|Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X|
|Game Systems||PlayStation Portable|
|Developers||Namco Tales Studio|
|Publishers||Bandai Namco Games|
|Character Designers||Kousuke Fujishima|
|Japanese Releases||August 5, 2010|
|Opening Theme||"Garasu no Hana" by Hanako Oku|
|Ending Theme||"Rebirth" by Hanako Oku|
|Ratings||CERO: B (recommended 12+)|
Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X (テイルズ オブ ファンタジア なりきりダンジョンX Teiruzu obu Fantajia Narikiri Danjon X?, pronounced "Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon Cross") is a remake of Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon, developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Bandai Namco Games, released August 5, 2010 on the PlayStation Portable. The original game was the first sequel in the Tales series, which normally does not have connected storylines. The story begins 205 years after the beginning of Tales of Phantasia.
In addition, the game includes a separate game, Tales of Phantasia: Cross Edition (テイルズ オブ ファンタジア クロスエディション Teiruzu obu Fantajia Kurosuedishon?), which is the fourth remake of the first game in the series, Tales of Phantasia. The game's characteristic genre translates to "Facing the Truth RPG" (真実に向き合うRPG Shinjitsu ni mukiau RPG?).
The game is set in the year 4408 of Aselia, 104 years after the end of Tales of Phantasia. Prior to the events of the story, the lone fairy Ethos wandered the world in search for her friends. However, after a long time of journeying, none of her friends were to be found. Slowly, she lost her power. One day, a mysterious woman named Norn appeared before the weakened Ethos and nursed her to health, but for a price. Norn bestowed upon Ethos the responsibility of caring for two twin infants named Dio and Mel. Ethos cared for the children, and life was peaceful, as Ethos was a wonderful parental figure for the two. However, thirteen years later, Norn sends her messenger, Albert, to grant the twins the power of "Narikiri". Tragedy strikes when Valhalla City is attacked by a mysterious force. Dio and Mel have no choice but to collect the essences of the Spirits of Aselia and stop the terrible power.
- Dio - One of the Narikiri twins. He is carefree and optimistic.
- Mel - One of the Narikiri twins. She is more level-headed and mature.
- Couleur - A weird creature that Dio and Mel saved from a monster. It is able to change its form and has high fighting power.
- Rondoline E. Effenberg - A free-spirited time-traveler who wants to alter history. Her sporadic travels through time intersect with events in Tales of Phantasia: Cross Edition, in which she appears as a guest party member.
- Ethos - A fairy from another world who was trusted by Norn to care for Dio and Mel.
- Dios Bandi - The past self of Dio.
- Meltia Bandi - The past self of Mel.
- Norn - The central antagonist of the game.
- Cress Albane - A swordsman who seeks the answer as to what "true justice" really is.
- Mint Adenade - A healer who believes her weakness is not being able to heal the hearts of others.
- Chester Burklight - A childhood friend of Cress.
- Claus F. Lester - A summoner from ancient Euclid.
- Arche Klein - A half-elf who is extremely playful and likes to tease others.
- Suzu Fujibayashi - A young ninja who helped Cress and the others defeat Dhaos.
- Dhaos - A prince from the world of Derris-Kharlan who served as the primary antagonist of Tales of Phantasia.
Narikiri Dungeon X utilizes the Cross Arts Aerial Linear Motion Battle System (XAR-LMBS), which is a tweaked version of the series' Linear Motion Battle System, which is used in almost every game in the series. Battles take place in a 3D environment with 2D character sprites, players can perform artes and attacks in the air, and a Over Brave gauge can be used during battle.
The two main characters of the game, Dio and Mel, can change into any of the clothes they are given. Depending on the clothes, the characters can change skills and obtain certain equipment; for example, Dio can change into "Samurai" and "Shinobi" clothes, while Mel can change into "Nurse" and "Witch" clothes. The game features about 80 costumes.
This game does not feature a world map. Instead, when the main characters leave areas, they will appear on a small drawing of the world with major towns and cities painted across it. By pressing on the cities icon, the party will travel instantly from place to place.
Like Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, it is possible to capture and train monsters to join the party. Monsters can only be captured if Dio is wearing any type of "Beast Tamer" costume.
Animated cutscenes are used for the opening sequence and in certain parts of the story taking place in Vahalla City. Skits are also included in the game. Many locations from Tales of Phantasia have been remade in 3D. Most of the monster designs are from past games such as Tales of Rebirth and Tales of the Abyss.
- [JP] Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X and Tales of Phantasia: Cross Edition (Official Website)
- [JP] Tales Channel (Tales Series Official Website)