Tales of the World: Dice Adventure

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Tales of the World: Dice Adventure
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Developer(s)Namco Bandai Games
Publisher(s)Namco Bandai Games
SeriesTales
Platform(s)Web browser
Release
Genre(s)Board game, roleplaying game
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Tales of the World: Dice Adventure (テイルズ オブ ザ ワールド ダイスアドベンチャー, Teiruzu obu za Wārudo Daisu Adobenchā) was a web browser-based board game in the Tales series of video games.[2] It was released on April 26, 2012 in Japanese language only, though it was playable in any region with a Namco Bandai ID.[1] Service for the title official ended on June 28, 2013.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

The game played as a roleplaying game and board game hybrid.[4] The player rolled virtual dice to determine how much a character moves across the board.[1][5] Through the course of traversing the board, the player could form parties with other characters, experience story events, and even participate in battles.[6] As with all of the games in the Tales of the World subseries, the game was a crossover video game containing many characters from the main series of Tales video games.[1] The characters were presented in a cutesy, "chibi" style, reminiscent of how Final Fantasy characters were recreated for the Nintendo 3DS video game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.[6]

The game followed the free-to-play business model,[7] where it allowed a player to play entirely for free, but with the option of buying in-game items with real-life money.[4] The only requirement was to have, or sign up for, a Bandai Namco ID, to sign into the game.[1] Additionally, Namco Bandai separately released snack food for purchase that contained serial codes for downloading additional content to the game.[1]

The game received special animation created by production studio A-1 Pictures, the same studio has made videos for the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, Valkyria Chronicles, and The Idolmaster series of video games and anime.[4][8]

Development[edit]

The game was first revealed in December 2011, both at the Jump Festa event, and in the respective issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump.[6][9] The game initially set towards a "Spring 2012"[5] release window before ultimately being released on April 26, 2012.[1] The game also offers Smartphone support.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Spencer . April 26, 2012 . 12:14am (2012-04-26). "Tales Of The World: Dice Adventure Goes Live, Here's How You Can Play It". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  2. ^ "Namco's Tales series going on a browser-based 'Dice Adventure'". Engadget.
  3. ^ "テイルズ オブ ザ ワールド ダイスアドベンチャー" (in Japanese). Bandai Namco. Archived from the original on January 16, 2019. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Spencer . December 19, 2011 . 2:01am (2011-12-19). "Tales RPG Series Rolls The Dice On Board Game Adaptation". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  5. ^ a b McElroy, Griffin (2011-12-12). "Namco's Tales series going on a browser-based 'Dice Adventure'". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  6. ^ a b c "Namco Bandai Announces Tales Browser Game". Andriasang.com. 2011-12-11. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  7. ^ "Namco to introduce Tales of browser title". VG247. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  8. ^ "Tales of the World Dice Adventure First Trailer". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2012-10-06.
  9. ^ a b "Tales of the Heroes, Tales of the World Game Videos Posted - Interest". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-10-06.

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