What seems to be a Nintendo 3DS port of the previously released mobile game Tales of the World: Tactics Union has just been announced via the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.
The story takes place in the world of Revalia, which is a world created by dreams. There, our Tales characters meet. You can read our post on Tactics Union's story for more on that matter.
The biggest changes from Tactics Union to Reve Unitia include what seems to be new forms for the characters Tern and Nacht - they now have human-like forms with art by Daigo Okumura. In Tactics Union, Tern and Nacht are creatures part of the Rufres Clan, which act as Dream Keepers that purify dreams from nightmares. Their job is to summon the Awakened Dreamers (aka the Tales characters) to fight against the nightmares, or the Vules.
In addition, unlike Tactics Union, Reve Unitia will have fully voiced main dialogue, it seems. A welcome addition since Tactics Union barely had any voice acting whatsoever. Though Reve Unitia will be reusing Tactics Union's full body skit artwork, it seems that it'll have new artwork for Mystic Arte cut-ins (shown in the scan for Lloyd and Asbel).
So far, confirmed Tales characters include:
- Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)
- Asbel Lhant (Tales of Graces)
- Natalia Luzu Kimlasca Lanvaldear (Tales of the Abyss)
- Meredy (Tales of Eternia)
- Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia)
- Jade Curtiss (Tales of the Abyss)
You can actually expect pretty much the same roster of Tales characters from Tales Union. You can see lists of characters from our previous posts here and here. You can view the better scan here.
No news yet on a release date, but it seems they already have a placeholder website at http://tow-ru.tales-ch.jp/.