Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a promotional video for its upcoming Tales of the Rays smartphone role-playing game on Friday. The video previews clips from the opening animation by Wit Studio (Attack on Titan).
Alexandros performs the opening theme song.
The game stars new characters Ickx Neve (voiced by Natsuki Hanae) and Mileena Weiss (Haruka Terui) along with a cast of returning characters from other Tales of games. Hidenori Matsubara (Sakura Wars, In This Corner of the World) is designing the characters and Takumi Miyajima (Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss) is writing the scenario.
Bandai Namco Entertainment first announced the game in December 2015, and it is slated to launch on iOS and Android some time this year. Bandai Namco Entertainment has trademarked “Tales of the Rays” in Europe.
The Tales of game franchise has inspired multiple crossover smartphone games featuring characters from its main titles. Bandai Namco released its Tales of Asteria smartphone game in March 2014, and it spawned two additional chapters. Bandai Namco also released the Tales of Link smartphone game in March 2014, and released the game in English last year.