What You Need to Know:
- Earlier today, the Tales of Arise development team at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announces that due to the ambitious nature of the project, Tales of Arise will be moving out of the 2020 launch window. More updates will be shared once the team is ready to announce a new launch window.
- The Tales of Arise team would like to extend their appreciation and thank our media partners and Tales of fans for their patience and continued support for the title. Tales of Arise is an ambitious project and is the latest chapter within one of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s most storied franchises, therefore the decision has been made to invest more time on its development to create the best Tales of experience possible. Direct remarks from Tales of Arise producer, Yusuke Tomizawa, are shared below.
Source: Official Press Release
Full Statement from Yusuke Tomizawa
As you may have already seen in media stories and on our social media channels, we have made the decision to delay the launch timing of “Tales of Arise”, the latest title in the “Tales of” series.
The goal for Tales of Arise is to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience to fans of the series, while pushing the technical envelope to deliver a high level of graphical quality to impress both long-time players and those who have never played a Tales of game. Development on the title has move steadily forward in 2020 as we overcame challenges along the way.
While COVID-19 has affected some aspects of development, we’ve done our best to adapt to the situation and have implemented remote development capabilities for our team.
However, to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players, we will need more time to realize that vision and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales of Arise.
A new launch window update will be provided once we have more details to share.
In the meantime, the determination of our development team has not weakened. It is always darkest before the dawn, as illustrated in the image below. We hope you will join us as a bring a new Tales of adventure to light.
Feel free to download this image and use it as a reminder for what’s to come for PC background or remote meeting.
Thank you for your patience and support for “Tales of Arise” and the “Tales of” series.
Tales of Arise producer, Yusuke Tomizawa