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Six months after the debut of its Japanese announcement, Bandai Namco is finally ready to confirm that Tales of Berseria will also be released in North America for the PC and PS4. There’s still no release date for the next Tales title, but we do know it’ll be the first game in the series to feature a female main character:
In Tales of Berseria players embark on a journey as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once gentle nature has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within Tales of Berseria imbued her left hand with a special ability. Velvet will visit a wide range of breathtaking environments as she travels the world in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated team behind the Tales of series. Along her journey, Velvet will meet a whole cast of characters, including a young boy named Laphicet. If Velvet is the embodiment of “darkness,” then Laphicet is created in the image of “light” and will be an important ally to Velvet.
While Bandai Namco is being rather secretive about Tales of Berseria, the publisher did reveal a new trailer at this weekend’s Jump Festa, which has been embedded above. They also said that they’ve recruited several Tales veterans (Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Minoru Iwamoto, and Daigo Okumura) to create the characters and creatures for the game.
Gamers got their first look at the next entry in the Tales series, Tales of Berseria, over the weekend when Bandai Namco released the game’s first Japanese-language trailer.
As of right now, there’s not much to go on. The trailer cuts through a number of different locales including a wintry village, a sunny beach, a dense forest, and the high seas. The final image before the title card is that of a determined-looking dark-haired woman.
Tales of Berseria is currently in development for the PS4 and PS3, though a North American/European launch date hasn’t been announced. However, Bandai Namco has a good reason, it doesn’t have a release date in Japan either.
Bandai Namco hosted the annual Tales of Festival this past weekend, and used the convention to announce the next game in the long-running RPG franchise. The next Tales game will be titled Tales of Berseria and it will be released for the PS3 and PS4 sometime in the not so distant future. According to Destructoid, the main character will be a woman named Velvet, but that’s about all we know. Bandai Namco also opened up an official website for the game, but aside from a nifty logo, it’s currently pretty bare.
The publisher probably isn’t ready to say much about Tales of Berseria because the last game in the series, Tales of Zestiria, still hasn’t been released in North America or Europe. It’s been available in Japan since January, but the rest of the world will have to wait until sometime this Fall.
A western release for Tales of Berseria wasn’t announced, but Bandai Namco has been very interested in widening the franchise’s popularity outside of Japan, so it’s probably only a matter of time.