Tales of Zestiria third trailer, fusion system and more detailed
posted on 05.31.14 at 11:56 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New information from this week's Tales of Festival in Yokohama.

Tales of Zestiria

Bandai Namco debuted a new trailer and revealed new details for Tales of Zestiria during Tales of Festival in Yokohama this weekend.

Let’s start with the new trailer.

The game’s animated scenes will once again be done by animation production studio Ufotable. Here’s a preview:

A new character named Zaveid, voiced by Kenjirou Tsuda, was revealed. He uses a handgun in battle and was designed by Minoru Iwamoto.

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Next up, the “Kamui” battle system element was revealed. This allows a human and Tenzoku character to merge into one, changing their appearance. Sorey and Lailah’s can merge to become a Kamui of the fire attribute.

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First shots of the series’ familiar chat system were also shown.

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The game’s theme song will be performed by Superfly.

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Ufotable are also working on a Tales of Zestiria animated TV special set to air before the release of the game called Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Doshi.

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Finally, Bandai Namco dated its first monthly Tales of Zestiria news broadcast. It will stream live on Niconico on June 20 at 20:00 Japan time.

Thanks, Games Talk.

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Forgot about Tales Fes’. Thought I could wake up late this morning and do nothing, lol.

    • Anime10121

      I think EVERYONE forgot about Tales Fes this year (I’m usually hype for it, but I forgot it was even happening :/)…Probably because of no teases for a new game and the fact that we’ve been consistently getting Zestiria news every month since last year :P

      • Samsara09

        D: and I was there in the open forums like a idiot promoting it…

        • Anime10121

          I just saw :P

          Kinda had to work last night so I wasnt around much to see :(

          • Samsara09

            that’s good.Are you studying or you have a profession?if it is the latter,someone needs to bring food and resources to the family :D

            At least you saw it.And man,ain’t that trailer epic!

            • Anime10121

              Working… and I’m on my own, so the food and resources all come back to me :D

              • Samsara09

                No one to share it with?heh.
                Not for long,though.Surely you will have your own family someday.

                • Anime10121

                  Dont want one at the present (or the foreseeable future). Ive had FAR too many issues for me to want to pursue that route at the current stage of my life…

    • Samsara09

      it was fine.You managed to compile all the info and show it all at once.Also,this allows for a better translation.

  • kirby755

    FUUUUUU SION HAAAAAA!!!! Lol

  • https://twitter.com/RyoonZ RyoonZ

    Tales of Dragonball Z

    • Budgiecat

      tales of Fusionia

  • Samsara09

    My only (minor at that) bone to pick with the skit system is that they should decide themselves.Use the team symphonia one or the team destiny one?Well,I do prefer it like this.

  • Anime10121

    Zabida will BURN HIS BREAD!!!

    But seriously, the transformation idea seems kind of awesome! And I guess thats why we have so few humans if they all can merge to become “different”!

    Guess this really is dropping next year since we didnt get a release date out of Tales Fest.

    Man next year is gonna be AWESOME for the JRPG fan!
    Tales of Zestiria
    Persona 5
    Final Fantasy XV (probably)
    Neptunia VII

    • Samsara09

      it is probably releasing december 15.That is when phantasia and abyss were released.This game looks too complete to require such a late release.Maybe Q1 2015 at most.

      Yes,I doubt we will be getting more party members.if Slay and possibly Alicia can play as 4 different caracters each,then this is fine.

      This system reminds me of corpse shell.Glad to see it returned in some shape.

      This is my list:

      Persona 5
      Tales of Zestiria
      Bravely Default: Second(if it doesn’t release this year)
      Shin megami tensei:devil survivor 2 break record(if it doesn’t release this year)
      Tales of Hearts R(since I like to pack games released in winter with games from the next year)

      E3 still not here.Wanna see if we are gonna get a type 0 for vita or a new TWEWY.Also,there is the XV matter.

      If those miserable little bastards from SE troll me again…

  • Samsara09

    Zabida also uses pendulums.Could he be the friend Dezel mentioned?

    Also,the event continues tomorrow.So,we have tales of the world:Rave unitia,Tales of zestiria.Quite weird,since namco usually does 3 tales of at a time.I imagine they are working on tempest R.Let’s see if they announce it tomorrow.

  • Elvick

    As I said in the open forum…

    That Fusion outfit is amazing.
    http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o686/Lynchly/CrushofFlowers_zpsca6dcdf7.gif

    • Samsara09

      imagine Dezel and Slay.Lol.that would be badass.i think the game would even glitch,lol.

  • Akari Akaza

    I love the symphony sounds like Star Ocean. This game is going to be the best!…^_^

    http://i.imgur.com/pvOzSrw.gif

    • Tetsu

      Motoi Sakuraba = All Star Ocean games.
      Motoi Sakuraba = All Tales games.

    • PrinceHeir

      I love it!

  • futuristic_imagination

    Fusion system hmm… this is perfect material for some awkward/interesting skits :)

  • EspadaKiller

    Oh wow, that fusion chain thingy looks awesome. Battle system reminds me of SO3, very dynamic and free. Looking forward to this game!

  • Rebellion14

    Damn that fusion design looks awesome. So I am guessing both Slay and Alicia will have one of these transformation with each of the Tenzoku (I hope so..)

    I am kinda confused, is that new character playable or the villain? Seems like the villain from the trailer.Either way the design looks really cool though.

    • Hatsuaki

      A lot of people are wondering this, but Baba didn’t say anything about him joining the party. He does reek of antagonist though, so I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

  • DarthBrian

    Looks awesome. :)

    dem boots. <3

  • new_tradition

    That fusion system looks great. Doesn’t seem they’re gonna limit it to genders. Can’t wait to see see what other character designs Slay and Alicia end up with ^^

    Zabida looks pretty cool. Kind of looks like an older Ivar, heh~

    The game play is looking pretty smooth overall from what the trailer shows and graphics are nice enough.

    This game looks like a lot effort is going into it. That said, I can’t help but wonder if a Zestiria 2 might be in the works…

  • Guest

    The ice kid, i cant tell if is he using staff, bow, or both..

    • Samsara09

      *water kid.Good question,we know he uses a rod.Maybe the bow was something he grabbed in the moment.

      Well,I think his weapon is a rod,since that is what we see on the trailer…

  • Zukato

    They’re making an anime too? Awesome!

  • Samsara09

    I have an idea why they are releasing the 20th tales of for PS3,instead of the pS4.it is a rather obvious idea and it is quite likely most are aware of it.

    Some rpgs company like atlus are gonna take time to make the beeline for the PS4.It is gonna be some years till the next main persona,probably.They play too much by the book,developing only one main game at a time.

    Final fantasy theoretically already made the jump since they have been stalling ever since 2009 with those XIII sequels.The XV team is currently occupied,even though they are a fusion between the KH1/KH2 team with type 0’s.The only reason they are taking so long with XV is because they are incompetent in time management and too greedy/ambitious for their own good.

    tales of,however is probably going for the smarter way.Release zestiria on the PS3,then maybe develop/release a possible sequel for the PS4 right away.That way,they can do a “preemptive strike” at their rivals.Important tales of anniversaries have an impressive amount of content/mythology/possible hooks,like xillia for exemple.They build the games already planning it.

    If zestiria is as good/better than xillia,then this would be a piece of cake.i particullary like to have to have a main entry and it’s sequel on the same console.But I guess it can’t be helped.

    Of course,this could be like abyss.The game had shit load of possible hooks and content,but in the end it was all moot.We just need to wait,I see.

  • refrain
    • MrKappa

      Lol.
      People are quick with this stuff.

    • The Moeshit

      Oh, Pixiv. Always so fast.

    • Tetsu

      I would buy 2 copies if they did the fusion dance to Kamui.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Damn. Someone drew this up and everything. I just made this joke over at RPGSite too… Respect on the detail of the pic too.

      • Kiryu

        I think the result would be a futanari,lol.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          LOL maybe… As it seems Slay is himself just infused with Leila’s fire-powers. His gender and mind are his own.

          • Kiryu

            Yeah seen in the vid.The design looks really cool.

            • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

              Agreed. He looks ethereal.

        • Budgiecat

          Cell didn’t.

          But then again….he didn’t have a penis either

    • Elvick

      I love artists. So quick to do awesome stuff.

  • refrain

    Oh, and more info
    Isshak Gravi, an EU Bandai Namco community manager was commenting during the stream, saying that they are trying to get Japanese voices for the localized release, and are hoping to have that version released within six months of the Japanese launch

    • Samsara09

      dual audio?bah.
      6 months?Now that is gold.We just need this game’s jap release date to calculate when it could be released in NA/EU.

      Edit-or they could reveal both release dates at once.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Yeah I want that quicker release, more that dual audio. Never listen to the character in JPNese.

  • ayb_91

    The sad news is that it will most likely get released in late 2015 or even early 2016. Hang on my little heart. :(

    • Bobby Jennings

      It won’t be early 2016. The latest it’ll be is March 2015

      • ayb_91

        That would be perfect sir. Thank you!

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        How do you know? I’ve been hearing rumors about this winter, next summer. All kinds of stuff. What about you?

        • Bobby Jennings

          I don’t know. It’s a prediction.

          I still think it’ll release sometime in December but I guess we’ll find out on June 20th.

          If not then it’ll probably come around March. We’ll see.

          As for the english release, not sure on that one

  • Guest

    This is interesting, if fusion can last instead of being dependant on time, gauge or points that can mean a double ko if player is not careful..
    Ill be seeing tons of game over if its the case..

    • Samsara09

      well,I doubt the kamui is so weak to be beaten like that,also,only a idiot would let that happen.

  • ShinGundam

    Battles looks very chaotic not sure about gameplay.

  • Archvile

    I’m guessing Mikurio uses two different weapons? In earlier screenshot you can see him use a staff but in the trailer you see him with a bow in hand. Hmm probably for when he’s in long range.

    • Bobby Jennings

      *cough* Hubert *cough*

      • Archvile

        I can see why he’s called “2bert” sometime, considering Hubert had a bow for his 3rd mystic artes.

        • Bobby Jennings

          2bert? I like that!

    • Samsara09

      Well,maybe he ditched the bow or it was something of the moment?He is seen with both the bow and the rod.You can’t shoot a bow with only one hand.Maybe he lost his rod and found that bow?

      • Archvile

        maybe they went with what Ludger can do in ToX2, which is having different weapons in this case, rod and bow.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      It might be that he can switch between the two during certain spells/skills or events. Some characters are seen as prodigies and can do a lot of multi-tasking.

      • Archvile

        Possible, we’ll have to see.

  • Northstar

    New monsters!!! I really tired same snake, wolf, weird tree…

    • kaotron

      don’t forget teh abyss birds and bouncing seal balls…

  • aeoncs

    This looks really, really promising and I can basically only agree to what has been said so far.
    On a side note, Lailah has an incredibly annoying voice. Don’t really know her voice actress so I can’t comment on her other work but this nasal whimpering is just… wow.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Maybe the english voice will be bearable then. I’ve seen Laura Bailey and a few others who can do cute girl voices without overdoing it.

      • Samsara09

        just ignore him.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Gotta give him the benefit of the doubt first. If he gets rude, fine.

      • aeoncs

        I’m sure they’ll find someone appropriate. I rarely comment on voice acting but for a series with such amazing VAs, that one really stands out.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Yeah, some of the little girls in Tales games are fine in voice and persona. Like Norma done by Terra Strong and the lady who did Anise.

  • Northstar

    Amazing batle system. Problaby is possible adjust zoom for multiplayer! PAN PAN PAN kkk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51DBS0cZX7k

    • Samsara09

      the battle ost reminds me of xillia 2…I think?I admire those guys’s happiness and excitement,but they are too noisy.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      mm… the fusion seems instantaneous! Just like double techs in Xillia and Xillia 2. I like that. But is this how things will be from now on I wonder. Is the Abyss and Vesperia way of doing battles considered obsolete or is the director of this game just a bigger fan of Graces’ style and team attacks?

      • Hatsuaki

        The director of this game is actually the same director from Graces’, which explains why the battlesystem is very similar, yes.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Was the director of Xillia and Xillia 2 the same from Vesperia and Abyss?

          • Izzeltrioum

            Xillia 1 was made by a mix of both Symphonia and Destiny 2 teams–Team Hearts (Though, remind you, they work as a whole since their fusing with Namco). Yes, combat director was Vesperia’s; Xillia 2, however, got its battle system programmed by Udo Tatsuro, the same guy that made Destiny R, Rebirth, Destiny 2 and Graces battle systems. Turns out he’s the one also making Zestiria’s as well.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    I cannot wait! I dunno if I should import or not.. But overall, It looks beyond awesome!!

    • greenreaper

      Didn’t they say that this was going to be a worldwide release, w/dual-audio in consideration, a couple months back? If so then no need to worry about importing.

      • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

        Oh really? Then that’s great! Thanks for the info.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Yeah don’t import it unless your JPNese is on point. This one will come over pretty fast I bet. I keep hearing “international release” rumors.

          • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

            My JPNese is not even close, although most of the stuff, I can try and read but kanji no way;so it’s okay. And rumors? I hope it’s true because everyone really needs to play this now! lol..

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Here’s my theory on Zabida. I’m thinking he’s aware of a darkside to being a monk. Like maybe for every good thing Slay does, there’s an equal counterbalance to it. And maybe he’d rather die than save the world that way.

    • Samsara09

      This guy will be a key figure in the game,since he is designed by one of the four main designers

      Doubt they would pull a Nachtigal with him.Even then,Nachtigal was quite a important villain,after all,Gilland’s actions were only possible with his support…but I think you get what I am saying.Maybe this guy will work like a Gaius?

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Nachtigal was a force to be reckoned with, and I could easily see this guy being like him (but less in a regal corrupt king way). But I bet he’ll join after a few epic battles with him spread out amongst the plot. Each time he’ll like reveal more and more why Slay shouldn’t “slay” drakes or move against them or continue being a monk. Maybe he sees him as a pawn of the elemental characters.

    • kaotron

      it’ll be pretty cool of there are more spirits and other monks who can fuse, probably for a potentially epic boss fight

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Yeah, like a group of baddies that rival the leads and they fuse to make a powerful dark version of all the elements. An anti-Monk or Dark Monk if you will.

        • kaotron

          Do you think there will be no more characters now because of the whole fusion forms filling it up.

          I hope that other girl can fuse with tribe characters too

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            I’m not sure. To be honest this Tales game is being a little unpredictable. Never guessed they’d go back to Graces’ style with this one, never knew the next Tales would be a hail back to the days of Destiny and Eternia, and the fusion idea is the biggest left-field of them all. But none of it has been bad.

            So if I had to guesstimate I’d say the next lady will be a melee type and up-close since Zabida is a shooter. Maybe she will be able to fuse like Slay, but I can bet money she’ll not join too quickly. Just to keep you whole party from being unbeatable.

            • kaotron

              yeah, this has been pretty hard to predict(I still can’t believe they are doing fusions) but everything looks cool so far(except the whole love for feather accessories).

              if there’s another character I also hope it’s a melee type.

              • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                At least the feathers make Slay stand out. Most Tales leads don’t wear them like him.

  • The Moeshit

    I’ll just call the new guy Xaveada for now. It can be read that way and actually sounds like a typical JRPG character name.

  • SOforever

    Might wait for price to come down whenever this is released (just depends if I have xillia 1 & 2 beat by then)

    • Samsara09

      We will be getting it by 2015.By then your wallet will probably be full,buddy.Ah,I do feel like you.My wallet was raped this year.So many rpgs…

      • kaotron

        some people are just less hyped for certain games than others. I’m know I getting zestiria the week it comes out but at the same time I’ll wait for final fantasy xv to get in the bargain bins.

        and since tales is a niche series, it’ll take a longer time for the price to get a drop.

        • SOforever

          not necessarily the symphonia chronicles collection. original start price was $39.99 and about 4-6 months after that Best Buy had it listed for $29.99

          • kaotron

            yeah, going down by $10 in a few months in pretty quick for a jrpg.

            and last year the first xillia was $60 and it’s like 30 now.

            I guess I was thinking more about games that are still expensive/rare like the tales abyss ps2. a more recent example would be xenoblade because of it’s few limited prints and gamestop being overpriced dicks and soon it will happen again with tales of hearts r since it’s in the same “exclusive” boat.

            • SOforever

              Yeah I can see INSANE “Buy it now” prices on eBay for Tales of Hearts R

              but this is a “head scratcher” Chrono Trigger isn’t RARE and you can play on DS, PS one, and download from PSN and wii VC (wii u VC eventually) but the SNES cart still goes for A LOT OF MONEY

              • kaotron

                Some people will buy multiple copies while it’s still cheap and new just to sell it online for quadruple the price(and sadly some people may actually buy it). When gamestop were being dicks and were selling xenoblade for $90+ I just pirated the thing(i like to support a series but damn..)

                and having a physical copy of the first chrono trigger is one of those games that’s more about collecting than actually playing, some of the most expensive games out there are have the easiest to downloads for the roms/iso’s.

                I got into the tales series pretty late so by time I wanted to play symphonia(before the HD remakes existed) it was already super rare and even if I found a copy it’d be anywhere from $60-$120+ so i downloaded the iso and used an emulator instead.

                • SOforever

                  example: some people want to collect “EVERY SNES game” ever made which takes A LOT of work & dedication

                  I buy games to play them regardless of platform :) I’m not one those people who posts a YouTube video “look at my huge game collection”

                  • kaotron

                    I’m very picky with games so I actually dont have that many, for the four-ish years I’ve had a ps3 I only have about 10(excluding the small indie game downloads).

                    Online though I often hear of people who download bundles of games and literally buys multiple games a week then like to show their bookshelves full of games.

                • SOforever

                  I saw lots of “reserve price” auctions for Mario Kart 8. One seller bought like six of them. Each game retailing for $59.99 (not including SALES TAX of course) and pretty much set it around $48 – 55 range I assume for the minimum they would let it go for

                  • kaotron

                    yeah, things like reserve priced auctions is why I’ll probably never buy things online ebay. That and the fact that I seriously don’t trust the condition the item may be in.

                    For example, I seriously dont get who would actually buy a $380 ps4 from a shady site just to save about $20 from a retail store.

      • SOforever

        I didn’t buy many rpgs this year actually :) Also keep in mind Xillia 2 & KH 2.5 HD aren’t here yet. Since most games I wanted were still a ways off I used Best Buy gift certificates for games that I knew people WANTED to buy like Mario Kart 8

        #1 the buyer paid FULL retail price they didn’t have to but I gave them the option if they wanted

        #2 used gift certificates to lower price to $27. So I started auction at $34.99 and it got up to $62 on its own. So now I have an extra $20 in my pocket :)

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Wait wait wait…. Dezel’s the cowboy looking one, but this guy has the guns? that just dawned on me….

  • Kiryu

    Interesting new feature.Fusion ha!

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Nice! Scroll down in these comments and see fan art of Slay and Leila doing that! LOL

      • Kiryu

        Just seen it,LOL.

  • 罪罰

    Awesome!

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    The Tales series continues to increase in Awesomeness

  • LordKaiser

    Hype Level 100% I loved this fusion thing since Breath of Fire.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Baba had a lot of ENTHUSIASM, it actually raised my hype level (along with the awesome footage). I can’t recall the last time I was really hyped for a Tales game, this one just seems to be much different than the rest. I’m intrigued!

  • PrinceHeir

    Nice work!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Bandai Namco finally released a direct-feed version of that trailer.

    I replaced it above. You’ve all already seen it, the site’s going slow, it’s E3, and I’m too lazy to make a separate post.