At the Xbox E3 Briefing, Microsoft had the opportunity to showcase a ton of great upcoming third party games. One of those titles was Tales of Arise, the latest chapter in the long running Tales Of RPG’s from Bandai Namco. Set to launch in the Americas in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Tales of Arise looks absolutely beautiful in the new trailer. This is the first original Tales of title since Tales of Berseria launched in 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Head of the God Eater franchise, Yusuke Tomizawa is leading the Tales of Arise development team, and the new title is set to deliver new storylines, new gameplay dynamics, and new worlds for players to explore. The combat looks revamped in the new trailer that can be seen below, and the visuals look like they’ve gotten a serious upgrade since the last outing. We aren’t sure if there’s a new engine at play here, but we’ve reached out to Bandai Namco asking.
Bandai Namco also released the following info about the story in Tales of Arise: “It takes place in a solar system containing the two neighboring planets of Dahna and Rena. The inhabitants of Dahna have always paid reverence to their planetary neighbors on Rena – a planet they can clearly see in their sky – as a land of the righteous and divine. For the people of Dahna, legends and lore about Rena and its inhabitants have been handed down for countless generations, and through time, have become facts in their minds that have actually masked a cruel reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, the people of Rena have ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping its people of their dignity and freedom. Tales of Arise begins with two people, born on different worlds, each longing to change their fate and create a new future for themselves and perhaps their people.
We’re on the ground at E3 this week, but we aren’t sure if we’ll see any more Tales of Arise info. Stay tuned with us for everything Bandai Namco related this week, and check out the new trailer below before you click away!