Tales of Berseria: Artorius, Ceres Revealed, New DLC Costumes and New Gameplay Features
07.30.16 - 11:02 PM
Famitsu has gone up with its latest online preview of Tales of Berseria, providing the official artwork and descriptions of its latest characters, Artorius Collbrande and Ceres. In addition, we also get a look at upcoming costume DLC, new battle features and new mini-games coming to the Tales series for the first time.
Berseria's newly revealed cast members are an interesting duo, both belong to the Malak race, spiritual beings who harness the power of nature for their Artes. They have also been in Velvet's life at one point, Artorius in the past and Ceres in the present. Read more about them below.
Altorius is chief of the Abbey and their most powerful member. Since he appeared alongside several Malak three years ago when the world was in crisis and destroyed the Daemons, he has gained overwhelming support as a savior. He used to live with Velvet and once had a close bond with her, but left their home after the incident three years ago. He is a calm, collected fighter, relying on will and logic instead of emotion.
Ceres is a fire-wielding Malak and former partner of Artorius. Like other Malak, she does not act based on her own will, but regained it after the incident three years ago. Since then, she has not been favorable towards Artorius' actions. She sneaks into the prison where Velvet is imprisoned to set her free.
In addition to the character reveals, Famitsu unveiled four new DLC costume sets, Maid/Butler, School, Fairy Tale and Idolmaster. All of these sets will be released on Aug 25th, a week after the Japanese release. The School costumes will be ¥400 yen each, while the Maid/Butler, Fairy Tale and Idolmaster will cost ¥300 yen each. Check out photos of them below.
The amount of content Tales of Berseria contains is really amping up my hype for this game. While it is unlikely that Berseria will reinvent the wheel, the gameplay additions and refinements may give it a spot as one of the top Tales titles when it releases.
Tales of Berseria will be released August 18th in Japan for PS4 & PS3. The Western release is planned for early 2017 for PS4 & PC in North America and Europe. Check out our hands-on first impression and gallery!