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Zestiria

RPG of Passion Illuminating the World


Directors: Yuuta Hase, Mari Miyata

Producer: Hideo Baba

Writers: Naoki Yamamoto, Takashi Hasegawa

Designers: Hikaru Kondo, Tatsuro Udo

Artists: Minoru Iwamoto, Kousuke Fujishima, Mutsumi Inomata, Daigo Okumura

Composers: Motoi Sakuraba, Go Shiina

Animation studio: UFOtable

Platform: PS3, PS4, PC

Release dates: PS3: 01/22/2015 (JP), 10/20/2015 (NA), 10/16/2015 (EU); PS4: 07/07/2016 (JP), 10/20/2015 (NA), 10/16/2015 (EU); PC: 10/20/2015 (NA), 10/16/2015 (EU)

Story: The sheltered Sorey becomes the legendary Shepherd, the hero tasked with purifying the evil forces that plague the world. He embarks on a journey with his best friend and new allies to defeat the Lord of Calamity, who seeks to plunge all into chaos.


Setting: Tales of Zestiria focuses on the continent of Glenwood, specifically the rival kingdoms of Hyland and Rolance. Every so often a new Lord of Calamity will threaten the world, the Shepherd will appear to stop him, and peace returns until the cycle starts again.


The world’s population is made up of humans, seraphim, and hellions. Seraphim possess unique abilities (seraphic artes) and watch over humans, and are considered holy by the continent’s primary religion. Hellions are a type of monster created when a human or seraph falls to malevolence, a force generated by humanity’s negative emotions. The vast majority of humans are unable to perceive either seraphim or hellions, and the loss of faith in the former has contributed to the corruption in society.


Relevant Books

Tales of Zestiria Perfect Guide


Editor: Famitsu

Release date: 4/22/2015


Contents: Game guide (character stats, enemy list, dungeon maps, collectable locations, side mission and dialogue guides, etc.), character bios, lore and symbology, artwork, glossary.


Interest: In-depth lore explanations (including new information) and glossary.


Tales of Zestiria Official World Guidance

Editor: QBIST

Release Date: 07/30/2015


Contents: Story summary, character bios, location information, interview with Ryohei Kimura (Sorey) and Ryota Osaka (Mikleo).


Interest: Character pages and interview.

Tales of Zestiria Staff Commemoration Book

Publisher: UFOtable
Release Date: 02/13/2017

Contents: Artwork by members of the UFOtable animation staff.
Tales of Zestiria OP Animation Commentary Book (PS3 Pre-Order Bonus)

Publisher: UFOtable
Release Date: 01/22/2015

Contents: Staff commentary on the game’s OP animation.
Tales of Zestiria the X OP & ED Animation Concept Artwork Collection

Publisher: UFOtable
Release Date: 11/30/2016

Contents: Frame-by-frame stills of the animations.
The Art of Tales of Zestiria: The Visual Celestial Record (NA Special Edition Bonus)

Publisher: Bandai Namco
Release Date: 2015

Contents: Character and environment artwork.