Namco has released new information regarding its fantasy simulation RPG Tales of the World: Summoner's Lineage for the GameBoy Advance. The game takes place in the year 4765 according to the Calendar of Aselia. The game's protagonist, 15-year old summoner Fulein K. Lester, a descendant of Kles F. Refter (of Tales of Phantasia fame) is embarking on an adventerous search for the Summoner's Ring. On his quest, he will be joined by the artifical life form Macaron, Belga Montool, a 13-year old orphan whose parents were murdered by the forces of evil and her older brother Bolga who has been in a shock-like state since he had to witness the murder of his parents. Players can choose between two modes: The heroic and the duel mode. The former is your standard story mode, while the latter allows two players to take on each other, or a single player to compete with CPU opponents.
Tales of the World: Summoner's Lineage is set for a spring 2003 release in Japan.