Fans of Japanese role playing games will be well served in 2016, as publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has confirmed that it will be bringing a slew of games to western shores.
No release window has been set for Tales of Berseria, the latest installment in the much beloved Tales Of series, but when it releases on PlayStation 4 and Steam, players will be able to “embark on an all-new adventure from the celebrated team behind the Tales Of series and assume the role of Velvet, a young woman whose once gentle nature has been replaced and overcome with a festering anger and hatred after a traumatic experience three years before the events of Tales of Berseria,” according to Bandai Namco’s community specialist David Lee in a post on the PlayStation Blog.
Next up, both God Eater: Resurrection and God Eater 2: Rage Burst will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Steam in the summer of 2016. Both games are enhanced versions of God Eater and God Eater 2 respectively and are set in the 2050’s, when “unknown life forms called Oracle Cells have begun their uncontrolled consumption of all life on Earth. The ravenous appetite of the Oracle Cells, coupled with their remarkable adaptability quickly turned these once harmless cells into Earth shattering monsters known as Aragami. Humanity’s last hope for survival now rests in the hands of individual elite Aragami hunters known as ‘God Eaters.'”
Also in summer 2016, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven will arrive on Western shores. In it, players will be able to “strike a pose and team up in ultra-stylish, two-versus-two 3D action-brawler battles with characters from all arcs of the incredibly influential JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime and manga series.”
Finally, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Force will come west sometime in 2016 for the PlayStation Vita. In it, players will be able to “pilot legendary Mobile Suits and take on missions from various scenarios from Mobile Suit Gundam to Mobile Suit Gundam Universal Century in fast-paced, two-versus-two gameplay to larger and more strategic Team battles.”