Tales of Eternia (テイルズ オブ エターニア, Teiruzu obu Etānia) is a Japanese PlayStation action role-playing video game released by Namco on November 30, 2000, selling 873,000 copies and later ported to the PlayStation Portable on March 3, 2005, selling 398,000 copies. Tales of Eternia's characteristic genre name is RPG of Eternity and Bonds (永遠と絆のRPG, Eien to kizuna no RPG). Eternia is a 2D anime-style RPG with an original real-time battle system taken from its predecessors, Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Destiny. It is the third "Mothership Title" of the Tales RPG series; the Linear Motion Battle System, as well as various other aspects from previous Tales titles, still feature prominently.
Its North American release was titled Tales of Destiny II to avoid trademark infringement on the name Eternia, owned by Mattel in North America for the Masters of the Universe toyline. The naming choice later caused some confusion after the release of the PlayStation 2 game known as Tales of Destiny 2, a genuine sequel to Tales of Destiny taking place in the same fictional world. Tales of Eternia is not directly related to Tales of Destiny, except for a few brief character cameos that are typical of...