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Mothership Titles

Mothership Titles are Tales of Series games that are essentially considered as "main series" titles which usually take place in their own independent worlds with their own set of unique characters. They are not necessarily related to each other, hough a select few do have connections.

Tales of Phantasia
Tales of PhantasiaTales of Phantasia is the first and founding title for the Tales of Series, first released back in 1995. At present, it is the title with the most number of ports and/or remakes and also has an anime OVA adaptation. The game features heavy influences of time travel and a bit of Norse mythology. It is confirmed as a distant sequel to Tales of Symphonia.

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Tales of Destiny
Tales of DestinyTales of Destiny is the second title to be released for the Tales of Series and is the first in the entire series to get localized for North America. It is the first game to feature character designs by Mutsumi Inomata. The game, originally for the PS1, eventually got a full remake for the PS2, as well as a Director's Cut featuring a story arc from popular Tales character Leon Magnus's point of view. Tales of Destiny 2 is its direct sequel.

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Tales of Eternia
Tales of EterniaTales of Eternia is the third mothership title to be released for the Tales of Series. Not to be confused with the actual Tales of Destiny 2, Tales of Eternia was localized in North America as "Tales of Destiny II" for brand name recognition purposes. The game tells the story of Reid and his friends and the two worlds in their universe - Inferia and Celestia. It later got an online game based on the game's world but was later shut down.

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Tales of Destiny 2
Tales of Destiny 2Tales of Destiny 2 is the fourth mothership title of the series and the first one to make it to the PlayStation 2. It is a direct sequel of Tales of Destiny and tells the story of Kyle, the son of Stahn and Rutee from the said previous title. The game, unfortunately, never received an English localization.

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Tales of Symphonia
Tales of SymphoniaTales of Symphonia is the fifth mothership title of the series and the only title to be released for the Nintendo GameCube. It was then later ported to the PlayStation 2. It has a direct sequel escort title in the form of Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, and the two were later ported to the PlayStation 3 as a single release in the form of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles. The game is a distant prequel to Tales of Phantasia.

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Tales of Rebirth
Tales of RebirthTales of Rebirth is the sixth mothership title of the series and is another title that never received an English localization. Initially released for the PlayStation 2, the game also got ported for the PlayStation Portable. The game tells the story of a world torn between races - the Huma and the Gajuma. In between all that is the journey of Veigue to rescue his friend, Claire.

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Tales of Legendia
Tales of LegendiaTales of Legendia is the seventh mothership title of the series which was released for the PlayStation 2. The game features character designs by Kazuto Nakazawa. The music, composed by Go Shiina, is highly praised within the community and is arguably considered the best within the series. The game follows the story of Senel and his sister Shirley and features heavy themes of the sea/ocean. The game was released in Japan within the same year as Tales of the Abyss.

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Tales of the Abyss
Tales of the AbyssTales of the Abyss is the eighth mothership title of the series initially released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan in the same year as Tales of Legendia. It is the Tales of Series 10th Anniversary title. The game was later ported to the Nintendo 3DS and was adapted into a 26-episode TV anime by Sunrise. Abyss tells the story of Luke, a young noble whose life turns upside down upon meeting a mysterious girl named Tear. The game appears to be influenced by musical themes.

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Tales of Innocence / Tales of Innocence R
Tales of InnocenceTales of the Innocence is the ninth mothership title of the series and the first one to be released for the Nintendo DS. It later got a remake or a "re-imagination" in the form of Tales of Innocence R for the PlayStation Vita, which featured two additional playable characters, remade graphics, new animated cutscenes and a new opening. Tales of Innocence tells the story of Luca, a merchant's son, and his discoveries of his past life that he constantly dreams about.

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Tales of Vesperia
Tales of VesperiaTales of Vesperia is the tenth mothership title of the series initially released for the Xbox 360. The Japanese and North American English localization release dates of the game were within the same month, a first in the entire series. It later got ported to the PlayStation 3 with additional features, but this never got an English release. Vesperia tells the story of Yuri, a former Imperial Knight. A movie called Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike was later released which tells the story of Yuri prior to the game's events.

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Tales of Hearts / Tales of Hearts R
Tales of HeartsTales of the Hearts is the eleventh mothership title of the series and was initially released for the Nintendo DS. The initial DS release featured 2D sprite graphics and the option of having either animated or CG cutscenes in the form of two separate releases. The CG cutscenes release, however, had poor reception from fans. Hearts later got a remake or a "re-imagination" in the form of Tales of Hearts R for the PlayStation Vita, which featured two additional playable characters, remade 3D graphics and new animated cutscenes. The Vita version eventually got an English localization that, for some reason, did not include an English dub.

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Tales of Graces / Tales of Graces f
Tales of Graces fTales of Graces is the twelfth mothership title of the series initially released for the Nintendo Wii. The game later got ported to the PlayStation 3 as Tales of Graces f and featured an additional lengthy story arc. It was only the PS3 version that received an English localization. The game tells the story of Asbel within the world of Ephinea.

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Tales of Xillia
Tales of XilliaTales of Xillia is the thirteenth mothership title of the series released for the PlayStation 3 and is considered as the Tales of Series 15th anniversary title. The game features two "main" protagonists, Jude and Milla, whose routes, though with few differences, you choose prior to starting the game. Xillia also features character designs by Mutsumi Inomata and Kosuke Fujishima, as well as animated scenes by ufotable.

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Tales of Xillia 2
Tales of Xillia 2Tales of Xillia 2 is the fourteenth mothership title of the series released for the PlayStation 3 and is a direct sequel of Tales of Xillia. Xillia 2 features redesigns of the original Xillia cast by Mutsumi Inomata and Kosuke Fujishima, along with character designs by Daigo Okumura for the hero and heroine. The game heavily emphasizes the use of choices that may heavily cause different outcomes to the story.

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Tales of Zestiria
Tales of ZestiriaTales of Zestiria is the Tales of 20th anniversary title and was released in Japan for the PS3 on January 22, 2015 and for the PS4 on July 7, 2016. It was also released in North America and Europe for the PS3, PS4 and PC Digital on October 16 and 20, 2015. The game features Sorey, a young man set out to be the Shepherd. The game is a distant sequel to Tales of Berseria. An anime series by ufotable, called Tales of Zestiria the X is currently airing worldwide.

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Tales of Berseria
Tales of BerseriaTales of Berseria is the latest mothership title of the Tales of Series which was first announced during Tales of Festival 2015. The game was released for both the PS3 and PS4 on August 18, 2016 in Japan, January 24, 2017 in North America and January 27, 2017 in Europe for the PS4 and PC. The game features a female protagonist named Velvet and a theme of pirates and ships. It's also confirmed as a distant prequel to Tales of Zestiria.

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Escort Titles

Escort Titles are essentially spin-offs of the main series. They tend to include characters from the mothership titles or adapt their elements into a unique game.

Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon
Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri DungeonTales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon tells the story of Mel and Dio and takes place 104 years after the events of Tales of Phantasia. It features dungeon crawling style gameplay with the "Narikiri" feature, or being able to adapt classes based on clothes Mel and Dio wear. Originally for the Gameboy Color, the game eventually got a remake on the PSP in the form of Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X.

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Mobile Titles

Titles that are available only on mobile and smartphone devices (iOS, Android). This listing only shows titles that started out originally for mobiles and not other titles that got ported to mobile.

Tales of the Rays
Tales of BerseriaTales of the Rays is an upcoming Tales mobile game for the iOS and Android featuring characters designed by Hidenori Matsuraba and a new ADF-LMBS (Advanced Flick Linear Motion Battle System). The game tells the story of hero Ix Nieves and heroine Mileena Weiss in the world of Tir Na Nog. Characters from the previous Tales titles appear in this game.

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Anime Adaptations

A listing of Tales animated adaptations, including those that aired as TV series, released as OVAs, short bonuses or movie adaptations.

Tales of Zestiria the X
Tales of Zestiria the XThe Tales of Zestiria the X anime (read as "the Cross") is a TV series adaptation of Tales of Zestiria that was first announced during Tales of Festival 2015 as the "Tales of 20th Anniversary Animation". The animation is done by ufotable. The first season aired during Summer 2016, with a second season confirmed for 2017. Its tagline is "The Journeys of the Shepherd go beyond Zestiria," and shows hints of connections with Tales of Berseria

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