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Tales of the Abyss Slips to 25th November in Europe

Posted by James Newton

Still not far off, though

3DS owners haven't got a lot of RPGs vying for their attention at the moment, but one that's on many players' radars is Namco Bandai's Tales of the Abyss, now confirmed for a 25th November release across Europe.

The game was originally supposed to make it to European shores a few weeks earlier, but encountered a minor delay. It should still reach the continent long before it gets to North America, where it currently has an early 2012 release window.

EUROPEAN RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED FOR TALES OF THE ABYSSTM ON NINTENDO 3DS

Updated Title in Iconic Japanese Role-playing Series Coming to EMEA and Asia Pacific Regions on the 25th of November 2011

LYON, FRANCE – XX October 2011 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today announced the launch date for the debut of the acclaimed Tales of series on Nintendo 3DS ™, with Tales of the Abyss™ scheduled for release on the 25th of November 2011

Tales of the Abyss™ for Nintendo 3DS™ is based on the critically-acclaimed PlayStation®2 role-playing game of the same name. Delivering 3D support and use of the dual screens, Tales of the Abyss offers a new gameplay experience and brings players closer to the action.

Tales of the Abyss tells the story of Luke fon Fabre, sole heir to a family of aristocrats, as he is suddenly thrust into the outside world and forced to embark on an epic adventure. Naïve and spoiled by years of isolation, Luke struggles to learn the importance of friendship, sacrifice, duty and his own choices. With the fate of many in his hands, Luke's actions could ultimately save the world or bring about its very destruction.

Tales of the Abyss for Nintendo 3DS will be available on the 25th of November 2011 across EMEA and Asia Pacific. Another title from the Tales of series, Tales of Graces f, will be released in 2012 for PlayStation®3.

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User Comments (23)

BenAV

#1

BenAV said:

Around the same time as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Cave Story 3D, Kirby's Adventure Wii, etc.
How rich do they think I am?

Oregano

#2

Oregano said:

Same day as Kirby but I'm definitely getting this day 1. Even have it pre-ordered.

An epic RPG on my 3DS - w00p.

Metroid133

#3

Metroid133 said:

I'm fine with it coming out later here since I will have less on my plate to play when it releases. :)

19Robb92

#4

19Robb92 said:

Nah, I'll be playing Super Mario 3D Land, Cave Story 3D and Zelda while saving even more money for Mario Kart 7 in Novemeber. Don't have the time or the money for a RPG right now.

Late

#5

Late said:

I am considering of getting this but not for some time. I have too many must buys: Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, Kirby's Adventure Wii, Super Pokémon Rumble, Luigi's Mansion 2, Kingdom Hearts 3D, and Skyward Sword has already been pre-ordered.
But when I have most of them, I can start thinking about getting this along few other games.

FonistofCruxis

#6

FonistofCruxis said:

Its only a minor delay so its nothing to worry about and this is my most anticipated game of Q4. It looks like an amazing game!

Expa0

#7

Expa0 said:

Considering getting it for xmas due to the 3ds´s pathetic RPG library despite Tales of Symphonia being a complete and utter failure as a rpg. Getting Radiant Historia is my 1st priority though.

darkgamer001

#8

darkgamer001 said:

Wow, the 3DS goes from a game drought to an over abundance of good games. I'm not gonna complain really, but I think that, for the company's sake, Nintendo could have worked better with the third parties in order to create less competition. Although this does have the benefit that it will make the amount of awesome 3DS titles look overwhelming going into the all-important holiday period, and it'll send out a strong message to the yet to be released Vita.

JJOR64

#10

JJOR64 said:

Still bummed it's not coming to the US this year. Oh well. At least it's still coming though, which makes me happy.

NintendoN8

#11

NintendoN8 said:

As long as this actually makes it to America, I'm fine. I don't think I will have the time or money for it this Nov/Dec. with all the other big releases I plan on purchasing.

motang

#13

motang said:

Too bad the new Tales game for the Wii didn't make it's way out of Japan

FonistofCruxis

#14

FonistofCruxis said:

@montang Its not exactly new as it came out in Japan in 2009 but I'm really disappointed about it too. Even more so as they cancelled the fan translation so that it doesn't damage sales of the western release of the PS3 version next year but a fan translation has started on the PS3 version of Tales of Vesperia as its been a few years since the western release of the 360 version so thers a chance that they might revive the fan translation for Tales of Graces on the wii in a few years time.

Tryken

#15

Tryken said:

I'd prefer a 2012 release date for America, anyway. I have Harvest Moon TToT 3D, Mario Kart 7, Cave Story 3D, and Mario 3DS. So it would be bumped way too far back under those games to be gotten until 2012 anyway.

WertyYertrew

#16

WertyYertrew said:

Considering the history of the "Tales of" series, "early 2012" seems ominously vague...

But it's good Europe will get to see what it's like earlier than we do, considering they never saw the original release of this game.

pntjr

#17

pntjr said:

2012? IT SHOULD BE SOONER!
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!
I'M SELLING MY 3DS!
WE NEED GOOD GAMES!
NOT KIDDIE BORING RE-RELEASES!
Just kidding, but i really do hope it comes sooner.

moomoo

#18

moomoo said:

No America? Come on, Namco, I really want this game. I've been getting myself hyped with Tales of Vesperia.

SqueakyTheBone

#20

SqueakyTheBone said:

Eh, I might buy this. I played the PS2 original, and while it was far from being a bad game, it wasn't exactly one of my favourite entries into the series. Still, i'm glad its finally going to see a proper release in Europe!

GARF13LD

#23

GARF13LD said:

Kind of annoyed by this seeing as this is my most anticipated game of the year on the 3DS, but i guess it gives me more time to play Blazblue and Cave Story.

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