Nintendo Switch can boast of having in its catalogue a multitude of high quality RPGs for all tastes. However, there are many that are missing and are or will be available on other platforms. One such example is Tales of Arise, a title that continues Bandai Namco’s legendary RPG series in a game that will feature high-definition graphics recreated in Unreal Engine 4 and high-quality animation by Ufotable (Kimetsu no Yaiba, Code Vein). In addition, it will also feature a combat system defined as “dynamic RPG action” that respects but modernises the classic formula.
Unfortunately for fans who harboured any hope of being able to play it on the hybrid console, it looks like they won’t be able to, at least not anytime soon. Gamingbolt recently had the chance to speak with series producer Yusuke Tomizawa about Tales of Arise, and when asked about a possible Switch version, he stated that Bandai Namco has no such plans: “The consoles we’ve announced are the only consoles we have planned for the game,” Tomizawa said.
Of course, this is not necessarily definite, as those plans could change in the future. It’s not the first time Bandai Namco has claimed to have no plans to release a game on the hybrid console and it ends up coming later. One of the most recent examples is Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, which will arrive on 24 September on the hybrid console under the name Dragon Ball Z Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set (includes the base game and the first two DLCs).
Here’s the premise and trailer:
The planet Dahna has always been devoted to Rena, the planet of heaven, as a divine and righteous land. Stories passed down through the generations became the truth, and masked the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena reigned over Dahna, plundering the planet’s resources and suppressing the dignity and freedom of its inhabitants. Our story begins with two people, born on different worlds, both determined to change their destiny and create a new future.
Tales of Arise will be released on 10 September and will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The game has a free demo available to try out and is already being hailed by many gamers as one of the best JRPGs of the year.