Tales of Arise Game Details Main Staff, Cast in Promo Video

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Takuya Satō, Shino Shimoji star in game; ufotable to handle animation

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed the voice cast and character details for the two main characters of its Tales of Arise role-playing game at the "Tales of Festival 2019" event on Saturday. The event also revealed a new promotional video for the game that introduces the two characters, and details more staff members.

The game's website describes the two main characters:

Takuya Satō as Alphen, from the planet Dahna. Alphen is a young man who has lost his memories and sense of pain, and he wears an iron mask. After meeting Shionne, he takes up the Flame Sword with the aim of liberating Dahna from Rena.

Shino Shimoji as Shionne, from the planet of Rena. She is a girl cursed by "Thorns," a power to bestow pain upon those she touches. She joins hands with Alphen for a hidden goal, and fights in rebellion against her fellow Renans.

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.

Yusuke Tomizawa (God Eater) has taken charge of the franchise's development team. Minoru Iwamoto (Tales of Zestiria) is the character designer and art director. ufotable is handling the game's animation. The game is slated to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.

Sources: Tales of Arise game's website,, 4Gamer

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