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Tales of Arise Delayed Due to the Pandemic

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As people might have expected by now, due to the last of news on it, Tales of Arise is delayed. Bandai Namco’s Yusuka Tomizawa, the game’s producer, offered up the confirmation via its official website. It noted that progress is being made on it, but cited the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work that came about as a result putting a hamper on things. No updated release window has been offered.

Here is Bandai Namco’s official statement going over the Tales of Arise delay.

As you may have already seen in media stories and on our social media channels, we have made the decision to delay the launch timing of “Tales of Arise”, the latest title in the “Tales of” series.

The goal for Tales of Arise is to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience to fans of the series, while pushing the technical envelope to deliver a high level of graphical quality to impress both long-time players and those who have never played a Tales Of game. Development on the title has moved steadily forward in 2020 as we overcame challenges along the way.

While COVID-19 has affected some aspects of development, we’ve done our best to adapt to the situation and have implemented remote development capabilities for our team.

However, we will need more time to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players, and therefore we decided to delay the launch timing for Tales of Arise.

A new launch window update will be provided once we have more details to share.

In the meantime, the determination of our development team has not weakened. It is always darkest before the dawn, as illustrated in the image below. We hope you will join us as a bring a new Tales of adventure to light.

Feel free to download this image and use it as a reminder for what’s to come for PC background or remote meeting.

Thank you for your patience and support for “Tales of Arise” and the “Tales of” series.

Regards,

Yusuke Tomizawa the producer of “Tales of Arise”

Here is the Tales of Arise background shared by Tomizawa.

tales of arise delayed delay

Tales of Arise is in development for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In case you missed it, here is its TGS 2019 trailer.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.