Tales of Aria Pre-Releases are coming! On the weekend of September 17 - 19, over 700 pre-release events will be taking place worldwide, and today we're releasing the full list of stores that will be hosting tournaments.
As with the release of Monarch, we want the weekend to be a celebration for the whole community, so we've worked carefully to craft a fun weekend in cities and towns around the world. In big cities, we've allocated a series of large events to stores on the Friday night and Saturday so everyone has a chance to get out and meet up with lots of others in the community and compete in some really big events. Then on Sunday, we allocated a whole series of smaller events to stores around town so players can get out and explore a store or two that they might never have been to before in a more fun and casual setting.
The whole weekend is designed to give some of the smaller stores a chance to shine, and its intended to make sure that they don't have to directly compete with the big stores for crowds on the Friday and Saturday night, while for players it's designed to ensure that events are spread out right through the weekend. All the stores have been hand selected for their contribution to growing the game.
It's a huge amount of work to put something like this together, but pre-releases are really special events and we want to make sure that its a great weekend for everyone in the community. We hope you have a fantastic time!
Tales of Aria Pre Release Entry Fees: Stores can charge up to USD30 / EUR30 / GBP30 / CAD45 / AUD45 / NZD45 or local currency equivalent.