Tales of the World: Reve Unitia story and characters detailed
posted on 04.18.14 at 01:07 AM EDT by (@iiotenki)
First look at upcoming 3DS strategy RPG.

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia

Bandai Namco has released first screenshots and details on its upcoming 3DS Tales series crossover strategy RPG Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. Although there’s no word yet on release date or price, the publisher detailed the game’s overarching story and some fan favorite characters poised to appear.

Find the full set of details below.

Story Prologue

For as long as people have seen dreams in their sleep, there’s been a world that’s accumulated those dreams and taken shape from them. That world is known as Revaria. In it live beings known as the Lufres, who maintain balance in the world by purifying Vuur, the embodiment of people’s bad dreams and wavering hearts.

Things have started to change, recently, however; Vuur, which once had no physical form to call its own, has taken shape as a monster. The only ones who can face Vuur in that state are the Dream Guardians, a group of powerful Lufres. But without warning, every last Dream Guardian disappears without a trace.

The only Lufres remaining are young ones that still lack much strength. They set out to summon people from The Awakened World in the hopes that they can find ones with the power to fight Vuur.

The Tales characters who end up being recruited as a result lose their memories of their respective worlds. Nevertheless, their core beliefs remain as intact as ever and so they set out to take down a threat that poses danger to every world, not just Revaria.

Terun’s Storyline

With the Dream Guardians nowhere to be seen as Vuur grows more and more powerful, the young Lufres, otherwise known as Wako in their world, were left behind live in fear. Taking matters into their own hands, they use what little power they have to try and summon Awakened Ones, but it ends in failure as their targets are spread out all over the world of Revaria, rather than just with them in their town.

One young Wako, Terun, leaves the town in order to try and find these Awakened Ones in spite of fear of Vuur. While these fears are realized when Vuur tries to attack him, he’s saved in the nick of time by two of the ones he’s looking for, Asbel and Lloyd. Working together with the pair, Terun and the others continue to gather more and more people who were summoned to Revalia as the work on undoing the danger that besieges the world.

Nahato’s Storyline

Around the same time that Terun meets up with Asbel and Lloyd, Nahato himself manages to meet up two more Tales characters summoned to Revalia, Yuri and Jade. Worried about the fate of the Tales worlds in addition to Revalia, Nahato and company take up arms and fight. Although his objectives are the same as Terun’s, his story otherwise unfolds from a different perspective altogether.

Original Characters

“Please, let met go with you all! I can do more than just project you all!”

The youngest member of the Lufres, what Terun lacks in confidence and strength he makes up for with sheer niceness. His dealings with the Awakened Ones result in him awakening to a strong resolve. While Terun normally resembles something akin the Tales series’ previous mascot characters, in battle, he takes on the form of a human and fights alongside the other characters.

“Then that makes two of us. I have something to protect as well. That’s all.”

Nahato is the strongest Dream Guardian among the Lufres. He’s something of a parent or sibling to Terun as the one who looks after him. Nahato uses the power of Dream Silk to take on Vuur and like Terun has two different forms he uses depending on the situation and stands at 5’8” (173 cm.) when he’s in his fighting form.

Returning Tales Characters

Asbel Lhant (Tales of Graces)
“We can’t turn our backs on this problem, not when it affects our own worlds as well.”

Asbel is a young swordsman who ends up helping to save Terun in a forest. Polite and serious, he’s always good about looking after others.

Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia)
“What are you saying? Of course we’re all friends here!”

Lloyd is a swordsman who wields two blades and helps Asbel save Terun. While he can get fired up, Lloyd is fundamentally a nice person at heart.

Natalia L.K. Lanvaldear (Tales of the Abyss)
“It’s only natural that I’d help someone who’s hurt.”

While she comes from regal stock, Natalia is an archer who’s more than willing to take up her bow to ensure justice is served.

Yuri Lowell (Tales of Vesperia)
“I’m not one to just stand and gawk while people are out their risking their neck. I’m going to go lend them a hand.”

Yuri is deeply cynical of the world around him, choosing to operate under his own principles as a swordsman. His sheer speed will have players’ heads spinning if they’re not careful.

Jade Curtis (Tales of the Abyss)
“Heh, you kids are just full of energy, aren’t you? Fine, you win. Shall I tag along then?”

Jade is a mysterious man who’s highly proficient in both Artes and fighting with a spear. He tends to wear a smile, but it’s hard to read what emotions really lie underneath it.

Meredy (Tales of Eternia)
“I’m going, too! I want to help everyone else out!”

Although she’s naïve and friendly on the outside, Meredy is a girl with a strong willpower about her. She mainly uses strong attack Artes, but is also fully capable of acting as a healer as well.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    We finally get a new Tales of the World game and not only is it a strategy game, but it’s also a 3DS exclusive? Wow… You really dropped the ball on this one, guys. Maybe this is just an opening act for a new Tales of the World on Vita later.

    • kurosan9712

      I can’t even imagine how can you be so wishful and spirited about this.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        The Tales studio has a bad habit of releasing a game on a Nintendo or Microsoft console before releasing the full product with additional features, bug fixes, so forth and so on, on a Sony console. So, I’m hoping this is just another one of their “test the waters” kind of games and they release a proper Tales of the World on the Vita later. I know I’m probably coming off as a Sony fanboy by putting it that, but just review their history.

        1. They release Tales of The World: Narikiri Dungeon for Gameboy Color, then remake it later for PSP.

        2. They release Tales of Symphonia for Gamecube, then release it on PS2 with additional animated cutscenes.

        3. They release Tales of Vesperia on XBOX 360 in Japan, then port the game to PS3 later with system enhancements, a new character, etc.

        4. They release Tales of Graces on Wii. The game is riddled with bugs. They release an enhanced version with additional characters, a new story, bug fixes, etc. for PS3 at a later point.

        5. They release Tales of Hearts and Tales of Innocence on the DS, then port enhanced versions to the Vita at a later point with, once again… A new character, bug fixes, and system enhancements.

        These type of releases have been happening all the way back since Tales of Phantasia on Super Famicom. Granted, that game has been remade and ported several times, bouncing from the Super Famicom to the Playstation, back to Nintendo on the Gameboy Advance before ultimately being brought back to Sony on the Playstation Portable. It was also released for mobile and iOS after PSP, but I think you see my point… The Nintendo versions before it are inferior by comparison, like they were using those as a learning experience before releasing the full product.

        This cycle of theirs is just kind of frustrating at times, that’s all. I wish they’d stop releasing these “beta” versions altogether and go multiplatform with all of the features, characters, etc.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          You sound a bit Sony derranged.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            You of all people shouldn’t be giving me crap since you’re the biggest Nintendo fanboy I know on here. Take a step back, man.

            • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

              I love Nintendo but I do not port whine.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                My post wasn’t about port whining. I simply posted their history involving their relationship between Nintendo and Sony, as well as their pattern for Tales games. Frankly, I don’t want this one ported anyway since a Tales of the World S-RPG seems a little weird.

                I’d rather have a Radiant Mythology 4.

                • http://Gematsu.com Vayne

                  Not has like you love the two platforms?

        • kurosan9712

          I can kinda agree with most of the points. EXCEPT Tales of Hearts.
          Vita version is freaking awful. They’ve butchered the awesome 2D aero-dynamic battle system original Hearts had just to make freaking awful Xillia-like crap.
          New characters and their story is as awful as it was in Tales of Innocence R(it was so badly told, I didn’t even notice it was that new).

          I consider Hearts R the worst idea Bamco ever had. Innocence…well, original was kinda awful anyways.

          Well, I still hope for proper Tempest R though. By proper I mean with 3-line-LMBS as original was. I don’t want to see Tempest with XIllia like crap.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            No, releasing Tales of Hearts, then releasing Tales of Hearts R was the wost idea they had. They really need to stop with these enhanced versions or whatever. It kind of makes people think twice before even buying the first one because you know there will be a ‘R’ version later or whatever.

            I haven’t heard many good things about Hearts or Innocence though, honestly, lol.

            • kurosan9712

              Original Hearts was pretty awesome. You’d hear good things about it from those who played it.
              But I never heard anything good about R version and I regret having played it.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                See, that’s weird. I didn’t really hear much of anything about Hearts until R came out and more people started talking about it. Generally bad things to say, but some were good. I can’t really say one way or another since I don’t actually own a DS, but yeah… I haven’t heard people badmouth games like that since Tales of Legendia.

                • kurosan9712

                  Well, I only heard good things of original Hearts(and well, I myself think it was very good. I liked it a lot), but then R came out, and people started focusing on badmouthing it(well, it deserves it, so no problem to me).
                  Then they released Hearts R on iOS…

        • TalesOfBS

          TetsuyaHikari right on this. The Tales Studios have been screwing up their fanbase, especially on Nintendo consoles, a lot in the past years.
          Release the full game in all the planned platforms OR then just stick to one.
          Some people are getting tired of being used as their guinea pig, sometimes having to buy the game two times to see the full story (Graces), and others having to wait even YEARS to be able to play the game.

        • Nanashrew

          They won’t be doing dealings with Microsoft again after the abysmal sales of Vesperia.

          As for the Vita versions of the Tales of R games, they’re terribly made. Cut story replaced with tacked on new plot, terrible graphics and a redone, unrefined battle system.

          The interesting thing about the past Tales games, even Symphonia, is they never added much to the overall game. Oh yeah a few new mystic arts, costumes and one extra character. The extra character always have lines taken from another character so that they can “fit” into the group (but really don’t) and after story, and terrible after story at that. Lack of conversational flow and segues to make these new characters or story elements important or even good. Symphonia on the PS2 actually was an inferior product with even more bugs, slow down, half the frame rate, frame rate stutter etc. It’s a fairly big list of problems that are still prevalent in Chronicles. and while Chronicles did fix some, they added more because they outsourced it for the western release.

          I do agree it’s annoying that Namco bounces back and forth between systems with little to no rhyme or reason. Probably the reason they think PS is their home is because the ideal version is always released there despite still having good sales on Nintendo hardware. Nintendo and Sony have the lion’s share of the JRPG market in the east and west. But yet we still get random Director’s Cuts on the same system like Xillia when it’s completely unnecessary in this day and age.

          But on another subject. How about we talk about how Namco always gives the west the scraps in hopes their games will sell well? It’s terrible. The community looks like they’re trapped, hoping that buying these crappy to mediocre releases will somehow get us better localizations.

    • Leon490

      Cause Tales of Hearts R and Tales of Innocence R don’t exist on the Vita :/

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Talking about Tales of the World, not those games :/

    • DyLaN

      What wrong with SRPG?

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Actually, nothing is wrong with S-RPGs. I like them, but I feel kind of disappointed that all of the Tales of the World games have been RPGs on Sony platforms and now all of the sudden it’s exclusive on a Nintendo platform AND a S-RPG no less.

        EDIT: Granted, I suppose Narikiri Dungeon counts since it was on Gameboy Color, but it was also remade for PSP later anyway. I’ll just hope this is some spin-off crap like that and Vita gets the real deal later on (e.g. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 4).

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          Tales has a history on Nintendo platforms as much as it does on Sony, your whining

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Yes, it’s my whining. Anyway…

            Much how I told Leon, I’m not talking about Tales games in general. I’m talking about Tales of the World specifically.

    • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

      3DS is more successful than Vita everywhere in the world. Expect a lot more 3DS exclusive games.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Success of a platform has nothing to do with this. The Wii was the most successful selling platform among PS3 and 360, yet it didn’t get near as many exclusives as it should have. Please take your fanboyism elsewhere. I’ve seen it time after time again around here and frankly… I’ve grown tired of it.

        • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

          DS was the top selling system of last gen, followed by PSP and they both got more exclusives than any other platform.

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Again, sales figures don’t determine what gets exclusives. Those statistics are irrelevant and you know that… Or at least you would if you didn’t view everything through those Nintendo goggles all the time.

            • Nanashrew

              To some companies they are. Dragon Quest has no loyalty to hardware companies and they only release new iterations on the top selling platform.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                Some companies can’t see the forest through the trees. It would be nice to see a new Dragon Quest back on a Sony platform though since the last one they got was VIII on PS2, iirc. I think they’ve done more business with Nintendo though since it started on Famicom, I believe, then shifted to Super Famicom, so forth and so on.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Oh yeah Natalia’s in it, I shall now pray for a localization xD

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    I hope this one gets localized. I am ready for more Tales on 3DS

  • Ladius

    Is it confirmed this will be a 100% tactical jrpg instead of an hybrid with tactical map movements and traditional LMBS battles like GBA’s Tales of the World Narikiri Dungeon 3?

  • TalesOfBS

    Vita/PS3 Perfect Version when?

    • Learii

      I would love that

  • Learii

    too bad they change Lloyd Irving line

  • LustEnvy

    One game simply cannot contain the awesome that is having both Yuri AND Jade…