Bandai Namco revealed the names, Japanese voice actors, and short descriptions for the protagonist and heroine of Tales of Arise at Tales of Festival 2019 in Yokohama.
Here are the details, via the game’s official website:
Alphen (voiced by Takuya Satou)
From planet Dahna. A young man who wears an iron mask and lost both pain and memory. Sparked by his encounter with Shionne, he takes the “Sword of Flame” in hand and throws himself into battle for the freedom of Rena.
Shionne (voiced by Shino Shimoji)
From planet Rena. A girl cursed by “Thorns” that cause intense pain to anyone she touches. She joins forces with Alphen for a hidden purpose and battles in rebellion against her own people of Rena.
Here are two new screenshots:
Tales of Arise is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2020.
Watch a “Character Introduction Version” of the Tales of Arise announcement trailer below, which features voice-overs and new scenes.
Update 06/20/19 at 10:00 a.m.: Watch the English-subtitled version below.