Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise at E3 2019

I first heard of the Tales series after seeing the 2019 E3 Tales of Arise trailer. I’m not sure how I completely missed all of these games — Tales of Arise is the 17th title in the series! Regardless, I am intrigued after seeing the trailer.

This game looks absolutely gorgeous. I got a little bit of a Final Fantasy vibe while watching it. There appears to be a lead male character and a lead female character. I am not sure if you will be able to play as both characters or just the male character (the footage mostly shows the male character fighting). Maybe the female character will just be a party member. Again, I have not played any other Tales games, so I am not familiar with the games’ combat/party system. I am sure many other newcomers to the series have similar questions.

I am curious as to why the male character was wearing a mask before he destroyed it, and how he was able to pull a burning sword from the female character’s chest. Additionally, I noticed he carries around another sword that he can use in combat. The female’s fantasy gun looks pretty cool, and I hope we get the option to use it. I liked the design of the environment and the beasts that were shown in the trailer.

Tales of Arise will be released in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. I will keep checking in on this game to get more information about the combat and gameplay elements. It looks like an interesting game to me, and I would like to play it. Click here to visit the official Tales of Arise website.

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