Fans of the upcoming Bandai Namco JPRG, Tales of Zestiria, have been asking for a port for the PlayStation 4 since it was announced that it was going to be a PlayStation 3 only title. Of course Bandai Namco has been listening to the pleas and have decided to not only bring it to the PlayStation 4 but also the PC. Is this the first Tales game to arrive on the PC?
What’s more, Tales of Zestiria will arrive on the PlayStation 4 and PC exclusively for the North American and European regions on Octoboer 16th (PS3/PS4) and October 20th (PC), 2015 .
Some images from the PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game.
More Pre-E3 major news folks! Full Press Release below:
SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 12, 2015) – Leading digital entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that it will be bringing TALES OF ZESTIRIA™, the latest entry in their beloved RPG series, to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC via STEAM®, in addition to the previously announced version for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. For more than 20 years, the TALES OF franchise has been captivating fans around the world with its traditional Japanese RPG elements married with innovative real-time combat systems and beloved characters.
An unseen evil force known as Malevolence is spreading across the land, corrupting the world and causing humanity to falter. Players will embark on an epic journey as Sorey, a young pure-hearted adventurer whose destiny is to become The Shepard, an individual of great power that can banish Malevolence. Does Sorey have the courage and heart to wield this extraordinary responsibility for good, or will he fall prey to the evils of its power?
TALES OF ZESTIRIA introduces a new version of its celebrated real-time battle system, allowing for faster combat with side dashes and new fusion technique combo opportunities. Throughout his quest, Sorey will befriend humans and spirits known as Seraphim, unseen to most humans, to aide him on his journey. Because of Sorey’s unique ability to communicate with the Seraphim he is able to fuse with their essence to create new elemental artes for strategic attacks to decimate foes.
“The TALES OF series continues connect with RPG fans searching for a pure Japanese role-playing experience,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “With the high adoption rate of the current generation of consoles and continued popularity of the PC platform, we are more than excited to be able to adapt TALES OF ZESTIRIA to the PlayStation 4 system and STEAM exclusively for Western fans across the Americas and Europe.” — Bandai Namco