Namco Bandai has officially announced Tales of Zestiria for PlayStation 3 during the “Tales Of” Series 20 Year Anniversary New Title Announcement stream. A teaser has been uploaded to YouTube which you can check out below.
Regarded as the next “mothership” title, Tales of Zestiria was trademarked some time ago so this wasn’t a complete surprise for fans. Series producer Hideo Baba explained that the “zest” represents passion and enthusiasm while the game’s logo features an elaborate dragon.
Tales of Zestiria is set on the Glynnwood continent where the Laurence Empire and the Highland Kingdom vie for control of the land.
Two main characters have been revealed: Slay, voiced by Ryouhei Kimura, and Alisha, voiced by Ai Kayano. The game’s character designs are being handled by Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura and Minoru Iwamoto. The animation is once again being done by Ufotable, so we can expect an opening movie similar in style to Tales of Xillia.
In case anyone was expecting a PS4 reveal, Baba has previously stated that the series will remain on the PS3 for the time being. Stay tuned for more info and hopefully a high quality trailer soon.