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Tales of Zestiria Gets Worldwide Release for PS3

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
20th anniversary title to feature animation from ufotable

Namco Bandai Games announced on Thursday that the 20th anniversary Tales of game, titled Tales of Zestiria, will get a worldwide release for the PlayStation 3.

Tales of series producer Hideo Baba said in the announcement, "Over the past few years the TALES OF team has taken great strides to strengthen our relationship with players across North America and Europe. To respond to their love and support I am honored to open a new chapter of the TALES OF series together with Japanese and overseas fans."

The story of the role-playing game is set on the land of Greenwood, and the main characters are Aleesha and Slay, played by Ai Kayano and Ryohei Kimura, respectively. Namco Bandai Games America describes the game as follows: "Players will delve into a grand storyline and discover the 'zest' of adventure with brand new characters, magical lands and action-packed gameplay."

Namco Bandai Studio's Daigo Okumura designed Aleesha, while Kousuke Fujishima designed Slay. Mutsumi Inomata is also returning to contribute character designs along with Minoru Iwamoto. The anime studio ufotable is once again contributing animation for cut scenes and the opening for the game under studio founder and producer Hikaru Kondo.

The Tales of franchise will mark its 20th anniversary in 2015.

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