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List of Tales Games
List of Tales Animations/Animation Studios
List of Songs
List of Tales Events and Other Sites

ToZX/ToB Opening Theme Info

Following the information released yesterday about Tales of Zestiria the X's ending theme, we now have more information about when its opening and Tales of Berseria's opening theme are going to be released.

FLOW's "Kaze no Uta/BURN" will be released on August 24 and will be available in three editions:

Regular Edition (1000 yen, CD only)
1. Kaze no Uta
2. BURN
3. Kaze no Uta -Instrumental-
4. BURN -Instrumental-

Limited Edition (1500 yen, CD+DVD)
CD
1. Kaze no Uta
2. BURN
3. Kaze no Uta -Instrumental-
4. BURN -Instrumental-

DVD
Kaze no Uta Music Video
BURN Music Video
Making of Kaze no Uta/BURN Music Videos

Anime Edition (1500 yen, CD+DVD)
CD
1. Kaze no Uta
2. BURN
3. Kaze no Uta -TV Size-
4. BURN -Game Size-
5. Kaze no Uta -TV Size Instrumental-
6. BURN -Game Size Instrumental-

DVD
Kaze no Uta Music Video (Tales of Zestiria the X Version)
BURN Music Video (Tales of Berseria Version)

ToZX Ending Theme Info

Now that the first four episodes of Tales of Zestiria the X have been screened in select theaters in Japan and the first episode airing in just over a week, more information about fhána's ending theme has been announced.
The song is titled "calling" and the CD will release on August 3 with two editions: the Artist Edition and the Anime Edition and will cost 1,200 yen for either.
Both will include the song calling, as well as another song and karaoke tracks for each (the other song will be different depending on edition). The Anime Edition will have an illustrated cover.

ToB Blog-English Info for Shigure, Melchior, MAs, and More

The English Tales blog made a couple updates today. This first one is on the recent characters and Mystic Artes and additional features. As usual, text is copy/pasted, there are screenshots in the link.

Shigure Rangetsu
Gender: Male
Age: 31 year old
Height: 185 cm
Weapon: Long Blade
Fighting style: Legate
Tribe: Human
Japanese voice actor: Kazuya Nakai
Shigure is a Legate from The Abbey, an organization of exorcists. He is Rokurou’s brother and is the head of the Rangetsu family. They employ a unique fighting style in order to be the strongest warriors.
Even if he is a Legate, he has a freewheeling attitude unappreciated by serious-minded exorcists. However, he justifies his carefree behaviour with his prowess in battle.
His sole source of joy is to fight tough opponents and can’t help but laugh when his opponent is stronger than him. Thus, he will never turn down a new challenge if the opportunity presents itself.

Melchior
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Height: 165 cm
Weapon: Orb
Fighting style: Legate
Tribe: Human
Japanese voice actor: Nobuo Tobita
A Legate elder versed in the ancient legends and a master in alchemy from The Abbey. His years of experience places him as an advisor for Artorius, the head of the exorcists.
He recognises the importance of the exorcists’ missions and that they cannot always be accomplished through good deeds. He is willing to take on the unpleasant tasks.
Even though his main role is to support the organisation with strategy and resources, he is a powerful arte-wielder.

You may remember the Aifread Pirates in search for their Captain from a previous article. Benwick is a young pirate part of this crew and will allow you to board a ship when you speak with him in the game.

Rokurou's Mystic Arte is From Zero: Void, Magilou's is Ascending Angel, and Eizen's is Perfect Mayhem. They still haven't given the name for the previously announced ones because...they never gave the elaborated version of that information like they said.

Cooking
Discover new recipes from around the world--when you have your recipe, you can cook to restore HP and get additional effects from the food, as well as from the cooking skill.

Each character will have their own cooking skills which can be acquired by increasing their cooking level.

Minigames
Jump, Bienfu!--Bienfu is not afraid of water. In this mini-game, make him jump from a pier into the sea, and see how far you can go! You will be able to help him go farther by directing him. And of course, your goal will be to beat your own score.

Chamballoon 2--Pick your character and destroy balloons until there’s no more of them. Your time will be recorded, so be quick.

Play with character cards--Collect cards featuring characters from the Tales Series to create high scoring hands. What’s the best score you can get?

Customization
You will be able to customise each character with outfits and accessories and in various poses. Accessories will carry over in the event scenes which can lead to some very funny conversations.

Exploration of the Outer Seas

You can explore undiscovered areas by sending out a scouting vessel. The scouting vessel will come back after a set amount of time and you can collect materials, treasures and recipes as a reward. You can send your vessel to new zones by discovering new areas.

Katz Box

All over the world, you will find special (and very cute looking) chests called Katz Box. They can be opened with “Katz Spirits” which can be found during your adventure and exploration. When you open one, Katz will come out and give you an item, such as an accessory.

The Rare Board

This is a board with a mysterious power, allowing you to move much more quickly when you use it. Some locations can only be crossed by using the Rare Board, you won’t be able to go by foot.

ToZX-More Streaming News

Funimation confirmed it will also be streaming Tales of Zestiria the X starting in July (Daisuki.net announced they would be doing so before this). There isn't really any information past that, but it's something.

ToB DLC Costume Details

The DLC costumes along with an attachment and the usual item sets are up on the PlayStation Store early for people who want to use them in the download version right at midnight of release so we have more screenshots and details.

The costumes are 300 yen each, while the swimsuits cost 400 yen each and include three color variations as well as a BGM change. There are also sets split by male/female: The female and male sets of swimsuits are 1,100 yen each while the others are 800 each. The Japanese style set is only available to the female characters. People who take advantage of this will need to download the free Catalog No.1 data as well (don't know if this will be included in an update or if it's required for people who get the physical version too).

Linked each character's individual costume for screenshot viewing purposes, so note that only the PS4 version is linked.

Summer Vacation Set
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Velvet
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Swimsuit
  • Swimsuit Ver. 2
  • Swimsuit Ver. 3
  • Hibiscus Hair Accessory (Red)
  • Hibiscus Hair Accessory (Orange)
  • Hibiscus Hair Accessory (Purple)

Laphicet
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Laphicet Swimsuit
  • Laphicet Swimsuit Ver. 2
  • Laphicet Swimsuit Ver. 3
  • Camouflage Cap (White)
  • Camouflage Cap (Black)
  • Camouflage Cap (Blue)
  • Bug Cage (Phoenix)
  • Bug Cage (Green)
  • Bug Cage (Blue)

Rokurou
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Hair Style Ver. 2
  • Hair Style Ver. 3
  • Swimsuit
  • Swimsuit Ver. 2
  • Swimsuit Ver. 3
  • Straw Hat
  • Straw Hat (Tea)
  • Panama Hat

Magilou
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Hair Style Ver. 2
  • Hair Style Ver. 3
  • Swimsuit
  • Swimsuit Ver. 2
  • Swimsuit Ver. 3
  • Flower Frame Sunglasses (Pink)
  • Flower Frame Sunglasses (Sunflower)
  • Flower Frame Sunglasses (Red)
  • Teepo Float
  • Teepo Float (Green)
  • Teepo Float (Red)

Eizen
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Hair Style Ver. 2
  • Hair Style Ver. 3
  • Swimsuit
  • Swimsuit Ver. 2
  • Swimsuit Ver. 3
  • Goggles (Blue)
  • Goggles (Red)
  • Goggles (Aqua)
  • Kingyon Float
  • Black Pengyon Float
  • Pengyon Float

Eleanor
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Hair Style Ver. 2
  • Hair Style Ver. 3
  • Swimsuit
  • Swimsuit Ver. 2
  • Swimsuit Ver. 3
  • Ribbon (Green)
  • Ribbon (Purple)
  • Ribbon (Black)

Pirate Set
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Velvet
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Pirate Costume
  • Female Pirate's Pirate Hat
  • Cockatoo

Laphicet
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Pirate Costume
  • Horned Viking Helmet

Rokurou
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Pirate Costume
  • Foreign Warrior's Bandana

Magilou
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Pirate Costume
  • Bandana (Red)

Eizen
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Pirate Costume
  • Great Pirate's Pirate Hat
  • Great Pirate's Eye Patch

Eleanor
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Pirate Costume
  • Pirate Hat (Blue)
  • Monocle

Japanese Set

Velvet
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Japanese Costume
  • Kumihimo Hair Accessory

Magilou
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Japanese Costume
  • Kitsune Ears
  • Kitsune Tail

Eleanor
Includes:

  • Hair Style
  • Japanese Costume
  • Plum Blossom Hair Accessory

Attachments
The only attachment to be available at launch are angel wings, which will cost 100 yen

Items/Power Ups

  • Double Arte Learning Speed: 200 yen
  • Increase Number of Each Item Held (from 15 to 30): 200 yen
  • Double EXP: 200 yen
  • Double Gald: 200 yen
  • Double Grade: 200 yen
  • Equipment Enhancing Half Price: 200 yen
  • HP +1000: 200 yen
  • Level Up +5: 300 yen
  • Level Up +5 (separate from the above): 300 yen
  • Level Up +10: 450 yen
  • Green Herb Set: 100 yen
  • Red Herb Set: 200 yen