Bandai Namco has announced that Tales of Arise will be released on PC and console this September.
Tales of Arise, the next game in Bandai Namco’s long-running JRPG series, will be released on September 10 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Bandai Namco says the game will carry “the DNA of the franchise while pushing the envelope” by overhauling the combat mechanics and using a new shader tool to give the vibrant visuals a hand-drawn feel.
Speaking about the game, producer Yusuke Tomizawa explains:
“We want Tales of Arise to represent a new milestone for the Tales of franchise. The game has a new artistic direction, making the most out of the Unreal Engine and our newly developed “Atmospheric Shader” to push the graphics quality, and make players feel like they are in a painting. With a story that is more mature and hits on more essential themes than previous games we hope players will be fully immersed in Alphen and Shionne’s journey. We can’t wait for you to be able to play the game later this year.”
Tales of Arise is now available to pre-order on all platforms. Pre-ordered copies include a bonus costume, cooking recipes, and ingredients.
The digital Deluxe Edition is bundled with three premium item packs. The digital Ultimate Edition features additional costumes and special outfits based on other Bandai Namco franchises.
The game is also getting two special physical releases. The Collector’s Edition comes with an exclusive figurine, a steelbook, an art book, and the game’s soundtrack. The Hootle Edition is available exclusively from Bandai Namco and includes a metal case, an art book, the soundtrack, a 15cm Hootle plush, stickers, art prints, and Hootle DLC. Phew!
Take a look at the new Tales of Arise trailer.