Hideo Baba talks Next Tales of
posted on 05.15.12 at 11:20 PM EDT by (@salromano)
"Are you prepared to destroy the world for a girl?"

Famitsu this week features an interview with Tales series producer Hideo Baba, who shares new details on the next Tales game, set to be unveiled at the Tales of Festival on June 2.

Here are some revealing bits from the interview:

  • The game’s catch copy is: “Are you prepared to destroy the world for a girl?” This is related to the game’s story and battle system.
  • It is a mothership title (this was already known).
  • Until now, the series has beeen known for its “high fantasy,” with swords and magic, however, this time it aims to explore the world view through human civilization. It’s “modern and inorganic.”
  • “It’s a new world, you’ll compete in this story.”
  • “Of course, we kept in mind the sense of a Tales game, but the next stage that we are taking Tales to was a challenge.”
  • “Besides this title there are others under development. We’ll debut new content to everyone on June 2nd, look out for it.”

If you missed the Jump artwork tease, catch it here (as well as some Tales of Xillia 2 speculation). Visit the game’s countdown teaser site here.

Thanks, Game Jouhou.

  • Akira

    Sounds interesting!

  • hush404

    Sounds beyond interesting. I know hardcore Tales fans might leer at it a bit at first, but I hope they’re able to bring a fresh take on the series and keep both fans and new gamers alike, happy.

  • Revorse

    Destroy the world for a girl? I’d do it for shits and giggles. Well as long as I can still see some of the fantasy like Tales action, I don’t care how modern it is.

  • Sal Romano

    Crapped my pants.

  • Hinano

    Depends, do I become a father at the end and she’s the mother?

    No I’m kidding I’d do that either way!

    Friend of mine mentioned it sounds a lot like To Aru Majutsu no Index with Touma and Index. Which makes me like this premise even more.

    Protect mah waifu!

  • Zero

    Until know, the series has beeen known for its “high fantasy,” with swords and magic, however, this time it aims to explore the world view through human civilization. It’s “modern and inorganic.”

    “Of course, we kept in mind the sense of a Tales game, but the next stage that we are taking Tales to was a challenge.”

    This kinda makes me think it is a sequel. It’s not as risky to try something new when the game is a sequel.

    Then this part totally got me saying wtf though.

    “It’s a new world, you’ll compete in this story.”

    I used bold on the key word, is this hinting at a competitive multiplayer mode of some sorts?

  • chinglee

    Destroy the world for a girl? Nah. I’d destroy it for a localisation of the game though!

  • whiteferrero

    Destroy the world for a girl? hmm.

    sounds a bit like “World Destruction” kuma.

  • mye89

    I really hope they really mean we’ll get to choose wether or not to destroy the world. Hate when they try to hype up something with “you can destroy the world” and it’s barely reflected in the game/story.

  • RyoonZ

    So you basically play as Caius??

    • FaithlessMr

      @RyoonZ:
      I c what u did thur :p

    • Sovereign Gale

      @RyoonZ: Oh YOU. ;D

  • LordKaiser

    That sentence sounds kind of Emo… So the protagonist is emo?

  • yurixtaka

    i don’t know why but this kinda reminds me of mithos (cause he is willing to destroy the entire world for his sister) XD