Tales of Zestiria reveals new Kamui Mode fusions
posted on 07.31.14 at 08:38 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus, meet new characters Normin and Sergei.

Tales of Zestiria

Jump this week reveals new Kamui Mode fusions for Tales of Zestiria protagonist Sorey.

As previously revealed, Sorey can fuse with Lailah to become a fire-based entity wielding a large sword. Newly revealed fusions include:

  • Sorey and Mikleo – Water-based and wields an elegant bow and arrow which pierces every enemy at once.
  • Sorey and Dezel – Wind-based and equipped with wings made of swords that allow for whirlwind and tornado attacks.
  • Sorey and Edna – Earth-based and equipped with powerful fist-based attacks, as well as the ability to erect pillars of earth from the ground.

Outside of the new fusions, the magazine introduces a new character named Normin, a cute character with a special ability players will encounter along their journey, who will offer some sort of help to Sorey and friends.

There’s also a picture of another character named Sergei, a leader of the knights from the Rolance Empire and an enemy to Sorey and friends.

Thanks, @kazu4281.

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  • Chris Yuen

    Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Only he could stop the rabid Tales Of Festival fangirls. But when the world needed him most, he vanished.

  • TreizeX

    I do not like that name Sorey

    • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

      Me neither. Sounds like a bad localization there. Just because they’re pronouncing it “so-rey” in Japanese doesn’t mean we English speakers can’t handle, “Slay”. At least Slay’s a word… Sorey is such an awkward name.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Same like what they did with some names like diaboro (diablo), raito (light), etc

        • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

          Exactly! And that kind of thing always bugs me a bit. It’s no deal-breaker or anything, it just seems so unnecessary y’know?

          I suspect it might have to do with the dubbing, as they’re going to try and fit words into mouth movements as best they can.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            they’ve done it many many times in dubbing digimon’s name

      • Ladius

        Given the widespread hostility against Slay’s name in the west after Zestiria’s reveal, they probably thought a less meaningful name (it’s actually a surname) that is still homophone would be received better.

      • Pyrofrost

        We still have no idea what the name will be in the localization. The romanization we have is currently the Japanese romanization, and it is still subject to change.

      • Budgiecat

        and they’re not even pronouncing it “so-rey” in Japan; they’re pronouncing it “su-rei”….

    • Samsara09

      don’t worry!I am sure they will change the names because you asked politely

      .Instead of bitching like a kid,why don’t you just accept how it is?They won’t change the names simply because some didn’t like it.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    Avatar?

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    So the Teddy Bear/Chopper/Jibanyan (the main cat mascot thing from Yokai Watch)-looking thing on the bottom-right there is this Normin? He/she/it already looks annoying lol, so I hope he isn’t.

    Hopefully he’s as entertaining, and well-voiced, as Teepo was. ( ^ – ^ )

  • kao

    So,what are the chances of alisha getting some fusion too…I’m guessing none.

    • Jesse

      She’s not a doushi like Sorey is, so she wouldn’t be able to. ^^;

      • kao

        yeah, I thought that too, it’s just that it makes slay being the only one who can fuse get the biggest advantage in the party.

        • Samsara09

          Well.
          We only have 2 humans…in a party with 4 tenzoku-who can not only fight in close range like a human,but can also cast magic.

          It would be odd if only Slay could use kamui.Alicia would be useless.Also,this is the fusionic chain linear motion system.FUSIONIC,so kamui is probably not restricted to Slay.If it were,it wouldn’t be mentioned in the battle system…

          I think that they are letting us in the suspense on purpose.They know we wanna see Alisha’s kamui.

          • kao

            I’m just surprised they mention the rest of the three fusions all at once(even though it’s only a small blury screenshot from a magazine), I thought they’d show them once a month again like they did with the first.

            But now with more fusions, I’m started to doubt that there will be another party member.

    • Samsara09

      we need to wait and see.

  • Ladius

    I’m really looking forward to Zestiria after yesterday’s trailers, thankfully Xillia 2 and Hearts R will be there to make the wait more bearable. It’s kinda funny that all three of them are penned by Naoki Yamamoto, which should be a very good thing given the praise for Xillia 2 and Hearts’ scenarios.

  • Nitraion

    Tales of Avatar…. :V

  • Bart Fatima

    I’m a big tales fan but this title I am not excited about.

    • Zackasaur

      Unusual. Why?

      I’m quite looking forward to it. On-map combat!!!

      • Samsara09

        ignore him.

        • Bart Fatima

          fuck u

          • Samsara09

            oh,you are making me blush.

      • Bart Fatima

        Its jus as of right now the designs for the cast looks simple and as if we been here before. I am totally looking forward to it!!! however, I just lack the excitement for it. I am big on design and Sorey designs look basic. Hail Yuri Lowell!!!

        • Zackasaur

          Yuri is probably the best protagonist Tales will ever have.

    • Izzeltrioum

      Judging by your avatar…. ain’t that hack n’ slashy-flashy/1080p much?

      But this title is already beating the **** out of Xillia 2, Hearts and Vesperia combined!

      • Budgiecat

        It is but I’m wondering whats the point of leaving it on PS3 when we already got Graces F, Vesperia PS3 import, Symphonia 1 HD, Symphonia 2 HD, Xillia, and Xillia 2.

        that’s a whole lot of tales and Namco wasn’t hesitant on releasing Vesperia early on in the 7th gen cycle so whats up here? And I’d imagine the open world and characters following you on overworld map as well as maintaining 60fps would be easier to manage on PS4 then PS3…

        • Izzeltrioum

          I wholeheartedly agree with the last paragrah.

          It’s well known Bamco never gave Tales a proper AAA budget. I mean Bamco’s main focus right now is Tekken 7, running on the 30fps Engine 4. But as I said some time ago, this is Tales staff’s first approach to Open-World and ‘Seamless’ combat. And since this game reuses some if not all Xillia assets with some nice polishing the actual budget invested wouldn’t be that much. If anyting, Zestiria could be the Tales of Hearts R of consoles (Except main programmers working on it this time around).

          Adding such fps-consuming gimmicks with an already-established ground, things would go–and be executed–smoothly and be of amaze with theIr “Next-Gen” project. So that’s why I see Zesty as an unrefined experiment that will be polished later on. Things go really slow with tales because of that Battle System. For it to stronghold such a “tornado within a glass bottle” combat is really incredible. Sadly Bamco recognizes this and focus mainly on it than other game departments. And, you know, other franchises do it the other way around–thus creating what we call “Story RPG” and “Gameplay RPG”. It’s hard to combine both (If both Falcom and Bamco make a JRPG, that thing would change. Imagine Tales’ combat, Skits and engine; and Kiseki’s Story-telling, Character Development, Narrative, NPCs and OST……………).

      • Bart Fatima

        it is and im totally looking forward to it trust me. But i guess the designs of the cast looks basic and I am ready for Tales to take over the JRPG world. This game will not make them reach that milestone. Just my honest opinion.

        • Zackasaur

          Man, FFXV is going to blow everything else out of the water when it arrives.

          • Izzeltrioum

            Just like the Transformers movies. But yes, I’m afraid it will.

            SE still dominates the actual JRPG userbase.

        • Izzeltrioum

          Well the overall game design spins around medieval themes. I can see how people treat sci-fi/steampunk/modern urban japan-themed settings as how RPGs should be going. In the end, it’s just matter of preference

          I’ve been saying this tons of times, but something tells me the PS4 Tales is the real deal here, and Zestiria is preparing it.

          • Bart Fatima

            And you hit all the key points there and you are right. I honored that its coming to the States, and will support it with no doubt.

  • Hatsuaki

    Hmm, kinda disappointed that the design remains the same for whatever Tenzoku you’re paired with, but the Partner Change System does sound useful. Still curious about Alisha being able to Kamui or not, but seeing as it’s only one design, I’m hoping she can and that we get the other female human character…

  • Samsara09

    I see!So that bow and arrow was one of the four weapons!Those fusions look pretty similar…only some small details changed.I should have known this would happen.Silly me.

    My god…those fusions look awesome.Hey,give Alisha some love,okay!?

  • Charlton Khoo

    Another version of kamen rider wizard except instead rings, is fuse with someone with also element attributes

    • Samsara09

      Perhaps?The kamui system was revealed months ago.I don’t know much the point of this observation of yours.

      Digimon,Dragon Ball Z,many anime use the fusion thing.You are a anime geek,so you probably know this.

      • Charlton Khoo

        One more anime , D Gray Man , JASDEVI one of the noah , use music to fuse back their original form

    • Nitraion

      LOL my thought exactly do you think there is “Dragon” version since the theme is about dragon too? XD

      • Charlton Khoo

        You will never know what kind of ideas they will come out with just wait and see

      • Charlton Khoo

        Hopefully there will be a light attributes . DARK attributes might be a Antagonist

  • Samsara09

    In those scans…both Alisha and Sorey are in the party…and in almost every screen,those two were in,except when Alisha probably wasn’t in the party.

    Are both caracters mandatory?People are pondering about this…and considering they hit the nail on the “xenoblade-like” battle transition,I think it’s food for thought.

    • Hatsuaki

      Considering we only have two humans so far, they could probably go for a 2-human 2-tenzoku obligatory party system, and pull a TOX2 (where you can only remove Ludger from the party after beating the game).
      Although we DID have a screenshot where 4 characters were in but they weren’t paired; it’s too restrictive so I think they won’t pull that tbh.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Earth. Fire. Air. Water. Only Sorey, master of the four elements, can bring balance to the world. *cue Avatar music*

  • new_tradition

    Aww, so Sorey/Slay looks the same regardless of fusion partner? To be fair the images are small, but even having the same long hair that made sense with just the Fire character is kind of telling :/

    I’m still holding out hope for Alicia to be able to fuse at some point >3>

  • LordKaiser

    Disappointed if he looks the same with all the fusions……

    • Samsara09

      if each form can kick ass,then that’s fine.

      • LordKaiser

        I need a bigger scan….

        • Samsara09

          well,we have Dezel’s Nu form..shit,all my fetishes where granted here:a flying protagonist with blade wings…

  • Roger

    He apparently has wings on the Wind form. The others (besides the Fire one, already revealed) are indistinguable judging only this picture.

  • Izzeltrioum

    As I expected–the real deal will be with that PS4 Tales of title.

    Regardless this is day one for me.

    • Budgiecat

      http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/after-tales-of-zestiria-for-ps3-the-tales-series-moves-permanently-to-the-ps4.453739659/

      I still wonder what was going through Namco’s mind anyway to make a tales game an Xbox exclusive?

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

        And then never bring it over as PS3 even when people want it and will pay for it.

      • Lelouch Vi Britannia

        I know the answer an its $$$$ the same thing that got FFXIII to lose its PS3 Exclusivity.

      • Izzeltrioum

        Remember the Tales series follow userbase rather than “most successful console/handheld” schedule retards at SE still execute. In fact I don’t know anymore as Type-0 for PS4/X1, despite both having sold millions, doesn’t compare to PS360 userbase AND profits they would get. It’s a “beyond unprofessional business regulations and traits” mindset.

        Not saying Bamco is the prettiest exception of the rule out there but if they wanted $$$ that much both Xillias would be swiming at Xbot territory.
        Zestiria even.

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

    “Wings made of swords”! Done! Sold! TAKE MY FREAKING MONEY!

    I hope only Sorey can do this fusion thing. I want Alisha to have her own powers that make her unique.

    • Samsara09

      Lol,Sorey:Nu Mode…fucking blade wings!

    • Bobby Jennings

      From what I understand of the details so far, Sorey has taught Alicia how to see the divine.

      Then going off the gameplay that was shown, she can clearly use Kamui too.(Shows her linked with the Divine in battle, not transformed.)

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

        Ok, but I hope her powers don’t activate and work the same. I want each character to be their own person. Different powers, new skills and artes and spells that aren’t redone in this game or if possible other Tales games. It’s a waste to have several characters call on the same power. Imagine if you played an RPG with every character being able to do everything, and had nothing that you could say was just their. Gameplay wise they’d be clones of each other. I know her Mystic will be different. But it shouldn’t stop there. It’s like when most Tales game see a glove using fighter and go straight for giving them “Fatal Fury” as a Mystic. Let’s move passed that stuff and limit reused ideas.

        • Bobby Jennings

          I’m fine wiith both Sorey and Alicia being able to use Kamui.

          It doesn’t even interrupt gameplay like Ludger’s corpse shell plus my friends don’t have to feel like they don’t have anything special.

          Her’s will probably work different but stay the same in terms of fusion. I’m sure she’ll utilize the forms much different than Sorey as well.

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

            I just hope they don’t make it a must, that way the people I play with can control the other 3 characters. If we have to fuse often, they’ll not be able to play with them some of the time in mid-battle. Like how the link thing in Xillia makes so it’s mostly a 1 or 2 player game.

            • Bobby Jennings

              You play with friends as well? Awesome.

              Nonetheless Kamui is not a must from what we’ve seen so far, but characters are linked on the HUD. Maybe that’s how Kamui works.

              We’ll find out soon anyway.

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

                I’m hoping for a soon release. Like next spring.

                • Bobby Jennings

                  In US and EU it might not be until August again.

                  I’m hoping Japan gets it around Jan because they havent had a new Tales in 2 years now.

  • Samsara09

    Well,there is a system where you can switch the divines in the party,in and out.So…this implies that Sorey and Alisha always must be in the party,if they are in the group.

  • Comandante Bushido

    Sold

  • fireemblembeast

    I hope its not like ToX2 where the protagonist gets all the interesting and unique abilities and everyone else doesn’t have anything as OP. Alisha, at least, deserves something too… ^_^;

    • Zackasaur

      It looks like it is heading a bit in that direction, since the protagonist is required for fusions.

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

        Bobby Jennings says Alisha is being taught to fuse.

        • Zackasaur

          Well, even if that is the case, party setups are still limited so that they require at least one of those two… And it might even be advantageous to keep them both in at all times. lol

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

            That’s what I’m afraid of. What if I don’t like one of them. It’s like Sarah in Star ocean 4 all over again. Even though she annoying she’s the best healer in the game unless you spend a lot of time trying to get healing spells for the other mages.

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

      I hear Alisha will be able to use. I’m not happy about it though. I want each character to be powerful for different reason and in different ways.

      • Samsara09

        Do you sincerely believe she can compete with Slay’s kamui?That thing looks epic as fuck.Also…kamui is linked to those weapons,so if she can use it,then she will need them…I hope her style is different then.

  • desponent

    Some of those “gattai” will make the fangirls very happy I reckon.

  • McPoo

    #startingtocrack

  • Yaro

    That reminds me that I renamed Edge to Ecchi, made more sense to me and thats what everyone was calling him anyway.