Jump reveals first Tales of Zestiria character details
posted on 12.17.13 at 09:03 AM EST by (@salromano)
A kind-hearted boy and princess unable to ignore disasters and war.

Jump this week offers first details on Tales of Zestiria characters Sorey and Alisha.

Sorey is described as a boy with a kind heart who is always thinking positive. He can be a little too sweet at times. He’s interested in the ancient ruins all throughout the world. His weapon of choice is a ceremonial sword.

Alisha is a princess who, as just another knight, speaks in a formal and manly way. Unable to ignore disasters and wars, she sets out on a journey. She wields a long spear in battle.

Tales of Zestiria was announced last week for PlayStation 3. The game has been confirmed to be releasing worldwide.

Thanks, @kazu4281.

  • fyi1191

    Slay is Anise’s superior? His outfit is quite similar to her’s.
    And Alicia’s weapon can be easily mistaken as a Scythe. How I wish we get a Scythe user.

    • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

      I seconded that Scythe user fighting style would be nice

  • http://fr.twitch.tv/Nhatalya Aleksandrina

    Yeah, Slay’s outfit = Colette + Anise. o) His design is ok, I guess. I like the fact that he uses a ceremonial sword, but I’m hoping the (magic?) book he has in his hands in the short trailer can be used in battle, too.

    @Fyi: You’re mistaken. It’s a long, flowy ribbon attached to her spear.

  • Pyrofrost

    What I love about this game the most is the fact that it’s oozing epic fantasy <3

  • Raoni Marques
  • DarthBrian

    I like that a boy with a kind heart is named ‘Slay’. :p

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      We’re calling him that for now, but it’s also possible it could be Threi or something. We’ll see when they release official spelling.

      • MrRobbyM

        Hopefully it’s neither of those..

        Maybe it’s SLAYER and his Hi Ougi attack is his him playing the power of rock music

        • Raoni Marques

          Hi Ougi name: Raining Blood

  • MrRobbyM

    “Alicia is a princess”

    -_- *sigh*

    “who, as just another knight, speaks in a formal and manly
    way. Unable to ignore disasters and wars, she sets out on a journey”

    Oh :o I like her already

  • $83030187

    I love the character designs so far except for two things.

    – The protagonist’s earrings look too big and dorky
    – The female lead’s outfit could benefit from a skirt or something to cover up what are clearly her panties.

    • mesul6anme

      my thoughts exactly

    • MrRobbyM

      Pretty much.

    • Pekola

      Those aren’t panties. They’re hot pants. They’re really short shorts used usually by cheerleaders and what not.

      I mean, I guess the complaints of ‘ridiculous armor’ can still be leveled. Why have such lavish and intricate armor pieces and then follow it up with booty shorts? Lol

  • mesul6anme

    Wait. this is kind of similar to Radiata Stories two main characters -_- . loved that game btw i spent over 400 hour playing it, oooouh the ps2 era <3.

    • mesul6anme
      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        Thought id also point out that Radiata Stories developer Tri-Crescendo also co-developed “Valkyrie Profile” for PS1. We all know they developed Eternal Sonata which is an awesome game.

        Enix of course owns rights which then obviously go towards Square-Enix.

        • mesul6anme

          never got around to play Eternal Sonata, is it really good ?, i might go pick it up this weekend :).

          • AdamBoy64

            I know you didn’t ask me, but I think it’s a fantastic game.

            Particularly the PS3 version if you can find that. You should be able to get it at a pretty reasonable price these days.

            It also makes for some great multiplayer if you have friends who are so inclined.

            • mesul6anme

              Great, this weekend the search begins. :)

            • LunarHaven

              The worlds artistic designs, the dialogue, and many of the characters are often very good, I loved playing Eternal Sonata, and that music!!!

              • AdamBoy64

                The battle system is pretty fantastic too. I love how it builds up as you go along.

                It is one of the great games of last gen.

        • mesul6anme

          they also did Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria for the ps2 if im not mistaken.

  • EX+

    It seems as if they named this game off of Slay’s personality.
    His always positively thinking. That means he’s quite zesty.
    And to make it the name sound better they put in the ‘iria’.

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    For all the times I dread cliches i do like when they can at hold interest.

    Either way, i’m betting Sam Riegal will probably voice him

  • Samsara09

    This is great.I am waiting for when they will be probably revealing a new caracter or two…but what are they scheming.This is the 20th anniversary,so by that logic it would be released on 2015…but then why announce it now and not wait to june?Would be far more logical.Would be happy if they could solve this silly doubt of mine.if it isn’t released on 2014,then it will on the beginning of 2015.Oh well,now that I think about it,either way,it is 2015 for us.

  • Solomon_Kano

    A sweet boy and a manly-sounding princess. Interesting.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Its obvious looking at the art style
    Slay is drawn by Kosuke Fujishima, and Alicia is drawn by Mutsumi Inomata.

    • MrKappa

      Alicia is not designed by Inomata though, she was designed by Okumura.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    Just so classic
    Nice profile :D

  • Astrid Huang

    Somehow their personalities remind me of Jude and Milla :P

    • LunarHaven

      Yeah, even their base look is kind of similar. I mean, check out Slay’s face, it’s like seeing a slightly more mature version of Jude.

  • AdamBoy64

    The more I see of Slay the less I’m liking the character design.
    He’s looking just a bit too young and flighty.

    More than the description of his character would suggest.

    I’d expect there’d be a bit more age to his visage. Slightly more weathered features. A few lines, even just more detail.

    Alicia looks cool though.

  • Budgiecat

    Slay’s outfit is too busy looking. Earring need to go.

    I’m sure there’ll be alternate outfits though….(for a price)

    • LunarHaven

      It would be cool if the earrings were an Attachment and not a character design trait. I hope Xillia’s attachment system returns.

  • HarryHodd

    “Interested in ancient ruins all throughout the world”

    I love the sounds of this. Seems like the perfect setting for discovery side quests and puzzles.

  • $83030187

    Why?

    She’s got armor on her arms and legs, but her thighs are completely bare save for whatever those strips of white fabric are. That, and you can clearly see her panties or bloomers or whatever those are supposed to be.

    Something like Cordelia from FE:A would be better, while still showing some skin.

    Aaaaaand the image doesn’t work.

  • Pyrofrost
  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    Lol i love armor class