Tales of Zestiria Gets a Batch of New Screenshots and Information on the Story

on January 6, 2014 4:59 AM

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia and Namco Bandai released today a batch of new screenshots and information about the upcoming PS3 exclusive Tales of Zestiria.

We learn that the game is set on the Glenwood continent, split between the Highland Kingdom and the Laurens Empire. The “Defiled” have invaded the continent, and their presence is now widespread. The forest of Eylos is the only area where they aren’t numerous and without the influence of the Defiled is still reminiscent of the utopia narrated by the legends of the past.

Forbidden to leave, the protagonist Slay was born in this area, and grew isolated from the outside world. While growing Slay became interested in ancient history and started visiting the ruins on a daily basis.

While exploring he is involved in the collapse of a floor in the ruins, and meets the heroine Alicia. She tells him about the reality of the outside world and about the disasters caused by the Defiled. A dragon will also appear, and will be an important presence holding the key to the story.

Below you can see all the screenshots and artwork released today, showing the two main characters, some areas of the world and even a glimpse on combat.

 /  Executive News Editor
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