Tales of Arise Game Produces New Anime Promo Video
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Japanese gaming news website Famitsu revealed on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tales of Arise role-playing game will get an anime promotional video by ufotable (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba). ufotable also handled the game's animation. The website unveiled four screenshots featuring the characters Rinwell, Law, Kisara, and Dohalim.
Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the story:
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.
Bandai Namco Entertainment released Tales of Arise for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on September 10 in the West and on September 9 in Japan. The game was originally slated to launch in 2020, but Bandai Namco delayed the game past 2020 "due to the ambitious nature of the project." Yusuke Tomizawa (God Eater) has taken charge of the franchise's development team beginning with Tales of Arise. Longtime Tales of team artist Minoru Iwamoto was art director for first time in franchise.
The game was originally slated to launch in 2020, but Bandai Namco delayed the game past 2020 "due to the ambitious nature of the project." The game's producer Yusuke Tomizawa said, "to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players, we will need more time to realize that vision and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales of Arise." Tomizawa noted that "COVID-19 has affected some aspects of development," but the developers have worked to adapt to the circumstances and work remotely.
Tales of Arise won Best Role-Playing Game in the Game Awards 2021.
Tales of Luminaria the Fateful Crossroad, Kamikaze Douga's anime adaptation of the Tales of Luminaria smartphone game will debut on streaming services in Japan on January 21. Funimation and Crunchyroll will begin streaming the anime on January 20.
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