Tales Of Berseria, the new entry of the Tales Of series revealed a few weeks back currently in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, has been announced as a brand new game with no relation to past entries but a Japanese fan has discovered something that seems to suggest that the new game is related in some way to Tales Of Zestiria.
This week’s issue of Famitsu includes the first in-game screenshots of Tales Of Berseria as well as artwork showcasing some of the game’s main locations. In one of them appears a unique symbol which also appears in the trailer of the Tales Of Zestiria anime which has also been revealed during the Tales Of Festival 2015. This doesn’t seem a coincidence, as the symbol is pretty much identical.
— るしまん森久保シュガハの声が聞ける (@daIkiwara) June 18, 2015
What this relation could be, no one can know right now. Tales Of Berseria might be related to Tales Of Zestiria in the vein of Tales Of Phantasia and Tales Of Symphonia, with the two games being set in the same world but in different eras. Some fans have also suggested that Tales Of Berseria might actually have been Tales Of Zestiria 2 before getting rebranded following the whole controversy surrounding the original game. This relation doesn’t even seem all that unlikely, considering Tales Of Berseria is going to conclude the series 20th anniversary, which has been originally celebrated with Tales Of Zestiria.
Earlier today some new Tales Of Zestiria gameplay videos have surfaced online, showcasing the Story and Battle System demo that Bandai Namco is showing at the E3 2015. Make sure to check the videos out if you’re a fan of the series and want to learn more on how the game plays.
Tales Of Zestiria will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC this October in North America and Europe. Tales Of Berseria is currently in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and a final release date has yet to be confirmed.