Tales of Arise, the latest entry in the Tales series is right around the corner and today BANDAI NAMCO released its opening cinematic. The trailer is animated by ufotable and just like the game itself, looks absolutely stunning. The trailer also features the theme song for the title, ‘HIBANA’ by Kankaku Pierot.
Last month, we got a character trailer for the protagonist Alphen that saw him talking about what he is looking to achieve: freedom. He wants to no longer be shackled down doing things that he doesn’t want to do. However, we see him with a full face mask on which at the end of the trailer starts to glow and shatters halfway off, partially revealing his face.
Tales of Arise is set to release on 9 September 2021 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC. With this being the newest entry in the Tales franchise, I can’t wait to go on another journey with the series. I just hope that with some glimmer of light it will actually take the spot of my favorite Tales game from Tales of Vesperia.