In a recent official stream, the development team for Bandai Namco’s Tales of Arise revealed the RPG’s opening and official theme. It features Alphen, Shionne and other party members along with important NPCs revealed till now (including the mysterious swordsman that hounds him). Check it out below.
Tales of Arise is the story of Dahna and Rena, two worlds that have been at odds due to the latter subjugating the former. Alphen hails from Dahna but has no memories (and for some reason, can feel no pain). He soon encounters Shionne, a native of Rena who hurts anyone that touches her and can utilize Astral Artes. The two begin their journey together, battling injustice while also getting to know each other.
Combat-wise, Tales of Arise looks to revamp the series’ formula, introducing elements like Counter Edge and Boost Strike to spice up battles. Slated to release on September 10th, it’s currently in development for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and PC. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.