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Action-packed new Tales of Arise trailer premieres at Summer Game Fest

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What you need to know

  • A new Tales of Arise trailer debuted at the Summer Game Fest.
  • The trailer introduces two new party members, Kisara and Dohalim, and showcases the region of Elde Menancia
  • Tales of Arise will release on Sept. 10 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

During the Summer Game Fest today, Bandai Namco debuted a new trailer for Tales of Arise, the upcoming installment in the long-running Tales of series.

The new trailer showcases the region of Elde Menancia, a luxurious and diverse region of Dahna, and its capital of Viscint. We're also introduced to new characters, Kisara and Dohalim — the last two characters to join Alphen, Shionne, Rinwell, and Law in their quest to free Dahna from Renan oppression.

Dohalim is a noble from Rena with very different feelings toward Dahnans compared to other Renans, and fights using his rod with a mix of techniques and astral artes making him able to adapt to his opponents. By his side is Kisara, one of the most powerful soldiers in the Dahnan army. She uses her hammer and shield to deal strong damages in close combat, but can also use her shield to protect her friends while unleashing high-powered and wide-ranging defensive techniques.

Fans of the Tales of series will notice the spectacular Artes in use throughout the trailer, as well as the Boost Strikes, which are very powerful attacks performed by two characters with the intent of delivering the final blow to your enemies.

With Scarlet Nexus coming up soon and Tales of Arise on the horizon, Bandai Namco is determined to serve up some quality JRPG games on the Xbox. Tales of Arise releases on Xbox One, Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S, PS4, PS5, and PC on September 10th, 2021.

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