Tales of the Abyss (テイルズ オブ ジ アビス, Teiruzu obu ji Abisu?) is a role-playing video game developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco in Japan and Namco Bandai Games in North America. Tales of the Abyss's characteristic genre name is To Know the Meaning of One's Birth RPG (「生まれた意味を知るRPG」 Umareta Imi wo shiru RPG。). It is the eighth mothership title in the Tales series, and was released for the PlayStation 2 on December 15, 2005 in Japan, celebrating the Tales series' 10th anniversary, and on October 10, 2006 in North America. It features the Flex Range Linear Motion Battle System, which most resembles Tales of Symphonia's. The character designs are by manga artist Kōsuke Fujishima. The game received a port to the Nintendo 3DS on June 30, 2011 in Japan. Later, it was released on February 14, 2012 in North America and in Europe on November 25, 2011.
An anime adaptation of the game, developed by Sunrise, premiered on MBS in October 2008. The episodes were directed by Kenji Kodama and written by Akemi Omode.
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