Tales of Arise News
News Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn Trademarked by Bandai Namco in Europe
DLC? Sequel? Port?
Bandai Namco has trademarked something called 'Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn' in European territories, as per a fresh page on the European Union Intellectual Property Office's website. The trademark doesn't give us much information beyond the title, but everyone's already thinking the same things: is Tales of Arise getting an...
News Tales of Arise Celebrates First Anniversary with Soundtrack Release on Streaming Platforms
Tales of Arise is celebrating its first anniversary — it launched for PS5 and PS4 on the 10th September, 2021 — by releasing its official soundtrack on music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. While we don't think Arise has the greatest Tales soundtrack, it's still packed with dramatic orchestral arrangements...
News Tales of Arise Tops an Impressive 2 Million Sales
Tales of Arise has been a hit for Bandai Namco. The largely fantastic action RPG, which released for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in September of last year, has now topped 2 million copies sold. That's an impressive return in the current market — a figure that makes it one of the most successful Japanese-developed RPGs of the last decade...
News Tales of Arise Sequel Not in Bandai Namco's Plans, Despite Sales Success
Trying something new instead
Tales of Arise producer Yusuke Tomizawa has told Edge magazine (via GamesRadar) that a sequel to last year's popular action RPG simply isn't on the cards. If we recall correctly, Bandai Namco released a similar statement before the launch of Arise, saying that the game was designed to be a satisfying, standalone story...
News Tales of Arise and Scarlet Nexus Crossover DLC Is Incoming
Wow, it's been a while since we wrote about Tales of Arise, hasn't it? One of our favourite RPGs from 2021 is suddenly back in the spotlight because it's doing a crossover DLC campaign with fellow Bandai Namco title, Scarlet Nexus. Don't get too excited just yet, though. These DLC offerings come in the form of weapons and cosmetic...
News Tales of Arise Gets an Awesome Animated Trailer Months After Release
It's been over four months since Tales of Arise launched on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, but for whatever reason, Bandai Namco's decided to release a brand new trailer. Brilliantly animated by the talented artists over at ufotable, it provides something of an overview for the highly rated RPG. Even if you've already played through...
Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 RPG of 2021
2021 was yet another good year for role-playing games on PlayStation. Granted, a lot of them were actually PS5 re-releases, but there were still plenty of top quality titles to go around. As decided by the Push Square editorial team, these are the best RPGs of 2021. Bronze Trophy: Persona 5 Strikers: Persona 5 Strikers is often...
Game of the Year Robert's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2021
Smelling the game
Our individual Game of the Year articles allow our lovely team of writers to share their own personal PS5 and PS4 picks for 2021. Today, it's the turn of deputy editor Robert Ramsey. 5. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut: I had reasonably high expectations for Disco Elysium: The Final Cut after watching the game receive so much...
News Tales of Arise Update Lets You Transfer Save Data from PS4 to PS5
Also removes DLC camping message
A new update for Tales of Arise is available to download now on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. It's only a small one, but it adds some welcome functionality to Bandai Namco's action RPG. Once you've got the patch installed, you'll be able to transfer save data from the PS4 version of the game to the PS5 version...
News Tales of Arise Survey Sparks Hope for Tales Remasters
A rather in-depth Tales of Arise survey from Bandai Namco is being passed around online (you can take it yourself by clicking through here). It asks some pretty interesting questions, about both the game and your own gaming habits. It covers all of the usual stuff, like how much you enjoy various features in Tales of Arise and whether...
News Tales of Arise Passes 1.5 Million Sales
Another 500k since launch
Tales of Arise sales are still on the, er, rise following the game's release back in September. The very well received RPG has surpassed 1.5 million shipments and digital sales — that's an additional 500,000 copies since the game hit 1 million units in less than a week after launch. Bandai Namco's published some fun...
Hands On Tales of Arise Sword Art Online DLC Is Pricey but Pretty Cool
Is it worth buying?
It's a crossover that we didn't see coming: Tales of Arise recently got a premium DLC pack that lets you fight against Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online. The unimaginatively titled 'Sword Art Online Collaboration Pack' is currently available to buy from the PlayStation Store — but is it actually worth the rather steep...
Guide Tales of Arise: All Weapons and How to Get Them
Every weapon in the game
What are all weapons and how do you get them in Tales of Arise? Well you've come to the right place. In this Tales of Arise guide, we've catalogued every single weapon in the game, complete with screenshots and how they can be acquired. If you're looking for the best weapons (and armor) in the game, be sure to check out the...
Guide Tales of Arise: All Outfits and Where to Find Them
All character outfits
What are all outits and where do you find them in Tales of Arise? Throughout the game, you'll come across outfits that can be equipped at any time, changing the appearance of your characters. Some of these costumes are unlocked during the main story and can't be missed, while others have special requirements. In this Tales of...
Guide Tales of Arise: All Artifact Locations and What They Do
Blast from the past
Where are all Artifact locations, and what do they do in Tales of Arise? Artifacts are key items which, once discovered, provide unique gameplay effects. In this Tales of Arise guide, we're going to go over what each Artifact does, and where you can find it. Tales of Arise Artifacts - What You Need to Know: Again, Artifacts...
Poll What Review Score Would You Give Tales of Arise?
It's been a whole month since the launch of Tales of Arise, the latest entry in Bandai Namco's long running role-playing series. The game went down extremely well with critics, and it now sits as one of the highest rated titles of 2021. Needless to say, Tales of Arise has been a big hit for the Japanese publisher. It sold over one million...
News Tales of Arise Free DLC Adds Two New Difficulty Levels
Into the unknown
Tales of Arise has just received a bit of an update — but you won't have to download any kind of patch. Instead, you'll need to head over to the PlayStation Store and grab the free 'Additional Difficulty Pack'. If you can't find it by searching, you can always go to the game's main product page, and it should be listed there...
News Tales of Arise Crossover DLC Lets You Fight Kirito and Asuna from Sword Art Online
Unlock outfits and weapons, too
Well, we didn't see this crossover coming. Tales of Arise is getting a paid Sword Art Online DLC on the 7th October, and it sounds pretty cool if you're a fan of the aforementioned anime property. Once you have the DLC, you'll be able to fight SAO protagonists Kirito and Asuna in the game's arena. Going by the above...
News Tales of Arise Is the Fastest Selling Tales Game Ever, Hits 1 Million Copies in Less Than a Week
As we predicted in our weekend poll, Tales of Arise has been an immediate smash hit for Bandai Namco. The publisher has revealed that the role-playing title surpassed 1 million copies sold in just a few days, making it the fastest selling Tales game ever. It also pushes total sales for the series past 25 million units. "We are very proud and...
Guide Tales of Arise: All Devil's Arms and How to Get Them
Welcome to The Otherworld
What are the Devil's Arms and how do you get them in Tales of Arise? The Devil's Arms are incredibly powerful weapons that have appeared in previous Tales games. In this Tales of Arise guide, we're going to list all of the Devil's Arms, complete with screenshots and details on how to acquire them. If you're looking for the...
Guide Tales of Arise: Best Weapons and Armor For All Characters
Ultimate equipment for each party member
What are the best weapons and armor for all characters in Tales of Arise? As is the case with many classic Japanese role-playing games, each character in Tales of Arise has optimal, or ultimate equipment — weapons and armor that have better stats than anything else. In this Tales of Arise guide, we're going...
Poll Did You Buy Tales of Arise?
A new Tale to tell
Tales of Arise is here, and we think it's very, very good. The Japanese role-playing game went above and beyond our expectations, and we awarded it a 9/10 in our Tales of Arise PS5 review. Safe to say we recommend it, but as is always the case with a big release, we want to know whether you've actually bought a copy. Going by the...
Guide Tales of Arise: All Owl Locations and Rewards
Where to find every owl
What are all owl locations and rewards in Tales of Arise? Throughout the game, you'll come across Dahnan Owls, cute creatures that, when discovered, give you cosmetic rewards. In this Tales of Arise guide, we've listed every owl and its location, along with the rewards that you can expect. Spoiler Warning: Some of the...
Guide Tales of Arise Guide: Tips, Tricks, and Everything You Need to Know
Tales of Arise is a Japanese role-playing game, and the latest instalment in Bandai Namco's long running Tales series. It's available on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, and features a long, character-driven story as well as action-based combat. In our detailed Tales of Arise PS5 review, we gave the game an 'Excellent' 9/10 score...
News Lengthy Tales of Arise Trailer Builds the Hype for This Week's Release
Tales of Arise is just a few days away from its release on the 10th September, and that means there's just enough time for a big gameplay trailer. We've already seen quite a lot of Bandai Namco's RPG over the last few months, but this is perhaps its most detailed video to date. It goes over just about everything. Story beats, characters,...
News PS5 Game Compression Shrinks Tales of Arise by 20GB
37GB vs 57GB
Those with a pre-order of Tales of Arise from the PlayStation Store are now able to pre-load the JRPG ahead of release in certain regions, leading to the discovery that the PS5 version is dwarfed by what's on PS4 — a whole 20GB difference in fact. PS5 game size compression means the current-gen version clocks in at just 37.201GB while...
News Sixth Tales of Arise Character Trailer Details Dohalim
Artes and crafts
Bandai Namco has pushed what we assume is the final character trailer for Tales of Arise. The well-groomed Dohalim is a bit of an all-rounder, able to fight at any range thanks to his mastery of both staff and artes. Dohalim is quite possibly the game's most elegant party member, and that's reflected in the grace that he brings to...
News The Tales of Arise PS5, PS4 Demo Is Available to Download Now
Ahead of its release on 10th September 2021, Tales of Arise is offering those interested in the game the chance to test what it has to offer with a free demo available to download on the PlayStation Store now. PS5 and PS4 versions of the playable teaser can be copped, and it contains samplings of pretty much everything included in the...
News Play Tales of Arise for Yourself in PS5, PS4 Demo Next Week
On 18th August, to be precise
Bandai Namco is offering fans the chance to get some hands on time with next month's Tales of Arise as a free demo is now scheduled to hit the PlayStation Store next week. Available on both the PS5 and PS4 platforms, the series' Twitter account simply pitches it as a "free play demo", but we happen to know a few extra...
News Tales of Arise Is About as Long as Tales of Berseria, Says Producer
Pretty long, then
With its September release date quickly closing in, there's been some speculation surrounding the actual length of Tales of Arise. Some fans have been wondering whether Bandai Namco's focus on developing a new graphics engine would mean that the game's overall size would suffer — but it sounds like we can still expect a typically...
News Tales of Arise Fifth Character Trailer Shows Kisara and Her Really Big Shield
Can't touch this
It's that time again, Tales of Arise fans. Bandai Namco has released the game's fifth character trailer, which details another key party member. Kisara's the star in this one, a disciplined knight who uses a huge shield and hammer in battle. As you might expect, Kisara can block incoming blows with her massive bulwark, before...
News Yes, You Get to Run a Farm in Tales of Arise
Plus other activities
Bandai Namco is making quite a big deal out of side activities in Tales of Arise, and we're all for it. In the game's latest trailer, we get a glimpse of three different pastimes: fishing, cooking... and farming. Yes, that's right, you'll be able to "reap the rewards of the land" in Tales of Arise, as the trailer says. We don't...
News Tales of Arise Fourth Character Trailer Summons the Elements with Mage Rinwell
It's time for another Tales of Arise character trailer. This fourth instalment introduces Rinwell, a talented young mage who can command the elements. In battle, Rinwell's best at a distance, blasting her enemies with all kinds of magical artes. That said, because of the new dodge mechanic in Tales of Arise — which opens your opponents...
News Third Tales of Arise Character Trailer Pulls no Punches with Martial Artist Law
Put 'em up
The third character trailer for Tales of Arise is here, highlighting another party member who you're free to play as in battle. The sharp-witted Law is an agile martial artist (just like the Tekken fighter who shares his name), forcefully striking enemies with flashy combos. He looks like a ton of fun to use. Think you'll be taking...
News Tales of Arise Fully Animated Opening Movie Is Pretty Hype
Tell us a Tale
The opening move for Tales of Arise has been made public, and we must admit, it's got us feeling the hype. Complete with some catchy Japanese rock, it's a pretty standard anime-style opening, but we're loving the look of the game's world and characters. You can find the English opening above (same animation, just English lyrics), and...
News Tales of Arise Developer Diary Details the Game's New Action Combat System
It has risen
The Tales series has always experimented with interesting combat mechanics. Some instalments have worked better than others, of course, but by and large, the action has always been a major selling point for Bandai Namco's long running franchise. Tales of Arise is looking to evolve the formula with a system that's more fluid and easier...
News Tales of Arise Second Character Trailer Spotlights Shionne
The second character spotlight trailer for Tales of Arise is here. This one focuses on Shionne, another main party member who you can control in combat. It sounds like Shionne's going to be your main healer, while also dishing out decent damage with long range weaponry. An effective partner for the sword-wielding Alphen, we imagine. As...
News Tales of Arise First Character Trailer Shows Masked Protagonist Alphen
The man in the iron mask
It looks like Bandai Namco is going to be wheeling out character-specific trailers for Tales of Arise. The action RPG is out in just over a couple of months, and we know that the game's main party will comprise of six fighters. As you'd expect, this first trailer focuses on Alphen, who's set up to be the title's central...
Hands On Vibrant JRPG Tales of Arise Looks to Tantalise Newcomers and Franchise Fans Alike
We play Bandai Namco's latest RPG
It’s been several years since we’ve seen a mainline Tales game. After 2017’s Tales of Berseria, we now find Tales of Arise launching on 10th September 2021, commemorating the JRPG series' 35th anniversary. While Tales of Arise received a lengthy delay last year, it’s close to completion and in preparation,...
News New Tales of Arise Story Trailer Shows More Cool Looking Party Members
Tales of Arise has a new story trailer, which gives a brief overview of what to expect from the game's world and lore. It also showcases some fresh characters, and we're really liking the designs of your main party members. The action RPG continues to show promise, then, and it's coming to both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 fairly...
News Upcoming Action RPG Tales of Arise Is a Reasonable Size on PS5
An early look
It looks like the PlayStation 5 file size for Tales of Arise has been spotted, even though the game's not out for another three months or so. According to the reliable PlayStation Game Size on Twitter, the upcoming action RPG weighs in at a reasonable 37.2GB on Sony's current-gen system. This is without additional data, however, such...
News Tales of Arise PS5 Details Shared, New Screenshots Revealed
PS5 specific upgrades
The Japanese PlayStation Blog has shared new details on upcoming PlayStation 5 and PS4 RPG Tales of Arise, detailing how much better the Bandai Namco title will be on Sony's current-gen console. For starters, anyone who buys the PS4 version will receive a free upgrade to the PS5 edition when they purchase the latest system. The...
News Tales of Arise Drops Multiplayer for Bigger Focus on Characters, Story
Will be linear, not open world
While it has never been a major focus for the JRPG series, multiplayer functionality has shipped with most entries in the Tales of franchise. Co-op modes allowed up to four players to team up during battles, but that won't be possible in Tales of Arise. Confirmed as part of an interview with IGN, the feature won't be...
News First Tales of Arise Gameplay Shows New Combat System in Detail, and It Looks Excellent
By the sword
Our first real look at Tales of Arise gameplay is finally here. In the near eight minute video embedded above, we get to see the upcoming RPG in action — and we must admit that our hype is building. The gameplay highlights both exploration and combat. The former looks fairly standard, with large, open areas and free movement, but the...
News Tales of Arise Coming 10th September, PS5 Version Confirmed
New trailer reveals all
After being formally announced almost two years ago at E3 2019, Bandai Namco has finally confirmed Tales of Arise will be released for both PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 10th September 2021. The former hadn't been announced before today, so it's nice to know that PS5 owners are being treated to a native version. You can get a...