Bandai Namco has revealed more info on the two protagonists of Tales of Arise during the Tales of Festival 2019 in Yokohama.
The jrpg game is the seventeenth main entry in the popular Tales of franchise and its aim is to revitalizae the series. It is the first game to be made excusively for modern consoled and has a darker aesthetic. Minoru Iwamoto, artist for Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria, returns as both character designer and art director. The game was build with Unreal Engine 4.
The story follows two people from the opposing worlds of Dahna and Rena. Tales of Arise will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.
Alphen (VA: Takuya Satou)
Alphen is from planet Dana. He is a young man who wears an iron mask and lost both pain and memory. Sparked by his encounter with Shionne, he takes the ‘Sword of Flame’ in hand and throws himself into battle to free himself from Rena.
Shionne (VA: Shino Shimoji)
Shionne is from planet Rena. She is a girl cursed by something called ‘Thorns’ that can cause intense pain to anyone she touches. She joins forces with Alphen for a hidden purpose and battles in rebellion against her own people of Rena.