Update: The rumours were true — expect Tales of Arise in 2020.
“Tales of Arise takes place in a solar system containing the two neighboring planets of Dahna and Rena. The inhabitants of Dahna have always paid reverence to their planetary neighbors on Rena – a planet they can clearly see in their sky – as a land of the righteous and divine. For the people of Dahna, legends and lore about Rena and its inhabitants have been handed down for countless generations, and through time, have become facts in their minds that have masked a cruel reality for the people of Dahna,” Bandai Namco said, describing the game in a press release.
“For 300 years, the people of Rena have ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping its people of their dignity and freedom. Tales of Arise begins with two people, born on different worlds, each longing to change their fate and create a new future for themselves and perhaps their people. Featuring an original cast of characters, a dramatic storyline, dynamic combat, breath-taking environments, with some classic Tales Of elements included; Tales of Arise marks a new beginning for the famed JRPG franchise.”
Original story: Tales of Arise is the next iteration of the popular Tales franchise, heading to Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.
We know this today thanks to a massive pre-E3 2019 leak at Bandai Namco, also responsible for news of a Ni No Kuni remaster and Elden Ring, the collaboration between FromSoftware and Game of Thrones‘ George R. R. Martin.
Alongside the leak of the game’s name and available platforms were two very pretty screenshots — you can see them below.
We’ll have more on Tales of Arise as news becomes available. For now, we expect the title on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.