Tales of Arise announced, stunning visuals revealed in first trailerPlatforms: Sony PlayStation 4 | Microsoft Xbox One | PC
During the Xbox E3 Briefing, Bandai Namco announced Tales of Arise, the next entry in the Tales series of Japanese RPG's.
The announcement was accompanied by a stunning trailer that shows the series is being taken to graphical heights it has never been before. Check out the trailer below.
Bandai Namco has provided a story synopsis of Tales of Arise in a press release, which emphasises a scope and ambition that is new to the beloved series.
"Tales of Arise takes place in a solar system containing the two neighbouring planets of Dahna and Rena. The inhabitants of Dahna have always paid reverence to their planetary neighbours on Rena, a planet they can 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 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."
Tales of Arise features an "original cast of characters, a dramatic storyline, dynamic combat, breath-taking environments, with some classic Tales Of elements included". Tales of Arise is a dramatic departure for the series, and Bandai Namco know it, saying it "marks a new beginning for the famed JRPG franchise".
Tales of Arise will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.
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