Meet The Gang
We’re getting pretty close to the release of the latest entry in the Tales series, Tales of ARISE – and Bandai Namco are starting to give us a good bit of information about the game. Following on from the release of its action-packed demo last month, the Forge Your Path summary trailer outlines the game’s plot and a few of the combat systems we’ll be using on our adventure!
The trailer shows off our two main characters, Alphen and Shionne, along with a few of the allies that they’ll make along their journey through the land of Dahna. Your party makeup seems to be a critical part of the game – the new Boost Strike system lets you carry out devastating attacks by chaining combos between party members, working together to take down even the mightiest foes. It’s not all about combat, thought – we also get a look at some of the side content to enjoy while you’re not out saving the world – fishing and farming in particular get the spotlight! You can check out the trailer for yourself right here:
If you haven’t got 5 minutes to watch the trailer, Bandai Namco have also released a brief description of the game: “For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, Alphen and Shionne, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a diverse cast of characters, intuitive and rewarding combat system, and a captivating story set in a lush world worth fighting for, Tales of Arise delivers a first-class JRPG experience.”
Tales of ARISE is set to launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC on September 9 – but if you just can’t wait to get your hands on it, you can download the demo right now!