The debut of a mainline Tales of. game for the PC is just around the corner with Bandai Namco releasing Tales of Zestiria on Steam on October 20. Not only will the latest installment in the franchise release on PC, fan favourite Tales of Symphonia will also be out on the PC next year.
Tales of Zestiria is the 15th main game in the franchise by Bandai Namco and tri-Crescendo. Like previous games, it is a Japanese Role Playing Game set in a new large fantasy world, Glenwood. Players will assume the role of Sorey, a Human who was raised by a supernatural race called Seraphim. Sorey wishes to bring peace to the world where both Humans and Seraphim can live together, but in order to reach his goal he needs to become a Shepherd, powerful people that can interact with Seraphim. Along his journey, he will meet various companions, both Human and Seraphim.
The game itself released in Japan earlier this year for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The game is already out on console in European regions and will be out in North America on the 20th. It will release alongside the PC release, the first in the franchise, also on the 20th. Here are their boxarts:
Like previous titles in the series, the game uses a action based combat system. But new to the series is that combat and exploration is done seamlessly, rather than having a transition. A maximum of four party members cab be active at a time.
Here are some of the screenshots of the game for PC:
Here is the latest trailer for the game:
People who pre-order the game will also receive various specials on across all platforms. There is also a Collector’s Edition that contains numerous goodies:
And if you pre-purchase the game on Steam, all users who have pre-purchased will receive a free copy of the upcoming Tales of Symphonia PC release. The fan favourite game will be coming to the PC via Steam next year. The game is set in the world of Sylvarant, where the land is slowly losing its mana energy sources. You play as Lloyd, who joins a party to protect the chosen one, Colette, in the journey of world regeneration to restore mana back to the world. They must venture to five unique temples and bring their world back to life.
Here are some screenshots of the game on PC:
The Tales of. started in 1995 with the release of Tales of Phantasia on the Super Famicom (SNES). The game was developed by Wolf Team, who are now known as Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco. The game received a positive reception and has allowed more games in the series to be developed. To date, there are fourteen games in the main series with over 10 spin-off titles. While the Tales of. enjoys high sales within Japan, the popularity of the series overseas has been rocky. Though, in the last decade the series has been gaining more popularity outside of Japan. There are also four anime series based on separate entries in the series, as well as an animated film, Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike, released in 2009. To date, Namco Bandai has announced that the series has sold over 15 million titles.
Tales of Zestiria will be out on Steam Worldwide on October 20. The game is already out on consoles in Japan and Europe, with North America receiving the game on the 20th. The PC release of Tales of Symphonia is set to be out sometime in 2016.
You can visit the game’s Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/351970/
Visit Tales of Symphonia‘s Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/372360/
Visit the game’s website: https://blog.talesofgame.com
And follow their Twitter: @TalesofU