|Tales of the Rays|
|Game Systems|| •iOS|
|Developers||Bandai Namco Games|
|Publishers||Bandai Namco Games|
|Character Designers|| •Hidenori Matsubara|
|Japanese Releases||February 28, 2017|
|North American Releases||July 24, 2017|
|European Releases||July 24, 2017|
|Opening Theme||"New Wall" by Alexandros|
Tales of the Rays (テイルズ オブ ザ レイズ Teiruzu obu za Reizu?) is a Mobile Title in the Tales series. The game is a smartphone app with an original story, led by veteran scenario writer Takumi Yajima, who has worked on Mothership Titles such as Tales of Symphonia and Tales of the Abyss. The game incorporates characters and aspects from others in the series, including Tales of Destiny, Tales of Eternia, Tales of the Abyss, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Graces ƒ, Tales of Xillia, and Tales of Zestiria. The game's Japanese theme song is "New Wall", performed by Alexandros and played during the game's opening sequence. Its characteristic genre is "an RPG about pursuing the power of truth".
The world of Tir Na Nog was brought to prosperity by Chiral Particles, which produce infinite energy. It eventually led to the development of the weapons called mirrages, wielders of whom are called mirrists, and eventually the Kaleidoscope, a fearsome weapon that could deplete the anima at the hearts of people and materials and turn them into light. Overuse led to anima separating from the world itself, turning all to dust. Repentant mirrists oversaw Project Aegis to revitalize their dying world. Years later, Tir Na Nog has returned to a verdant land, but one day a storm of meteors takes out the island home of Ix Nieves and Mileena Weiss. Surviving by pure chance, the two are taken in by the Salvation Front and discover a grave new threat to their world.
Anima (共鳴 Kyoumei?, "Resonance") denotes the origins of each character in the game, based on which title the character is from. There are currently seven types of anima. Anima affects the stats of the characters when participating in a quest. Characters who shares the same anima type as the quest's anima will get a x2.0 stats multiplier, while the ones who have different anima type will remain with their original stats, with Ix and Mileena as exceptions. Both of them gain x1.5 stats multiplier for every single quest in the game, even if the quest has the same anima type as them.
There are three types of passive defense: Balance, Physical and Magical. Characters with the Balance Defense Type will take reduced damage from both Physical and Magical attacks, while the Physical Defense Type can only reduce the damage of Physical damage, with the same applying to the Magical Defense Type.
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Mirrage (魔鏡 Makyou?, "Magic Mirror") is the game's original feature for battles. The skill that can be activated is called Mirrage Artes (魔鏡技 makyougi?, "magic mirror artes"), which are similar to mystic artes in other titles. The requirement for the activation of this technique is to fully charge the pink bar below the HP bar and then swipe up from the character's head when the red arrow appears. Using mirrage artes will increase the Mirrage Ratio (ミラージュレシオ Miraajureshio?).
All characters can be customized through this feature. The customization limits to outfits, headwear, and weapons. Alternate outfits, headwear, and weapons can be purchased using "Prisms". For the Japanese release in commemoration of the Pre-Registeration Campaign, all players were able to buy limited outfits for Sophie and Yuri Lowell for 0 Prism. For the global release, the official Facebook page had a special campaign where after the page would receive certain number of likes the character in question's outfit was added to the game.
- In the global release, the large array of words is banned do to their offensive nature, resulting in many non-offensive words containing the banned words being unable to be entered in the game, e.g. the word "hello" cannot be used since it contains the word "hell".
- [JP] Tales of the Rays (Official Website)
- Tales of the Rays (World Wide)
- Tales of the Rays (Facebook WW)
- Tales of the Rays (Google Play WW)