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Tales Of Festival 2018 Announced; Coming in June

Bandai Namco made no announcements about new console Tales games during today's livestream but gave a hint on when those might come.

December 16, 2017

Today, Bandai Namco hosted a livestream related to the Tales franchise, which many mistakenly believed would include major announcements for the series.

While a few announcements came related to the mobile games, as I pretty much expected there were no actual announcements about new mainline games on consoles. That being said, we did get some info on when those announcements might come.

Bandai Namco disclosed that the next Tales Of Festival celebration will be held at the Yokohama Arena on June 16th and June 17th, 2018. While there is no way to be sure for now, Tales of Berseria, which is the latest mainline title of the series, was announced at the same event in 2015.

Today’s livestream was mostly a rather relaxed talk show to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the series. It first debuted on December 15th, 1995 on Super Famicom with Tales of Phantasia, which enchanted many thanks to its story and the lovely character design by Oh My Goddess! artist Kosuke Fujishima.

If you’re not familiar with the series, you may want to check out Tales of Berseria, that launched in the west at the beginning of this year for PS4 and PC. If you want to read what it’s like, you can read our review.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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