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Tales of Zestiria Game Promo Shows Off Cut Scenes

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
PS3 game slated for January 22 in Japan

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming an extended promotional video for Tales of Zestiria PlayStation 3 game on Sunday. Like the earlier promotional video for the game's anime special, the video recounts games from the Tales of franchise.

Namco (now known as Bandai Namco Entertainment) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Tales of RPG series. One of its games, Tales of Rebirth, celebrated the 10th anniversary since its release on Tuesday.

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."

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$67).


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