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    >> Attachments in Tales of Zestiria Can Be Edited Just Like in Tales of Xillia 2

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    A Tales of Zestiria Talkshow and Demo event held at Osaka, Japan confirmed that Tales of Zestiria will have Attachments, and they can be edited just like in Tales of Xillia 2.


    Nore at the event reports via his Twitter that the game will indeed have Attachments and, just like in Tales of Xillia 2, they can be edited to fit your tastes. In Tales of Xillia 2, you could edit the position, size and even some aspects of the colors of Attachments.

    No screenshots have been revealed so far, as the event has just ended. Hopefully we'll see some up soon.

    ...Imagine if every feather on Sorey is actually an Attachment. Think of the possibilities.

    *brick'ed*

    Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan on January 22, 2015, and in North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops:


    Posted by a745 on Oct 19, 2014 - 02:33am PDT     Post a Comment (0)
    >> New Tales of Zestiria Famitsu Scans Detail New Characters Renard and Simon, Equipment Skills and New Areas

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    The latest issue of Famitsu shows us new info and screenshots of new Tales of Zestiria characters Renard and Simon, as well as details on Equipment Skills.


    Renard
    Voiced by Takehito Koyasu
    - Renard is a member of the assassination guild "Wind's Bone" (kaze no hone) and has been persistently following Alisha around. His appearance seems that of a human and a fox, and he gives off the feeling that he enjoys murder. He infiltrated the Forest of the Seraphs, where humans cannot enter, for some purpose. There, he meets Sorey and the others, and attacks them.

    We're calling him Renard now, since this is apparently a French name meaning "fox" with the exact same Japanese pronunciation.


    The magazine tells us more about guilds in the game. In the setting of Greenwood where there are two large countries that are always competing against each other, there are those with exceptional who take advantage of the exchange in between as a form of business - hence, a guild. They make use of their abilities to earn a profit in this world. Guilds specialize in various things, such as collecting information, transport and production of goods. There are many other kinds, but there are also thievery and assassination guilds that exist. The guild members shown in a small screenshot above, on the lower left of the scan, are members of the Wagtail Feathers Guild, which Rose is a member of.


    Simon
    Voiced by Hiromi Igarashi
    - A mysterious Seraph who does not abide by the Shepherd's wishes and prefers to works alone. Though her outward appearance is that of a young girl, she expresses ruthless cynicism as if she views the world as a far off spectator. She insists that Sorey's journey is futile. She relies on a power different from the four elements, and apparently this has a lot to do with her actions.


    The page above explains Equipment Skills. Equipment have 4 skill slots on them, and you can set 1 skill per slot. Some same equipment may have different skills with them, and a combination of skills on one equipment may activate additional effects. Some skills can also apparently be obtained by fusion, called an Equipment Fusion System.

    The scans above also introduce new areas, namely the Prisonerback Wetlands, The Wind Temple of Trials Ginevia, and The Earth Temple of Trials Morgause.

    Scans c/o @Kurushii. Thanks!

    Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan on January 22, 2015, and in North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops:


    Posted by a745 on Oct 16, 2014 - 02:11pm PDT     Post a Comment (2)
    >> Tales of Hearts R US Pre-order Bonuses, Digital Limited Edition and PlayStation TV Compatible

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    Bandai Namco Games America has just announced pre-order bonuses, a digital limited edition and PlayStation TV compatibility for Tales of Hearts R over at New York Comic Con.


    ans who pre-order the retail version of Tales of Hearts R from GameStop or EB Games will receive these DLC pre-order bonus costumes as a digital bonus offer while supplies last. This DLC bundle offers a classic TALES OF costume set with outfits paying tribute to Tales of the Tempest, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Tales of Graces f, and Tales of Vesperia. The bonus will be available while supplies last. Note that for those in Europe, the retail version contains 3 of the 6 costumes, and pre-ordering at specific shops will get you the other 3 costumes plus a chance to win the Japanese Collector's Edition.


    The Tales of Hearts R Digital Limited Edition will also be available from November 11 (game launch) until the end of November 2014. This is basically the digital version of the game plus the costumes. The digital version with all 6 costumes will also be available for Europe.




    In addition, Bandai Namco America has also announced that Tales of Hearts R will be compatible with PlayStation TV so that fans can enjoy the game on their larger TV screen.

    Tales of Hearts R will be released in the US on November 11 and in Europe on November 14, 2014.

    Posted by a745 on Oct 10, 2014 - 02:59pm PDT     Post a Comment (1)
    >> New Tales of Zestiria Scan Reveals New Key Characters Renald and Simon

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    The latest issue of Weekly Jump reveals two new key characters for Tales of Zestiria, Lunar and Simon


    Renard ( ルナール, runaaru)
    Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (known also as Jade Curtiss's voice actor from Tales of the Abyss)
    "Want me to say it? That I want to eat you?"
    - A member of the assasination guild "Wind's Bone" (kaze no hone). He has been persistently following Alisha around. He is a heartless man who seems to enjoy murdering people.

    Simon ( サイモン, saimon)
    Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi
    "Now, who can confirm for me that you people are not of the Defiled?"
    - A mysterious Seraph who does not abide by the Priest's wishes and works alone. She treats Sorey with ruthless cynicism. It seems that she relies on a power different from the four elements. What is the fate she's burdened with...?

    Though it wasn't mentioned if these two were playable or not, at this point near the game's release and with all the info released, these two aren't likely to be playable.

    And it seems Simon might be a Seraph of a new element, possibly Darkness from what little we've seen of her design in the recent story trailer. Tales usually does involve elements beside the Four, such as Light and Darkness, so this might be expected.

    Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan on January 22, 2015, and in North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops:


    Posted by a745 on Oct 09, 2014 - 03:09pm PDT     Post a Comment (1)
    >> Tales of Hearts R Gets Day One Edition And Limited Collector's Editions Via Lottery For Europe

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    Bandai Namco Games Europe has just announced a Day One Edition for Tales of Hearts R, which includes DLC costumes and a chance to win the limited Collector's Edition.


    The Tales of Hearts R Day One Edition includes 3 Tales of Vesperia DLC costumes with Innes as Judith, Beryl as Patty and Kunzite as... Repede.

    Those who will get the Day One edition will be included in a lottery to win 1 of 5 limited Collector's Editions, which is actually the Collector's Edition Japan had before. This will be signed by the Tales team, a unique video made by Tales Producer Hideo Baba and a personalized collector's outer case for each winner.

    In addition, those who will pre-order at selected retailers will get Tales DLC costumes: Kor as Caius from Tales of the Tempest; Kohaku as Marta from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World and Galad as Malik from Tales of Graces f.

    Visit the Tales of Game website for details on where to pre-order.

    At present, there are no announcements on whether the US will be getting the same pre-order bonuses/game editions.

    Tales of Hearts R will be released in the US on November 11 and in Europe on November 14, 2014.

    Posted by a745 on Sep 25, 2014 - 02:41am PDT     Post a Comment (4)
    >> New Tales of Zestiria System Trailer And Pre-order Bonus Videos Now Up In HD

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    Tales of Zestiria's new system trailer shown during Tokyo Game Show 2014 is now available in HD. We also get to see some videos focusing on the Mystic Arte pre-order bonuses and the rubber straps.


    The system trailer shows a bit about the game field, the various actions you can do on the field, finding the Normin creatures, and the battle mechanics themselves. At the end, we get a barrage of Sorey, Alisha, Lailah and Mikleo performing their Mystic Artes.

    We also have videos featuring the Mystic Arte pre-order bonuses:


    Alisha's is Leia's Soulstoke Celebration from Tales of Xillia.


    Mikleo's is Loni's Final Prayer from Tales of Destiny 2.


    And Lailah's is Kongwai's Silent End from Tales of Innocence R.


    And above is a short animation featuring the pixelated sprite art of the pre-order bonus rubber straps. I'm not sure at the moment if the animation is included as a bonus or just as a thing to introduce the straps.

    Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan on January 22, 2015, and in North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops:


    Posted by a745 on Sep 24, 2014 - 03:30pm PDT     Post a Comment (0)
    >> Tales of the World: Reve Unitia - Second Trailer and Nacht Version Commercial Released, Animated Cut-ins

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    Tales of the World: Reve Unitia's 2nd trailer shown during Tokyo Game Show is now up, along with a Nacht version commercial. The new trailer also shows that the characters' Mystic Arte cut-ins seem to be slightly animated.


    The trailer starts off with a narration of the game's plot by Tern. A few of the Tales characters are introduced, followed by the game system and the Tern and Nacht sides of the game. Near the end, we get a barrage of the characters' Mystic Arte cut-ins, which seem to be slightly animated to make the cut-ins have the characters' eyes blink while the cut-in flashes in the screen.


    Above is Nacht's version of the commercial. Tern's version was released before.

    Tales of the World: Reve Unitia will be released in Japan on October 23, 2014 for the 3DS. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops: Play-Asia | CDJapan | Amiami | YesAsia


    Posted by a745 on Sep 24, 2014 - 03:16pm PDT     Post a Comment (0)
    >> Tokyo Game Show 2014 Tales Stage: Tales of Zestiria Gets Evangelion Collaboration DLC Costumes, Anime Hybrid Disc And More

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    The Yappari Tales of Stage event at Tokyo Game Show just ended, and here's a round-up of all the news announced there so far, the highlight being Tales of Zestiria getting Evangelion costumes.








    The Evangelion costumes will most probably be available via DLC purchases. The costumes shown were:

    • Sorey as Shinji Ikari

    • Alisha as Mari Makinami Illustrious

    • Edna as Rei Ayanami

    • Lailah as Misato Katsuragi

    • Rose as Asuka Langley Soryu


    The Tales of Zestiria TV Anime Special will be premiering on December 31st. More on that here.

    A hybrid disc of the Tales of Zestiria game and the TV anime short was also announced, and apparently the price will be the same as the regular game? Availability to be announced.

    At the event, they showed a new game mechanics and battle trailer. Above, you can see that the accompanying character on field can be changed, this time showing Mikleo instead of the usual Alisha. Short chats are also available while on this mode. The funny thing about the battle trailer is that they didn't show either Rose or Zaveid in battle.


    An animation of what seems to be the Tales of Zestiria pre-order bonus rubber straps was also revealed.




    Ordering Tales of Zestiria from 7-Eleven branches in Japan will get you a DLC codes for a 7-Eleven Color Costume for Sorey and a 7-Eleven Themed Recovery Arte. The costume is basically Sorey's outfit in green and red, I think? It's hard to see with the quality of the screens.


    Ordering the bargain cheaper versions of Tales of Vesperia, Tales of Graces f, Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2 as its 20th anniversary collection will also get you a Tales of Zestiria PS3 theme.




    Tales of Premium Shops will also be opening around Parco branches in Japan. A schedule of times and branches was given for the Turtlez Shops. There'll be Zestiria-inspired clothing by Putumayo, which is actually what Baba-san's been wearing to the stage. They also showed Zestiria-themed PSN cards.

    Finally, the motif of the game menu was shown, along with the status pages of the characters:




    Tales of Zestiria is only 4 months away for those in Japan. Do you guys plan on importing the game?

    Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan on January 22, 2015, and in North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops:


    Posted by a745 on Sep 20, 2014 - 11:30pm PDT     Post a Comment (7)
    >> Tales of Zestiria TV Anime Special Premieres December 30th, Trailer Revealed

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    The Yappari Tales of Stage at Tokyo Game Show 2014 just announced that the Tales of Zestiria TV Anime special will be premiering this year, on December 30th. The trailer is also now up.


















    The anime special, entitled Tales of Zestiria ~The Dawn of the Priest~ will depict the first few scenes of the game as animated by ufotable. More screenshots here!

    Thanks, Tokkurin.
    Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan on January 22, 2015, and in North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops:


    Posted by a745 on Sep 20, 2014 - 11:11pm PDT     Post a Comment (0)
    >> Tales of the World: Reve Unitia - Giganto Monsters, Battle Arena, Plus New Videos And Screenshots

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    Tales of the World: Reve Unitia will be including Giganto Monsters and a Battle Arena. Also check out these new screenshots and videos of Estelle, Caius, Spada, Loni, Rubia, Cress, Senel and Norma.


    Upon clearing the story in some maps, you are allowed to replay through them again mainly to level up the characters. On rare instances, a Giganto Monster may appear when you replay through these fields. They're hard to defeat, but the rewards for defeating them are great.


    In the city of the Rufres clan, you can challenge the Arena. You may fight regular Vule monsters here, or you may encounter Vule that are taking the form of Tales characters.


    You can earn Skill Points in battle in order to acquire Skills for the Tales characters, which have various effects. You also earn EXP that allow the characters to level up.

    Below are screenshots and artwork of Estelle, Caius, Spada and Loni:





    And below are videos of Cress, Rubia, Senel and Norma.









    Tales of the World: Reve Unitia will be released in Japan on October 23, 2014 for the 3DS. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops: Play-Asia | CDJapan | Amiami | YesAsia


    Posted by a745 on Sep 19, 2014 - 04:15am PDT     Post a Comment (0)
    >> Tales of Zestiria Demo, Screenshots, Lalabit Market Edition And More At Tokyo Game Show 2014

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    Check out off-screen videos of the Tales of Zestiria demo at the Tokyo Game Show 2014 show floor, along with new screenshots and pictures of the Lalabit Market Japanese Collector's Edition.

    Tokyo Game Show 2014 has some amazing Tales of displays, specifically for Tales of Zestiria and Tales of the World: Reve Unitia. For Zesty, there was a display of merchandise for the game, a huge dragon, and the playing areas for the demo.




    Apparently, some gaming website owners who were at TGS are calling the Divine "Seraphs" now, which, frankly speaking, sounds pretty cool. We'll stick with that for now till an actual official announcement is made.

    Parallax Play has posted a couple of off-screen recordings of the Tales of Zestiria demo. Check them out below:




    Bamco had two available demos at TGS, one focusing on the game's story with a boss to fight at the end of it, and one focusing on the battle system which allowed people to roam a vast field and just keep on fighting. In 10:50 minutes in of the second video, you get to see Alisha's Mystic Arte in action, Light Blast ( 翔破裂光閃, Shouha Rekkousen ).


    This short video from the scenario demo also shows Mikeo's Mystic Arte, Clearest Rod ( クリアレスト・ロッド, kuriaresuto roddo ).


    Famitsu has a few screenshots from the game. Check out their article for the screenshots.

    Bamco on the West side also released new screenshots for Tokyo Game Show, though you may find some of them familiar if you've been keeping an eye on our Japanese Tales of Zestiria updates in the past:




    On display at the event was a better look at the Tales of Zestiria Lalabit Market Collector's Edition. This time, we actually get to see the Kyun Chara figures in full color:






    Speaking of figures, on display were also the Sorey and Alisha figures by Kotobukiya and Alter:


    And if you're after the Famitsu DX edition more, then looky, 'cause here's the Normin doll included in that bundle:



    Our friends over at Koi-Nya have more pics of the event, so do drop by!
    Tales of Zestiria will be released in Japan on January 22, 2015, and in North America and Europe sometime in the future. Pre-orders are now available at the following shops:


    Posted by a745 on Sep 19, 2014 - 03:45am PDT     Post a Comment (1)
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