UPDATED: Congratulations to the Winners of the Abyssal Chronicles Hootle Hunt Tales of Arise Contest!

Congratulations to everyone!

And finally, here are the winners of the Tales of Arise Hootle Hunt contest, hosted by Abyssal Chronicles!

At the start of August, we held the Abyssal Chronicles Hootle Hunt Tales of Arise Contest, where our visitors had to search for various Hootles scattered within our website and social media channels. After receiving a whopping 600+ entries, here are the winners!

For those looking for the Hootle locations, click here.

8th Runner-up

Congratulations Shawn W. (USA)! You win:

  • 1x Tales of Arise Regular Edition – physical, depends on winner’s region and platform
  • Set of pins by a745

5th, 6th and 7th Runner-up (each)

Congratulations to Kimberly B. (USA) Sydney A. (USA), Alina T. (Bulgaria) and Benjamin L. (USA)!

UPDATE (Aug 27, 3am PDT): Our initial 5th runner-up winner did not reply on the allotted deadline, hence a new winner was drawn.

You each win:

  • 1x Tales of Arise Ultimate Edition - digital, depends on winner's region and platform (If from a region other than US/Canada, winners may opt to get the US version, or follow their own region, but if preferred platform is PS4 or PS5, please READ HERE)
  • Random Tales Goody Bag - Contains random official clear files, key chains, straps, pins, and stationery from various events and shops
  • Set of Tales pins by a745

4th Runner-up

Congratulations to Shaelynn G. (Canada)! You win:

  • 1x Tales of Arise Ultimate Edition - digital, depends on winner's region and platform (If from a region other than US/Canada, winners may opt to get the US version, or follow their own region, but if preferred platform is PS4 or PS5, please READ HERE)
  • 1x Tales of Series Tomonui Vol.1 Plush (choice among: Whatever is left not chosen by 3rd Runner-up and above)
  • 2x Tales of Hello Kitty Plush (Sorey, Zelos)
  • Random Tales Goody Bag - Contains random official clear files, key chains, straps, pins, and stationery from various events and shops
  • Set of Tales pins by a745

3rd Runner-up

Congratulations to Dalena D. (USA)! You win:

  • 1x Tales of Arise Ultimate Edition - digital, depends on winner's region and platform (If from a region other than US/Canada, winners may opt to get the US version, or follow their own region, but if preferred platform is PS4 or PS5, please READ HERE)
  • 1x Tales of Series Tomonui Vol.1 Plush (choice among: Sorey, Mikleo, Jude, Jade, Edna - Grand Prize, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up winners get dibs first!)
  • 2x Tales of Hello Kitty Plush (Sorey, Zelos)
  • Random Tales Goody Bag - Contains random official clear files, key chains, straps, pins, and stationery from various events and shops
  • Set of Tales pins by a745

2nd Runner-up

Congratulations to Jitske V.D.K. (The Netherlands)! You win:

  • 1x Tales of Arise Hootle Edition (UK version only regardless of winner's region since the US doesn’t have this, PS5, PS4, Xbox or PC platforms)
  • 1x Tales of Vesperia Chibi Pin Set (c/o Bandai Namco US)
  • 1x Tales of Xillia 2 small Rollo Plush (c/o Bandai Namco EU)
  • 1x Tales of Vesperia Wristband (c/o Bandai Namco EU)
  • 1x Tales of Xillia 2 Rollo Shirt (whatever size is left not chosen by Grand Prize and 1st Runner Up winner)
  • 1x Tales of Series Tomonui Vol.1 Plush (choice among: Sorey, Mikleo, Jude, Jade, Edna - Grand Prize and 1st Runner-Up Winner gets dibs first!)
  • 2x Tales of Hello Kitty Plush (Sorey, Zelos)
  • 4x Tales of Series Character Poster Set (RANDOM 4 from this set)
  • Random Tales Goody Bag - Contains random official clear files, key chains, straps, pins, and stationery from various events and shops
  • Set of Tales pins by a745

1st Runner-up

Congratulations to Fabio C. (Italy)! You win:

  • 1x Tales of Arise Collector's Edition (US or EU, DEPENDING on winner's region unless winner is from outside US/EU, PS4 or PS5 version only!) (c/o AC)
  • 1x Tales of Berseria Kotobukiya Velvet Figure (c/o Bandai Namco US)
  • 1x Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition US Anniversary Edition (Xbox One platform), including 3-character acrylic set with diorama, artbook and steelbook (c/o Bandai Namco US)
  • 1x Tales of Zestiria Sorey Bracelet (c/o Bandai Namco EU)
  • 1x Tales of Zestiria Normin Shirt (whatever size is left not chosen by Grand Prize winner)
  • 1x Tales of Xillia 2 Rollo Shirt (whatever size is left not chosen by Grand Prize winner)
  • 1x Tales of Series Tomonui Vol.1 Plush (choice among: Sorey, Mikleo, Jude, Jade, Edna - Grand Prize Winner gets dibs first!)
  • 3x Tales of Hello Kitty Plush (Sorey, Mikleo, Zelos)
  • 4x Tales of Series Character Poster Set (RANDOM 4 from this set)
  • Random Tales Goody Bag - Contains random official clear files, key chains, straps, pins, and stationery from various events and shops
  • Set of Tales pins by a745

Grand Prize

And finally, congratulations, Gabe C. (USA)! You win:

  • 1x Tales of Arise Collector's Edition (US or EU version, DEPENDING on winner's region unless winner is from outside US/EU, PS4 or PS5 platforms only!) (c/o AC)
  • 1x Tales of Vesperia Knight Yuri and Repede Alter Figure (c/o Bandai Namco US)
  • 1x Tales of Berseria US Collector’s Edition (PS4) + Retro Bienfu Keychain (c/o Bandai Namco US)
  • 1x Tales of Zestiria Metal Brooch (c/o Bandai Namco EU)
  • 1x Tales of Zestiria Normin Shirt, (medium or large, winner’s choice)
  • 1x Tales of Xillia 2 Rollo Shirt (small, large or XL, winner’s choice)
  • 1x Tales of the Rays - Eizen and Edna New Year Wall Scroll
  • 1x Tales of Series Tomonui Vol.1 Plush (choices among: Sorey, Mikleo, Jude, Jade, Edna)
  • 4x Tales of Hello Kitty Plush (Sorey, Mikleo, Magilou, Zelos)
  • 4x Tales of Series Character Poster Set (RANDOM 4 from this set)
  • Random Tales Goody Bag - Contains random official clear files, key chains, straps, pins, and stationery from various Tales of events and shops
  • Set of Tales pins by a745

Winners will be e-mailed! Please wait for our e-mail! The e-mail should come from abyssalcontests@gmail.com. If it comes from any other e-mail, it might not be us, so please be careful in giving away your information! ALSO NOTE: E-mails have been sent out to the Grand Prize, 1st Runner-up and the 5th Runner-up winners and below. 2nd Runner-up to 4th Runner-up will need to wait for the response of the higher tiers before we can send out their e-mails (due to choices of some of the prizes).

Rules and Specifics

And some points to take note of:

  1. The Tales of Arise Collector's Edition (Grand Prize and 1st Runner-up) will be either the US (North America) or an EU or UK version only. The specific EU/UK version will depend on the winner, BUT due to the scarcity of the Collector's Edition itself, the version of the Collector's you may be getting might not match your country specifically (i.e. a winner may get a German Collector's Edition even if they are, for example, from the United Kingdom or from Indonesia). For the Collector's Editions winners, you may only choose between PS4 or PS5 platforms. Xbox or PC versions are NOT available.
  2. The Hootle Edition is specifically the UK version. The 2nd Runner-up winner may choose any platform, but they will ultimately get a UK version, whichever country they may be from.
  3. For winners of the Tales of Arise Ultimate Editions, you may choose any platform and you will be provided with the product code to redeem it to your specific shop platform, BUT if you are from outside the US or Canada:
    1. You can opt to get the US version - that said your code will work on US accounts only.
    2. If you choose to get the game for the same region as where you live, we will also provide it BUT if the platform is for PS4 or PS5, since the PlayStation Store doesn't allow buying a game as a gift:
      1. You will be given a PSN Store card worth the same amount as the Tales of Arise Ultimate Edition in your region.
      2. You MUST pre-order the game and send back a screenshot and confirmation e-mail that you have indeed pre-ordered the game.
      3. Should you have already pre-ordered the game, you will be required to send over the confirmation screenshot and e-mail still - that said, you will then just be given the PSN Store card worth the same price as the Ultimate Edition - feel free to do what you want with it.
  4. The higher tier winners always get dibs on choice prizes first. Choice prizes include the sizes of the Normin and Rollo shirts, and the Tomonui plushies. The Grand Prize winner will be given the option first, then the 1st Runner-up, and so on.
  5. Depending on availability, we cannot guarantee pre-order bonuses (should there be any) for some versions of the games.
  6. Parts of prizes per tier may be shipped out from different locations since our prizes are currently in two places in the globe. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  7. Your country may charge you customs duties for the prizes, depending on the country. AC will NOT be responsible for any customs duties that may be charged.
  8. Due to the nature of the accumulation of prizes, expect delivery at either the end of September to mid October, specifically for the non-game prizes.
  9. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, winners may experience delays in shipping out of their prizes, some of which we might not be able to control. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  10. The contest is open to anyone in the world! We however, cannot get Japanese versions of the games.

We would like to thank the following people for making this contest possible!

  • Vel (@kon9_) for the lovely Hootle artwork!
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment America and their Associate Social Marketing & Community Manager, Sam, for providing a big chunk of the prizes, specifically the Tales of Arise Ultimate Editions and a lot of Tales merchandise!
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe for more prizes!
  • a745 for the Tales of Arise Collector's and Hootle Editions!
  • DimensionSlip for the big chunk of the Tales of merchandise and goodie bags!
  • Kiki and LaZyEnErGeTiC for managing prize handling and shipping, as well as additional prizes!
  • Kiki and Edwin for helping us out with obtaining the Collector's and Hootle Editions!

Tales of Arise is now available for pre-order at the following shops:

US: North America: EU: Europe:
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Tales of AriseTales of Arise is the latest upcoming mothership title of the Tales of Series which was first announced during Microsoft’s Press Conference in E3 2019. The game was released for the PS5, PS4, Xbos Series X, Xbox One and PC Digital via Steam on September 9, 2021 for Asia and Japan and September 10, 2021 for the rest of the world. The game features use of the Unreal Engine 4 and works on the theme of tradition versus evolution of the series.

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