By Sato . April 25, 2014 . 4:10am
When Tales of Zestiria was first revealed, Bandai Namco talked about their focus on the explorative aspect of the game, which will have various terrain and landscapes to check out. The official website updates us with a look at some new areas that will be in the game.
Lake Pilo Highlands
The Lake Pilo highlands are located by the mountains of Izuchi. The climate in this area is cold, but if you can endure it you’ll see lush forests and waterfalls.
There’s plenty of water in the area, which flows into the lake of the imperial capital, Lady Lake. This is also the first place Slay and Miclio visit after departing from Izuchi.
Temple of the Lake Maiden
This temple holds a holy sword of the Monks (Doshi) that can never be pulled out of its stone. It is said the sword is protected by the Lake Maiden. While this place was originally a place for prayers and worship, there have been festivals where men attempt to pull the sword out.
Due to the hectic times of late, this “Holy Sword Festival” had been cancelled, but thanks to Alicia, the festival has started up again. After Slay and Alicia split up at Izuchi, he’s told to check the festival and temple out.
Vivia Aqueduct Ruins
The Vivia Aqueduct Ruins are located just below the Imperial Capital Lady Lake, which seems to show a different side of cultural style compared to the city above it. This area has a complex flow of water currents, which are also used as the city’s water and sewage.
There is especially a lot of history in this area. As you travel further you can see all kinds of set-ups and hidden areas. The Highland royalty are said to have some sort of connection to its establishment, but not much else is known about it.
According to the recent brief history lesson on the world of Tales of Zestiria,that has a lot to do with the lost Heavenly Tribe, and judging by the update, it looks like we’ll be uncovering plenty of mysteries of the lands and exploring ancient ruins that are full of their own history.
Tales of Zestiria is currently in development for PlayStation 3.