This year's TGS will be a huge one for Tales! Arise, Crestoria, Rays and Asteria will all be there!
Just a few weeks away from the Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco has released its TGS Website, you can check it here. The site is mostly in japanese, but you can change its language in the top right corner. There's also their entire lineup for the event.
Tokyo Game Show, aka TGS, is a video game expo/convention held annually in September. This year's TGS will be held from September 12th to September 15th at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan!
There will be an 1-hour Tales of Arise Stage on Sep. 15th @ 14:45 (JST) featuring Takuya Satou (Alphen), Shino Shimoji (Shionne), and the Game ProducerYusuke Tomizawa.
Additionally, there will be livestreams with english interpretation, so those who don't know japanese can still enjoy the event!
Note that all Tales mobile titles (Asteria, The Rays, Crestoria) will also receive a brand new trailer.
Seems like TGS 2019 will be a feast for Tales fans!
You can check the entire Bandai Namco Schedule here: https://tgs2019.bandainamcoent.co.jp/schedule/
Tales of Arise
Tales of Arise is the latest mothership title (new classification: original 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, Xbox 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.
Tales of the Rays is a Tales mobile game for the iOS and Android featuring characters designed by Hidenori Matsuraba and a new ADF-LMBS (Advanced Flick Linear Motion Battle System). The game tells the story of hero Ix Nieves and heroine Mileena Weiss in the world of Tir Na Nog. Characters from the previous Tales titles appear in this game. The game initially had an English version, but was short-lived and now currently runs exclusively in Japan.
Tales of Crestoria is an upcoming mobile title dedicated for smartphones that is an entirely new story and doesn’t focus on previous Tales of titles. The game features Kanata Hjuger, a young man branded as a Transgressor because of the crimeof “protecting someone important” to him. The game will be released for iOS and Android on 2020.
8ro, or Hachiro, is just a regular Tales fan who still hopes Tales of Destiny R gets an english localization someday. And is way too passionate/annoying about anime, games and japanese culture. Also, he loves card games a lot.