Further details on Tales of Berseria, which will be released in Japan on August 18, have emerged in a new short ad on the game's official website.
Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a new ad for Tales of Berseria on the game's official website. The short video, which is in Japanese, is centered on the game's protagonist, Velvet Crowe and also features the game's theme song, "BURN" by FLOW.
Tales of Berseria will take place in the fictional Midgand Sacred Kingdom, which is located in the same world as a previous Tales title, Tales of Zestiria. The game will follow Velvet (voiced by Rina Satou), a 19-year-old pirate, and her spirit companion Laphicet (voiced by Azumi Asakura). Other revealed characters include Rokuro Rangetsu (voiced by Daisuke Kishio), Eleanor Hume (voiced by Ami Koshimizu), Magilou (voiced by Satomi Satou), Bienfu (voiced by Naomi Nagasawa), and Eizen, a pirate and rival to Velvet also known as the God of Death (voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa).
Tales of Berseria will be released in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on August 18, and in North America and Europe in early 2017. The first-print limited edition of the game will include a serial code for special video chat between the cast members of the game, called "Special Dramatic Chat ~Melon Gumi-hen~," which translates to English as "Melon Gel Chapter." The digital download edition of the game will also include a special theme illustration by ufotable. It is not yet known if these extras will be included in the North American and European releases of the game.