Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn Will Feature Over 30 New Songs by Motoi Sakuraba, Including New Battle Theme; DLC Music Confirmed

The Japanese outlet Famitsu recently interviewed the producer of Tales of Arise, Yusuke Tomizawa, about what players can expect from the upcoming Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn DLC expansion.

In one exchange, Tomizawa revealed that Beyond the Dawn will feature over 30 new songs by composer Motoi Sakuraba alongside a brand new standard battle theme. Additionally, DLC featuring arrangements of previous battle themes will be available.

You can view a translation of the relevant question and answer below via our team’s Ryuji:

Interviewer: Regarding the music, are there any new tracks?

Tomizawa: We have more than 30 new songs written by Motoi Sakuraba… Some are battle songs, including a regular battle song for Beyond the Dawn.

In addition, the Character Costume + Arranged BGM Pack, which will be available on November 9, will include arrangements of past battle songs by Motoi Sakuraba as well. The music is one of the series’ charms, so we have also put a lot of effort into it this time.

You can view the full Famitsu interview here.

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Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn is a story set one year after the ending of Tales of Arise. Alphen, Shionne, and the rest of the party meet a new character by the name of Nazamil, a misfortunate young girl who is the daughter of a Renan lord and a Dahnan slave. Players can anticipate over 20 hours of content, with new dungeons, costumes, sidequests, and boss battles.

Regarding carry-over boons, players will be rewarded various bonuses dependent on their achievement progress in the main game. But you will still be able to play Beyond the Dawn even if you haven’t yet beaten Tales of Arise, even though you’ll need the base game to even play this content in the first place. Characters will also start at predetermined levels in this expansion for balancing reasons.

Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on November 9, 2023.

In case you missed it, a second-anniversary broadcast for Tales of Arise was announced for later this month.

Tales of Arise is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.

Check out our review of Tales of Arise’s PlayStation 5 version.

We discussed the number of Tales of games that have never been localized and those that have never been ported, making most of the franchise notably inaccessible to contemporary audiences.

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