Tales of Arise producer Yusuke Tomizawa has confirmed that there are currently no plans to develop a sequel for the game.
According to GamesRadar, Tomizawa said there was no need for a sequel to the highly-successful JRPG title because Bandai Namco wanted "to continue to take on the challenge of… acquiring new fans for further expansion of JRPGs.
“For that to happen, they have to come up with a cutting-edge flagship title that builds on the success of Arise, while also providing an opportunity to rediscover the history of the (Tales) series."
Tomizawa had also said there were never any plans to continue the story even before the game launched as the team were working hard to “create a story that could fit into a single game, leaving a good aftertaste for players”.
Tales of Arise was released in September last year and managed to sell a whopping 1.5 million copies in just 48 days, the game’s official Twitter handle tweeted.
In addition to great sales figures, the game also garnered positive review scores from several gaming websites. Check out IGN’s review of the game below.
It’s rare to see a game this successful and not get an immediate sequel but Bandai Namco’s reasoning for it is commendable.