BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Announces New Features for Tales of Arise, Along with Special Interview

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia are pleased to share today the latest details on game system and new features, as well as a new Tales of ARISE x Motoi Sakuraba (桜庭 統) Special Interview.

Composer/Keyboard player Motoi Sakuraba has worked on numerous “Tales of” music. The special interview will share more on the idea of “inheritance and evolution” worked into the music of Tales of ARISE.

Game System & New Features

Experience the journey with party members in “Tales of” series style

The “Tales of” game experience is still alive and well in ARISE, with both seriousness and comicality.

On their epic journey to free the oppressed planet Dahna of Rena’s domination, Alphen, Shionne and their comrades will visit beautiful environments, meet formidable foes and experience various activities, like cooking, farming and fishing, all the while creating a unique bonds amongst themselves.

Character Conversations and Quests

“Tales of” is a game to enjoy the characters. In addition to the main scenarios, you can get to enjoy different experiences with characters when you roam around the map.

In Tales of ARISE, enjoy the development of characters, as you uncover the characters’ emotions and fates portrayed in different form of encounters – Event Movie, Animation, Skit and Short Chats.

Event Movie

Full-length CG movie drawn in accordance with the main scenario. Using “Atmospheric Shader” developed for this title and facial CG to express the subtleties of the characters’ emotions.

Animation Cut-scenes

Animation inserted in important scenes. Animation cut-scenes is done by the popular animation studio “Ufotable” and is the longest animation yet in the “Tales of” series.

Skit

Conversation between characters during your journey. Skit can be triggered at every stage of the journey, including the progression of scenarios and quests, reaching new fields, encampments, and cooking session.

Short-Chat

Conversation during exploration and battle. Conversations can also occur at the end of battles and while moving through towns and fields.

One of the features of the “Tales of” series, is the “Skit” system that allows the party to enjoy interesting conversations while exploring the field.

Learn new aspects about individual characters, get a glimpse of the interesting side of each character from various perspective not seen in the main storyline alone and establish deeper bonds.

The evolved feature in Tales of ARISE includes showcasing characters’ expression in 3D. Costumes and attachments equipped, as well as location and in-game time of the day, will also be reflected in the “Skit” cutscenes to enhance your feeling of real-time travelling with the whole party.

Meet people through sub-quests, and learn more about character’s growth and charms!

On completing quests, you will be able to see characters’ personalities and emotional changes from a different angle than the main story. Some of the quests will require you to confront powerful enemies as well.

Deepen your bonds through communication

On the field, there is “camp”, which not only allows you to recover (HP & CP) but also lets you engage deeper communication with party members. At the camping spot, you can look back at the skits that have occurred along the way. By choosing a character to share a conversation with before going to sleep, you can also see a new side of yourself too.

The series’ familiar “Cooking” system

Enjoy the familiar quirky dishes that comes with each character’s own specialties! By entrusting them with their specialties, you may trigger special cutscenes!

In addition, there are also chef-style outfits to get you in the cooking mood! Wearing these costumes and playing skits related to cooking doubles the fun!

Dish & Recipes

You can cook by learning recipes and using ingredients to recreate them. By eating food, you can gain various buffs that will be useful for your battles!

There are different buffs that comes with different recipes. Choose the recipe that best suits the map you want to traverse and the enemies you want to defeat!

Develop a farm where you can harvest food

If you can manage the ingredients properly, you will be able to create a wider variety of dishes along the way. By developing farm and gathering a wealth of ingredients, you can cook a variety of dishes and use the additional buffs to your advantage in battles against powerful enemies.

Variety of mini-games and sub-quests to discover new aspects of the members

Look for Hootle’s friends hiding around every corner! Owls of different colours, shapes and sizes are hidden throughout the town and field. By finding the owls, you can return them to the Owl Village and obtain attachments.

Enjoy fishing and expand your collection! You can go fishing at the waterfront during your adventures.

Kisara in particular, is an avid fisherman. Other than getting unique fishing results at each fishing spot, you can also record your catch and collect achievements!

Besides fishing, there is also artifacts collection you can do with Dohalim. Collecting artifacts is one of his hobbies, for he has a deep knowledge in arts. By collecting artifacts that drops in various locations, Dohalim can share his knowledge and insights.

Tales of Arise will be available on 9th September 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and 10th September 2021 for PC via Steam. Pre-orders for the game are available on the BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia Store and participating retailers.

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