Today you can play Tales of Arise for the first time! It’s 17th recording of the famous Tales of Series developed by Bandai Namco. You can try the demo today on PS4 and PS5. This demo gives you a quick look at the story and gameplay of Tales of Arise. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect from the demo.
What’s new in Tales of Arise?
Tales of Arise features six playable characters: Alfen, Shionn, Rinwell, Law, Kisara, and Dohalim. Each character has unique gameplay, perks, and skills that you can learn during the demo. You can run the demo with any character to learn the gameplay and skills. You can always switch between characters during combat or use a new mechanic: attack boost.
Boost attacks are unique attacks for each character. They can help you defeat some zegle enemies that you may have difficulty with. Each character has an indicator that will need to build up over time in order to use these boost attacks.
- Alfen swings his fiery sword to deal burst damage
- Shionne can hit aerial enemies
- Rinwell can steal arcane artifacts and prevent enemies from casting spells.
- Kisara can block charges of enemies and knock them down
- Dohalim can trap enemies which will help with faster enemies
- Law’s attack can pierce enemies with shields or armor.
Use these boost attacks to turn the battle in your favor. If you deal enough damage and combine your attacks together, you can deal a special Boost Strike.
Boost Strikes are cooperative attacks that only activate when there are few enemies and you are fighting well. This allows you to launch a massive attack on the enemy. For giant enemies or bosses, this will deal a lot of damage.
Giant enemies are difficult to defeat, but they will reward your team with rare items and a lot of experience points. During the demo, you will be able to test your might against the Giant, the giant fanatic. If you’re having trouble, try heading to camp to cook buff food and restore CP.
During the demo, you will notice a new counter called Cure Points (CP). To heal, your party uses points to restore their health. Keep in mind that points do not regenerate over time. You will need to rest in hotels, camps, or use items to restore your healing points. Make sure it is full before facing strong enemies.
For fans of the series, popular features such as cooking and crafting have been expanded. You will be able to collect vegetables, fish, fruits and more all over the map to prepare different meals in the camp. Prepare certain dishes that will improve your team and improve your combat performance. Depending on who is cooking, there will be additional effects. Sometimes he may even discover a unique parody.
You can also craft different items. By collecting certain ores on the map, you can create various accessories in the demo. The ore level will determine how many bonuses you receive from the item. Find Rare Ores to get durable accessories. Play the demo to receive a special Vacation Hootle DLC for use in the full game when it releases on September 10th. You can pre-order Tales of Arise today to unlock unique costumes, recipes, food items, and more.