In one exchange, Tomizawa revealed that Beyond the Dawn will feature a simplified tutorial to refresh players on the gameplay systems. While the specifics of said tutorial weren’t elucidated, he clarified that even though this scenario takes place after the main game’s events, you won’t be facing off against enemies who are on the same level as those in the final dungeon.
This news is honestly pretty relieving because it’s been roughly two years since Arise, and I sure don’t remember the battle system.
You can view a translation of the relevant question and answer below via our team’s Ryuji:
Interviewer: It has been two years since the release of [Tales of Arise], so there are likely to be a few players who have forgotten the action controls and systems.
Tomizawa: You will be able to experience a simplified version of the tutorial on the actions, though not as much as at the start of the main game. It’s just something that will help you remember how to control the characters.
Also, you will not suddenly be fighting last dungeon-level enemies again. I believe that you will be able to experience the satisfaction and exhilaration that come from playing through the game and developing your companions.
You can view the full Famitsu interview here.
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.
- In case you missed it, check out our announcement coverage for the Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn expansion, comprising a new game bundle, trailer, party member costumes, and more.
- View Nazamil’s profile.
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.
Tales of Arise is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC.
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