NAMCO BANDAI GAMES BRINGING TALES OF THE ABYSS® AND TALES OF GRACES F TO NORTH AMERICA

SANTA CLARA, Calif., (May 11, 2011) - Leading video game publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced its acclaimed role-playing titles Tales of Graces f for the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system, and Tales of the Abyss ® for the Nintendo 3DS system will be released in North America.  Tales of Graces f and Tales of the Abyss will both offer brilliant graphics, a dynamic real-time battle system, and deep, captivating stories filled with exciting quests and hidden secrets.

Tales of Graces f is the latest title in the renowned Tales series and the first North American appearance of the franchise on PlayStation ®3 system. Set amidst the conflict of three kingdoms competing for planetary dominance, the story follows Asbel Lhant and his friends as they come to discover in time just how far they will go to protect the bonds between them.

For the first time in the Tales series, the combat system lets the player freely change attack style depending on the battle situation. The characters distinctive weapons can be swapped for different styles, and the new combat system is easier to control while simultaneously adding new levels of tactical depth. The title is developed by NAMCO TALES STUDIO LTD. in Japan with the aim of bringing to life the rich depth of the evocative characters created by Mutsumi Inomata.

Tales of the Abyss , the critically-acclaimed PlayStation ® 2 computer entertainment system role playing game, is updated for the Nintendo 3DS system.  The upcoming titledelivers full 3D support and use of the dual screens to bring 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 on an epic adventure. Naïve and spoiled by years of isolation, Luke struggles to learn of friendship, sacrifice, duty and of choice. With the fates of many in his hands, Luke's actions could ultimately save the world or bring about its very destruction.

Tales of Graces f will be available in 2012 and Tales of the Abyss will be available later this year for North America.

For more information on the Tales of series, please visit http://www.talesrpg.com

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, Tekken®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.

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© KOSUKE FUJISHIMA

TALES OF THE ABYSS ®&© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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Press Release© 2011 NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

CONTACT:

Nick O'Leary

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

408-235-2134 noleary@namcobandaigames.com

 


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