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Tales of Berseria Reveals New Characters, Mystic Artes, and More

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In the latest Tales of blogposts, Bandai Namco has revealed new characters, Mystic Artes, and also shared more details about the additional features, as has been mentioned before. The newly-introduced characters are Shigure Rangetsu, Melchior, and Benwick.

Check out the details about new characters, the previously announced characters, and other details below (via Gematsu, and Tales of Blog).


Velvet Crowe

  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 19
  • Height: 170 cm
  • Weapon: Piercing Blade
  • Combat Type: Piercing Swordswoman
  • Race: Daemon?
  • Voice actor: Rina Sato

Tales of Berseria - Character - Velvet Crowe

In the past, she had a plain and good humored personality, and was a girl rich in sensitivity and love for her family. However, she changed entirely in the wake of a certain incident that occurred three years ago. Her smile is now almost eliminated, and she instead harbors the cold feelings known as anger and hatred. With her original kindness suppressed, and her unexpectedly cold-hearted passion burning bright, she will soon become an existence that greatly shakes the world.

Her left hand, which is covered in bandages, can transform into something inhuman by way of a mysterious power that swallowed her on the day of the incident. Her left hand, similar to a Daemon, exhibits superhuman powers, but seems to possess abilities different from the common Gyoma.


  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 10
  • Height: 142 cm
  • Weapon: Paper Leaves
  • Combat Type: Malak Mage
  • Race: Malak
  • Voice actor: Azumi Asakura

Tales of Berseria - Character - Laphicet

A boy without a name used as a tool for artes since birth. He does not know how to live other than in accordance with a master’s orders, and does not have his own opinions or emotions. At first, the way he has no goals of his own his own irritates Velvet, but throughout their journey, he learns various things and both his heart and will grow and develop. He eventually becomes support for Velvet, who harbors a violent rage.


  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 1,000 years old (his appearance is 30 y.o.)
  • Height: 187 cm
  • Weapon: Bracelet
  • Fighting type: Pugilist
  • Tribe: Malak
  • Voice actor: Toshiyuki Morikawa

Tales of Berseria - Character - Eizen

Eizen, nicknamed “The Reaper”, is the skipper of Aifread’s pirates and he always makes his own decisions. Though he is a Malak (a spiritual being that can harness the power of nature), he sails the Van Eltia pirate ship on the open seas to follow his own creed. While looking for the missing Captain Van Aifread, he meets Velvet and joins her to fight their common enemy, the Abbey. His immense knowledge and experience of surviving the underworld will greatly help Velvet in her quest for revenge.

Shigure Rangetsu

  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 31 year old
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weapon: Long Blade
  • Fighting style: Legate
  • Tribe: Human
  • Voice actor: Kazuya Nakai

Tales of Berseria - Character - Shigure Rangetsu

Shigure is a Legate from The Abbey, an organization of exorcists. He is Rokurou’s brother and is the head of the Rangetsu family. They employ a unique fighting style in order to be the strongest warriors.

Even if he is a Legate, he has a freewheeling attitude unappreciated by serious-minded exorcists. However, he justifies his carefree behavior with his prowess in battle.

His sole source of joy is to fight tough opponents and can’t help but laugh when his opponent is stronger than him. Thus, he will never turn down a new challenge if the opportunity presents itself.



  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weapon: Orb
  • Fighting style: Legate
  • Tribe: Human
  • Voice actor: Nobuo Tobita

Tales of Berseria - Character - Melchior

A Legate elder versed in the ancient legends and a master in alchemy from The Abbey. His years of experience places him as an advisor for Artorius, the head of the exorcists.

He recognizes the importance of the exorcists’ missions and that they cannot always be accomplished through good deeds. He is willing to take on the unpleasant tasks.

Even though his main role is to support the organisation with strategy and resources, he is a powerful arte-wielder.



  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Unknown
  • Height: 160 cm
  • Weapon: Guardian
  • Fighting type: Witch
  • Tribe: Human
  • Voiced by: Satomi Sato

Tales of Berseria - Character - Magilou

Magilou is a mysterious woman who introduces herself as a “great sorceress” and “Head of Menagerie”, even though their reputation is for “unlicensed witchcraft”.

She is easy going and rather reckless at times. Extroverted and chatty, Magilou could break the ice in any party conversation, but there’s something sinister about her: something in the heartless things she says to Velvet, and the callous phrases she can sometimes spout, that hint at an evil edge befitting the title “witch”.

Magilou’s chatty demeanor hides veiled intent behind gibberish, jokes and lies. Though she seems cheerful enough, there is something of a trickster about her. Occasionally her heartless behaviour can uncover great truths.

Her fighting style is a rear guard type and she is great at fire and water artes.

In melee battles, she transforms her guardian into various forms and fights in a skillful way!



  • Gender: Male?
  • Tribe: Malak
  • Voiced by: Nao Nagasawa

Tales of Berseria - Character - Bienfu

A peculiar malak with a rather unique hat.

Bienfu can happily be called an eccentric with its characteristic style and habit of saying “Bieeen” and “Bad!”

Bienfu seems feeble but thrives on adversity and lives its life with shrewd attention and strong intent. It seems Bienfu and Magilou may have crossed paths before, though not in good circumstances, as whenever it meets her, it is incredibly fearful.

Unlike many other malaks who do not have their own will, Bienfu shows its personality with various facial expressions.


Mystic Artes are strong special attacks to be executed by consuming Blast Gauge. You can deal high damage to an enemy which play out with a cool animation to show off this powerful Mystic Arte.

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Rokurou’s Mystic Arte: “From Zero: Void”

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Magilou’s Mystic Arte: “Ascending Angel”

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Eizen’s Mystic Arte: “Perfect Mayhem”


Jump, Bienfu!

Tales of Berseria - Minigames - Jump, Bienfu!

Bienfu is not afraid of water. In this mini-game, make him jump from a pier into the sea, and see how far you can go! You will be able to help him go farther by directing him. And of course, your goal will be to beat your own score!

Chamballoon 2

Tales of Berseria - Minigames - Chamballoon 2

Pick your character and destroy balloons until there’s no more of them! Your time will be recorded, so be quick!

Play with Character Cards

Tales of Berseria - Minigames - Play Character Cards

Collect cards featuring characters from the Tales Series to create high scoring hands. What’s the best score you can get?



Tales of Berseria - Features - Cooking

Discover new recipes from around the world! When you have your recipe, you can cook to restore HP and get additional effects from the food, as well as from the cooking skill!

Each character will have their own cooking skills which can be acquired by increasing their cooking level.


Character Customization

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You will be able to customize each character with outfits and accessories and in various poses! Accessories will carry over in the event scenes which can lead to some very funny conversations!

Exploration of the Outer Seas

Tales of Berseria - Features - Exploring Outer Seas

You can explore undiscovered areas by sending out a scouting vessel. The scouting vessel will come back after a set amount of time and you can collect materials, treasures and recipes as a reward. You can send your vessel to new zones by discovering new areas.

Katz Box

Tales of Berseria - Features - Katz Box

All over the world, you will find special (and very cute looking) chests called Katz Box. They can be opened with “Katz Spirits” which can be found during your adventure and exploration. When you open one, Kats will come out and give you an item, such as an accessory!

The Rare Board

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This is a board with a mysterious power, allowing you to move much more quickly when you use it. Some locations can only be crossed by using the Rare Board, you won’t be able to go by foot!

Tales of Berseria is due out in Japan on August 18, while in North America and Europe on early 2017 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.


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