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Here's Why PC Players Should Also Get The Tales of Arise Demo

PC players might get the Tales of Arise demo too

By Iyane Agossah

August 10, 2021

Bandai Namco announced its new JRPG Tales of Arise will receive a free demo soon, coming to the PlayStation Network and Xbox on August 18, 2021. However, the demo was not announced on PC via Steam.

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The Tales of Arise demo was first teased by producer Yusuke Tomizawa during the game’s latest stream on July 29. During a long Q&A with fans, over one hour long, he shared several new details. And we translated the important bits of the Q&A: Yusuke Tomizawa most notably teased Tales of Arise will feature a coliseum with cameo battles against characters from past games. He also shared several new details on the length of the game, or wheher it’ll end up having a second game, like Xillia 2 or Berseria.

Will PC players on Steam get the Tales of Arise demo?

Well, while the demo won’t be launching on PC on August 18, you should keep the following in mind. Recently, several Japanese games got a demo on consoles but not on Steam. However, the demos did end up also launching on Steam, but on the games’ release day.

In other words, it’s likely the Tales of Arise demo will also be released on Steam, but only when the full game releases. So the only way for PC players to try out the demo on August 18 is to do it through consoles.

However, note that PC players will not be lagging behind. The save data for the demo cannot be transferred to the full game. So everyone will start from scratch a launch anyways.

Tales of Arise will be launching one day earlier in Japan, on September 9. The game is coming worldwide on September 10, on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Note that you can always reach me on Twitter @A_iyane07 to discuss the series or Japanese stuff in general.

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Iyane Agossah
@A_iyane07

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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