Tales producer Hideo Baba spoke with Famitsu about Tales of Zestiria. One of the tidbits from the interview is Baba said the Tales of games were something like moving along a highway, until now because Zestiria won’t be like that.
Tales of Zestiria will dig into the depth of the heart and "zest" is a keyword for the game. Baba said Slay, the male protagonist, may not appear to be a passionate type of person at first, but deep down he has passion hidden inside of him. Baba reiterated that while other Tales of games were rooted with themes of justice or faith, this core of Zestiria’s story is passion.
Tales of Zestiria is in development for PlayStation 3.