Tales of Arise Producer – More Information on The Game Coming in 2021
On the series' 25 anniversary stream, Tales of Arise Producer Yusuke Tomizawa apologized for the lack of news and promised announcements coming in 2021.
Bandai Namco held on December 15, a special stream for the 25th anniversary of the Tales of series, and producer Yusuke Tomizawa announced additional information on Tales of Arise, the newly announced console game in the series, will be shared in 2021.
At the beginning of the stream, Yusuke Tomizawa explained: “Today, we can’t tell you more about our latest console game yet. We kept developing the game through 2020, but we apologize that we couldn’t bring you any news this year. We’re making preparations so we can make several announcements in 2021. The game’s development is progressing very well. We will have exciting, great news for all the Tales of fans around the world. So please wait for more info. In a sense, today, the 25th anniversary of the series, is a turning point for the series. Things will be different from now on. I want to make this clear. Again, I apologize we can’t tell you anything specific today. But we’re making something that will answer your expectations. So please wait a little more.”
The first game in the series, Tales of Phantasia, first launched on December 15, 1995. To celebrate, the anniversary stream featured multiple seiyuu and developers of the Tales of series, sharing tons of anecdotes on the series’ development. The Tales of Series 25th anniversary stream hasn’t ended yet. We’ll be summarizing everything in separate articles.
Tales of Arise was first announced worldwide at E3 2019, in June 2019. The game is officially scheduled to release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. First planned for 2020, Tales of Arise ended up indefinitely delayed in June 2020. Now, we need to wait for sometime in 2021 for more Tales of Arise news. Hopefully we’ll hear about the game soon.
On a related note, December 15, 2020 also marks the 15th anniversary of Tales of the Abyss, one of the most popular games of the series. Tales of Crestoria, the newest game in the series, is also holding a special campaign for the series anniversary.