tales characters during Mystic Artes. Asbel's, Norma's and Yuri's cut-ins are shown in one picture. For Tales of Legendia characters who did not have specific Mystic Artes in their original game, they will have new Mystic Artes for themselves.
- Instead of the previous camera angle where you see the back of the character (which they call back behind format), they will apply a bird's eye view of the camera instead.
- Members of the Tales of Community will be able to connect their game to the community site.
- Data Install will be available for faster loading times.
- They mentioned something about ToG's Around Step system possibly being in the game.
This particular image here has a collage of Tales characters showing the included characters. The new characters (those not yet included in both RM1 and RM2) include Shirley Fennes (ToL), Chelsea Torn/Tone (ToD), Judith (ToV), Meredy (ToE), Kohak Hearts (ToH) and Norma Beatty (ToL). Please point out if you see someone else new.
Lastly, a "The Best" edition of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 will be available on September 29 for 2,800 Yen.
RM3 is set for a 2011 release. More pictures here.