Tales of the Rays Game App Gets Web Anime in 2018
The live streaming program “Tales no Heya 2017” announced on Saturday that the Tales of the Rays smartphone game is inspiring a short web gag anime, Tales of the Rays Gekijō (Tales of the Rays Theater), next year.
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) designed the characters and Takumi Miyajima (Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss) wrote the scenario. Wit Studio animated the opening theme, sequence and Alexandros performed the opening song “New Wall.”
The game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan on February 28. Bandai Namco Entertainment America released the game in English this year.
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 three additional chapters. Bandai Namco also released the Tales of Link smartphone game in March 2014, and released the game in English last year.