Tales of Arise

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Tales of Arise
Tales of Arise cover
Developers
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Engines
Unreal Engine 4
Release dates
Windows September 10, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 88
IGDB 87
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Microtransactions Boost, Cosmetic
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, JRPG
Art styles Anime
Themes Fantasy
Series Tales
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Tales of Arise on Wikipedia
Tales
Tales of Eternia Online 2006
Tales of Zestiria 2015
Tales of Symphonia 2016
Tales of Berseria 2017
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 2019
Tales of Arise 2021

Tales of Arise is a singleplayer third-person ARPG and JRPG game in the Tales series.

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
GamersGate
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Gamesplanet
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition also available.
Windows
All versions require Steam DRM.

Demo[edit]

A demo is available.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
DLC Various cosmetic items, enhancements, and music are available for purchase to be used in-game.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
+5 Level Up 1 Grants +5 levels to the entire party.
Windows
+5 Level Up 2 Grants +5 levels to the entire party.
Windows
+5 Level Up 3 Grants +5 levels to the entire party.
Windows
+5 Level Up 4 Grants +5 levels to the entire party.
Windows
+10 Level Up 1 Grants +10 levels to the entire party.
Windows
+10 Level Up 2 Grants +10 levels to the entire party.
Windows
100,000 Gald 1 Grants 100,000 gald.
Windows
100,000 Gald 2 Grants 100,000 gald.
Windows
100,000 Gald 3 Grants 100,000 gald.
Windows
100,000 Gald 4 Grants 100,000 gald.
Windows
Beach Time Triple Pack (Female) Contains beach costumes for Shionne, Rinwell, and Kisara.
Included with Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Beach Time Triple Pack (Male) Contains beach costumes for Alphen, Law, and Dohalim.
Included with Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Collaboration Costume Pack Contains costumes inspired by Code Vein, The Idolmaster, and Tekken for Shionne, Rinwell, and Kisara.
Included with Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Growth Boost Pack Contains three special artifacts and +1000 SP.
Windows
Premium Costume Pack Contains a collection of unique costumes, hairstyles, and weapons for all characters.
Included with Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Premium Item Pack Contains a collection of artifacts, items, food, and gald.
Included with Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Premium Travel Pack Contains five artifacts and +1000 SP.
Included with Deluxe Edition and Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Relief Support Pack Contains a collection of artifacts, enhancements, items, and gald.
Windows
School Life Triple Pack (Female) Contains school costumes for Shionne, Rinwell, and Kisara.
Included with Ultimate Edition.
Windows
School Life Triple Pack (Male) Contains school costumes for Alphen, Law, and Dohalim.
Included with Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Starter Pack Contains a collection of items and gald.
Windows
Tales of Series Battle BGM Pack Contains a collection of music from several Tales games to play during battle.
Windows
Warring States Outfits Triple Pack (Female) Contains Warring States costumes for Shionne, Rinwell, and Kisara.
Included with Ultimate Edition.
Windows
Warring States Outfits Triple Pack (Male) Contains Warring States costumes for Alphen, Law, and Dohalim.
Included with Ultimate Edition.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Boost In-game items, money, level up's, equipment, and food ingredients are sold as DLC.
Cosmetic Costume packs are sold as DLC.

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Move video files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Arise\Content\Binaries\Movie\Animation\.
  2. Create a backup of the file MV_MEP_010_15400.usm.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\Arise\Content\Binaries\Movie\Dummy\.
  4. Replace the aforementioned .usm file with MV_NowMaking.usm.
Install the Arise-SDK NPC Draw Distance fix.[1]

See NPC draw distance for more details.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment\Tales of Arise\Config\WindowsNoEditor
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/740130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment\Tales of Arise\Saved\SaveGames\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/740130/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
[2]
Ultra-widescreen
See Ultra-widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
[3]
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Three presets are available, "Low" (2x), "Medium" (8x), and "High" (16x).[4]
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Options for TAA, SMAA, and TAA & SMAA are available.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Choice between 60, 75, 90, 120, 144 FPS or "No restrictions".
In-game cutscenes are capped at 60 FPS, while FMV cutscenes are at 30 FPS.
Use AriseFix or Flawless Widescreen to remove the 60 FPS cutscenes limit.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
[5]

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Resolutions with aspect ratios other than 16:9 are pillarboxed.[6][7]
Use Flawless Widescreen to remove the pillarboxing and correct the field of view.
Includes an option to constrain the HUD to 16:9. This option will also fix FMV cutscenes, which the AriseFix does not, but it results in the vignette during battles only appearing in the center of the screen.[8] This mod can be used to remove the vignette: https://www.nexusmods.com/talesofarise/mods/4
Use AriseFix to remove the pillarboxing and adjust the field of view based on the in-game resolution.

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Use Flawless Widescreen to adjust the field of view.[9]
2D background assets, such as the main and pause menus, will display improperly if the FOV is higher than the default value.

NPC draw distance[edit]

By default, the game will not show NPCs very far away from the camera, resulting in noticeable pop-in.[10]
Install the Arise-SDK NPC Draw Distance fix.[11]
This fix also skips the intro logos and unlocks the dev console.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse bindings (Field)
Keyboard and mouse bindings (Field)

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
"Camera Speed: Battle/Field" does not adjust mouse camera sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Camera Controls: Vertical".
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Buttons can only be remapped through "Steam Controller Settings".
Controller sensitivity
Referred to as "Camera Speed: Battle", and "Field".
Separate sliders are available for both options.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Referred to as "Camera Controls: Vertical".
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes V2, Bluetooth.
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Keyboard and button prompts rapidly flash when inputting from separate controllers.[12]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts

Audio[edit]

General settings
General settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sliders for Music, Sound Effects, and Voice.
Surround sound
In-game toggle to switch between surround sound and stereo is available.
Plays up to 7.1 when enabled.[13]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Audio cannot be swapped between English or Japanese while in-game.
Audio language settings
Audio language settings
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes before reaching main menu[edit]

The game suffers from an issue with the system XAudio2_7.dll file conflicting with the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service, a problem that appears in some newer games.[14]
Disable Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service[15]
  1. Go to the Start Menu, click Run... and in the box that pops up, type in services.msc and click OK.
  2. Find Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service, right click it and click Properties.
  3. Set Startup type to Disabled, click the Stop button and click Apply.
  4. If the Stop button cannot be clicked, go to Task Manager, and in the Processes tab, find Service Host: Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service. Right-click it, then End Task, and accept the prompts.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Speedtree [16]
Audio Wwise [16]
Cutscenes Criware [16]

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-2300
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 45 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
AMD Radeon HD 7950
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible or onboard chipset
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/740130/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (740130) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Hman360 on 2021-09-13
  2. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-10
    Tested on an multi-monitor setup.
  3. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-10
    Tested by playing the game at 3840x2160 resolution.
  4. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-13
    Tested by playing the game with the Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker and checking each anisotropic setting with the command r.MaxAnisotropy.
  5. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-10
    Tested by playing on a 4K HDR television with HDR enabled through Windows HD Color. The game forced an Auto HDR display, and had no options in-game to enable it natively.
  6. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-10
    Tested by playing the game at 2560x1080 resolution.
  7. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2021-09-09
    Tested available in-game resolutions on a 3440x1440 display.
  8. Verified by User:Hman360 on 2021-09-13
  9. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-13
    Tested by playing the game with Flawless Widescreen enabled.
  10. Verified by User:Hman360 on 2021-09-13
  11. Verified by User:Hman360 on 2021-09-13
  12. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-10
    Tested by inputting a direction on my DualShock 4 controller and inputting another direction on my keyboard at the same time.
  13. Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-10
    Tested by booting up the game with Special K injected in conjunction with Razer Surround.
  14. Verified by User:Hman360 on 2021-09-18
  15. Verified by User:Hman360 on 2021-09-18
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Verified by User:MasterBlaster on 2021-09-10
    As seen during splash screens upon boot-up.