Namco Bandai has released a new PS3 game called Tales of Graces f, a title that brings a real-time battle system into a sprawling epic for fans of the “Tales of” series and Japanese RPGs.
Tales of Graces f brings the renowned and beloved Tales of series to the PlayStation 3 system for the first time in North America. Set amidst the conflict of three kingdoms competing for planetary dominance, the story follows Asbel Lhant and his friends as they come to discover just how far they will go to protect the bonds of friendship between them in a quest that stretches beyond their comprehension.
For the first time in the Tales of series, the combat system lets the player freely change attack style depending on the battle situation. The characters can fight with two different attacking styles, and the new combat system is easier to control while simultaneously adding new levels of tactical depth. The title is developed by Namco Bandai Games Inc. in Japan with the aim of bringing to life the rich depth of the evocative characters designed by Mutsumi Inomata.
Post-launch DLC for Tales of Graces f will include special character costumes and accessories. Outfit your party with fashionably cool clothes based on past Tales of games and various themes. Certain costumes will give characters stat boosts and access to classic Tales of battle music when they are equipped, giving players that extra edge in battle.
Tales of Graces f is scheduled for European release in summer 2012, with an exclusive day one edition of the game set to include bonuses for European fans only. More details regarding the European release will be revealed in the coming weeks.