Tales of Arise
The long-running Tales series looks to be making a huge leap forward with Tales of Arise, announced at E3 2019 with a stunning trailer. Unlike most of the games in the series, which use an in-house engine, Arise is actually built using Unreal Engine 4.
It turns out that change may have been a good idea, as Arise’s world looks utterly gorgeous, like an anime in motion. The game takes place in a setting divided between two different worlds, the Medieval-like Dahna and the futuristic world of Rena.
The two main characters of Arise are unlikely heroes who end up stuck together. Alphen is a man held prisoner who can’t feel pain anymore, while Shionne is a woman who causes pain to all who touch her. Pretty great setup for a tragic story, yeah?
Tales has been on a hot streak the last few years with Tales of Berseria and Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, and hopefully, Tales of Arise continues that trend.