Tales Of Arise Launching This September, Next-Gen Versions Confirmed

Mark September 9th/10th on your calendars.

Source: Famitsu

Bandai Namco have announced (exclusively through Famitsu) that Tales of Arise, the latest addition in the long-running action-RPG series, will be launching on PS4 and Xbox One on September 9th in Japan, with a Steam/western console release set for September 10th. Better still, the game is also confirmed for release on PS5 and Xbox Series X | S, with proper enhancements to boot. Check out the release date trailer above.


What Is Tales Of Arise?

Again, Tales of Arise is the latest in a long line of RPGs that form the Tales Of series, with the most notable being Tales Of Vesperia, which received a Definitive Edition release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. Vesperia is even available right now on Xbox Game Pass.

In Tales of Arise, the story focuses on protagonists Alphen and Shionne, two characters from two completely different planets, where one is oppressing the other. The Famitsu article also reveals that these characters will also receive additional party members in the form of “Linwell” and “Rowe”, though these could be mistranslations. The Google translate version of the Famitsu page also lists the character as “Low”.

The Famitsu article also offers seven minutes of gameplay footage for Tales of Arise, showcasing the more action-oriented combat. The Tales Of series has always used real time combat instead of other JRPGs which use turn-based combat, but Arise’s combat might be the best the series has been.


What Benefits Will The Next-Gen Versions Have?

Like most games optimised for the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S, Tales of Arise will benefit from decreased loading times, allowing players to get into the adventure much quicker. Famitsu also states that both platforms plus PC will be able to choose between a 60fps performance mode and a 4K graphics mode. The PS5 version will also make use of the console’s DualSense controller and the Game Help tab.

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