Bandai Namco has announced that Tales of Zestiria will be going global on PS4 and PC this fall, along with the previously announced PS3 version. Zestiria hits PS3/PS4 on October 16 across the PAL region, with the North American release for the same platforms on October 20. The PC version also launches on October 20 via Steam for North America and Europe.
Bandai Namco has revealed a downloadable story episode for Tales of Zestiria‘s Alisha. The ‘Alisha After Episode’ follows her and Rose’s efforts to uncover ties between Hyland Kingdom extremists and the Hyouma.
The DLC is free to download until February 28, and will be priced at 1300 yen afterward.
Tales of Zestiria will reward players with special attachments – plush dolls that sit on a character’s shoulder – for save data from previous Tales entries, Bandai Namco announced. Verspiria save data gets Yuri, Graces F adds Sophie, Xillia unlocks Jude, Xillia 2 unlocks Ludger, Symphonia gets Lloyd, and Symphonia: Dawn of the New World adds Marta.
Tales of Zestiria will launch in Japan on January 22, with the North American and European releases to follow later this year.
In case you need more costumes in your RPG, Tales of Zestiria will have you covered with postlaunch DLC, Bandai Namco revealed recently. Costume bundles include “Academy Costumes” – school outfits, basically – and both outfits and hairdos from my long-standing weakness, The Idolmaster.
(No Makoto, no sale.)
Anyway, Zestiria hits the PS3 in Japan on January 22, with North America and Europe to follow sometime in summer of 2015.
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Bandai Namco has announced that Tales of Zestiria will launch in Summer 2015 for the PS3 in North America and Europe. This puts it roughly six months out from the Japanese release of January 22, making it one of the fastest localizations for the series in recent years.
Also revealed at the Tokyo Game Show is that the game will feature downloadable costumes from the Evangelion series, including those for Shinji (Sorey), Rei (Edna), Asuka (Rose), and Misato (Lailah).
More details have emerged about Tales of Zestiria‘s Kamui Mode fusions, which allow main character Sorey to join with another party member to form a single powerful creature. The fusions are elemental based: Lailah creates a firey being that uses a sword; Mikleo’s is water-based and hits all enemies with a bow; Dezel’s creature uses wind, with whirlwind and tornado attacks; and Edna’s is earth-based, striking enemies with its fists and even the terrain.
Bandai Namco’s Dennis Lee, global brand manager for the Tales series, stated that Tales of Zestiria will launch for both Japan and the west in the same year. Speaking at an E3 Interview, he said that “We’ve gone from over two years with Xillia 1, and now we’ve gotten it down to a year, and we’re going to get it to less than that for Tales of Zestiria—it’s going to be in the same year as the Japanese release. So they’re working on shrinking that time down as much as possible.”
A timeframe for either release has yet to be announced.
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Namco Bando has announced the next entry in the Tales series. Tales of Zestiria will be a PS3 title, and is the 20th anniversary entry in the series. Story details are scarce at this time, though the lead characters have been revealed: the imaginatively-named Slay – paradoxically a kind-hearted nice guy with an interest in ancient ruins – and a spear-wielding princess named Alicia.
Tatsurou Udou, lead planner for Tales of Graces, will be working on Zestiria. The title is planned for a worldwide release, though a release date or timeframe has not been revealed.