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Tales of Legendia

Platform(s): PlayStation 2
Genre: Role-Playing
Publisher: Namco

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'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PST

Tales of series offers extraordinary depth and furiously fast real-time battles with the feeling of an authentic fighting game. Tales of Legendia offers fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. The game utilizes technology from Namco’s renowned Soulcalibur® fighting game series, allowing players to battle huge monsters with a battle system that feels more like a fighting game using X-LiMBS, Namco’s new Crossover Linear Motion Battle System.

"We are very excited that Tales of Legendia will introduce PlayStation 2 owners to the Tales series because it delivers what the Tales series has always been known for – a fun and compelling role-playing experience,” Yoshi Niki, business unit director at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc, said. "With its innovative combat system and top-notch story telling, Tales of Legendia is sure to be on the ‘must play’ list of role-playing fans everywhere.”

In development for several years, Tales of Legendia embarks players on a role-playing experience like no other. Assuming the role of main character Senel, an Alliance marine skilled in the art known as “eres”, players embark on a dramatic journey through an enormous ship called the Legacy, created by an ancient civilization long lost. In the process of uncovering the truth behind the Legacy’s existence, characters in Tales of Legendia unravel their intertwined relationships through an epic tale of love and heroism.

Tales of Legendia combines the depth and storytelling of a traditional RPG with the action and strategy of a fighting game, while taking on fearsome enemies with the game’s new Crossover Linear Motion Battle System (X-LiMBS). Influenced by the acclaimed SOULCALIBUR series of fighting games, X-LiMBS lets players unleash attacks never before seen together in a role playing game that including throws, rapid fire combos, and potent team attacks. Boasting detailed and vibrant 3D graphics, Tales of Legendia features an all-new cast of characters and close to 30 minutes of anime cut scenes featuring characters designed by artist Kazuto Nakazawa, renowned for his work on the animated sequences in Kill Bill: Volume 1 and the anime series Samurai Champloo.

Developed by Namco Ltd. in Japan, Tales of Legendia is rated "T" for teen and carries a suggested retail price of $49.99.

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