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DS Media | Tales of the Tempest Trailer

With each new title on Nintendo's dual screen wonder, usually comes another leap in presentation and graphics. Tales of the Tempest is the latest addition to the franchise and sure doesn't disappoint.

The game is Namco's first DS Tales installment, featuring a superb system for a portable: from expansive 3D worlds, interactive battles to a cast of ever-snazzy characters.

The lead role is a young boy, Caius, who lives as an adopted child in a village of Alewallah. In a typical plot, the village is attacked by a fiend who goes by the name of "Spot". No, not Spot the dog. The young boy and his father begin to fight the monster, but during the fight his father and childhood pal Rubian escape the village.

Confused, Caicus seeks to find his real parents - hooray.

Generic storyline aside, the title boosts fantastic visuals as you may well have seen in our last media upate. These are put to their paces in a short but very impressive trailer that was released at the beginning of the month.

You certainly be would be an April Fool not to view this.

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Box art for Tales of the Tempest
Developer

Tales

Publisher

Namco

Genre

Real Time RPG

Players

4

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Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  10/10 (40 Votes)

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Senior ModeratorStaff Member

Absolutely stunning video for the DS! Woot!

Cubed3 Admin/Founder & Designer

Cheers for sorting this one out for me boss, smashing graphics Smilie

Barry Lewis < nin10do :: General Writer :: Feature Writer :: Fountain of Industry Statistics >
"We're mentalist psychic Scots, which means we can read your mind. If you're lying, your head explodes and we laugh."

Bloody hell! Finaly something better than Atari 2600 graphics!

It's going to be shit and you jolly well know it.

wow?

*Much Droolage*

Call me vein but this has definately been bumped a couple of places up my most wanted list. Smilie


Cubed3 Staff < Retro Editor :: Previews Editor >

I loved ToS. Now I want this Smilie

Fucking awesome... graphics on the DS keep getting better and better Smilie

~Getting on C3's massive tits since 2K5.~

not bad.


You found the word nipple! And you love touching them!

It looks bloody ace.

WOW WOW this is 1 of best action rpgs ive eva seen

i think the graphics arent so hot, the cel shading aspect is done very well however i really think that the character models are a bit laughable, and the animation is quite poor for when the characters run. Yet it does actuall look quite fun to play, the gameplay looked identical to TOS and with that combined with some cool DS inovations we could be onto a winner.

-Have you any idea what it's like to be a Fembot living in a Manbot's Manputer's world?
-What?

;_; Even better looking than MP Hunters... If this is even close to how awesome ToS was then I'm buying

Still a proud member of the 'omfg amazing water in games' society
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OF COURSE IT'S BETTER THAN MPH! In EVERY SINGLE WAY!!

*ahem*

No I mean it, I mean it's made by Namco, it's an RPG, it's a Tales game, so that automatically makes it better than any Metroid Prime game. 'cos you can only play through them ONCE Smilie (while still having fun)

Flaming of MPH aside, after playing ToP, I know that Namco's RPG genius wasn't just an accident with ToS, which remians to be possibly my favourtie RPG of all time, I really can't wait to get a new Tales game, I also hope it's related to the other Tales games (ToP & ToS) even if just a little bit, as those ToS related bits in ToP really made me happy, so it would be great to find out more about the world, hopefully the storyline won't be too similar though, I mean ToP & ToS ARE similar, but in a subtle way, with the exploding of the cities & the dying of the peoples & the *ng-hay!* Glavin!!! Smilie

If this is even close to how awesome ToS was then I'm buying
Well, ToP was ALMOST CLOSE to ToS, so go & buy it NOW... NOW... NOW... MIW..!! Smilie

( Edited on 18.04.2006 20:31 by Superlink )

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This looks promising; I'll stick around Namco for more media on this to see if I'll buy. Definitely looks promising.

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