The Tales of series will be making its first appearance on PC next week with Tales of Zestiria, and there’ll be quite a lot of DLC – free and otherwise – available to celebrate.
So, the freebies first. There’ll be exclusive Mystic Artes for Mikleo, Lailah and Alisha on Bandai Namco’s VIP Corner – which is a thing that I didn’t know existed until now – in addition to “Alisha’s Story”, a new quest that’ll be free from launch until 18 November. You’ll also be able to get your hands on a free pack containing 23 skits and a free “starter pack”, although I have no idea what that actually means. I’m guessing some early-game healing items or something? No idea.
It’s probably worth bearing in mind that pre-ordering the game on Steam also offers some freebies. It’s that hideously annoying tiered unlock system, I’m afraid, but right now your pre-orders will get you a weapon skins set based on previous Tales of games, a set of costumes based on previous Tales of male characters, and a set of costumes based on previous Tales of female characters. The third and final pre-order reward (which has not yet been reached, so that’s far from guaranteed) is a free copy of Tales of Symphonia when that launches on Steam next year.
The rest of the announced DLC, as far as I can tell, is not free. Thankfully, it’s pretty much costume sets: Neon Genesis Evangelion costumes for Sorey, Alisha, Lailah, Edna, and Rose; an Idolmaster costume set with outfits, attachments, battle voices, and BGM for Alisha, Lailah, Edna, and Rose; a School Costume set; and a Seaside Resort Costume set.
All of this will be available when Tales of Zestiria launches on Steam on 20 October. You can get a vague idea of what’s on offer via the rather large graphic below.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.