Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed the cast and details of the characters of the two main characters of his Tales of Arise role playing at Saturday's "Tales of Festival 2019" event. The event also revealed a new promotional video of the game featuring both characters and detailing more staff members.
The game site describes the two main characters:
Takuya Satō like Alphen, from the planet Dahna. Alphen is a young man who has lost his memory and sense of pain. He wears an iron mask. After meeting Shionne, he takes the flame sword in order to free Dahna from Rena.
Shino Shimoji like Shionne, from Rena's planet. It's a girl cursed by "Thorns", a power to give pain to those she touches. She joins Alphen for a hidden goal and rebels against fellow Renans.
Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game:
Tales of Arise takes place in a solar system containing the two neighboring planets of Dahna and Rena. The people of Dahna have always paid tribute to their planetary neighbors Rena – a planet they can clearly see in their skies – as a land of virtuous and divine. For the people of Dahna, legends and legends about Rena and her people have been legion for generations and, over time, have become facts that have masked a cruel reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena's people ruled over Dahna, plundering the planet's resources and robbing its people of their dignity and freedom. Tales of Arise begins with two people born in different worlds, each aspiring to change their destiny and create a new future, as well as their people. Featuring an original cast of characters, a dramatic plot, dynamic fighting, stunning environments, with some classic elements of Tales Of included; Tales of Arise marks a new beginning for the famous JRPG franchise.
Yusuke Tomizawa (God Eater) took charge of the franchise development team. Minoru Iwamoto (Tales of Zestiria) is the creator of characters and the artistic director. ufotable manages the game's animation. The game is expected to come out for the Playstation 4, the Xbox One and the PC in 2020.
Sources: Tales of Arise game website, Famitsu.com, 4Gamer
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