Forums - Sony Discussion - LOTS of new Tales of Zestiria info - New trailer, battle footage (character fusion system), new character Zabeeda, TV anime special announced, theme song by Superfly

Bandai Namco’s annual Tales of Festival started not too long ago, and the publisher showed off the latest trailer for Tales of Zestiria, revealing the newest character Zabeeda, who looks to be a villain standing in the way of Slay and friends. Game Jouhou shares a look at the trailer and more.



The trailer starts out with a look at Slay and Miclio encountering Zabeeda, who seems to know about Slay being a Monk (Doushi). He then mysteriously pulls out a gun and shoots himself… in the head… hmm.


Slay then narrates how the world has many legends that have yet to be revealed, and that they are not journeying for the purpose of being Doushi, but for themselves.


Next, they show Alicia asking Slay if she can be his retainer. After getting help from Laila, it appears that Alicia is then able to see those of the Heavenly Tribe. The video then gives us a closer look at all the other Heavenly Tribe characters, followed by a look at some battle scenes.


If you’re wondering about what’s going with Slay at the 2:18 mark, it’s a new ability that involves fusing with a character from the Heavenly Tribe, and control their elemental attribute at will.


After seeing the party run into more trouble with Zabeeda, the trailer ends with a first look at a dragon, which is one of the game’s key features, as seen on the logo.


Tales of Zestiria is currently in development for PlayStation 3.


The annual Tales of Festival just started in Japan, and Bandai Namco already had plenty of new Tales of Zestiria stuff to announce, starting with a first look at an upcoming TV special anime for the game. Here’s the show’s first trailer:



While details are scarce at the moment, it sounds like the TV special that will air sometime before the game is released. Animation studio ufotable will be in charge of production.



Additionally, the band “Superfly” will also be doing the theme songs for the Tales of Zestiria anime. More details on the anime will be revealed in the near future.


During the Tales of Festival 2014, Bandai Namco shared the latest trailer for Tales of Zestiria, which showed off a new feature from its Fusionic Chain Linear Motion Battle System that involves the fusion between Slay and a Heavenly Tribe character. Game Jouhou shares a few more details on this front.


The new feature called “Kamui,”  which means something along the lines of Divine Convert, allows a fusion between people and Heavenly Tribe members. While the report indicates that people and Heavenly Tribe members fuse together, we’ve only seen Slay pull it off thus far.


As shown in the top image, that’s what it looks like when Slay and Laila fuse together with Kamui, that makes them into one powerful being with the ability to control fire.


The above footage was shown during the event to further demonstrate the Kamui system. It starts out with the Slay and Laila split apart, then they activate Kamui for a single attack, only to split up again.


This ability can be activated and deactivated consecutively at any given time. There aren’t any details about limitations for the ability, but we’ll have more on it once it becomes available.



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So Zabeeda has an evoker?

Oh and finally, Tales of Graces style skits are back.


Looks good. Haven't even started Symphonia Chronicles so got a lot of Tales to get through before retiring the PS3. Hopefully this is the last game on old gen, as much as I like the series I think it could use a big step up in hardware power.

Fusionic Chain Linear Motion Battle System is a bit of a mouthful but looks pretty interesting.

New character seems weird

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Plot twist: The game is actually Persona 5.

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