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Update [Sat 5th Dec, 2020 03:05 GMT]: Bandai Namco has now locked in a date for this live stream and sure enough, it's 15th December - lining up with the release of the original Super Famicom game in 1995.

You'll be able to tune in on YouTube and Periscope at 8 pm JST . Here's the full list of talent that will be making an appearance during this broadcast (thanks again, Gematsu):

  • Hosts
    • Chiaki Matsuzawa (host)
    • Riko Kushida (Legend Talk Corner host)
    • Yuusuke Tomizawa (Tales of series general producer)
  • Voice Actors
    • Junko Iwao (voice of Mint Adnade in Tales of Phantasia)
    • Chihiro Suzuki (voice of Luke fon Fabre in Tales of the Abyss)
    • Kouhei Amasaki (voice of Kanata Hjuger in Tales of Crestoria)
  • Music Artists and Composers
    • DEEN (band)
    • misono (artist)
    • Motoi Sakuraba (composer)
    • Go Shiina (composer)
  • Tales of Series Creators
    • Shinichirou Okamoto
    • Makoto Yoshizumi
    • Yoshito Higuchi
    • Tatsurou Udou

Original Story [Sat 7th Nov, 2020 22:00 GMT]: This year, Bandai Namco's Tales of series celebrates its 25th anniversary! The first entry for Super Famicom was released on 15th December, 1995.

After 25 years, it has got quite the history - with a long list of mainline entries, sequels and spin-offs released over time. To celebrate this milestone, Bandai Namco is hosting a special anniversary livestream. There's no exact date just yet - so keep an eye out for that in the future. Here's what to expect, courtesy of Gematsu:

"The live stream will feature game development stories and anecdotes with producers who have worked on the Tales of series, as well as discussions centered around user questions and survey responses. The latest information on the Tales of series mobile games, events, anniversary goods, and more will also be announced."

The most recent entry in the series to come to the Switch was a definitive edition of Tales of Vesperia. The same game is also currently on sale on the Switch eShop in North America. In October, Bandai Namco also trademarked ‘Tales of Luminaria' in Europe.

What's your own history with the Tales series? What would you like to see next on Switch? Leave a comment down below.

[source tales-ch.jp, via gematsu.com]