It has been one of the surprises of E3 2019. Bandai Namco unveiled during the Microsoft conference his promising Tales of Arise, an adventure action and role based on his veteran Tale of series that we know was born in order to revitalize this JRPG franchise without losing the essence that has always characterized it. The producer of the video game has made this an interview with Famitsu, where Yuusuke Tomizawa has shared many details about this title of PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Asked by the abbreviations of the name, TOA, which matches those of Tale of the Abyss, the Japanese creative confesses that the word ” Arise ” (Get up in Spanish) is born from the “great desire to revitalize the series”. After discussing the possible name of this new role-playing adventure with both the developers and the marketing team, ” everyone in general accepted that the code name ‘Arise’ that so well reflected our objectives was also the most appropriate name “, Gematsu portal.
” So we decided that we should bet on him to convey our enthusiasm for the rebirth of the series, even if this modified that unwritten rule related to the acronym of the franchise ” In addition, continue the creative, the name also has relation with the feeling of the protagonist that rises to end the evils that surround him. ” There were many elements in the series that needed to evolve, ” says Tomizawa about the changes that Tales of Arise brings. They want the veterans to stay true to the series, but they’re also looking to get the attention of the younger players.
Developed with the Unreal Engine 4, Bandai Namco has confirmed that Tales of Arise has long been production time. The game began to develop before Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition, which was announced a year ago. Bandai Namco Studios is in charge of the project, with a team formed by creatives behind Tales of Berseria or Tales of Phantasia; with new creative talents but also seasoned veterans who love the franchise.
Regarding the launch date, the Bandai Namco creative can not yet offer concrete data beyond what will be available in 2020.