Tales of Arise Online Theater: Liberators Stage Play Announced for March 2022

A new look at Tales of Arise

Tales of the Stage returns, this time to tell a story about Tales of Arise!

A new rendition of the Tales of the Stage stage plays entitled "Tales of Arise Online Theater: Liberators -希望を託されし解放者たち-" (kibou wo takusa reshi kaihousha tachi, literally "The Liberators Entrusted With Hope") has been announced during Day One of Tales of Festival 2021.

The new stage play will be delivered online via Asobi Stage on March 26 and 27, 2022 and tells the story of Arise from different viewpoints in their past, not told in the original story from the game. Though not yet explicitly announced, the YouTube description of the trailer mentions that the online theater is planned for a "worldwide release".

Trailer

Cast

  • Alphen - Pending (during the Festival, it was announced that Alphen's actor hasn't been finalized yet. The Alphen who performed as an intro to the announcement during the Festival is apparently not the final actor)
  • Shionne - Haruna Iikubo
  • Rinwell - Rino Wauchi
  • Law - Shunya Oohira
  • Kisara - Hikaru Yokota
  • Dohalim - Tetsuya Iwanaga
  • Vholran - Kaito Hori

Story

WARNING: Possible spoilers for those who have yet to complete playing Tales of Arise.

Long ago, the planet Dahna was a rich world full of hope, dreams and with abundance in nature an resources. Its cities were overflowing with smiles, and its citizens lived happily.

Its neighboring planet, Rena, was believed to be home to the gods and where the dead will end up to rest. However, 300 years ago, what trampled down from Rena was calamity and destruction.

As slaves to Rena, the Dahnans were forced to work everyday. Desiring liberation, there were those who resisted, but were ultimately overwhelmed back to despair due to the difference in power.

Those who wish for hope, dreams and ideals were promptly extinguished. Eventually, what festered within the Dahnan’s hearts was nothing but the will to just survive daily life.

And once again today, another man stands before Rena’s arrogance, about to be executed. His name is Zephyr – the leader of Calaglia’s resistance, the Crimson Crows.

Alone, Zephyr mutters his final regret.

For Dahna, for every Dahnan, Dahna must be liberated from Rena. For this man who staked his life fighting for Dahna’s people, how did his regret appear to the Dahnans? What did he leave behind?

Things are reflected differently for each person. People have their pasts, and what is in front of them is seen through a filter. A man who holds a lifeless ideal about to be executed, the one overlooking in a hurry to end it. Those who want to be liberated, but are left frustrated for they can do nothing. One who could care less. Each of their viewpoints. A selfish viewpoint.

And to Alphen, who had no past, just how did Zephyr’s execution look to him?

This Stage aims to focus on the different viewpoints of each character. Another story that depicts Tales of Arise from various pasts.

MIRAIKEN Studio

Though the delivery of the play will be online, the play itself will be acted out at Bandai Namco Entertainment Japan's newly opened MIRAIKEN studio, found at their head office. The studio is divided into two parts: Studio A is a huge stage with walls and floors covered in LED, while Studio B is used for recordings and motion capturing. You can see the studio in action below (at 1:30).

Check out the official site here.

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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