- Developer: Bandai Namco tri-Crescendo Namco Tales
- Publisher: Bandai Namco
- Year: 1995 – 2016
- Genre: RPG
- Platform/s: Various
The Tales series features several references to queer characters and themes.
In Tales of Symphonia, the narrative gives Lloyd a soulmate, who can be anyone in the party, regardless of gender. While it is uncertain how many of them are able to be romantic (one definitely isn't), Zelos is definitely a same-gender romance option.
Although there are no explicit, physical interactions, the lead character of Tales of Zestiria—Sorey—and his companion Mikleo are depicted as being attracted to one another. Although there has been some debate surrounding this, Sorey's romantic interest in Mikleo has supposedly been confirmed by producer Hideo Baba, and it has been said that Mikleo feels the same attraction towards Sorey. Although this confirmation has been discussed in forums, I have been unable to track down a source; if you have one, please let me know!