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Bandai Namco Ent. Reveals Tales of Berseria PS4, PS3 Game

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Rina Satō stars as sole heroine Velvet, Mutsumi Inomata designs characters

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed the Tales of Berseria game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 at the "Tales of Festival 2015" event in Tokyo on Saturday. The mothership title game will star Rina Satō as the protagonist Velvet. Satou was a surprise guest at the announcement's unveiling.

The game marks the first time in the series history that a game will feature only a female protagonist (as opposed to Tales of Xillia, which featured both a man and a woman as dual protagonists). Mutsumi Inomata is returning to the franchise to design the characters. More characters- both female and male- will be announced at a later time.

The protagonist Velvet voiced by Rina Satō and designed by Mutsumi Inomata. The quote on the slide reads, "I won't give up. I'll grab onto them as many times as it takes."

ufotable will animate the cutscenes. A representative of Bandai Namco Entertainment clarified with ANN that the game has only been announced for Japan at the current time. A release date and price have not been announced.

Bandai Namco Entertainment had filed a trademark for the title, along with two other titles, on April 20.

The company also revealed the "Tales of Museum" art exhibit at the event. The exhibit celebrating the 20th anniversary of the franchise will be held at the Akihabara UDX building in Tokyo from August 7-23.

Bandai Namco Entertainment previously filed several 'Tales of' trademarks in Japan before announcing Tales of Zestiria as the latest title in the "Tales of" franchise. Most of the trademarks are unused.

Tales of Zestiria shipped on January 22 in Japan. Bandai Namco Entertainment will ship the game for the PS3 in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australasia this fall, and it will include both Japanese and English audio tracks. The anime special inspired by the game premiered in Japan last December.

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