Tales of the Rays Smartphone Game Gets 'Everlasting Destiny' Short Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account for Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of the Rays smartphone game announced on Friday that the game is inspiring a short anime titled "Tales of the Rays: Everlasting Destiny." The anime will tell a story featuring the "other side" of the rescue of Ickx from the second chapter of the game, showing the actions of Stahn and Leon, and will connect to the game's new story.
The announcement noted that the anime is not a new episode of the earlier Tales of the Rays Gekijō (Tales of the Rays Theater) gag anime, and is not an April Fools joke.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is also streaming an animated video for the game's new "Fairy's Requiem" story featuring the song "Mirai kara no Hikari" by DEEN.
The Tales of the Rays game itself features 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 game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan in February 2017. Bandai Namco Entertainment America released the game in English later that year, although the English version ended service last May.
The Tales of the Rays Gekijō gag anime spinoff debuted last July.
The Tales of Crestoria smartphone game will launch in Japanese and English this year.
Update: Embedded video.
Sources: Tales of the Rays game's Twitter account, Bandai Namco Entertainment's YouTube channel
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