The scheduled Tales of Zestiria Nico Nico Douga Live Stream Event finally showed how seamless transitions in between field and battles work, along with a new short trailer showing the game's characters.
The "transition" shows the field character (in this video, Sorey) stepping back off screen as he comes into contact with the enemy. In a wave of faint light, the other accompanying enemies appear, and the camera zooms out to show Sorey and the other party members. This is followed by the character icons appearing.
The character videos of Mikleo and Lailah show a bit about their roles in the game's story. Mikleo is an all-around friend to Sorey, while we see a bit of Lailah's enthusiasm with the world and her perception of Sorey.
Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan, North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops: