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Tales series spinning off onto Mobage


Namco Bandai is already comfortable spreading the Tales series out across multiple platforms, including cell phones, which have received numerous ports of the RPG series and even original games. The latest phone service to have the honor of a new Tales is the smartphone social networking service Mobage, for which Namco is preparing "Tales of Kizna."

Kizna (a creative spelling of "kizuna," meaning "bonds") features over 100 characters from past Tales games as cards, who can be arranged into parties for battle. Players will be able to form guilds in order to pool their parties and take on bigger enemies.

While Japanese mobile games -- and most Tales games -- are stuck in Japan forever, there's an outside chance we could see this one eventually, as DeNA has launched a Western version of the Mobage network.

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