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.

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  • 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.