Tales of Arise

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Game Info
Namco Bandai Games
Release Date
September 9, 2021 (Calendar)
JRPG, Action RPG
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The long-running Tales series returns with Tales of Arise, just in time for the franchise's 25th anniversary. 

Explore two unique worlds, Dahna, a medieval-styled world, and Rena a technological powerhouse. Rena subjugates the people of Dahna, leading to a never-ending conflict of ideals and hardships. Play as Alphen and Shionne, two characters from two different worlds, who must come together with a band of other party members and unite the worlds of Dahna and Rena together. 

Featuring the patented action-style combat system the Tales series is known for, new additions include the Boost Strike system, which allows players to chain together combos of attacks with your party members. Using this is the key to striking a deadly blow against enemies in battle! Along with a new graphics shader and more lush, believable world space with day and night cycles to contend with, Tales of Arise hopes to be a triumphant return for the Tales series.

Tales of Arise is available for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S and X. 

Developer Quote

300 years of tyranny. A mysterious mask. Lost pain and memories. Wield the Blazing Sword and join a mysterious, untouchable girl to fight your oppressors. Experience a tale of liberation, featuring characters with next-gen graphical expressiveness!

A world of nature drawn with the “Atmospheric Shader”:
We are introducing a new graphics shader, inspired by anime and watercolor painting. Characters with attractive designs travel among backgrounds filled with beautiful and delicate visuals.

Explore a world that feels alive:
Explore the world of Dahna, where a mix of unique, natural environments change in appearance based on the time of day. Climb over the rocky terrain, swim in rivers, gather around the campfire, cook food, head to the next town, defeat the master of an alien planet, and liberate the people!

Stylish action and battles:
Through the new system “Boost Strike”, you can now chain combos of powerful attacks together with your party members. Chain Artes, Boost Attacks, and Boost Strike combos to take down your enemies!

Experience the story of the divided Renan and Dahnan people:
The protagonists who will determine the fate of these two worlds are Alphen and Shionne. They will overcome hardships and grow together with their unique group of friends. Gorgeous animation by ufotable is inserted at key points in the story, adding more color to our protagonists’ journey.