Here’s some interesting Tales of Berseria information coming out of this week’s Famitsu which states that Tales of Berseria is set in the same world as Tales of Zestiria. Although the world is the same, Berseria chronically takes place a long time before Berseria.
Tales of Berseria has been in the news a lot lately as it was recently confirmed for a Western release on Playstation 4 and PC. Check out the first Western trailer for the game below:
According to the article; “Glenwood”, the world from Tales of Zestiria is a continennt in the middle of “Wasteland”, the world featured in Tales of Berseria. This means that Berseria’s world is much bigger compared to Zestiria.
Eventhough they’re the same world, names of locations and towns are changed and they won’t even look the same. You may find a reference here and there connecting both games. Although it is still weird why Bandai Namco decided to make Berseria takes place in Zestiria’s world, maybe there’s major plot point they’re not willing to give away?
The article also detailed on the game’s plot. Goma Disease is the mysterious disease seen in the trailer that is turning the residents of Wasteland into monsters. The disease makes those infected more aggressive and susceptible to violence but there are a certain few who are able to maintain control. The post transformed monsters and carriers of the disease are called Goma.
Seirei is an ancient race that is able to use artes infused with nature. Most Seirei are unable to think for themselves and are used by others. One of the party members, Laphicet, is a Seirei.
Scarlet Night is said to be the Night of the Scarlet Moon and is somehow related to the Goma Disease. The details also mentioned that three items; a compass, a comb, and an apple have significant importance to the game’s plot and characters.
Tales of Berseria’s battle system was also detailed and said to be similar to the one featured in Zestiria. The overworld will once again seamlessly move into battle mode and will have improved camera angles and control which were one of the main complaints with Zestiria.
Lastly Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto who were the character designers from Tales of Zestiria will be reprising their roles with Berseria.
Tales of Berseria releases in Japan for the Playstation 4 and Playstation 4 sometime in 2016. The Western release will be for the Playstation 4 and PC with no release date announced yet.