Bandai Namco had a few new goodies to show about its upcoming cross-generation JRPG Tales of Arise.
First of all, we get a new batch of screenshots featuring the pre-order armor for Shionne and Alphen, the villain Balseph, ruler of Calaglia, the planet of Calaglia itself (where Shionne and Alphen first meet), and Sislodia, where our heroes will meet Rowe (sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
On top of the new images, we also get to see a video in which producer Yusuke Tomizawa visits the Smart Doll store in Tokyo to receive Shionne’s very own Smart Doll prototype from creator Danny Choo.
You can check out all the assets below.
Tales of Arise was originally slated for 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but it was delayed due to the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. It’s now coming on September 10 (September 9 in Japan) for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
If you want to take another look at the game, you can enjoy the latest gameplay, previous reveal including details on editions and bonuses, the latest trailer, another one, another promotional video in English, some screenshots and artwork, the first batch of images, and the original announcement trailer.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can read an official description below.
“Tales of ARISE follows the story of Alphen, an iron-masked individual whose home planet of Dahna has been enslaved and stripped of natural resources for the past 300 years by the nearby planet of Rena. As Alphen fights to free his people he encounters Shionne, a girl from Rena who is on the run from her countrymen. Both Alphen and Shionne will be joined throughout the journey by a supporting cast of characters to help in their fight for freedom.
Tales of ARISE carries the DNA of the much-loved Tales of franchise while also introducing advanced graphics and an evolved combat system to help push the series into the future. A new “Atmospheric Shader” developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studios adds subtle touches to the look and feel of the world evoking a hand-drawn painting. Combat has also evolved, allowing for a better sense of spectacle and direct player feedback based upon their actions. The graphics, combat system, characters, and story all work together to present a vivid and realized world that will immerse players as they are transported to the many environments and biomes they will explore throughout their time with Tales of ARISE.”