Yosuke Tomiwaza , producer of Tales of Arise , has declared that they have no plans to expand the history of the title with a direct sequel or an expansion that adds to the narrative. These words He has pronounced them through EDGE magazine, where he has also pointed out that they will prefer to opt for the development of a new title.
Tomiwaza explains in the interview he wants users to stay with a “good taste of Boca” at the end of the title, and for it he has to be completely closed in his narrative. Its objective for the future, it indicates, is “continue accepting the challenge of getting new followers” to continue expanding the JRPG, something they will do with a game “that is built on the success of Arise” while granting “an opportunity to rediscover The story of the series ».
These declarations may surprise after the sales success of the title of Bandai Namco , but taking into account that it became the game of saga such that it quickly sold in its premiere, after five years of waiting with respect to The previous delivery. In less than a week he managed to overcome the million copies sold around the world, and it took little more than a month and a half to sell 1.5 million units.
In the analysis of him, Comrade Christian Olivares explained how Bandai Namco clearly showed his goal to renovate such a longeva formula as those of such of, with an epic story and a great deal of characters:
such of arise is debated between continuity and revolution. That strip and loosen Perhaps slightly lasters the final result, which would have benefited from being more broken in some aspects, but it does not prevent us from being before a solid JRPG and a very enjoyable game almost from start to finish. Many of the introduced novelties have come, without a doubt, to stay and the group of characters, although something topical, is done very easily. It is, without a doubt, a step in the right direction, but not the rudder hit that some expected. Side question is if the series really needs a revolution or if these small adjustments in each delivery are enough to maintain the interest of your audience for 25 more years.
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