29 Jul 2021 7:57 PM +00:00

Old McAlphen Has a Farm In Tales of Arise and You Will Too

Bandai Namco released a new Tales of Arise trailer showing some of the game's features, including the low-key reveal that Tales of Arise farming is a thing.

In the trailer, we see Alphen interacting with some (absolutely adorable) Rappigs, which are pretty much what they sound like: a cross between a rabbit and a pig. He's not just saying hi and moving on, though.

Another shot shows Alphen in a farmer's outfit caring for the Rappig after walking through a field of wheat, as the caption "reap the rewards of the land" plays on screen.

The Japanese version of the trailer also shows a farm hand, livestock menu, and stables with other animals.

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Old McAlphen Has a Farm In Tales of Arise and You Will Too

We'd like to think this is just animal husbandry, but there could be a less savory - or perhaps more savory, depending on your viewpoint - explanation for the farm.

Like its predecessors, Tales of Arise features a cooking system with dishes that boost stats and what looks like special cutscenes when certain characters cook meals.

Image showing Tales of Arise farming
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Cuddly Rappig or piggy burger in the making?

Some of these use meat, and it's gotta come from somewhere.

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Whether you harvest animals for food or cuddles, Tales of Arise is shaping up to be one of the series' more involved entries.

A fishing system joins farming and cooking as one of the pastimes you can enjoy when you aren't liberating the oppressed, and the skits - side conversations between characters - use a brand-new style and fresh method of delivery.

Read more: Bandai outlines Tales of Arise skill tree and system