Tales of Arise made a big splash with its announcement at last year’s E3, but we haven’t heard much about the project since. Today, Bandai Namco gave an update via its social channels, letting fans know that the project is delayed out of 2020 due to “its ambitious nature” and “to create the best experience possible.”
“The goal for Tales of Arise is to provide a familiar but innovative gameplay experience to fans of the series, while pushing the technical envelope to deliver a high level of graphical quality to impress both long-time players and those who have never played a Tales Of game,” wrote producer Yusuke Tomizawa in a blog post. “We will need more time to achieve the quality and provide the gorgeous experience we envision for our players.”
As the next entry in the long-running Tales franchise, Arise has big shoes to fill as it’s acting as a new beginning, so it’s understandable that Bandai Namco wants to approach it with the time and care it needs.
Tales of Arise is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC. No new release window was provided.