In a Funimation email I got (web version), it was talking about the Tales of Zestiria The X anime. In it, it says
It's time to switch gears and meet a new heroine in our tale and of the upcoming game Tales of Berseria. Velvet Crowe has been imprisoned on a remote island for three years but the time for her breakout has come. With revenge on her mind and demonic powers at her call, will she get what she wants or will her own vengeance create a dangerous bout of malevolence?
What I picked up on was the mention of another Tales of game. Generally from my understanding, most Tales of games are set in/on separate worlds and unless they share the same main title (e.g. Tales of Symphonia/Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World or Tales of Xilla 1/2) are generally independent of one another.
However, as the quote mentions, Velvet Crowe is from Tales of Berseria. Below is a screenshot from the Tales of Zestiria The X that was in the Funimation email.
And below are the cover shot and screenshot from Tales of Berseria showing Velvet.
While she appears to be wearing something different between Tales of Zestiria The X and Tales of Berseria, her face, hair, and arm still look the same.
So I am wondering, is there a connection between Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria? Is the Tales of Zestiria The X anime serving as a bridge between the two?