Western gamers won’t have to wait a year to play Tales of Zestiria. The PlayStation 3 game came out in Japan this past January and it is scheduled to come out in America this fall.
Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the English localized version will have an option to choose either English or Japanese voiceovers, a first for the series. The game will have English, French, and Spanish text options.
We asked a representative from Bandai Namco about the Alisha downloadable content debacle. As you may recall, Alisha, one of the female characters in Tales of Zestiria shows up in the beginning of the game and then leaves the party. Alisha’s storyline is sold separately as downloadable content in Japan for 1,300 yen. Bandai Namco Entertainment’s representative said they are aware of the issue and are still evaluating how to handle Alisha in the West. A decision has not been made if Alisha’s story will or will not be included with the Western release.
Update: A little more information about the two language tracks, players can choose to play Tales of Zestiria with English or Japanese audio from the game’s start menu. If you want to switch languages you need to quit out of the game and go back to the first menu. You won’t be able to change languages while in gameplay.
Sorey, Mikelo, and Alisha are pictured below.