Tales of the Rays now available for iPhone, iPad
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. continues its trend of bringing its bigger IPs to mobile with the announcement that Tales of the Rays is now available for iOS and Android.
As with its counterparts in the “Tales” series, Tales of the Rays aims to provide an “intense console-quality 3-D” JRPG experience through an all-new Linear Motion Battles system with simple controls optimized for mobile devices; the familiar deadly Mirrage Artes are now unleashed through simple taps and swipes instead of button combos.
Fans of the series will happy to get a new story, and will cross paths with some familiar faces as well:
In Tales of the Rays, players travel with heroes Ix and Mileena across diverse landscapes, exploring dungeons full of treasures and battling monstrous enemies in an epic quest to revive their world. Past Tales heroes make appearances throughout the game to act as experienced adventurers who provide Ix and Mileena with guidance along their journey.
I’ve only played a couple Tales games (Tales of the Abyss on the 3DS and Tales of Xillia on the PS3), but I greatly enjoyed them both…aside from the annoying talking animal thing that each game seems to force on us. As such, I’m eagerly looking forward to trying out Tales of the Rays, and will have a review up soon.
If you’re also considering a download, now’s the time to do it. Players who download and log into the game daily for the next 20 days will be awarded with 1,000 free Mirrogems for free. These are used to secure weapons and unlock special attacks, so stock up now before you have to otherwise resort to IAPs.