Tales of Zestiria returns to the series roots of a fantasy setting with character designs being handled by all four series designers; Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto. ufotable Inc. will also return to create the game’s animated cut scenes and opening movie.
“Over the past few years the ‘Tales of’ team has taken great strides to strengthen our relationship with players across North America and Europe,” said ‘Tales of’ series producer Hideo Baba from NAMCO BANDAI Studios. “To respond to their love and support I am honored to open a new chapter of the ‘Tales of’ series together with Japanese and overseas fans.”
The Tales of series has portrayed the common theme “coexistence” throughout the years, as well as its action-packed battle system that is unique to the RPG genre. Moreover, the series, becoming very popular across the world.
“2015 marks the 20th anniversary for the ‘Tales of’ franchise in Japan and I would like to thank all the fans who have supported us for the past two decades from the bottom of my heart,” said Makoto Yoshizumi, ‘Tales of’ Chief Producer from NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “In recent years we have received anticipation for the series not only from Japan, but from overseas fans as well. Because of this I feel that the Tales of series has more potential than ever before. For this reason we are taking this opportunity to announce Tales of Zestiria as a worldwide release. This title will be going back to the roots of the series and boldly exclaim to the world ‘this is TALES OF!’”
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