Producer Yusuke Tomizawa has announced that more information about action JRPG Tales of Arise will be revealed in 2021.
The game had previously been delayed indefinitely, due in part to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Now, Famitsu reports (translation: DeepL, adjusted) that during the Tales of Series 25th Anniversary Special Live Broadcast, Tomizawa revealed more information would be available for home console games like Arise in 2021.
“I’m sorry that I can’t provide you with any information on new home video game titles today. We’ve been working on development for the year 2020, but I’d like to apologize to everyone again at the end of the year for not being able to provide you with information on new home video game titles.
To make up for that, we’re preparing to release a variety of information in 2021. Development is progressing very smoothly, so please wait a little longer for new information. We want to prepare a lot of great information that will make all the ‘Tales of’ fans around the world excited, so please give us your support.
In terms of the 25th anniversary, today is the turning point, or rather, today is the full 25th year! We’ve decided to spend another year as the 25th anniversary year, so that we can have two years of excitement together, and the second half of the year will be nothing compared to the first half. That’s all I need to say. I’m sorry that I can’t tell you anything specific today, but I will prepare something that you will enjoy as you wait for it, so please look forward to it.”
You can find the full rundown on the game (via Bandai Namco Entertainment) below.
Challenge the Fate That Binds You
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.
The Next Chapter
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
A New Tale Awaits
Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters
High quality animation created by Ufotable
Tales of Arise is coming soon to Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
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