Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave

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Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave
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Publisher(s) Namco Bandai
Composer(s) Motoi Sakuraba
Go Shiina
Series Tales
Platforms PlayStation Portable
Release date(s)
    Genre(s) Beat 'em up, Action
    Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

    Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave (テイルズ オブ ザ ヒーローズ ツインブレイヴ Teiruzu Obu Hīrōzu Tsuin Bureivu?) is an action beat 'em up, video game in the Tales series of games. It is considered an "escort title" (spinoff), and plays more similarly to the Dynasty Warriors game series. The game was released for the PlayStation Portable in Japan on February 23, 2012.

    Gameplay

    The game plays similarly to the Dynasty Warriors video game series.[2][3] The premise of the game is to control characters from past Tales video games, and use them to fight large waves of enemies. In addition to using past game's protagonists, it is also possible to fight against past game's antagonists, and even unlock some to be played as in game.[4]

    Equipping items gives characters different statistics. Some special items even change appearance, such as giving character models a super deformed look with especially big heads.[5]

    Development

    A demo for the game was made available for the Japanese PlayStation Network on January 26, 2012, on the same day a demo of Tales of Innocence R was released.[6][7] After the game's release, there was downloadable content for the game, in the form of new missions to play, but not through the PlayStation Store, but rather, a special Tales-related website.[8]

    Characters

    Heroes[9]

    Character Game
    Cless Alvein Tales of Phantasia
    Chester Burklight Tales of Phantasia
    Stan Aileron Tales of Destiny
    Lion Magnus Tales of Destiny
    Rid Hershel Tales of Eternia
    Farah Oersted Tales of Eternia
    Kyle Dunamis Tales of Destiny 2
    Reala Tales of Destiny 2
    Lloyd Irving Tales of Symphonia
    Zelos Wilder Tales of Symphonia
    Veigue Lungberg Tales of Rebirth
    Tytree Crowe Tales of Rebirth
    Senel Coolidge Tales of Legendia
    Chloe Valens Tales of Legendia
    Luke Fon Fabre Tales of the Abyss
    Guy Cecil Tales of the Abyss
    Caius Qualls Tales of the Tempest
    Rubia Natwick Tales of the Tempest
    Ruca Milda Tales of Innocence
    Spada Belforma Tales of Innocence
    Emil Castagnier Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
    Marta Lualdi Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
    Yuri Lowell Tales of Vesperia
    Flynn Scifo Tales of Vesperia
    Shing Meteoryte Tales of Hearts
    Kohak Hearts Tales of Hearts
    Asbel Lhant Tales of Graces
    Cheria Barnes Tales of Graces
    Milla Maxwell Tales of Xillia
    Jude Mathis Tales of Xillia

    Villains[9]

    Character Game
    Elraine Tales of Destiny 2
    Schwartz Tales of Legendia
    Duke Tales of Vesperia

    Reception and sales

    The game topped the Japanese video game sales charts in its first week, selling 85,000 copies.[10] However, these sales only represented a 69.47% sell-through rate for the game, and the game sold significantly less than recent spinoff Tales titles on the PlayStation Portable, such as 2009's Tales of VS. at 133,076 copies sold.[10] Media Create felt this was due to the game containing less character interaction than most Tales games, and that some retailers had reported less interest from women as well.[10]

    The game received a score of 31/40 (8/7/8/8) from Famitsu.[11]

    References

    1. Ishaan . February 23, 2012 . 8:30am (2012-02-23). "Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave Has A Nice Opening Theme". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    2. "Tales Of The Heroes: Twin Brave Gameplay Videos Posted - Interest". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    3. Spencer . January 20, 2012 . 9:00am (2012-01-20). "Five Videos, Over Five Minutes Of Tales Of The Heroes: Twin Brave". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    4. "Tales of the Heroes: Controllable Bosses and Rebirth Character Videos". Andriasang.com. 2012-02-04. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    5. "Tales of the Heroes Twin Brave - SD Character Mode, New Boss, and Latest Specials". Andriasang.com. 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    6. Ishaan . January 25, 2012 . 8:30am (2012-01-25). "Tales of Innocence R Demo Announced For Tomorrow". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    7. "Tales of Innocence R and Tales of the Heroes Demos Hit Tomorrow". Andriasang.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    8. Spencer . February 19, 2012 . 11:25pm (2012-02-19). "Tales Of The Heroes: Twin Brave Gets Extreme With Downloadable Missions". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    9. 9.0 9.1 "Character". Namco Bandai Games Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
    10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Ishaan . March 2, 2012 . 1:29pm (2012-03-02). "Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave Sees Slow Sales". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
    11. "Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave Famitsu Review Score Revealed - News - Tales Union - Tales News, Music, Guides & More". Tales Union. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 

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