Bandai Namco share more information involving English trailer for Tales of Berseria! Also, they give us an English demo for us to test the game. Therefore, this Tales of Berseria English demo is coming on January 10, 2017!
Below is the newest English trailer of Tales of Berseria. Beware of spoilers, so proceed at your own risk!
Trailer above also contains some of the cut-scenes from the game’s PC version on steam. Furthermore, you can pre-order the game there as well. Take note that you will get 10% discount if you had Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Zestiria.
That’s not all. We also heard some of the scenes from the game’s English version will be different from that of Japanese version in their facebook page here. Bandai Namco state that its sole purpose is to maintain the game’s PEGI 16 rating. You can read the details there or below:
“Dear Tales of Community,
We read about your concerns regarding some changes between the Japanese and the Western versions of Tales of Berseria, the next game from the Tales Of series to be released on January 27th 2017 on Playstation 4 and PC.
In the western game footage released on December 8th, you discovered a scene that has been reworked compared to the original Japanese game.
As a company, Bandai Namco Entertainment has to follow the regional regulations regarding video games content to allow the games to be released with appropriate rating. The violence depicted in the original Japanese scene in Tales of Berseria would not allow us to keep our current 16 rating. A major change in our rating wouldn’t have allowed to share the game with as many fans as we’d like and it would have prevented us many opportunities to show the game on social networks, websites and even during events. Therefore, instead of deleting the sequence, we decided to rework a portion of the scene to keep its importance in the story. We’ve ensured its impact in the story is the same. Even if the exact actions are different, their consequences are exactly the same: the defining moment changing Velvet’s Story and opposing her to Arthur Collbrande, the moment it becomes a tale of emotions versus reason. We made this modification out of necessity, be sure of that.”
Moreover, they ever promised to their fans from an interview that the game won’t get anything changed and will stay the same like the Japanese version. In fact, that’s works only for Velvet‘s outfit. Despite that, they are going to release the game as close to the Japanese version as possible. We hope all Tales of Berseria fans are not disappointed, Bandai Namco is trying their best here.
“You may have read in an interview that we had promised not to censor the game in the West. The statement applied only to the Velvet’s outfit at the time, and we did our best to keep the game as close to the Japanese version as possible.”
With that said, they also promise us that everything else is going to stay the same, just like the Japanese version. So, rest assured, fans.
“This is the only scene which has been altered from the Japanese version of the game. Everything else is exactly the same as the Japanese version including costume designs which you will be able to see for yourself once we release the demo on January 10th.”
Of course, they feel bad for their fans about this altered scenes. But, they can’t help it, they need to maintain its PEGI 16 rating. They explains more details regarding this case as you can see below.
“As some of you noticed from a Tales of Berseria video posted to BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe’s YouTube channel earlier this week, a scene involving violence against a young child has been edited in the Western version of the game. As a company we strive to deliver a consistent experience between all versions of our games whenever possible. However, a few occasions deem it necessary to alter the original content in order to work within different markets around the world. The level of violence depicted in an early cutscene has been slightly edited to keep the game in a rating category as to not prohibit younger fans of the Tales of series from playing the game while keeping the original dramatic intent intact. Outside of small changes to text and speech, which is standard when localizing a product to territories around the world, no other content has been edited from the original Japanese release of Tales of Berseria.We are excited for fans to experience Velvet Crowe’s journey in Tales of Berseria and hope you are looking forward to its release on January 24, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and January 26, 2017 for PC via Steam.”
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