Fans of the massive JRPG franchise, Tales of rejoice, Tales of Arise will be available on September 10th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. The game marks a new entry in the Tales of series that has been building a legacy for more than 25 years and the next evolution for the JRPG franchise.
Players who buy the game on PlayStation 4 will be able to upgrade for free to PlayStation 5. For Xbox players, Tales of Arise will be a Cross-Generation Double Pack that contains both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions.*
A Tale as old as time
Tales of Arise carries the DNA of the franchise while pushing the envelope further using the Bandai Namco Studios developed “Atmospheric Shader” adding a new touch to the graphics making them look like hand-drawn.
This will enhance the players’ immersion, along with a vivid new world where they will explore numerous biomes. Combat has also evolved adding more direct effects and attacks, to provide a better sense of spectacle and more direct player feedback based upon their actions.
“We want Tales of Arise to represent a new milestone for the Tales of franchise,” said Yusuke Tomizawa, Producer on Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. “The game has a new artistic direction, making the most out of the Unreal Engine and our newly developed “Atmospheric Shader” to push the graphics quality, and make players feel like they are in a painting. With a story that is more mature and hits on more essential themes than previous games we hope players will be fully immersed in Alphen and Shionne’s journey. We can’t wait for you to be able to play the game later this year.”
I personally can’t wait for Tales of Arise. I am a huge fan of the franchise, having fallen in love with Tales of Grace years ago. I’ve played every entry I can get my hands on since then. And now that this is coming less than a week after my Birthday I am very pleased. The new feature of this Tales of title also has me excited as the visuals have always been striking for this JRPG series.
*Players who are buying the PlayStation 4 physical edition need to be aware though. They won’t be able to upgrade if they have the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition hardware.