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Tales of Arise off to a flyer on Steam

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Tales of Arise is an early days hit on Steam.

Bandai Namco's latest anime-aesthetic adventure launched this week, and it has already proved more popular on PC than any other Tales game released on Steam before it.

Arise hit a peak concurrent players number of 45,680 yesterday - a number expected to grow over the weekend - which is more than the peak concurrents of the previous Tales games on Steam combined.

Cover image for YouTube videoTales of Arise - Gameplay Showcase

According to SteamDB, the concurrents peak of 2017's Tales of Berseria on Steam was 8085. 2015's Tales of Zestiria managed 9696.

It's a deserved result - Hirun Cryer reviewed Tales of Arise for Eurogamer, awarding it a recommended badge. "There are missteps and a few bumps along the way, but this soft reboot of a long-running series emerges a triumph," he wrote.