Bandai Namco announced that the RPG adventure Tales of Arise will be delayed indefinitely from its 2020 release window to an unspecified time.
The delay is due to the ambitions of the project as the developers wish to put more time into creating the best Tales of experience possible for fans.
In a statement, Tales of Arise producer Yusuke Tomizawa says:
For everyone who has been patiently waiting for “Tales of Arise”
As you may have already seen in media stories and on our social media channels, we have made the decision to delay the launch timing of “Tales of Arise”, the latest title in the “Tales of” series.
The goal for Tales of Arise is to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience to fans of the series, while pushing the technical envelope to deliver a high level of graphical quality to impress both long-time players and those who have never played a Tales of game. Development on the title has move steadily forward in 2020 as we overcame challenges along the way.
While COVID-19 has affected some aspects of development, we’ve done our best to adapt to the situation and have implemented remote development capabilities for our team.
However, to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players, we will need more time to realize that vision and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales of Arise.
A new launch window update will be provided once we have more details to share.
In the meantime, the determination of our development team has not weakened. It is always darkest before the dawn, as illustrated in the image below. We hope you will join us as a bring a new Tales of adventure to light.
Feel free to download this image and use it as a reminder for what’s to come for PC background or remote meeting.
Thank you for your patience and support for “Tales of Arise” and the “Tales of” series.
Tales of Arise is set on the planet Dahna, where reverence has always been given to the planet in the sky, Rena, which is where the land of the righteous and divine lie. In this world, stories have been handed down for generations and have become the truth, masking the reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, and in that time has pillaged the planet of its resources and stripped the people of their dignity and freedom.
Tales of Arise is in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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