New Tales of the Abyss 3DS Details

By Jorge Ba-oh 28.04.2011 4

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The latest issue of US magazine Nintendo Power has new tidbits of information on the 3DS version of Tales of the Abyss.

The well-received 2005 PlayStation 2 RPG is heading to the 3DS this year, and will also receive a US/North American release like the original.

Tales producer Makoto Yoshizumi spoke to the magazine about the new version, expressing a desire to bring export more Tales games to North America and beyond.

  • The team has been hard at work recreating the experience on Nintendo's handheld, squeezing every part of the game - even voice data - onto the cart.
  • Voice samples were tricky to fit however.
  • Every part of the game, except the animated cutscenes, have been remodelled in 3D. Some character designs were tweaked to improve performance and keep quality high.
  • Tweaks to control schemes/differences, but no new content additions, weapons or areas.
  • No wireless features - online, StreetPass etc.
  • The team have discussed a sequel to Abyss but nothing concrete enough to form a full game.
  • Yoshizumi appreciates Twitter comments from fans. Hopes to localise more Tales games in the future into English.
  • Via NeoGaf

    Box art for Tales of the Abyss

    Namco Tales


    Namco Bandai


    Real Time RPG



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    Reader Score

    Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (6 Votes)

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    This is so awesome! Tales of the Abyss is the game I've been looking forward to the most for the 3DS! I can't wait to play it!

    I never had a PS2 so I didn't get to play the original, I loved Tales of Symphonia though, so this should be awesome too!

    I hope this comes to the EU, would be nice to have another Tales of RPG.

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    No multiplayer? =/ Even the DS games had multplayer, how lazy.

    no wireless stuff... seriously??? damn

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