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ToZ Site-Dezel+FC-LMBS Info Added

Ahh, so the Tales of Zestiria site updated with all that recent information.
(As this is mostly just repeating stuff from before, I'll just casually mention that this year's Tales of Festival is this weekend and there will be a new trailer for this game).
The Locations page added Lady Lake and Damnonia Gallery (which I didn't mention before but were in the scans, oops).

The page on the Divine has info on Shushin and Baishin, terms describing Divine who enter a contract with each other. It is said that Lyla/Lyra will end up with both Mikulio and Edna as her Baishin. Anything regarding Dezel is unknown at this point.

Dezel's page is now up with voice clips.

As for the battle system, this page has the explanations on Around Step, the Blast Gauge, and Spirit Chain. The Battle Style page added Lyla/Lyra and Dezel.

ToZ Scans-More on Battle System and Dezel

As I thought, Famitsu's magazine article for Tales of Zestiria details stuff a bit more. This time Dezel and parts of the battle system. (Thanks for the scans, @ExeForce87)
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I didn't cover Dezel too much with the Jump scan so let's do that now.
Basically he's a Wind Divine trying to track down and get revenge on the one responsible for taking his friend. In order to do so, he's been hanging in the shadows of human society.

So about the battle system--the recent screenshots showed a few things that people may have been wondering about.
We already know the game has Around Step like Graces. When you evade, damage is reduced to 1 and your SC recovers.

The blue bar under the HP gauge is called Spirit Chain (SC). It has a maximum of 100 and is used up by attacking. The strength of the arte determines how much is used up. You can chain up to 4 attacks, but if you have SC left over, you can start the next chain. SC recovers by not acting, but recovers quicker through guarding and evading.

The little number next to the HP/CE is the Blast Gauge (BG). It would seem that it's used for effects such as SC recovery or blowing away enemies. It's also increased through guarding/evading.

Looking closely at the screenshots, it seems it has a weakness system similar to Xillia 2's, but I can't be 100% sure about that without official word.

Also looking at screens, it looks like there is some sort of pairing thing going on. If you look between the characters, you'll also see an indicator showing the element(s) of the Divine(s) involved.
There's also a section explaining that Divine can enter some sort of contract together, so perhaps it's not just a Human/Divine mechanic and Divines can also pair up?
Either way it doesn't really go into detail about just what that means gameplay wise, such as whether it's similar to Xillia's linking or if it just affects arte elements or something, so hopefully they'll explain better later.

ToZ Screens: Dezel and Battle Stuff

Not really much info here since the only thing to go off is Famitsu's online preview so it's mostly just pictures. Sorry. ^-^;
So uh, art and screen of our new guy, Dezel.
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Some other screens
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And now some battle screens
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The magazine itself will probably have actual info. :3

ToW-RU Scan-Release Date, More Characters+Some Theme Song Info

Been a while since we heard anything about Tales of the World: Reve Unitia, hasn't it? A new article has confirmed that Ludger Will Kresnik (CV: Takashi Kondou) and Julius Will Kresnik (CV: Tohru Ookawa) from Tales of Xillia 2 will appear in the game.
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Outside of that, Ludger has a quote next to him, so he's probably gonna talk normally. :D

There's also a list of other characters to be in as well as hinting that there could be others:
Flynn Scifo (Tales of Vesperia)
Norma Biatty (Tales of Legendia)
Zelos Wilder (Tales of Symphonia)
Lion Magnus (Tales of Destiny)
Milla Maxwell (Tales of Xillia)
Rubia Natwick (Tales of the Tempest)
Sophie (Tales of Graces)
Presea Combatir (Tales of Symphonia)
Raven (Tales of Vesperia)
Cless Alvein (Tales of Phantasia)
Guy Cecil (Tales of the Abyss)
Luke fone Fabre (Tales of the Abyss)
Rita (Tales of Vesperia)
Collet Brunel (Tales of Symphonia)

It would seem it's keeping the ending theme "Natsukashii Yume" from Tales of the World: Tactics Union and the opening theme is called "Hikaru Yami."
The ending theme, if anyone remembers, is the song by Nami Nakagawa that played in the trailer for Tactics Union. No clue if the opening theme is also by her or not (Edit: Okay it is by her).

Edit: A better scan reveals the top shows the release date as being October 23.

ToZ Scan-New Character #6

Another month, another new Tales of Zestiria character is revealed. :D
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Name is Dezel, designed by Daigo Okumura and voiced by Daisuke Ono. He's 185 cm tall and uses a pendulum for his weapon.
Yeah, this is the wind Divine that was obviously coming.
Around Step from Graces f is back, and there are mechanics called Spirit Chain and Blast Gauge. I'll detail this once Famitsu runs their article next week because this is pretty vague.
(That and I'm being lazy ohohohoho)