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Tales of Zestiria announced for Japan and the west on PS3, character art, stills & trailer inside

Thursday, 12th December 2013 10:12 GMT By Dave Cook

Tales of Zestiria has been revealed for PS3 by Namco Bandai, following a string of teasers on the RPG’s official site.

UPDATE2:

Here’s more information from the PS Blog.

Tales of Zestiria will be released throughout North America, South America, and Europe and is the first time a Tales titles has been simultaneously announced for both Japan and Western markets.

One of the defining themes of the game is “choice” and players will be able to speak through Ludger by the choices that they make throughout the game.

The title takes place in the same world as Tales of Xillia, so players should expect to see plenty returning characters helping Ludger and Elle.

“The Tales Of team has been working hard to strengthen our relationship with overseas fans over the past few years and have seen the fruits of our labour with the success of Tales of Xillia which has sold over a million copies worldwide,” said producer Hideo Baba . “The Tales Of team would like to thank all of the fans around the world for their continued support and extend a warm welcome to new fans to the series as well.”

UPDATE 1:

Here’s the official Tales of Zestiria reveal trailer, courtesy of YouTuber rest440.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The game was revealed during a Nico Nico stream today, and the official Tales of Zestiria webpage will be updated shortly

PS4, PS3 and PS Vita were discussed during the Japanese stream before Tales of director Hideo Baba took to the stage:

Here’s the main character’s design:

And another:

Two environment stills:

Field exploration still:

Battle system still:

Dragon boss:

Male character concept art:

Lead character’s voice actors:

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14 Comments

  1. Greek God

    nice will probably be my last ps3 game :D

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Dragon

    @1,
    Hey, don’t forget about Persona 5 :D

    #2 9 months ago
  3. Unknown_Gamer

    SO MANY JRPG’S FOR PS3 NEXT YEAR O_O

    #3 9 months ago
  4. fihar

    Hopefully this is being developed with a western localization in mind. I don’t want to wait until 2016.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. CycloneFox

    yeah! awesome. this reveal alone is better than the whole VGX. xD

    ps4 and vita rleases would be awesome. also please bring the other vita tales games to the west, bandai namco.

    #5 9 months ago
  6. DLTDawnlight

    Doesn’t the main character look too much like an even older Asbel Lhant from Graces? And doesn’t the female character look little like Driselle from Tales of Xillia?

    #6 9 months ago
  7. Greek God

    #2Dragon
    i still havent played a Persona game xD
    But as soon as P4The Golden gets a price cut in my psn country ill change that.
    P5 is also already on my list :)

    #7 9 months ago
  8. Dragon

    @GreekGod,
    You are in luck mate. P4G will probably be in 12 Deals of Christmas.
    I also suggest buying P3P (a PSP game), you wont regret it :)

    #8 9 months ago
  9. Obernox

    I’ve never got the chance to play any of the Tales games…. one of these days i’ll get around to it.

    #9 9 months ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    Added a couple more shots and a quote from Baba in there.

    #10 9 months ago
  11. fihar

    So it is being developed with a localization in mind, huh?
    Have to admire Baba, he was the one pushing hard for this to happen wasn’t he?

    #11 9 months ago
  12. Dragon

    First simultaneous release in the history of series, a good precedence!

    #12 9 months ago
  13. Clupula

    So, not one but THREE Tales titles announced for PS3 in the West! That is amazing. :)

    #13 9 months ago
  14. inferno5105

    Just to be clear, after the first paragraph of Update 2 it’s talking about tales of xillia 2, not Zestiria.

    #14 9 months ago

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