Tales of Berseria RPG's 1st Promo Video Teases Sole Heroine

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Mutsumi Inomata designs & Rina Satou voices franchise's 1st game with sole heroine

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming the first promotional video for its Tales of Berseria PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 role-playing game on Monday. The same video debuted at the "Tales of Festival 2015" event that announced the game on June 6.

Text: The Tales of series' latest title launches
Voice: Your name?
Velvet: Velvet.
Text: Next Tales of is… "B"
Text: Production: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Text: Development: Bandai Namco Studio
Velvet: I won't give up. I'll bite them as many times as it takes.
Text: Animation Production: ufotable
Text: Character Design: Mutsumi Inomata
Velvet: What lies on the road ahead…
Text: Tales of Berseria

As seen in the video, the game marks the first time in the Tales of franchise's history that a game will feature only a heroine as the protagonist (as opposed to Tales of Xillia, which featured a man and a woman as dual protagonists). Franchise mainstay Mutsumi Inomata designed the heroine Velvet, and Rina Satou voices her.

Velvet's life took a complete turn after a certain incident that woke her up three years ago. She is an entity that greatly shocks the world.

The game's stage is the sacred kingdom of Midgand, which consists of several continents and countless archipelagoes. In the game's world, the inhabitants work to advance shipbuilding and sailing technologies. Because of the vast land, the climate varies greatly between the northern and southern areas of the kingdom, ranging from severe winters to everlasting summers.

In addition to Mutsumi Inomata, Kousuke Fujishima will also return to the franchise as a designer for the game. Animation studio ufotable will animate the game's cutscenes. Bandai Namco Entertainment has only revealed the game for a Japanese release, and the company has not yet revealed a release date or price.

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. The Tales of 20th Anniversary Animation project from ufotable will air next year.

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