In a recent official stream, Bandai Namco’s Tales of Arise development team revealed the RPG’s opening cinematic and official theme. The video features Alphen, Shionne, and other party members and notable NPCs revealed so far (including the mysterious swordsman who haunts him).
Tales of Arise is the story of Dahna and Rena, two worlds that have been at odds because of the second that has subjugated the first. Alphen is from Dahna, but he has no memories (and for some reason, he can’t feel pain). He soon meets Shionne, a native of Rena, who injures anyone who touches her and can use Astral Artes. The two begin their journey together, fighting injustice and also getting to know each other.
From a combat standpoint, Tales of Arise seeks to renew the series’s formula, introducing elements such as Counter Edge and Boost Strike to spice up the battles. Released on September 10, it is currently in development for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and PC.