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Tales of Zestiria Game Gets TV Anime Special by ufotable

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Kenjiro Tsuda joins game's cast, Superfly to perform theme song, fuse battle feature revealed

The staff of the Tales of Zestiria PlayStation 3 video game announced at the Tales of Festival 2014 event on Saturday that the video game will receive a television anime special by studio ufotable. The special will be titled Tales of Zestiria: Dōshi no Yoake (Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Fon Master). The anime is set to debut before the game is released.

Additionally, the staff revealed that Kenjiro Tsuda will play the villain Zavida in the video game. Zavida uses a weapon similar to a pistol, and is a muscular man whose upper body is usually exposed. Superfly (Ushijima the Loan Shark) will perform the theme song, and the song is currently in production with the world and the story of the game in mind. The staff also revealed that the in-game skits will feature cut-in images, and will also feature half-body portraits instead of face portraits.

The game will also include a new battle feature called "Kamui" that allows for a human and a heavenly being to fuse. In the game, Slay will be able to fuse with Lyra, changing his form and allowing him to use Lyra's attributes to attack.

The staff also revealed that figures of Slay and Aleesha are in production, and that Tales of Zestiria is getting a Namco Namja Town collaboration that is currently in planning.

The full battle system, titled "Fusonic Chain-LMBS" (with LMBS standing for "Linear Motion Battle System), renews the franchise's real-time battle system, and adds a gauge that lets characters freely battle as long as there is stock in it. By using the gauge, effects such as healing and blowing away the enemy will be usable.

The game is classified as an "RPG in which passion lights up the world," and the official tagline for the game will be, "Tradition will one day become 'hope.'"

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. Motoi Sakuraba and Gō Shiina are composing the soundtrack.

Namco Bandai Games will release the game on the PlayStation 3 worldwide.

Additional details via Dengeki Online

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