We’re in the midst of the Tales of series’ 25th Anniversary year. Celebrations and announcements have mostly been out of Japan, but on social media, it’s a different story. The official Tales of Twitter (and the just-launched Instagram account) have been looking back at each game in the series one by one, day by day.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tales of Series we’re turning back time to relive 25 years of fantastic journeys.📚
We’re starting with Tales of Phantasia and the adventure of Cress in the world of Aselia!✨ pic.twitter.com/ixFMPoeV7u
— Tales of… ✨25th Anniversary✨ (@TalesofU) December 15, 2020
These take the form of books in a library, turning back the pages and reliving these RPGs. Little touches like the platforms the games have appeared on and quotes from the games make for cute and fitting flashbacks. The above shows the first of these, released 25 years to the day of Tales of Phantasia’s launch that started the whole series.
Today, we’re reintroducing the fateful RPG #TalesOf Destiny, which launched back in 1997!
This tale follows Stahn, a passionate and straightforward young man who will become the master of a “Swordian” and will start a journey to reclaim a powerful source of energy. pic.twitter.com/jseQCnEhmB
— Tales of… ✨25th Anniversary✨ (@TalesofU) December 16, 2020
— Tales of… ✨25th Anniversary✨ (@TalesofU) December 17, 2020
Tales of Destiny and Tales of Eternia follow, though sadly these have never found their way to Nintendo consoles. Destiny in particular is well worth experiencing, particularly its (sadly unlocalized) Director’s Cut on PS2.
Look forward to more volumes of Tales of history from this 25-year library in the coming days.
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