Some of you have been asking me (justifiably) when Berseria will be coming to the West. Well, Bamco had a press release announcing a rough release date for the Western localization just this morning! The game will be coming to PS4 and PC worldwide in ‘early 2017’. That means most of us will only have to wait about six months after Japan!
Along with this announcement, we’ve also received new screenshots of the current party, along with localized information about the new party members, Skits and the new Switch Blast system.
From left to right: Magilou, Eizen, Velvet, Rokuro, Laphicet, Eleanor
Not shown: Bienfu (Quirky mascot characters have it tough nowadays… ;; )
This is the one of the new party members, Eizen (not to be confused with yours truly). He is the skipper of Aifread’s pirates. He is a malak who has his own will and sails the seas on the pirate ship, Van Eltia. (If you’ve played Tales of Eternia, the names Aifread and Van Eltia should sound very familiar… ) He is searching for the missing Captain Van Aifread and joins Velvet on her journey to fight against the Abbey.
Shown above is Eleanor, a member of the Abbey who goes against Velvet at first, but eventually joins her as a party member. She tries to be reasonable as much as possible but does get a bit emotional, especially because of her honesty and compassion for others.
Skits function the same way as they did in Zestiria and Graces f, with full body portraits and cut-in effects.
I haven’t disclosed everything on the articles I sourced, but you can check them out here if you’re curious: http://www.abyssalchronicles.com/?fn_mode=comments&fn_id=1457
And here: http://www.abyssalchronicles.com/?fn_mode=comments&fn_id=1458
Are you guys hype for Berseria thanks to this new information? I know I am! The cast looks great, and while the worldwide release date is still rough, at least we know it isn’t too far away.