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Bandai Namco Reveals Tales Of Berseria And Its Lone Female Protagonist

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Main entries in the Tales series of role-playing games have traditionally featured male and female leads backed up by the supporting cast. Announced today for PlayStations 3 and 4, Tales of Berseria has one hero, and you’re looking at her.

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Her name is Velvet, which is exactly the sort of name you give a character you want to set up as a badass. According to the fine folks over at the Anime News Network, Velvet is the star of the Berseria show, portrayed by prominent voice actress Rina Satou, who was on hand for the Tales of Festival 2015 announcement.

Details on the game’s story and supporting cast are forthcoming, but we’ve got character designs by Mutsumi Inomata and ufotable handling cutscenes, so everything should be just lovely.

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Some speculate the sudden shift from the classic male/female structure to a lone female hero is due to the Tales of Zestiria uproar from earlier this year, when (SPOILERS) fans became upset over a major female character being swapped out with another in mid-game.

Supporting characters, story and more will be revealed in the coming months.

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Marylee111
Marylee111

I just wish the lead was an adult for once...

In JRPGs, 15-year-olds are military veterans with tons of battles under their belt, while characters who are over 30 are the token “old person” in the group and might as well go in retirement homes -_-

I think the oldest lead I’ve ever seen in a JRPG in all my life is Yuri from Shadow Hearts Covenant, who is 25.