Bandai Namco has released some new screenshots of the next entry in the Tales of series, Tales of Berseria. These screens showcase new NPCs Oscar Dragonia and Teresa Linares, who are members of the demon purging group Abbey, and Dyle, who aids Velvet in her escape from the prison island of Titania, as well the main character Velvet's Mystic Arte, and the skill learning system.
Oscar is a strong praetor exorcist who attempts to stop Velvet as she leaves Titania. Teresa is another praetor exorcist with ties to playable character Laphicet, whom she calls "Number Two." Little information was shared about Dyle, who will be covered in a later blog post from Bandai Namco. Mystic Artes are a Tales series staple, and Velvet continues that tradition with her very own. Players can activate this skill by consuming their entire Burst Gauge in combat, just like in Tales of Zestiria. Similarly to Zestiria, skills are learned from weapons and titles. More information will be revealed by Bandai Namco about the skill learning system at a later date.
Tales of Berseria is due out in Japan on August 18, 2016, on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It will come out in North America and Europe sometime in early 2017.
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