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ToB English Demo Announced For January

Bandai Namco just announced that a demo for the western version of Tales of Berseria will be released for PlayStation 4 and Steam on January 10. They also released English dubbed cutscene footage from early in the game (that I have not actually watched because I wanted to save the actual cutscenes for when I play).

Edit: Bandai Namco EU have responded to the fans' complaints that the scene was changed from the Japanese version:
"Dear Tales of Community,

We read about your concerns regarding some changes between the Japanese and the Western versions of Tales of Berseria, the next game from the Tales Of series to be released on January 27th 2017 on Playstation 4 and PC.

In the western game footage released on December 8th (https://youtu.be/TLbdbwjtxZ8), you discovered a scene that has been reworked compared to the original Japanese game.

As a company, Bandai Namco Entertainment has to follow the regional regulations regarding video games content to allow the games to be released with appropriate rating. The violence depicted in the original Japanese scene in Tales of Berseria would not allow us to keep our current 16 rating. A major change in our rating wouldn’t have allowed to share the game with as many fans as we’d like and it would have prevented us many opportunities to show the game on social networks, websites and even during events. Therefore, instead of deleting the sequence, we decided to rework a portion of the scene to keep its importance in the story. We’ve ensured its impact in the story is the same. Even if the exact actions are different, their consequences are exactly the same: the defining moment changing Velvet’s Story and opposing her to Arthur Collbrande, the moment it becomes a tale of emotions versus reason. We made this modification out of necessity, be sure of that.

You may have read in an interview that we had promised not to censor the game in the West. The statement applied only to the Velvet’s outfit at the time, and we did our best to keep the game as close to the Japanese version as possible.

This is the only scene which has been altered from the Japanese version of the game. Everything else is exactly the same as the Japanese version including costume designs which you will be able to see for yourself once we release the demo on January 10th."

ToZX Season 2 Air Date, Theme Song Artists, CM

It's been announced that the second season of ufotable's Tales of Zestiria the X anime will begin on January 8 (air dates past that vary by channel, streaming options haven't been announced yet).
The official site also states that the opening theme will be by Minami while the ending theme will be "Innosense" by FLOW, the latter previewed in the commercial below.

"Innosense" is to be released on February 8 in multiple editions. More information will be posted once a full track listing and jacket art are up.

Tales of Orchestra 2016 CD to be Released

The concert that was just held is scheduled to be released on CD next year on March 15.
Please note that the CD isn't absolutely guaranteed to have every piece (last year's omitted a few songs). According to those who attended, songs played at the concert were:

  • Yume wa Owaranai ~Koboreochiru Toki no Shizuku~ (Tales of Phantasia)
  • The Brilliant Capital (Tales of Berseria)
  • Nostalgic Home Town (Tales of Berseria)
  • The Underwater Ruins of Amenochi (Tales of Berseria)
  • The Way of the Embodied Dragon (Tales of Berseria)
  • Tales of Berseria Battle Theme Medley
    -Shout Your Soul
    -Burn Your Soul & Fly
    -The Awakened Soul Within the Sky

  • Sorey's Theme ~Shepherd~ (Tales of Zestiria)
  • Theme of Velvet (Tales of Berseria)
  • BURN (Tales of Berseria)
  • Kaze no Uta (Tales of Zestiria the X)
  • Tales of Zestiria Trials Medley
    -Flaming Bonds Are Being Tested
    -Competing with the Honor of the Land
    -Melody of Water is the Guide in Spiritual Mist
    -Fight Between the Wind and the Blinking Sky

  • Rising Up (Tales of Zestiria)
  • Battle Between One and All (Tales of Berseria)
  • Eternal Dream (Tales of Berseria)
  • Katz Way (Tales of Zestiria)
  • flying (Tales of Eternia)
  • Yume de aru youni (Tales of Destiny)

ToB EU CE Announced

After the announcement of the North American collectors edition of Tales of Berseria, the European branch has announced their collector's edition. The price listed on the official blog is 99€.
This edition will contain:

  • Tales of Berseria game
  • The Collector’s Edition box
  • 2 Chibi Kyun characters figures (Laphicet and Velvet)
  • 3 Metal Coins
  • Exclusive Bienfu metal case (to complete your Mascots metal case collection)
  • Game soundtrack
  • Artbook
  • Starter strategy guide

And depending on country and retailer, some stores will be giving out preorder bonuses such as a set of 6 badges or a metal keychain (pictures at previous link).

ToB Western Release Dates, NA CE Announced

Bandai Namco announced the western release dates for Tales of Berseria earlier. For North America, it'll be released on January 24 and in Europe on January 27 (the Steam version goes live on the 27th). There's a collector's edition announced for North America (already sold out on Amazon, but still available on Bandai Namco's store as well as GameStop) sorry I got to this so late. There are only 10,000 available supposedly, so try to jump on it when you can. Sold out everywhere now. Really sorry if anyone was late to learn about it.
It costs $149.99 and includes:

  • Special packaging
  • Game Software
  • Music Selection CD
  • Steelbook Case
  • Hardcover Novel "A Witch's Tale: A World Full of Daemons"
  • Starter Strategy Guide
  • Chibi Kyun Chara Figures of Velvet and Laphicet
  • 8-bit Keychain Set
  • Trading Cards