Tales fans: if you have any hopes left, don't get them up just yet, because we're working with a second-hand report here. According to 3DSTribe, the latest issue of the UK's NGamer magazine lists a European release for the 3DS port of Tales of the Abyss, due spring 2012. Though the PS2 version was one of the rare Tales games to make it to North America, it was never released in Europe.
Tales is coming out in Japan on June 30. The North American release is sometime this fall. We're contacting Namco Bandai to determine the veracity of this European date -- but have your limited-edition Tales salt shaker handy.