Tales of Arise Released Worldwide, Launch Trailer Released! Producer Tomizawa Talks About The Future of the Series

What's in store for the series future?

After a long time waiting, Tales of Arise is now released worldwide! And the wait was worth it!

Happy release day, Tales of Arise!

As of this hour, Tales of Arise should now be fully available and released worldwide in ALL regions and for ALL its announced platforms! We hope that everyone can enjoy their game! Check out the launch trailer below:

For those who are still waiting for their copies to arrive (we've heard some delays on the Collector's Editions, mostly), please check out our non-spoiler review of the full game here or the video version below:

Of course, that doesn't end the ongoing hype for the Tales of Series!

The Future of the Tales of Series

The Tales of Series Brand Manager, Yusuke Tomizawa, has mentioned in a recent interview from 4Gamer the general plans for the series in the future. The snippet is as follows:

4Gamer: We have high expections for the Tales of Series in the future. It took 5 years for Tales of Arise to be released. What is the planned pace of future releases?

Tomizawa: We understand that there is the demand for playing on consoles, so of course we will continue to release them there. However, the playability of console games end once the game has been completed, so we will also be working on smartphone games that will have continuity in operations. At this stage, I can't say anything specific, but we are also thinking of responding to requests for remakes and remasters. We really can't say as a brand if there will nothing in between Arise and the next new complete work, since part of the character brand appeal is being able to attend Tales of Festivals and seeing videos about upcoming works.

4Gamer: Not just the games, but events and other content as well?

Tomizawa: We have gamers who say "I play the games, but I don't attend Tales of Festival." In the future, we want to create developments for these people as well, so that they can think "I'd like to buy goods like this," or "I wonder if I can go to Tales of Festival alone?" As an example, for fans who like the series for the battle system, they may have different interests from those who regularly go to Tales of Festival, such as strategies and development secrets. With the games at the core, we would like to have more events and content that will allow even more people to experience the enjoyment from them.

This interview may have been done prior to the announcement of Tales of Luminaria, hence Tomizawa's vague comment. In addition, as recently reported, we're expecting new information on Tales of Luminaria later this month.

And not only that, but we're also planning to have even more giveaways in the near future! Stay tuned!

That said, with Tales of Arise now out, please be mindful of blatantly posting spoilers! Bandai Namco has release guidelines for streaming of the game, but has requested people to do the following:

  • properly label their streams or videos with a spoiler warning
  • to not blatantly post spoilers on social media
  • to not use thumbnails that contain spoilers in videos
  • posting of the game's opening and interlude songs may be grounds for copyright claims by their respective owners

And also, a message from Hootle:

Tales of Arise is now available at the following shops (Note: Please keep in mind that we may receive a commission when you click on our links and make a purchase. This, however, has no bearing on our reviews and comparisons.):

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Tales of Arise
Tales of AriseTales 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.

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