The sixteenth game in the Tales franchise has been confirmed for a release on the PlayStation 4 in North America. And just to skip all of the suspense, Bandai Namco has confirmed that Tales of Berseria will also be getting a PC release, in line with the series’ recent migration towards the platform.
During Jump Festa this week, the company also spilled a few details on the game. For one, this will be the first Tales game in which a female takes on the lead role. Velvet is apparently “the embodiment of darkness,” thanks to “festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior.” Cue the music!
Crawwwwwllllinggg in my skiiiiiin!
Things aren’t totally dark in this brooding game for dark, brooding gamers, though. To balance all this negativity, Velvet is accompanied by Laphicet, a young man “created in the image of “light,” and the two are guaranteed to engage in plenty of witty banter.
So far, he is the only other confirmed playable character, leaving some to believe that these two will be hacking it on their own throughout the game. Tales games are often remembered for their enormous casts of colorful characters, but I wouldn’t mind seeing Tales Studio focus on quality over quantity for once.
No launch window has been provided yet for Tales of Berseria, but seeing that this franchise has been getting annual releases over the last few years, it’s not out of reason that this will be released next fall.
Again, Tales of Berseria will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PC. The PlayStation 3 version will remain a Japan exclusive.