Tales of Berseria

The 16th installment in the popular jRPG series by Bandai Namco, which was originated in 1995 with the release of Tales of Phantasia on SNES. Tales of Berseria is also the first game in the franchise in which the main protagonist is not a male – the player assumes the role of a female character. She is a young pirate named Velvet Crowe, who lives in the fantasy kingdom of Midgand. Interestingly, the location had previously appeared in one of the earlier installments of the series – Tales of Zestiria – but the action of Tales of Berseria takes place much earlier. The Kingdom is composed of a few larger pieces of land and a number of little islands, so traveling through the world often requires sailing. Just like former installments of the Tales series, the title offers a complex combat system based on unique abilities and combos. Players observe the action from the third-person perspective and during fights they can control other members of the team. Tales of Berseria makes use of fully-3D graphics, but the game is still kept in an anime comic book style.

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Sony PlayStation 4
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Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria | PS4

Tales of Berseria release date for PS4:

game language:
English

18 August 2016 | Worldwide

27 February 2017 | Europe PAL

24 February 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 41 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
Game Tales of Berseria (PS3) Cover
Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria | PS3

Tales of Berseria release date for PS3:

game language:
Japanese

18 August 2016 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 10 / 10 calculated out of 25 players' votes.  

PC / Windows
Game Tales of Berseria (PC) Cover
Tales of Berseria

Tales of Berseria | PC

RPG, TPP, fantasy, Pirates, action RPG, jRPG

Companies responsible for Tales of Berseria

Bandai Namco Entertainment | game developer

Bandai Namco Entertainment | publisher   Official website

Tales of Berseria release date for PC:

game language:
English

24 January 2017 | Worldwide

27 January 2017 | Europe

27 January 2017 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 56 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.6 / 10 calculated out of 46 players' votes.  

Tales of Berseria for PlayStation 4 is the 16th instalment of the popular jRPG series, which started in 1995 on SNES console. The game was also developed by Bandai Namco. Prepared as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the franchise, this is the final part of the series. For the first time in the history of the Tales of… cycle, the game introduces a female protagonist. The studio made some experiments with such idea before in Tales of Xillia published in 2011. However, that production featured two playable heroes, who performed equal roles in the story.

Plot

Tales of Berseria takes the player to the Midgand Sacred Kingdom composed of a few large plots of land and an array of small islands spread across an endless ocean. Due to the place of living, inhabitants of the Kingdom mastered sailing and build advanced and exceptionally fast ships. Midgdan’s climate is extremely unpredictable – some of its parts are covered with eternal snow, while others are bathed in the sun throughout the whole year. You assume the role of Velvet, a young woman, whose life was completely turned on its head the day she had a mysterious accident a few years before.

Mechanics

Just like its former instalments, Tales of Berseria features an extensive combat system based on unique abilities and combos. Players observe the action from the third-person perspective and during fights, they can control other members of the team.

Tales of Berseria launch trailer

Tales of Berseria launch trailer | 1:54

Zwiastun na premierę Tales of Berseria, kolejnej odsłony popularnego cyklu jRPG od Bandai Namco. Gra ukazała się w sierpniu 2016 roku na PlayStation 3, zaś 24 stycznia 2017 doczekała się wersji na PlayStation 4 i PC.