Tales of Arise will be released on September 10th, after a five-year wait for the next installment in the Tales RPG series. The game promises to shake things up from what fans have come to expect from the brand since its inception, which might be intimidating for some gamers. Could they expect this new game to feel like the Tales RPGs they’ve been familiar with for years? They won’t have to wait long to find out, because Tales of Arise will be getting a playable demo on August 18th.
Bandai Namco Entertainment has been showing off Tales of Arise’s fishing and culinary elements, as well as the game’s animated introduction, in an attempt to spark fans’ curiosity.
The publisher has now announced that a demo of Tales of Arise’s fighting and world exploring elements will be available in less than a week. There isn’t much information about how long the demo will be just yet, although some recent demos have been rather lengthy. There’s a potential that this game’s demo may give gamers a long first peek at what Arise has to offer after they’ve waited patiently for years.
Unfortunately, the progress made in the Tales of Arise demo will not be transferred over to the full game. Players who want to test out the game on PC will have to wait this one out altogether, as there is no mention of a PC demo.
The adventure of a lifetime starts in just ✨ one month ✨
A FREE PLAY DEMO of #TalesofArise will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One & Series X|S on August 18th! pic.twitter.com/PCio2xwvlm
— Tales of Arise (@TalesofU) August 10, 2021
There are several advantages and disadvantages to this arrangement. Players are put in two difficult circumstances since they have no clue how large the RPG’s demo is. If the demo is lengthy, players may find it tiresome to repeat tasks such as unlocking Mystic Artes twice with the full game after having done so once.
However, if the sample is limited, it may not be enough to persuade long-time fans or even newcomers to pick up the next Tales release. The way the game’s beginning compares to earlier games like Tales of Berseria appears to be changing the direction of Arise’s following month. If the demo is good or poor, it has the potential to influence even the most devoted gamers’ hearts at the last minute.