After being pushed indefinitely out of last year, Bandai Namco has finally revealed that Tales of Arise will be coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Xbox One on September 10 in the West.
As reported by Famitsu and confirmed in a Japanese trailer, the game finally has a launch date. It was originally announced during Xbox's E3 conference back in 2019, but word on the game has been quiet since then. Now fans can happily know we're only a few months away from its release.
The game is even said to be getting some next-gen enhancements. According to the Famitsu report, Xbox Series X|S players can expect to have two modes to choose from. Performance Priority Mode ensures the game runs at a stable 60FPS, whilst Graphics Priority Mode pushes the game to reach a 4K resolution.
To also mark the announcement, over seven minutes of Japanese gameplay footage has been released. It looks like a phenomenal upgrade in terms of its graphics department, focusing on a more realised world than the anime inspirations of past entries such as Tales of Vesperia. The combat also looks the cleanest it's ever been, with some fast-paced encounters showing it of in all its glory.
If you're worried about the change in visual direction then don't worry, those anime sequences you know and love will return with studio Ufotable (notably known for working on series' such as Demon Slayer) bringing it to life, Famitsu also confirmed. It's even said that the length of the anime scenes will be "one of the longest in the history of the series."
It's been a long time coming for fans, as the last mainline entry was Tales of Berseria in 2016 but thankfully, we don't have long to wait before we can finally get our hands on Tales of Arise.
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