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Tales of the Rays Smartphone Game Gets English Release This Summer

posted on by Karen Ressler
iOS/Android game launched in Japan in February

Anime News Network's coverage of Anime Expo 2017 is sponsored by Aniplex and Yen Press.

Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced at Anime Expo on Sunday that it will release the Tales of the Rays smartphone role-playing game in English this summer.

The game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on February 28. Bandai Namco Entertainment has trademarked "Tales of the Rays" in Europe.

The game stars new characters Ickx Neve (voiced by Natsuki Hanae) and Mileena Weiss (Haruka Terui) along with a cast of returning characters from other Tales of games. Hidenori Matsubara (Sakura Wars, In This Corner of the World) designed the characters and Takumi Miyajima (Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss) wrote the scenario. Wit Studio animated the opening theme sequence and Alexandros performed the opening song "New Wall."

The Tales of game franchise has inspired multiple crossover smartphone games featuring characters from its main titles. Bandai Namco released its Tales of Asteria smartphone game in March 2014, and it spawned three additional chapters. Bandai Namco also released the Tales of Link smartphone game in March 2014, and released the game in English last year.

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