Last week, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the start of pre-registration for Tales of Luminaria, a new mobile app for “Tales of” series available for iOS and Android. The production for its animation was also announced in its first video content, “Tales of Luminaria Show #1”. Throughout its 25-year history, the “Tales of” series has spun a tale of encounters with fascinating characters and their growth.
Tales of Luminaria maintains the series’ core theme of “Encounters that change the world”, but has a whole new original story and characters. It can be enjoyed by both those who are familiar with the series and those who are not, through new challenges and new experiences mentioned in the show.
Tales of Luminaria will bring a new mobile game experience, with its ensemble drama type of system that plays out from 21 different perspectives showing their way of life and the bonds they share with their friends. These unique 21 protagonists, designed by Shun Saeki, grow as they clash with each other over their own “justice”. Every time you play through the stories of the various characters, you will learn more about the characters’ true intentions, and the world around them.
Despite the simple tap and flick controls, the user can enjoy action battles which links to each characters’ personality, whether it’s standing quickly with a sword or sniping remotely with a bow and arrow. With friends to share the adventure, you can wade through dungeons where beasts nest, fight giant boss beasts, gather information in villages and towns, and so on. You can now enjoy this “down-to-earth RPG experience” to the fullest in the app.
All 21 diverse characters are protagonists.
There are young knight candidates who belong to the Jerle Federation, generals who support the Gildllan Empire from the center, and adventurers who pursue the truth of the world without belonging to either country. Set in the war between the Federation and the Empire, the 21 protagonists belonging to these three groups will weave bonds with their friends as they live out their lives strongly in accordance with their own thoughts and objectives. By playing each character, it will alter users’ perspective and light up more of the story.