Tales of Xillia 2 Coming West in 2014

Tales of Xillia 2 Coming West in 2014

Tales of Xillia 2 Screen

With Tales of Xillia finally coming to North America, Namco Bandai has announced a 2014 release for its sequel.

Released in Japan in 2011, it's taken two years for Tales of Xillia to makes its way to western shores. With the North American release only a few short weeks away, however, fans of the Tales of franchise will likely be delighted to discover that the wait for Tales of Xillia 2 won't be nearly as long. Hideo Baba, producer of the Tales series at Namco Bandai Game Studios, has confirmed that Tales of Xillia 2 is in the process of being localized for a 2014 release in North America and Europe.

"I am very excited to announce to all of our Western fans on behalf of the entire Tales of team that we will be localizing Tales of Xillia 2 exclusively on PlayStation 3 in 2014," said Baba. "The game's story is set a year after the climactic end of Tales of Xillia and will revolve around Ludger Kresnik, a run-of-the-mill man who lives with his brother and cat, and Elle Marta, a young and dependable girl who Ludger meets by chance." It will focus heavily on the theme of choice, which will be "deeply engrained" into both the story and gameplay. Players, in turn, will frequently be called on to make decisions throughout the course of the game that can lead to the story branching off in different directions.

A lack of quality JRPGs has arguably been a consistent problem for western console gamers this generation. That being case, the localization of Tales of Xillia 2 should be a treat for both fans of the franchise and the genre in general. Being a sequel however, interested players would probably do well to pick up and play Tales of Xillia, which is set to release in North America exclusively on PS3 on August 6th.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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Great news! I'm so happy to live in a time where we get to play these amazing JRPGs without having to spend $100+ on an import.

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I need a PS3.

I miss good RPGs, the last I played was Tales of Vesperia and that was a long time ago.

I don't have a PS3, so I hope this will come out on the PS4 with that Galkai streaming service, along with games like Tales of Xillia 1, Tales of Graces F, The Last of Us and Kingdom Hearts HD.

I could have sworn that future "Tales" titles being released in the west was dependent on Xillia's success. Maybe it has enough pre-orders for that (I know I'm one of them)? Either way, this is great news!

Furioso:
I could have sworn that future "Tales" titles being released in the west was dependent on Xillia's success. Maybe it has enough pre-orders for that (I know I'm one of them)? Either way, this is great news!

I know the collector's edition is completely sold out across North America from pre-orders alone (At least at Gamestop/EB Games and Amazon), but I don't know how many collector's editions they're actually producing. Still looks positive though.

Unfortunately I'm going to have to wait a while for mine though, as it sold out in Canada first and I had to order mine from the U.S. and have it shipped to a relative... Good thing I'm not done with Tales of Graces F yet.

Quellist:
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My feelings exactly.

Tales of Xillia is a great game. Namco Bandai is finally getting on the ball about localization and it makes me very, very happy. Tales titles are some of the best RPGs for the PlayStation 3. Some of the best RPGs today, period. We had to go so long without many of them though. But our patience has finally paid off.

Anyone interested in good RPGs for the PlayStation 3 should definitely be excited about Tales of Xillia and Tales if Xillia 2. They're great games. And an absolute must have for anyone looking to own new RPGs on their PlayStation 3s. Tales of Xillia has a great story, great gameplay, and won't disappoint at all. This is one of the most important Japanese RPGs to come to the West since Xenoblade Chronicles.

I'm super hyped. I hope both of these games sell really well.

Miyenne:
I need a PS3.

I miss good RPGs, the last I played was Tales of Vesperia and that was a long time ago.

You can snag Tales of Abyss on the 3DS, but other than that I think Tales of Vesperia was the last one I've played too.

On topic!

I need a god damn PS3. All the good rpgs are on there. Persona. Disgaea. Now the Tales games? What the f man?

The only Tales game I was ever disappointed in was Tales of Symphonia 2, and really that was mostly because as a sequel to Tales of Symphonia, I did not expect new characters (especially ones that were kinda...meh?). Also, Sheena. Not enough Sheena in Symphonia 2.

Hopefully PS3 prices plummet when the PS4 drops so I can snag one for dirt cheap. Then I can finally buy ALL THE RPGS!

 

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