The venerable JRPG Tales series has been going strong for nearly 20 years now and to commemorate that achievement Namco Bandai revealed that the next Tales game, Tales of Zestiria, will be launching in both North America and Japan on the PlayStation 3.
Not much information is currently available on Zestiria, however, we do know some intriguing tidbits. It is being developed under the supervision of Hikaru Kondo and the character designs will be handled by series designers Mutsumi Inomata, Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, and Minoru Iwamoto. The logo for Zestiria seems to strongly imply that dragons will play an important role in the storyline.
As of right now, there is no official word regarding a specific release date for Tales of Zestiria, but it is a safe bet that the title will drop sometime after Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (February 24, 2014) and Tales of Xillia 2 (unannounced date in 2014).
There seems to have been a surge in the number of Tales games recently with sequels and spin-offs making frequent appearances. Do you think that this is a good thing or are you overwhelmed by the tide of 40-60 hour games? Let us know what you think!