Yesterday, the official Japanese Tales series site, Tales Channel+, started a countdown to December 15, the date of the 20th anniversary of the series with images stating "___ days until something happens"
We don't know what that "something" is, it could be anything from news on Berseria or the upcoming anime to a mobile app to something related to the site itself. It's also around the time the next popularity poll should be held if they're still doing that, though this is likely not related.
In the meantime, I'll keep a list of which characters appear which days, even though it's just the main protagonists going backwards from Zestiria, including Dawn of the New World and Tempest despite their Escort title status. If it's newsworthy, I'll make another post when the countdown ends.
16 days-Sorey (Tales of Zestiria)
15 days-Ludger (Tales of Xillia 2)
14 days-Jude and Milla (Tales of Xillia)
13 days-Asbel (Tales of Graces)
12 days-Kor/Shing (Tales of Hearts)
11 days-Yuri (Tales of Vesperia)
10 days-Emil (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World)
9 days-Ruca (Tales of Innocence)
8 days-Caius (Tales of the Tempest)
7 days-Luke (Tales of the Abyss)
6 days-Senel (Tales of Legendia)
5 days-Veigue (Tales of Rebirth)
4 days-Lloyd (Tales of Symphonia)
3 days-Kyle (Tales of Destiny 2)
2 days-Reid (Tales of Eternia)
1 day-Stahn (Tales of Destiny)
Day 0-Cress (Tales of Phantasia)
The unpainted prototypes for Alter's Edna figure and the Julius figure from their Altair line were shown at Mega Hobby Expo 2015 Autumn alongside the previously shown Ludger figure. All three are planned for 2016. (Images from here).
Part of the list of songs to be performed at the Tales of Orchestra Concert has been put up on Gamer.
- Yume wa Owaranai ~Kobore Ochiru Toki no Shizuku~ (Tales of Phantasia; Listen)
- progress (Tales of Xillia; Listen)
- Sorey's Theme ~Shepherd~ (Tales of Zestiria; Listen)
- Hotarubi (Tales of Legendia; Listen)
- Tales of Boss Battle Medley
-Decisive (Tales of Phantasia; Listen)
-Lion-Irony of Fate (Tales of Destiny; Listen)
-COUP DE GRBCE (Tales of Destiny 2; Listen)
-Scutum-Decisive Battle (Tales of Rebirth; Listen)
-For the sake of mutual proof (Tales of Xillia 2; Listen)
*linked songs are soundtrack versions
The Alisha after story DLC is no longer available for free. Prices are: $9.99/£7.99/€9.99/$14.95 AU/R$30.90/RUB 623
Kotobukiya's Mikleo figure has been dated for release in April 2016. No news on the exact date. Another head with his hair styled to show his circlet will be available exclusively through Kotobukiya's store. Their Sorey figure is also getting a reissue around that time.