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Tales of Zestiria Gets Collabs with Blue Exorcist, Sengoku Basara

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Sorey dresses up as Rin, Mikleo as Yukio; Sengoku Basara characters become attachable dolls for January 22 game

Bandai Namco Games announced last week during a Nico NIco live-stream that its upcoming Tales of Zestiria game will be collaborating with Kazue Katō's Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) manga, as well as CAPCOM's Sengoku Basara video game franchise.

Four different Blue Exorcist costumes are being planned as DLC for the game:

Sorey as Rin Okumura

Mikleo as Yukio Okumura

Edna as Shiemi Moriyama

Lailah as Shura Kirigakure

The live-stream also provided a video of the characters in action with the costumes:

In addition, the characters will all be able to use Sengoku Basara doll attachments, which the player can use to decorate his/her characters. Dolls include ones of Date Masamue, Sanada Yukimura, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Ishida Mitsunari, Shima Sakon, and Shibata Katsuie.

Dengeki Online has more screenshots of the new costumes and attachments.

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 Gō 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).

Source: Dengeki Online

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