During Bandai Namco’s annual Tales of Festival that took place earlier this month, we got to see several new features for Tales of Zestiria, including a new character by the name Zabeeda, who is shown confronting Slay and the others. Famitsu shares more details on him and more.
Zabeeda is a member of the Heavenly Tribe, who journeys on his own to hunt down some sort of demon. He’s a hunter-type of character who enjoys fighting powerful opponents, and he tends to go pretty wild once a fight starts.
He fights Slay who had become a Monk (Doushi) and is considered a very dangerous opponent.
Tales of Zestiria features a similar chat system as the other games of the series, but with a little extra as seen in the above screenshot.
The above is another look at the new “Kamui” feature, a system that allows the protagonist Slay to momentarily fuse with a Heavenly Tribe character at will.
In addition to the boosted parameters you get from it, it’ll start you out with a two meter (6.5 feet) sword to go with speedy movements. After hitting the third hit in a combo, the sword extends to four meters (13 feet,) allowing you take out any monsters in range.
Tales of Zestiria is currently in development for PlayStation 3.