Tales of Berseria details new characters, Mystic Artes, and additional features

Meet Shigure, Melchior, and Benwick. Also, ride a hoverboard.

The Tales of blog has gone up with two new articles detailing Tales of Berseria‘s latest characters, Mystic Artes, and additional features.

Get the details below.

New Characters and Mystic Artes

■ Characters

Shigure Rangetsu

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  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 31 year old
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weapon: Long Blade
  • Fighting style: Legate
  • Tribe: Human
  • Japanese voice actor: Kazuya Nakai

Shigure is a Legate from The Abbey, an organization of exorcists. He is Rokurou’s brother and is the head of the Rangetsu family. They employ a unique fighting style in order to be the strongest warriors.

Even if he is a Legate, he has a freewheeling attitude unappreciated by serious-minded exorcists. However, he justifies his carefree behavior with his prowess in battle.

His sole source of joy is to fight tough opponents and can’t help but laugh when his opponent is stronger than him. Thus, he will never turn down a new challenge if the opportunity presents itself.

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“You’re the one who hasn’t changed, I bet. You still trying to think of how you can take me down?”

Melchior

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  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weapon: Orb
  • Fighting style: Legate
  • Tribe: Human
  • Japanese voice actor: Nobuo Tobita

A Legate elder versed in the ancient legends and a master in alchemy from The Abbey. His years of experience places him as an advisor for Artorius, the head of the exorcists.

He recognizes the importance of the exorcists’ missions and that they cannot always be accomplished through good deeds. He is willing to take on the unpleasant tasks.

Even though his main role is to support the organisation with strategy and resources, he is a powerful arte-wielder.

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“… Just as light cannot exist without darkness, no great achievement comes without sacrifice.”

Benwick

You may remember the Aifread Pirates in search for their Captain from a previous article. Benwick is a young pirate part of this crew and will allow you to board a ship when you speak with him in the game!

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■ Mystic Artes

Mystic Artes are strong special attacks to be executed by consuming Blast Gauge (introduced in a previous article) so we’ve got new ones to share with you! You can deal high damage to an enemy which play out with a cool animation to show off this powerful Mystic Arte! If you missed it previously, check this article out for Velvet’s Mystic Arte.

Rokurou’s Mystic Arte – “From Zero: Void”

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Magilou’s Mystic Arte – “Ascending Angel”

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Eizen’s Mystic Arte – “Perfect Mayhem”

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Additional Features

■ Cooking

Discover new recipes from around the world! When you have your recipe, you can cook to restore HP and get additional effects from the food, as well as from the cooking skill!

Each character will have their own cooking skills which can be acquired by increasing their cooking level.

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■ Mini-Games

Jump, Bienfu!

Bienfu is not afraid of water. In this mini-game, make him jump from a pier into the sea, and see how far you can go! You will be able to help him go farther by directing him. And of course, your goal will be to beat your own score!

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Chamballoon 2

Pick your character and destroy balloons until there’s no more of them! Your time will be recorded, so be quick!

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Play with Character Cards

Collect cards featuring characters from the Tales Series to create high scoring hands. What’s the best score you can get?

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■ Character Customization

You will be able to customize each character with outfits and accessories and in various poses! Accessories will carry over in the event scenes which can lead to some very funny conversations!

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■ Exploration of the Outer Seas

You can explore undiscovered areas by sending out a scouting vessel. The scouting vessel will come back after a set amount of time and you can collect materials, treasures and recipes as a reward. You can send your vessel to new zones by discovering new areas.

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Selection screen of the dispatch areas.

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The screen during a dispatch, showing the time until completion.

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The confirmation screen upon return.

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Congrats, a new recipe was found!

■ Katz Box

All over the world, you will find special (and very cute looking) chests called Katz Box. They can be opened with “Katz Spirits” which can be found during your adventure and exploration. When you open one, Kats will come out and give you an item, such as an accessory!

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Collect Katz Spirits and open as many Katz Boxes as you can, you could find special items!

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Katz Spirits can be found in a lot of different places!

■ The Rare Board

This is a board with a mysterious power, allowing you to move much more quickly when you use it. Some locations can only be crossed by using the Rare Board, you won’t be able to go by foot!

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Tales of Berseria is due out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on August 18 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe in early 2017.

If you missed it yesterday, catch the game’s fourth Japanese trailer and over 100 screenshots of its first paid costume downloadable content here.

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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