Tales Of Arise Delayed, 2020 Release Not Happening (VIDEO)
Announced last year, Bandai Namco’s upcoming new entry in the ‘Tales of’ JRPG franchise, Tales of Arise, was all set to “arise” for current-gen consoles later in 2020, promising players a wealth of new stories, gameplay, as well as an array of unique worlds to discover. This big release seemed locked to release later this year, especially following the game’s confirmed showcase at Tokyo Game Show 2019. However, it appears that Tales of Arise will now no longer release in 2020, with producer Yusuke Tomizawa announcing the delay in a recent blog post.
Citing the studio’s plans to provide an “innovative gameplay experience” and reach a “high level of graphical quality,” Tomizawa confirmed ‘Arise’ will not release in 2020 as previously planned. Multiple “challenges” were said to have contributed to the game’s delay, including the team’s “remote development” put in place by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Considering the hurdles Tales of Arise continues to face, Tomizawa expressed the need for “more time to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players.”
As a result of this day, the game currently has no release date, but Tomizawa promised this detail will change “once we have more details to share.” Until that time comes, publisher Bandai Namco assured development is still going strong in the meantime, accompanying the news with a piece of promotional art and illustrating how “it is always darkest before the dawn.” A full download of the artwork is currently available from the official website.
It’s been a while since new footage of Arise was shown off to the public, with 2019’s TGS being the last trailer fans have seen of the JRPG. The trailer showed off a bit of the stylish gameplay and stunning visuals referenced in the above blog post, introducing a number of explosive abilities as well as several characters set to be featured in the game. Check out the TGS trailer and game description below, via Bandai Namco.
On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise.”
Tales of Arise is set to release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
What do you think? Are you bummed that Tales of Arise is no longer coming out in 2020, or are you just happy to see a new development update in the first place? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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