The first video is a remastered game that is heading to Steam, Xbox, PS4, Switch. Below are details
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming a new trailer on Wednesday for the Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition game. The company first showed the trailer at Anime Expo last Sunday.
The game is a remastered version of Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of Vesperia role-playing game. The company will release the remastered version on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam this winter.
The game will include both English and Japanese voice-overs, as well as content from the Japanese PlayStation 3 release available for the first time in English, such as Patty Fleur and Flynn Schifo as party members. The game will also include new scenarios, locations, and costumes.
The original Tales of Vesperia role-playing game shipped for Xbox 360 in 2008, and it then received a PlayStation 3 release in Japan in 2009. The PS3 version added full voice acting, the new character Patty Fleur, and the character Flynn Schifo as a party member, as well as additional dungeons, bosses, and Gigant monsters.
Takuya Satō as Alphen, from the planet Dahna. Alphen is a young man who has lost his memories and sense of pain, and he wears an iron mask. After meeting Shionne, he takes up the Flame Sword with the aim of liberating Dahna from Rena.
Shino Shimoji as Shionne, from the planet of Rena. She is a girl cursed by "Thorns," a power to bestow pain upon those she touches. She joins hands with Alphen for a hidden goal, and fights in rebellion against her fellow Renans.
Summary: Tales of Arise takes place in a solar system containing the two neighboring planets of Dahna and Rena. The inhabitants of Dahna have always paid reverence to their planetary neighbors on Rena - a planet they can clearly 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 actually 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. Featuring an original cast of characters, a dramatic storyline, dynamic combat, breath-taking environments, with some classic Tales Of elements included; Tales of Arise marks a new beginning for the famed JRPG franchise.
The theme of the game is "sin," and the main character burdened with sin lives in order to protect someone precious to him. The game's full story synopsis is available to read on the game's English Twitter account. Tomomi Tagawa is serving as the game's producer.
The game will be free to play, but some items will be available for purchase. Pre-registration is available now in Japan, and all players will receive in-game bonuses depending on the number of pre-registrations.
Bandai Namco Entertainment will also release the game in English. The Japanese and English versions are both scheduled to launch this year.
Info on why the graphics change in style in Arise according to producer Tomizawa
Microsoft revealed Tales of Arise, the latest installment in the Tales of franchise, at E3 earlier this month. The game's staff includes producer Yusuke Tomizawa (God Eater) as head of the game's development team. Tomizawa discussed some of what the game has in store for players in an interview with Gamereactor's Sam Bishop, including that the Western audience had a major influence in the final product.
Part of that influence came down to the announcement venue. Tomizawa stated that the game's reveal at E3 was to reach out to franchise's global audience. Additional information was later revealed at the "Tales of Festival 2019" in Japan the following week, but it was at E3 where Tales of Arise first made its debut.
Tales of Arise also shows a stylistic shift from previous entries. The game utilizes the Unreal Engine 4 game engine for the first time and introduces more realistic graphics. The character designs and overall art style are something Tomizawa credits to Western influence, too. "You can see the main character's [Alphen] appearance, he is in armor for the first time in the series," Tomizawa said. The producer also spoke on the team's attempt to create a balance between the characters' look and the game's realistic environments as an example of Western influence.
Tales of the Rays Short Anime “Everlasting Destiny” With Stahn And Leon Releases July 4, 2019
Bandai Namco announced that Tales of the Rays is getting a special in-game short anime titled “Everlasting Destiny” featuring Tales of Destiny’s main protagonist Stahn Aileron and master swordsman Leon Magnus. The short anime arrives in the app on July 4 at 12:00pm JST. The story mostly revolves around Tales of Destiny’s Stahn and Leon, but will feature several others from Tales of the Rays. The short anime will be available through the Scenario Log menu. Bandai Namco notes that since it is a streamed video, they recommend watching it with Wi-Fi. Read more at www.siliconera.com/2019/07/02/tales-of-the-rays-short-anime-everlasting-destiny-with-stahn-and-leon-releases-july-4-2019/#97dw0VX4B5KZc9ZC.99
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
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Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
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Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
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Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Dream: Just completed Chobits. Will get a review up for it at some point this afternoon.
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Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
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Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
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Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
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Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
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Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
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