Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise is the latest upcoming mothership title for the Tales of Series that was first announced during the Microsoft Press Conference during E3 2019, but was actually leaked online a couple of days prior to the actual E3 announcement. It will be the 17th mothership title in the entire series with a planned worldwide release on 2020. The game is being considered by many as the next evolution of Tales, featuring better graphics with the use of Unreal Engine 4, Minoru Iwamoto as sole character designer and art director, and a goal of showing the Tales of series' evolution, but still be recognizable as a Tales game. Developed by Bandai Namco Studios, Inc., the game is being made by both veterans and new staff, going as far from those who have worked on Tales of Phantasia and those who have worked on Tales of Phantasia.

The game has been confirmed to be a stand-alone and not be connected to any existing Tales game. With the goal of "reviving" the series, the team is pushing the game to evolve, even if it means breaking certain traditions such as the whole acronym naming of the games (Tales of Phantasia = TOP, etc.). The game also allegedly started development with codename "Arise" which in the end stuck around as the game's formal name despite other proposals.


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  • Name:
    • Tales of Arise (テイルズ オブ アライズ, teiruzu obu araizu)
  • Name Origin:
    • "Arise"
  • Developer:
    • BANDAI NAMCO Studios, Inc.
  • Publisher:
    • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Genre:
    • Not yet announced
  • Character Design and Art Direction:
    • Minoru Iwamoto
  • Music:
    • Not yet announced
  • Animation:
    • ufotable
  • Opening Theme:
    • Not yet announced

Japan

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Rating: CERO Rating Scheduled

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Rating: CERO Rating Scheduled

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: PC Digital (via STEAM)
  • Rating: CERO Rating Scheduled

 North America

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Rating: ESRB Rating Pending

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Rating: ESRB Rating Pending

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: PC Digital (via STEAM)
  • Rating: ESRB Rating Pending

 Europe

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Rating: PEGI/USK Not yet rated

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Rating: PEGI/USK Not yet rated

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platform: PC Digital (via STEAM)
  • Rating: PEGI/USK Not yet rated

Main Characters

Alphen
A slave from the planet Dahna
with no memories

Shionne
A cursed girl on the run
from the planet Rena

Others

  • None announced yet

Official Story Description

Official Story Description

On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna.

For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom.

Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future.

Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise.

Setting

Setting

Tales of Arise talks of the story of two worlds that stand side by side – Dahna and Rena. 300 years ago, Dahna, a world full of life and nature, was invaded by the scientifically and magically advanced Rena, forcing them into endless slavery.

One day, a young man of Dahna with an iron mask, and a cursed young woman from Rena being chased by her family, meet. This unexpected encounter shakes the destiny of both Dahna and Rena. This is the beginning of their story.

Full Story Summary

Not yet available.

Battle System

Battle System

Linear Motion Battle System

Although announced that the game will feature a variant of the Linear Motion Battle System, very few is known regarding how the game will adapt the system. So far, it has been confirmed though that battles will not be seemless like how Tales of Zestiria tried to accomplish.

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

US: North America: EU: Europe: