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ToZ Site-Lunarre and Symonne

The Tales of Zestiria site updated with Lunarre and Symonne's pages (yes, those spellings are official).
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Also added is a page on Guilds, since several characters revealed now are members of one, as well as a new location
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...and a couple more dungeons (following the fire and water dungeons of Igraine and LeFay, we have the earth and wind dungeons of Morgause and Guinevere, because theme naming).
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The System section has a page covering equipment skills. (*gasp* CP is actually going to explain something for once, the world is ending).
Okay, each piece of equipment has four skill slots. You can look at all your skills on the skill sheet, which is brought up by pressing R2.
Setting skills can make bonus skills. There are several types:
Same-Activate when you set two or more of the same skill (indicated by a number on the skill icon on the skill sheet).
??? (it's written "erumu" in kana, my brain keeps thinking elm but that doesn't seem right)-Activate when two skills are set horizontally adjacent to each other on the skill sheet.
Union-Activate if you set skills in a column on the skill sheet.
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If you find more than one of the same weapon with different skills, there's a fusion system for that. ;P
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(Equipment can also be ranked up, note the stars next to the names of Sorey's earrings in that last screen)

Finally, a few more in store bonuses were added to the list.

Some ToZ Terms (And how I'll use them)

Original Post: 10/23/2014
Edited: 10/25/2014
So there was an event in Milan at which Baba talked about Tales of Zestiria a bit. The picture here shows a few things:

According to that, Greenwood is supposedly Glenwood. Doushi, which I previously translated as priest, is Shepherd. Tenzoku, which I previously called the Divine Ones and shortened to Divine, are Seraphim...no relation to Tales of Symphonia's Seraphim (which were Daitenshi in Japanese).

If anyone remembers, I originally couldn't pick between Greenwood and Glenwood when the game was first announced and didn't settle on Greenwood until Japanese material showed the spelling. I'll continue to use Greenwood for posts about the Japanese version but will switch to Glenwood for English version posts, similar to how I switch between character name spellings depending on which regions' games the posts are covering. However, I'll start using Shepherd and Seraphim in both as there was no official translation before.

Also note that I'm not 100% sure if these will be final, but it's all we've got for now. If anything ends up being different in the actual game, I'll start using that as soon as its made apparent.

Edit: More terms.
The two countries are named Hyland and Rolance.
The place Seraphim live (where Sorey was raised) is called Elysia.
Kamui (which I didn't bother actually translating and just referred to as fusion) is called Armatization.
Then in Lailah's description, it mentioned her having immense knowledge of "hellions" so that must be Hyouma.

ToW-RU Site-Hisui, Harold, EX Map, DLC

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia was released in Japan, so here's an update with the info we just got.
Hisui and Harold's pages were added.
Some shots of the EX Map that has Dhaos on it are also up, a page on one on Zone of Control (ZOC), and another on dispositions.
And yes, the game will have DLC. There's a schedule for some upcoming maps on the site.

What the ESRB has to say about ToH-R

The ESRB has its summary for Tales of Hearts R's rating up.

Platform: PS Vita
Rating Category: T (Teen, 13+)
Content Descriptors: Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence

Rating Summary: This is a role-playing game in which players follow the story of a young warrior (Kor Meteor) as he attempts to save the world. As players explore game environments and follow the storyline, they engage in combat against human and fantastical enemies (e.g., jelly creatures, wolves, demons). Characters use swords, axes, crossbows, and magic staffs to deplete enemies' health meters in melee-style combat. Combat is highlighted by impact sounds, cries of pain, and light effects. Cutscenes also depict violent acts (e.g., characters impaled and/or stabbed by swords). During the course of the game, characters sometimes engage in innuendo and suggestive dialog (e.g., “Characteristics are...a stunning rack, and lots of jiggling. Oh, the jiggling,” “Have you even seen ones this big?” and “If no one's allowed to touch 'em, why do you swing 'em around for the whole world to see?”). Characters are occasionally depicted in provocative poses or costumes that reveal large amounts of cleavage. The words “bastard” and “ass” appear in the dialogue.

ToW-RU Scan-A few more characters

Tales of the World: Reve Unitia is really close to release in Japan, but here's a magazine article showing a few more characters:
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So Harold Berselius from Tales of Destiny 2 and Hisui Hearts from Tales of Hearts are both in.
Dhaos from Tales of Phantasia will also be on an EX Map.