Producer Yusuke Tomizawa has confirmed that Tales of Arise will be a complete experience with no post-launch story DLC.
Tomizawa reportedly explained that along with the game not having any post-launch DLC with story content, the game would be complete and (in SiliconEra’s words) “not inspire a sequel or prequel.” As with most prior Tales of titles, the story is also not linked to any prior titles in the series. There will be Tales of Arise content appearing in Tales of mobile games however.
Tales of Vesperia had a 2008 launch, while the Definitive Edition in 2019 added additional content. This included playable characters who were only previously available on the PlayStation 3 version, along with new bosses, new story scenes and skits, artes, costumes, and post-game dungeons. Tales of Arise will feature a special editions; featuring DLC items to start players on their journey, along with DLC costumes.
As previously reported, Tales of Arise takes place on the world of Dahna, where they had worshiped the nearby planet of Rena for 300 years. This reverence lead to the people of that world exploiting Dahna for resources and servitude. The ever crumbling “peace” between the two will soon be exploited by dark forces.
You can find the full rundown via (Steam) below.
A world of nature drawn with the “Atmospheric Shader”:
We are introducing a new graphics shader, inspired by anime and watercolor painting. Characters with attractive designs travel among backgrounds filled with beautiful and delicate visuals.
Explore a world that feels alive:
Explore the world of Dahna, where a mix of unique, natural environments change in appearance based on the time of day. Climb over the rocky terrain, swim in rivers, gather around the campfire, cook food, head to the next town, defeat the master of an alien planet, and liberate the people!
Stylish action and battles:
Through the new system “Boost Strike”, you can now chain combos of powerful attacks together with your party members. Chain Artes, Boost Attacks, and Boost Strike combos to take down your enemies!
Experience the story of the divided Renan and Dahnan people:
The protagonists who will determine the fate of these two worlds are Alphen and Shionne. They will overcome hardships and grow together with their unique group of friends. Gorgeous animation by ufotable is inserted at key points in the story, adding more color to our protagonists’ journey.
Tales of Arise launches September 10th for Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.