Here’s the overview of information Bandai Namco sent out with the screenshots:
Oscar Dragonia and Teresa Linares are both praetors of the Abbey, the organization of exorcists. Oscar is serious in his work but he shows great hostility towards daemons. His elder half-sister Teresa is called the ‘Frozen Queen’ because she carries out her duties without emotion. Meanwhile in the story, Velvet meets Dyle, a lizard daemon who was a member of the shipping guild – but he transgressed and experienced the onset of daemonblight. He is now being chased by the Abbey.
New combat moves and skills will be featured in Tales of Berseria – with a new attack type included in the Liberation-LMBS (Linear Motion Battle System). ‘Mystic Artes’ are powerful special attacks that cause huge damage to enemies with an impressive cut-in animation. Players can also strengthen a character to activate new and hidden skills as the game progresses. There are lots of different effects that skills can have on a character, with three types of equipment skills that can be activated: the ‘Master Skill’, the ‘Enhancing Bonus’ and the ‘Random Skill’.
Tales of Berseria is due out for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on August 18 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4 and PC in North America and Europe in early 2017.
View the screenshots at the gallery.