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New Tales of Zestiria Videos Preview Battle System, Pre-Order Bonuses

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Newest Tales of game ships in Japan in January with bonus pre-order Artes, rubber straps

Bandai Namco Games began streaming five new videos previewing its upcoming Tales of Zestiria PlayStation 3 game on Wednesday. The videos sample the game's battle system, as well as the various pre-order bonuses that will come with the game.

Battle System Promo

Rubber Strap Bonuses

Alisha Bonus Arte

Lailah Bonus Arte

Mikleo Bonus Arte

Namco Bandai Studio's Daigo Okumura designed the character Alisha, while Kousuke Fujishima designed Sorey. 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 Go Shiina are composing the soundtrack, and Superfly is performing the game's theme song, "White Light." An anime special inspired by the game is set to premiere before the game is released.

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

The game will be released on January 22 in Japan. Pre-orders of the game will include a product code to download a "Limited Premium Hidden Artes," as well as one of four premium rubber straps designed to look like Sorey, Mikleo, Alisha, and Edna. The game will sell for the suggested retail price of 8,070 yen (about US$80). The anime special inspired by the game will premiere in December, and will be included on the game disc.


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