Celebrating the Tales Of 25th anniversary are a series of illustrations featuring the heroes, with said artwork being featured in merch through January.
As revealed on the official Tales of Twitter account, 25 new pieces of artwork featuring all the protagonists of the franchise was revealed. The illustrations celebrate the 25th anniversary of the long running series, which you can check out below:
— テイルズチャンネル＋ (@tales_ch) October 19, 2020
In addition, Dash Store in Ikebukuro and Dash Store in Osaka Nipponbashi will sell new merchandise using half of these new illustrations from November 14th to 26th. Then each of the Animate shops in Sendai, Sapporo, Nagoya, Sannomiya, Fukuoka Parco, Hiroshima, Osaka Nipponbashi, and Yokohama Vivre will sell goods using the other half of the illustrations from December 12th to January 3rd.
The Tales of series is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. The next console game, Tales of Arise, was scheduled to launch in 2020 but was delayed most likely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, there is hope as the title was rated in both Brazil and Australia recently, hinting at a possible earlier release date.
The most recent console release for the series, Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition which came out for every major current-gen system, is the subject of the free wallpaper above. The title launched earlier this year and, going by our very own DualShockers review, still holds up as one of the best entries in the series. You can also check out our handy guide, featuring plenty of tricks and tips to help get you started on the game. And of any of this peaks your interest, you can pick up the game for Switch, PS4, Xbox One, or PC.
Bandai Namco publicly confirmed to be working on a single Tales of game right now, Tales of Arise. The game was first announced at E3 2019 for PC, PS4, Xbox One,. While initially planned for 2020, it was indefinitely delayed. Looking at recent trademarks however, it’s possible the game will come back sooner than we think in 2021.