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New Tales of Berseria Trailer Introduces English Cast, Demo Coming January 10

Bandai Namco has shared a new trailer for Tales of Berseria.

Featured above, the new trailer introduces the game’s English voice cast. Bandai Namco has made a note in that this trailer does include spoilers, so watch at your own discretion.

It’s also worth mentioning the trailer has cut-scenes that were recorded on the PC version of the game. Available now for pre-order on Steam, users that own Tales of Symphonia or Tales of Zestiria will nab a 10% discount on Tales of Berseria. 

If you pre-order the game on PC, you’ll get a 15-minute bonus video available outside of the game. PlayStation 4 digital pre-orders get you an exclusive PS4 theme, the aforementioned bonus video, and three music tracks from the game.

Bandai Namco also confirmed a playable demo for the game is coming on January 10th for both PlayStation 4 and PC.

Tales of Berseria is launching for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America on January 24th, followed by January 27th in Europe.

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77 comments
  1. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Curious if whether or not the “Sacrifice” scene in the trailer is the only censored content in the game.

  2. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    according to the tales of twitter account it’s the only change and nothing else in the game is changed. They were very open about it and said it was because they wanted a 16 rating instead of a 18 rating.

  3. vonSanneck
    vonSanneck
    December 9, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    There have been talks about the Steam version having a download of the Japanese version of the scene after it blew up. Still, what a waste of money that was.

  4. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Bamco lied, people died

  5. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    There isn’t even blood, they could have walked scot free

  6. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    They were only talking about the costumes at the time.

  7. DoubleTap
    DoubleTap
    December 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    It’s a bullshit excuse considering Limbo was rated PEGI 16 and was a non-stop train of child abuse/murder.

  8. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    It also means jack shit, because the PC version of a Tales game is a toss up between “Game that runs okay” or “Liquid ass”.
    So I mean…woo.

  9. catazxy
    catazxy
    December 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I see we are starting strong, with the censorship.

  10. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    They didn’t just do it for the fun of it. There is a big difference between Limbo and Tales Of Besaria visually, Impalement by spear.

  11. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I’m not holding my breath. Companies like to say a lot of things, nowadays.

    Kinda like how John Hardin and ATLUS said “No we can’t get dual audio,” and then SURPRISE, guess what has dual audio?

  12. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    True, I guess I should have read between the lines
    It changes nothing though

  13. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    …and you honestly can’t see the difference between the two. Honestly?

  14. Narmy
    Narmy
    December 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Even if that was the reason it’s a stupid one. Nobody cares about the rating.

  15. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 9, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Where is it?
    Where is that difference?
    All, I see is a child being horribly murdered in both cases.

  16. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    They did the same thing for God Eater 2. I think less shops stock higher rated games. Especially in America. I think that’s what they were getting at.

  17. DoubleTap
    DoubleTap
    December 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    It’s violence happening to a child. It’s the same type of violence, just with a different art direction.

  18. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 9, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Is it confirmed that they censored it in the game as well? Optimistically it could just be removed from the trailer.

  19. Narmy
    Narmy
    December 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Sounds like bullshit to me. Every shop has Call of Duty.

  20. Rin
    Rin
    December 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    They put out a post explaining the change on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/tales/posts/1487389204623949)
    TLDR; PEGI ratings were responsible.

    Quote from the post:
    “This is the only scene which has been altered from the Japanese version of the game. Everything else is exactly the same as the Japanese version including costume designs “

  21. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    First of all it’s black and white. The same reason The Punisher on the PS2 was originally a AO rating for violence unless they made the torture scenes back and white. Then it get a 18 rating.

  22. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 9, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Theres no blood in Berseria you idiot
    Punisher had shittons of gore

  23. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    >M rated games
    >Selling bad in America
    This is the exact opposite of what happens.
    Persona goes from T to M; sales only go up.
    Dark Souls has been M for all but ONE game.
    GTA and CoD in general.
    Nearly every EA game.

    Deadpool goes R-Rated; best selling R-Rated movie.

  24. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    It is 100% confirmed.

  25. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    That’s what they say, but whether or not that’s 100% true is up in the air.

    NISA likes to say that it’s the ESRB’s fault their stuff is always censored. But people have asked the ESRB, and they say that no, it’s not them. They censor it AND THEN send it in.

    Whether or not Bamco is doing this, remains to be seen.

  26. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Indeed that’s why it was only in danger of getting a 18 rating for the one scene.

  27. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Ballsack. What’s going on with Bamco? I’m starting to get worried about Tekken 7.

  28. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    You’re not even making sense anymore

  29. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 9, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I’m getting really tired of the rating excuse. Most gamers are adults and even if they are not they’ll find a way to purchase the game. Bamco shat the bed again. I wouldn’t be surprised if more things are censored.

  30. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    December 9, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    They could have just added an adult filter or something.
    At least give us the fucking option

  31. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Harada is based, but Bamco may influence the Western port. “We can’t have Yoshimitsu stabbing people – that will increase the rating!”

  32. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Based Harada,i love the guy.

  33. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    They will remove his sword and replace it with a stick.

  34. DoubleTap
    DoubleTap
    December 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    As much as I love Harada, I don’t think he could stop Bamco from messing with Tekken 7. I could totally see them pointlessly injecting Denuvo into the PC release like they did for God Eater.

  35. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    December 9, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    This would naturally be the best solution to counter all the whining SJW garbage in video games.

    A SJW Mode for the snowflakes, and a Full Mode for the rest of us normal people. Everyone wins.

    But of course, this idea has been suggested before, and the SJWs didn’t want to even hear it. Which proves their true authoritarian agenda.

  36. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    December 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    I’m willing to forgive the censorship if he shoves the stick up his arse.

  37. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    It’s obvious to everyone that they are authoritarians.What they want is power and control but as Yuri Bezmenov said they are just useful idiots.

  38. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 9, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    It’s only censorship if the government does it.

  39. Smug
    Smug
    December 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    It’s rated Teen with “Mild Violence” in the US too

  40. magicalfollower
    magicalfollower
    December 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Oh boy, sometimes i feel bad for PEGI/ESRB.
    These censorship trigger-happy companies always make them the bad guys…

  41. OSad
    OSad
    December 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    You honestly see a difference? All I’m seeing is a kid getting shish-kebab’d by a giant fucking spider. Probably to be eaten right after while still warm.

  42. Smug
    Smug
    December 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I’ve known plenty of kids and teens who (ask their parents to) buy mature games. They play a good part of those sales

  43. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    December 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    That’s what all sjws/censorship apologists should do.

  44. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I’ve literally owned more M rated games than anything else growing up. Nobody gives a shit about ratings, and nobody ever has.

    Unless, y’know, your parents were fucking retarded.

  45. sanic
    sanic
    December 9, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Heard the british harmed my game.

  46. landlock
    landlock
    December 9, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Graphically yes I see a very big difference. If it was in color and in full detail it would get a higher rating.

  47. Narmy
    Narmy
    December 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    The Berseria scene isn’t in color and full detail either though. It’s a silhouette just like Limbo.

  48. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    December 9, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Tales of Censoria

  49. Deathtone
    Deathtone
    December 9, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Well… That’s a pass for me then. I’ll be looking at Persona next…

  50. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 9, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    It seems to run well in the Youtube video. Plus Bandai games usually run better on PC than on consoles.

  51. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Some games do.

    Their Tales of games, evidently judging by Zestria and Symphonia, do not.

  52. GameZard
    GameZard
    December 9, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Retail game stores are still holding gaming back.

  53. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    December 9, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Now that they pulled the rating card on Berseria, I’m asking myself the same thing

  54. Smug
    Smug
    December 9, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    well I wouldnt personally let a kid (below 10 years old) play a M game that displays excessive amounts of violence and gore but that’s just me.

  55. Gale
    Gale
    December 9, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Depends on the game, really. My parents were very understanding that you should just the game on a game-by-game basis and not just
    “Oh it’s M, in to the trash it goes.”

  56. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    December 9, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Can someone explain to me why the PEGI ratings (if that’s really the truth) has to affect the Western Release? Did the ESRB have the same issue that PEGI did? Why not create two separate versions?

  57. OSad
    OSad
    December 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Yeah, I remember playing some stuff like Mortal Kombat, Manhunt, GTA San Andreas back when I would still be considered a kid (I was still well underage when I got my PS2 so I’m really not old at all), plus a bunch of titles that used blood very liberally, and my parents really didn’t seem to mind that much. They probably understood that it was just a videogame and that a proper upbringing would let me understand how society really is and how I should behave in it.

    If anything, the anime titty has probably had more of an impact on me than guns or blood in videogames ever could.

  58. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    December 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    So does this affect only the European release?

  59. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    PEGI 18 isn’t the same as AO. ESRB would have never rated it M and even if it did, it wouldn’t matter to sales.

    As usual, you have no argument.

  60. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    We’ll see. Don’t forget mods are a thing.

    And really, everyone should now sing a pirate song for Bamco.

  61. Guin
    Guin
    December 9, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Love how you try to nitpick child killings as if there’s a difference.

  62. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    So far he has managed to avoid the Tekken series (at least the main one and Tag) becoming a DLC fest. Much like how Monster Hunter still is a Capcom exception which doesn’t charge people for content.

    I get the feeling Harada can save us.

  63. DoubleTap
    DoubleTap
    December 9, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I really hope so, if they somehow manage to fudge up Tekken there aren’t many reasons left for me to pay attention to Bamco at this point.

  64. sanic
    sanic
    December 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    U FOOKIN HEARD ME SOME FAT BITCH NAMED PEGI CENSORED ME GAME BASH UR HEADIN SWEAR ON ME MUM

  65. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 9, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    DAT FAT BITCH AINT EVEN BRITISH M8 SHE BIN FOOKIN WIT DA EU

    NOW BBFC (BIG BLACK FOOKIN CUNT) THATS OUR LASS

  66. sanic
    sanic
    December 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    GIMME UR ADDRESS I’LL SMASH YOU WINDEYS

  67. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    December 9, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    10 DOWNING STREET SW1A 2AA GUVNA LOOKIN FORWARD TO IT

  68. Psichaos
    Psichaos
    December 10, 2016 at 12:01 am

    That’s a ton of horseshit. Game stores in the US market the fuck out of your “Gears of Duty: Battlefield Kombat – Definitive Grand Theft Killing Edition.” Just about every top selling game in the US is an M rated game. Ratings are not the issue, it’s the fact that is a niche anime game from Japan and not a blockbuster American game

  69. Adohleas
    Adohleas
    December 10, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Too bad that the 10% pre-order ends before the demo comes out.

  70. TT
    TT
    December 10, 2016 at 3:45 am

    plus it kind of seems like a lot of work to make a special snowflake mode considering that most of them won’t even buy it in the first place. Why companies pander to them I’ll never know.

  71. TT
    TT
    December 10, 2016 at 3:57 am

    so it’s a “graphics” thing now? Both involve kids getting skewerd, graphically both are in silhouette. Christ, the Limbo scene up there has blood dripping, Berseria scene didn’t. Or what, you’re going to try and argue that it’s different because a kid being stabbed by a sword is more problematic than a kid being impaled by a spider monster?

  72. GamesGoodMeGood
    GamesGoodMeGood
    December 10, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Well actually I think it would not be as much work as you think, because after all an ‘SJW Mode’ would involve just removing and editing existing material.

    Like, developers would develop the game fully as intended first, and then decide what needs to be removed or edited for the snowflakes. For examples: a small vest to cover up a woman’s cleavage, edited dialouge of texts, complete removals of cut-scenes, etc.

    It is extra work that will take time, but it’s nothing major because at the end of the day, they are removing/editing material instead of having to produce completely new material.

    “Why companies pander to them I’ll never know.”

    A combination of things:

    – Company PR
    – SJWs infesting Western developers
    – Developers/companies not wanting to be labelled as “sexists”
    – Developers livelihoods on the line if they don’t conform to SJWs/feminists