Today the Japanese arm of Bandai Namco shared a ton of new screenshots of the upcoming JRPG Tales of Arise.
If you want to read more, you can check out our hands-on preview, but here you can take a look plenty more assets and information.
First of all, we meet Kisara and Dohalim, the new characters that have been recently revealed, but we also take a look at another relevant character. He’s a mysterious swordsman clad in black who seems to relentlessly target Alphen. In his cold eyes, humans, beasts, and stones on the side of the road are equally worthless.
We also take another look at the Elde Menancia region and its capital Viscint. It’s a fertile and temperate region where Renans and Dahnans live together with no prejudices. No one is whipped, no one is killed by soldiers. Is this an ideal place?
We also take a look at skills, boost artes, and the team-based boost strikes, that involve two characters. If you can do a just guard or just dodge with the perfect timing you can trigger a counterattack.
The screenshots also showcase, the menus for weapon upgrades, accessory crafting and character progression.
Incidentally, at the end of the gallery, you can also take a look at the costumes coming with the Ultimate Edition, updated with those for Kisara and Dohalim.
You can check out the screenshots below.
Tales of Arise is coming on September 10 (September 9 in Japan) for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
If you want to take another look at the game, you can enjoy the latest trailer, the previous trailers and screenshots, the latest gameplay, another reveal including details on editions and bonuses, another trailer, one more, another promotional video in English, some screenshots and artwork, the first batch of images, and the original announcement trailer.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you can read an official description below.
“Tales of ARISE follows the story of Alphen, an iron-masked individual whose home planet of Dahna has been enslaved and stripped of natural resources for the past 300 years by the nearby planet of Rena. As Alphen fights to free his people he encounters Shionne, a girl from Rena who is on the run from her countrymen. Both Alphen and Shionne will be joined throughout the journey by a supporting cast of characters to help in their fight for freedom.
Tales of ARISE carries the DNA of the much-loved Tales of franchise while also introducing advanced graphics and an evolved combat system to help push the series into the future. A new “Atmospheric Shader” developed by BANDAI NAMCO Studios adds subtle touches to the look and feel of the world evoking a hand-drawn painting. Combat has also evolved, allowing for a better sense of spectacle and direct player feedback based upon their actions. The graphics, combat system, characters, and story all work together to present a vivid and realized world that will immerse players as they are transported to the many environments and biomes they will explore throughout their time with Tales of ARISE.”
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