Following the announcement of Tales of Arise during Microsoft’s press briefing at E3 2019, Bandai Namco reached out with an official press release with more info and assets.
The game is coming for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020, and we learn that it will include both Japanese and English voice overs. Subtitles in North America will include English, Neutral Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
The press release also included a comment from Bandai Namco Entertainment America Senior Global Brand Manager Stephen Akana, who confirms that Yusuke Tomizawa (whom you may know for the God Eater series) is now taking the lead of the franchise.
“The Tales Of series is a foundational series within BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and Tales of Arise marks an exciting new beginning for the franchise with Yusuke Tomizawa taking the helm in leading the Tales Of development team.
Tales Of games have always delivered wonderous worlds for players to explore, dynamic characters for players to meet, and challenging battles for players to fight. Tales of Arise promises to take these tenants to new heights and we look forward to players enjoying this new adventure.”
Below you can read an official description directly from Bandai Namco.
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.
- Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4
- Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay
- Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters
- High quality animation created by ufotable
The press release also included a batch of official screenshots, that you can enjoy below.
You can also check out the whole press conference for a full look at all the news revealed today under Microsoft’s large umbrella.