That incredibly good-looking Tales game leaked on Friday? It’s Tales of Arise, coming to Xbox, PC and PlayStation 4 in 2020. Here’s the trailer as seen during Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference, which helped fans of hot anime bullshit survive the nearly two-hour presentation.
I have mixed opinions about this.
The eyes definitely look like Tales, and the town designs look imaginative. On the other hand, the lack of any cel-shading (or at least cel-shading-esque) makes it look like Star Ocean or something.
The combat is either a new take that works, or blows. And the music, even if it’s just an announcement trailer, isn’t JRPG-y at all.
Maybe I’m finally getting too old for this, but this didn’t sell me at all. Here’s hoping more trailers in the future will do a better job at selling the game.