Six weeks to go

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.


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.