Namco has announced the development of yet another portable Tales title for the Game Boy Advance. Tales of the World: Summoner's Lineage will follow the story of Fulein Lester, a descendant of the summoner Klarth Lester of Tales of Phantasia fame.
In this upcoming addition to the series, Fulein's adventure is set in the same world as Tales of Phantasia, and it all begins with the discovery of Macaroon, Klarth's fairy companion, in some old ruins. Fulein must then travel the world seeking summoned creatures and pairing them with the people he meets. These combinations will yield new skills. However, the ultimate purpose of this has not been revealed.
Tales of the World: Summoner's Lineage has a vague Spring 2003 release date, with no North American release in sight.