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Tales of Arise fans, lookout, there may be something very exciting on the horizon at the Tokyo Game Show!
Bandai Namco has announced its lineup for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, an event taking place from September 21st to September 24th.
The lineup seems poised to reinforce and provide updated information about previously announced games, such as Blue Protocol, SAND LAND, Sword Art Online: Last Recollection, and Tekken 8.
However, we’re always on the lookout to be surprised by an unexpected RPG announcement, and this time, it appears that Tales of Arise is cooking something up.
The game, released in 2021, will have a panel to celebrate its 2nd anniversary. Bandai Namco likes to commemorate the Tales of series, as evidenced by the Tales of Symphonia Festival 20th Anniversary at the beginning of the month.
But what caught our attention in this Tales of Arise panel is that back in December 2022, the game received a new trademark, as spotted by the Gematsu’s eagle eyes.
Titled “Beyond the Dawn,” the trademark was registered with the EUIPO – European Union Intellectual Property Office – and if history tells us anything, where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Tales of Arise Beyond The Dawn – A DLC or an Anime adaptation?
Many fans speculate that Tales of Arise Beyond the Dawn could be either a DLC, expanding the story of a game that had a well-defined ending, or perhaps an anime. We’ll investigate the credentials of both speculations.
In August 2021, producer Yusuke Tomizawa announced that Tales of Arise would not have any story content in DLC. The game received numerous other DLCs, adding new costumes, titles, and an arena based on a crossover with Sword Art Online.
However, the producer’s statement came a month before the game’s official release. When it was released, Tales of Arise was extremely well-received by the audience, especially for a somewhat niched series.
Unprecedented success can change plans. It wouldn’t be the first time a developer claims their game won’t have DLC, only to alter their agendas in the future and try to profit even more from that IP.
On the other hand, Tales of already has a bunch of anime adaptations for its games, including the more recent Tales of Zestiria & Berseria, which received an anime together due to their shared universe.
If we’re being honest, our bets are on “Beyond The Dawn” being an anime rather than a DLC for a game released 2 years ago.
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