More information on Tales of Zestiria has come out of Bandai Namco, showcasing the recently introduced Zaveid, as well as a handful of new locations that players can expect to adventure through.
Find the new information below.
Character Spotlight: Zaveid (voiced by Kenjirou Tsuda)
Height: 187 cm. (6’1″)
“Sending those hyouma back down to Hell is something I’m all too happy to do.”
Zaveid is a wind element member of the Family of Heaven who’s continuously journeying in search of Hyouma to hunt down. An elusive man in both words and conduct, he’s known to be someone who cracks wise and hits on his fair share of women, but can nonetheless turn deadly serious and keep up his guard when push comes to shove.
In terms of combat, even by Family of Heaven standards, he’s an especially experienced veteran and, true to nature as a hunter, is known to enjoy a fight with a strong opponent. Nevertheless, once he gets started in a fight, there’s no stopping him and his tempestuous rampaging. Possessing a combat style similar to that of fellow wind element Family of Heaven character Dezel, Zaveid carries an unknown weapon called “Siegfried” on him that’s capable of annihilating Hyouma. While the true nature of his objectives remains unknown as of yet, one thing that is for certain is that he’s relentless in his quest to kill the Hyouma and won’t let even a doshi get in the way if things come to a head.
The most populous city on the Glenwood continent, Pendrago is the capitol city of the Rolance Empire. Sitting at the very center of the continent, it possess extreme strategical importance thanks to it being a vital distribution point for various goods. Behind the city’s massive walls lie the royal palace and the remains of an old temple, as well as structures that date back to the Age of Asgardian Ascension hundreds of years ago. Indeed, one could say that the city as a whole is made up of ruins like it. In contrast to the features that Leddy Lake exhibits, Pendrago’s aesthetic consistency thusly points to the Empire’s long history and culture enduring to the present day.
Encircling the outskirts of Pendrago, Palbarey Plains is the largest grain production region on the continent. With hills that are used for grazing, the area is often referred to as the “Imperial Pantry.” Although the land’s rich harvests were once relied on in order to support the lives of everyday citizens and imperial power as a whole, ever since the “Age of Calamity” began, it’s been struck by long rains and various other problems continually that are rendering its harvesting prospects null and void.
Tales of Zestiria is in development for PlayStation 3, although a release date has yet to be announced. Check out a batch of new screenshots and artwork at the gallery.