Tales of Zestiria PS3 RPG Offers Alisha Epilogue as DLC
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The website for Bandai Namco Games's PlayStation 3 game Tales of Zestiria confirmed on Tuesday that the game will begin offering an "Alisha After Episode -Hitomi ni Utsurumono-" (Alisha After Episode -What Reflects in Her Eyes-) epilogue as downloadable content on February 12.
The DLC will eventually cost 1,300 yen (about US$11), but it will be free from February 12 to February 28 to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary and the game having shipped 400,000 copies.
Alisha is not playable for much of the actual game before this DLC.
Namco Bandai Studio's Daigo Okumura designed the character Alisha, while Kousuke Fujishima designed Sorey. Mutsumi Inomata also returned to contribute character designs along with Minoru Iwamoto. The anime studio ufotable once again contributed animation for cut scenes and the opening for the game under studio founder and producer Hikaru Kondo. Motoi Sakuraba and Gō Shiina composed the soundtrack, and Superfly performed 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 are usable. The game also includes a new battle feature called "Kamui" that allows for a human and a heavenly being to fuse. In the game, Sorey is able to fuse with Heavenly Beings such as Lailah, changing his form and allowing him to use Lailah's attributes to attack.
The game shipped on January 22 in Japan. Pre-orders of the game included 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 sells for the suggested retail price of 8,070 yen (about US$67).
[Via Hachima Kikō]