Efun has launched an English version of hero collection game Tales of Erin, better known as Sapphire Sphere in Japan and China.
The newly launched gacha game promises players more than 80 different heroes to collect, a focus on storytelling, and Japanese voice acting featuring the likes of Persona 4’s Ami Koshimizu.
While the game does offer players lots of unique collectible heroes, it also follows the basic gameplay formula utilized in games like Heroes Charge. Players have control over team building, but once a battle starts they are relegated to choosing when a hero activates their skills. Everything else is done automatically.
The localization process has also been a little less than smooth, with prevalent translation issues and misaligned text formatting making an appearance.
Despite its name, Tales of Erin is not a part of Bandai Namco’s “Tales of…” franchise.
Based in Hong Kong, Efun is a company many gamers outside of Asia are unlikely to be familiar with largely due to the fact that a majority of the publisher’s games are not available in English. Efun is best known for action RPG Zilant and Final Fantasy Awakening. While Zilant is available worldwide, Final Fantasy Awakening is exclusive to Southeast Asia, and gamers would need to change their Google Play region to download the game.
Tales of Erin is free and contains in app purchases. Here’s a trailer with a look at the game
Interested? Check out the hero collection game on Google Play.