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Bandai Namco Unveils Tales of Arise RPG for 2020

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Latest Tales Of entry ships for PS4, Xbox One, PC

Microsoft revealed during its E3 press conference on Sunday that Bandai Namco Entertainment is developing Tales of Arise, a new game in its Tales Of roleplaying game series. Yusuke Tomizawa (God Eater) has taken charge of the franchise's development team, and the game is slated to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.

Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game:

Tales of Arise takes place in a solar system containing the two neighboring planets of Dahna and Rena. The inhabitants of Dahna have always paid reverence to their planetary neighbors on Rena - a planet they can clearly see in their sky - as a land of the righteous and divine. For the people of Dahna, legends and lore about Rena and its inhabitants have been handed down for countless generations, and through time, have become facts in their minds that have actually masked a cruel reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, the people of Rena have ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping its people of their dignity and freedom. Tales of Arise begins with two people, born on different worlds, each longing to change their fate and create a new future for themselves and perhaps their people. Featuring an original cast of characters, a dramatic storyline, dynamic combat, breath-taking environments, with some classic Tales Of elements included; Tales of Arise marks a new beginning for the famed JRPG franchise.

Tales of Berseria, Bandai Namco Entertainment's most recent main game in the franchise, shipped for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan in August 2016, and shipped for the PS4 and PC via Steam in North America and Europe in January 2017.

Sources: Microsoft E3 press conference, Bandai Namco Entertainment America YouTube channel, press release

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