The story of Tales of Arise will not continue, either through story DLC or with a sequel, according to the game’s Producer Yusuke Tomiwaza to Edge’s microphones. During the interview, the Bandai Namco rep said that the studio was satisfied with the game’s ending. In the future, it intends to use Tales of Arise as a foundation to build even more ambitious projects.
Tales of Arise sold more than 1.5 million copies within the first month of launch, but Tomizawa said: “a sequel has never been planned.” Rather than expanding the story, the Producer explained that the studio is looking for new challenges to “win even more fans.” It intends to “build on the foundations laid by Arise, without giving up the historical identity of the series.”
In short, it seems that Bandai Namco intends to work on a new chapter in the series, built with the characteristics that made Tales of Arise so popular with millions of players in minds. The next chapter could be completely original, perhaps made with the new Bandai Namco graphics engine instead of Unreal Engine. Still, it cannot be excluded that it may be a remake of some old glory, a hypothesis already launched several times by the Producer in case of success. of the last chapter.