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ToZX Season 2 ED Theme Info

As previously mentioned, the new ending theme for Tales of Zestiria the X will be "INNOSENSE" by FLOW releasing on February 8, and as promised I'm posting the full release information now that it's out.

There are three editions, the standard CD, a limited CD+DVD edition, and another limited CD+DVD edition with anime art and more Tales focused music/video choices (pictured above).

Standard Edition (CD only): 1,000 yen
1. INNOSENSE
2. Amida (Live Version)
3. EGO (Live Version)
4. KA-ZA-A-NA (Live Version)
5. INNOSENSE -Instrumental-

Limited Edition (CD+DVD): 1,500 yen
CD
1. INNOSENSE
2. Amida (Live Version)
3. EGO (Live Version)
4. KA-ZA-A-NA (Live Version)
5. INNOSENSE -Instrumental-

DVD
1. INNOSENSE Music Video
2. Making of INNOSENSE Music Video

Anime Edition (CD+DVD): 1,500 yen
CD
1. INNOSENSE
2. Kaze no Uta (Live Version)
3. BURN (Live Version)
4. INNOSENSE TV Size
5. INNOSENSE TV Size Instrumental

DVD
1. BURN (Live from Tales of Festival 2016)
2. Kaze no Uta (Live from Tales of Festival 2016)

ToZX Season 2 to be streamed by Daisuki

Daisuki.net recently announced some upcoming titles to be streamed which includes the second season of Tales of Zestiria the X. New episodes will be available to view outside of Japan and China starting January 8 with subtitles in English, German, French, Italian, European Spanish, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, and Thai. (From ANN, since Daisuki just linked back to them)
No news yet on whether FUNimation will still do a quick dub like the first season.

What the ESRB has to say about ToB

As usual, here's the ESRB's desription of Tales of Berseria.

Platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 4

Rating category: T (13+)

Content Descriptors: Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, Use of Alcohol, Violence

Rating Summary: This is a role-playing game in which players assume the role of Velvet Crowe, a warrior on a quest for vengeance against an evil lord. As players explore towns and fields, they can interact and recruit additional characters to help battle enemy soldiers and fantastical creatures (e.g., dragons, werewolves, lizard men) in melee-style combat. Players use swords, lances, pistols, and magic spells to defeat enemies. Battles are frenetic, highlighted by impact sounds and cries of pain. Cutscenes also show acts of violence: a man impaled with a sword; a man repeatedly shooting himself in the head. Some sequences depict blood stains on characters' bodies and/or clothing. The game contains some suggestive material: female characters and creatures depicted partially nude (no genitalia or nipples are seen); suggestive references in the dialogue (e.g., “You mean it feels good to get whipped,” “Your butt is a bit bulky,” and “Eating lots of vegetables will give you bazongas”). During the course of the game, some characters are depicted drinking alcohol, slurring their speech, and discussing drinking (e.g., "If you guys are going to have a drinking contest, you're going to need some snacks to go with all that alcohol, right?"). The words “ass” and “bastard” appear in dialogue.

ToB English Trailer

Bandai Namco US finally put up the first trailer for Tales of Berseria with English voiceover today.

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."