FLOW to Perform Theme Song for Tales of Berseria RPG

posted on by Karen Ressler

This year's 15th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will announce on Monday that the rock band FLOW (The Seven Deadly Sins, Eureka Seven) will perform the theme song "BURN" for Bandai Namco Entertainment's upcoming Tales of Berseria role-playing game.

In addition, the magazine will reveal two more characters. Satomi Satou will play Magiru, an unidentified travelling witch designed by Daigo Okumura. She's a lively person, but she has a dark side. Naomi Nagasawa will play Bien Phu, a strange Malak who wears a hat.

The other revealed characters in the game include:

Rina Satou as Velvet Crowe
Designed by: Mutsumi Inomata

Azumi Asakura as Laphicet
Designed by: Minoru Iwamoto

Daisuke Kishio as Rokuro
Designed by: Daigo Okumura

Ami Koshimizu as Eleanor
Designed by: Kousuke Fujishima

The game is set in a world called Wasteland, on a continent named Glenwood — the same continent as the previous Tales of Zestiria, although in a much earlier time period. Central to the setting is the Sacred Kingdom of Midgand, which stretches across multiple large islands and smaller archipelagos. It is large enough to have climate variations ranging between its northern and southern regions, with the northern regions recently experiencing stronger snowstorms as the world grows colder. The Kingdom continues to develop its shipbuilding capability, but due to harsh weather, seaborne trade must still travel well-known paths, which are constantly beset by pirates.

Three years ago, a sickness known as Daemonblight (Gōma-byō) befell the land. The sickness turns people into Daemons, and the world has fallen into an age of chaos. Even then, in a remote region of the Kingdom, the protagonist Velvet lived with her family in relative comfort. A night came when a red moon rose, and she was betrayed by people she trusted. She lost her family, while a mysterious power that consumed demons possessed her left arm. A measure of order returned to the world after a savior appeared, but Velvet harbored anger for that savior.

Bandai Namco Entertainment previously streamed an English-subtitled trailer for the game in December.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will ship the game for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan this year, and the company will release the game for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe. Bandai Namco Entertainment has not yet announced a release window for the West.

The upcoming role-playing game will be the first in the Tales of franchise to feature only a heroine as the protagonist (as opposed to Tales of Xillia, which featured a man and a woman as dual protagonists). Animation studio ufotable will animate the game's cutscenes.

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