First look at Sergei in Tales of Zestiria
posted on 08.06.14 at 05:16 PM EST by (@salromano)
Plus, a look at Sorey in one of his Kamui Mode fusions.

Famitsu’s latest online preview of Tales of Zestiria features a first look at Sergei Strelka, a new character who heads the knights of the Rolance Empire.

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Sergei is the leader of the “Hakuo Knights,” a guards unit that serves directly under the emperor of the Rolance Empire. A “certain incident” provokes Sergei and our hero Sorey, who arrived from the Hyland Kingdom, to cross swords.

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The Rolance Empire is cautious of Sorey after word arrives that he is a doshi. As a doshi, Sorey takes a liking to their ancient historic ruins, but he isn’t receiving the same liking from the Rolance Empire’s side.

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Above you’ll see Sorey in one of his Kamui Mode fusions. Famitsu doesn’t provide text with the image, but it appears to be his Edna fusion.

Tales of Zestiria is in development for PlayStation 3.

  • Budgiecat

    Imagine if this guy and Maltran were the main characters?

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

      I like older characters when they don’t spend a whole game putting down younger ones. And vice versa with young characters. You can have a young character that is a badass, they just have to stop focusing on archetypes and stereotypes. Personally, I think a good balance is a character like Locke from FF6. Not that young, not that old and with a confident yet not whiney personality. Though he did kinda do some two-timing.

    • Willgaea

      Lloyd went to the gym.

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

    Namco needs to put up or shut up. Is this the last playable character or is Maltran? I’m tired of the last character being a mystery.

    • kao

      I’m guessing he’s just a boss character, the lack of him being on a similar screenshot page as the other confirmed playables and his description is kinda hinting at it. And knowing the tales series and their phobia of protagonist over the age of 19(yuri was 21 but still looks typical anime highschool age) they probably aren’t…

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

        Well most Tales characters have at least one elder character. In Xillia a mage was 62. In Abyss a character was 40. I think there was a 35 in Vesperia.

        • kao

          well, yeah, the “old man” character is almost as common as the loli characters in the tales series. And in the end the rest of the cast usually makes jokes about how old they are.

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

            Yeah, I think it’s time we have mature kid characters who get along well with the older characters. They need to drop the stereotypes.

            • kao

              The closest thing to a protagonist like that in the tales series is probably yuri.

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

                yuri is the best. i liked him a lot. mature, yet a little dark and mischievous.

                • Willgaea

                  Yeah, he gets shit done.

        • Jay

          How old was Raine in Symphonia?

    • AdamBoy64

      I’m the opposite. I’d prefer the entire cast to be a mystery if I could.

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

        if i don’t know who the cast is i can’t plan my tactic beforehand.

        • Willgaea

          My tactics in tales has always been play with friends and juggle murder everything.

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

            Sound strategy. But over the years I want to write in my walkthrus new tactics so that when I replay the game I can improve on what I did last time. If all i did was smack everything, what’s there to build on? I have to get into the workings of the game and see what I can really do.

    • Kenny ケニー

      well, they giving us fans more information for the game, some other companies don’t even do this, and you still asking them to shut up, how nice you are…

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

        its fake anger, i got no beef with them. i just wanna know who the last chara is.

  • Hatsuaki

    Hm, another NPC/playable in Zestiria upgraded version, starting to think there are no more playables this time around. Design seems Iwamoto in my opinion?

  • Willgaea

    I’m going to assume this is Future Lloyd who took up a different name. His main color is red and he even got’s that signature two scarf thing going on. Same color hair. He’s just older and more bad ass.

  • Elle

    Why isn’t HE a party member. He looks like the perfect fit for the ‘old’ (tales standards old) guy of the group. ;_; and he looks somewhat different than the usual.

  • Unretributed

    I’ve played more JRPGs that fit that description than WRPGs.

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

    Lead for Lords of the Fallen come to mind.

  • Budgiecat

    Because those give me gas…..

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

    You’ve played lots of games starring 30 yr olds in JRPGs?

  • kao

    yeah, maybe he’s just mixing up genres but it’s hard to confuse angry 30 year old bald white guys(who are usually space marines) with androgynous teenagers with colorful hair and medieval weapons.

  • Unretributed

    Nier and Lost Odyssey are JRPGs that feature main characters that are even older than 30 and are even angrier than characters I’ve played in WRPGs.

    In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever played a WRPG with an angry 30 something year old protagonist at all.

    That just seems like another silly gaming archetype like “shooters are for dude bros”, “JRPGs always have whiny spikey colorful haired teenage protagonist”, and “Nintendo is for kids”.

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

    Yeah. I think he may be referring to Cloud or Squall since most people pick on them. But they weren’t 30. One was 17 or 18 the other was 21.

  • Budgiecat

    Dragon Age
    Dragon Age II (Hawke)
    Dragon Age Inquisiton
    Kingdom Come
    Bound by Flame
    Skyrim
    Mass Effect 1,2,3
    Oblivion
    Kingdoms of Amalur
    two Worlds
    Morrowind
    Lords of the Fallen
    Witcher 1,2,3
    Mars: War Logs
    Risen
    Risen 2
    Of Orcs and Men
    Borderlands
    Divinity II
    Rise of the Argonauts
    Arcania
    Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale
    Game of thrones
    Lord of the Rings: War in the North
    Alpha Protocol

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

    Don’t get mewrong all games have merit. but i dislike the grittier older games. i don’t want to argue i’m not trying troll. just to me asian rpgs are more my liking and in those i think young chara at thier teen or 20s i like best. and i’m almost 30.

  • Unretributed

    Remember when I said, “I don’t I’ve played any WRPGs with angry 30 something protagonist”?

    Notice the “I’ve” part. As in from personal experience. I never said those games didn’t exist. I haven’t played most of the games you mentioned.

    Reading comprehension. Get some.

  • Elle

    Uh… MY protag in Dragon Age, Alpha Protocol didn’t look like an angry, generic, white guy. Thanks.

  • Budgiecat

    Oh yeah?? Well why dont YOU come get some??
    *puts up paws*

    http://www.catsdo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/iamablackcat.jpg

    And if claiming ignorance is your arguing point, then you probably shouldn’t have posted. You don’t have to have played all those games to know; just be aware of what they are….

  • Unretributed

    I also never said I didn’t know they existed, just that I hadn’t played most of them. So I AM aware of what they are and I never said I wasn’t.

    Also, I can pluck quite a few games off that list for not even having “angry” protagonist since some of them allow you to behave however you like(ME, DA) and some of those games’ Protagonist dont even have any real identities at all(Borderlands all those ES games) or just for not even being a WRPG(Lords of the Fallen).