Most of us already know that a new Tales title will be announced at the upcoming Tales of Festival 2012 this June 2 and 3. Next week's Jump Magazine confirms that the next Tales game will indeed be a mothership title.
We don't have a scan yet, but the source is reliable (Nore139's blog. He apparently gets the mag ealry). No news yet on the game itself. It's simply being labeled as "Next Tales of," with the platform, release date and price still set as to be announced. Apparently, there is a concept art that comes with the announcement, showing what seems to be a modern-day city, with what seems to be a running train going towards a faraway silhouette of many buildings.
Details will be given on Tales of Festival 2012, but it also says that there will be a commercial for it during the show "HEY! HEY! HEY!" on May 21st and May 28th. It's unclear of the commercial is for the game or for the Festival though.
In an interview from Famitsu magazine, Tales of Series Producer Hideo Baba talks a bit about the upcoming Next Tales of.
There has been a lot of speculation about this game being "Tales of Xillia 2" or something like that. Mr. Baba, however, assures in the interview that this is a completely new mothership game set in a new world we will venture in, and is not a sequel of some sort.
He mentions that the past Tales games have always been high fantasy and magic. In this new game, we will be introduced to a somewhat inorganic modernized human civilization much like our own.
The most interesting part for me though, was the catch copy phrase/theme of the game, which Mr. Baba mentions as "Are you determined to destroy the world for the sake of one girl?" and this will be much related to the game's story and even the battle system.
We'll get to know more about the game on June 2nd.
That concept artwork is gorgeous. The station picture is amazing.. I want a poster of that. D:
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To the poetry of fourteen billion years of light that mellows my heart into a melody