A New Tales of Adventure Heads Westward as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. Announces Tales of Berseria for the Americas
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (December 21, 2015) – Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., today announces that it will be bringing TALES OF BERSERIA, the latest installment of the beloved TALES OF Japanese role-playing game series, to the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Steam. TALES OF BERSERIA is the first TALES OF game to feature a female character as its singular main protagonist. Players will encounter a myriad of characters and join them on challenging quests exploring the world.

In TALES OF BERSERIA players embark on a journey as they assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once gentle nature has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years prior to the events within TALES OF BERSERIA imbued her left hand with a special ability. Velvet will visit a wide range of breathtaking environments as she travels the world in an all-new adventure developed by the celebrated team behind the TALES OF series. Along her journey, Velvet will meet a whole cast of characters, including a young boy named Laphicet. If Velvet is the embodiment of “darkness,” then Laphicet is created in the image of “light” and will be an important ally to Velvet.

Veteran TALES OF character designers; Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Minoru Iwamoto, and Daigo Okumura will be returning to help create the game’s many characters, while famous Japanese animation studio, ufotable, returns to animate the game’s breathtaking cutscenes, delivering truly epic and emotional storytelling in their unique style. The two announced characters, Velvet and Laphicet, are designed by Ms. Inomata and Mr. Iwamoto, respectively.

“BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s commitment to providing gamers with compelling role-playing game experiences in the West continues with the announcement of TALES OF BERSERIA,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The TALES OF franchise’s history of memorable characters, engaging battle systems, and personal stories will continue to delight fans on the PlayStation 4 system and PC.”

TALES OF BERSERIA is currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB and will be coming to the Americas for the PlayStation 4 system and PC. For more information regarding TALES OF BERSERIA and other games from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. please visit; http://www.bandainamcoent.com , or join the conversation on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bandainamcous or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bandainamcous .

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About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS .

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