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 accessories — there's no indication of additional quests or character cameos, as was the case with Tales of Arise's Sword Art Online DLC.
So what's the deal? Well, in Tales of Arise, you're getting a new sword for Alphen that's based on Yuito's katana from Scarlet Nexus, plus a funny-looking accessory that you can stick on a character's head.
Meanwhile, in Scarlet Nexus, Yuito is getting Alphen's signature Blazing Blade as a weapon, and you'll be able to equip your party with Alphen's broken mask as a cosmetic item.
It hasn't been confirmed, but we assume that these DLC items will be free for existing players. We'll update this article when Bandai Namco shares more information.
Are you still playing either of these games? Go crossover crazy in the comments section below.
[source twitter.com, via twitter.com]
The true game of the year of 2021 (ToA)
Tales of Arise is an incredible game. Favourite game of the last 5 years for me. Scarlet Nexus is good but I played it after Arise and it left me wanting it to be something it wasn't. Not much I can dislike about this news
I haven't played Arise yet b/c I'm only 2/3 done w/ Brave Vesperia, which I bought for $12.50 on Switch eShop about a month ago which is why, but I'm having a lot of fun, so looking forward to picking this up and playing something that doesn't look 20 years old. I mean it looks great, feels like I'm playing a Dreamcast game (Grandia 2), but after playing a couple of hours a day of Elden ring on PS5 then Vesperia on Switch at night, well, it's noticeable. And I don't get the gripes about Elden Rings graphics, it's awesome looking.
Tales of arise was well done but I don't think I'll go back for a sword dlc.
I really liked Scarlet Nexus and yet to start Arise, so if the DLC is priced correctly, I'm down
Loved both Tales of Arise and Scarlet Nexus. Wish they get more story content.
I love both games. ToA is just phenomenal. Nexus is also pretty good. I also picked it up after I was done ToA but wanted something to sink my teeth into that filled the void, and I've found it's working out pretty well. It's very different, not quite as epic, but still very engrossing. The crossover piqued my interest, but not if it's cosmetic DLC. I still don't understand why anyone actually cares about cosmetic DLCs in games at all. Why would I want the world of one game to just have visuals from another game or something unrelated? The whole point of the game is to absorb into its world. If it's a story crossover that's another thing, though.
Well, I was excited until I actually clicked on the article and read it. What a complete waste instead of doing actual story crossover content like Ubisoft did with Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Valhalla.
Shame there's no new story DLC for either games.
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