Tales of Luminaria Shutting Down in July
Bandai Namco announced that free-to-play mobile RPG Tales of Luminaria will shut down at 19:00 PDT on July 19, 2022. All in-game items will be available to use, though the purchase of the in-game PB-Stones currency has been suspended. A message from the development team regarding the closure can be found below.
Tales of Luminaria launched internationally for iOS and Android in November 2021. It features a cast of twenty-one playable protagonists from three factions: the Jerle Federation, the Gildllan Empire, and an independent group of adventurers. Each protagonist’s story was intended to contain eight episodes, along with crossover episodes that advanced the main story. The game is set in a world that was previously inhabited by massive “Primordial Beasts” that became petrified. The petrified beasts emit lots of mana and have become a major driving force behind civilisation. The game begins as a war breaks out between the Federation and Empire for control over the beasts.
The closure announcement for Tales of Luminaria follows the February closure of other mobile title Tales of Crestoria. The 2017-released Tales of the Rays is still active and receiving content updates on iOS and Android in Japan, though its international version was shut down in 2018.
As always, thank you all for playing Tales of Luminaria.
We regret to announce that the service for Tales of Luminaria will be sunset on July 19, 2022 PDT.
As the first completely original mobile title in the “Tales of” series, our sincere intent was to make this game fun and, by taking on various challenges, to bring “Tales of” to a wider audience around the world, not only Japan. Additionally, we have tried our best to make this service playable over a long time, encouraged by the supportive comments and feedback we have received on SNS.
However, we could not do enough, and we sincerely apologize to all those who have supported and played Tales of Luminaria.
■About Future Episodes
Weekly episode distribution will end with this announcement. We apologize for the sudden notice, as you may have been expecting a new announcement of the next episode. We unfortunately will not be able to fully depict the fate of the 21 heroes and must end the episodes in the middle of the story. Even more, some characters will be left without getting an episode 2. We are very sorry for leaving these stories untold.
Even though we could not complete all the storylines for each character, we have been considering whether there is any way to bring closure to their story, even if only slightly. With that thought, we have prepared a special “Episode Final,” which takes place right before the anime Tales of Luminaria: The Fateful Crossroad. This episode focuses on why Hugo eventually sided with the Empire. We truly regret not being able to provide full closure to this story, but we hope you will enjoy this “Episode Final.”
■Regarding the Archiving of Works
We are considering archiving the costumes, designs, illustrations, etc. of the characters released during the service out of application as a “digital archive,” so that players can continue to experience and reminisce about Luminaria’s universe and its characters even after the service ends. We are also working on a soundtrack for the in-game background music.
We will reach out again as soon as we have more details.
About later updates, we have listed the schedule until the end of the service below.
Ver. 1.6.0 Update (scheduled for end of May 2022)
- Delivery of Episode Final
- LV UP Camp stage renewal
- Memorial Summon for all 21 characters
- New ★5 ep.2 costumes and weapons for Vanessa, Gaspard, Amelie, and Lydie
*Players will also receive tickets that can be exchanged for ★5 costumes and weapons
- New ★3 costume “Work Outfit” for August from his apple farmer days
- Multiplayer Boss Battle update
*One out of a total of eight Primordial Beasts will appear at random, including Lazui, a new addition to the existing Primordial Beasts
- Login calendar reward updates
End of Service (July 19, 2022 19:00 PDT)
- The official website and trailers will be taken down in conjunction with the end of the service.
Finally, we would like to sincerely thank you for all of your support of Tales of Luminaria. We apologize again for not living up to your expectations and having to announce that the service will be sunset. Although there is only a short period of time remaining, we hope that you will enjoy this game to the end. Thank you.
– The entire Tales of Luminaria Team