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Tales of Arise Review 17 in Tales of Series

Tales of Arise new 2021 action role-playing game from Bandai Namco. The 17th installment in the main Tales of game series.

Available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One/Series X/S.

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Tales Of Arise

From: BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. | Released: September 10, 2021 | Genres: Action, Anime, JRPG, Fantasy, Third Person, Combat, Story Rich, Adventure.

New Tales of Game 2021

Plot: Challenge the Fate That Binds You! On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, Alphen and Shionne, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future.

Key Features

A world of nature drawn with the “Atmospheric Shader”

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 colour to our protagonists’ journey.

Tales of Arise new 2021 action role-playing game from Bandai Namco
Tales of Arise new 2021 action role-playing game from Bandai Namco

Game Play

  • Tales of Arise is not a sequel as it doesn’t continue where the previous Tales of game left off. So as a stand-alone story you can enjoy this Tales game without having played other games in the franchise.
  • How long does it take to beat? Approx’ 45 hours to complete the main game play. Plus an approx’ 50 hours of extra game play, depending on how much of the side content you want to have a go at.
  • Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4.
  • Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay.
  • Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters.
  • High quality animation created by ufotable.
  • Featuring a diverse cast of characters, intuitive and rewarding combat system, and a captivating story set in a lush world worth fighting for, Tales of Arise delivers a first-class JRPG experience.

* Tales Of Arise available from US Amazon and UK Amazon for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One including Digital, Collector’s and Standard Editions.

For the full series list: Tales of Games Listed in Order by Namco for PlayStation and Nintendo.

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