Tales of Xillia 2 for PS3 confirmed for 2014 release

Tales-of-Xillia-2_LogoThe first Tales of Xillia hasn’t even hit North American PS3s yet and already Namco Bandai has confirmed that the sequel will come stateside in 2014. Taking place a year after the events in the first game, Tales of Xillia 2 expands on the unreleased original by offering “choice” as a concept, plot device and a gameplay system.

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Tales of Xillia 2 screens:

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Leading video game developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced the North American and Latin American localization for TALES OF XILLIA 2 exclusively for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system in 2014. Building on the foundation of 2013?s TALES OF XILLIA gameplay and world, TALES OF XILLIA 2 will bring together brand new characters in this epic multiple dimensions spanning Japanese role-playing game experience.

TALES OF XILLIA 2 focuses on the events a year after the climactic end of TALES OF XILLIA. Players assume the role of Ludger Kresnik, a young man with a zest for cooking who lives with his older brother and cat, Rollo. On his way to his first day at work for a local cafeteria he runs into a young girl named Elle Marta and the two soon become involved in an accident that will change both of their lives forever.

TALES OF XILLIA 2 focuses its story theme around the concept of ?choice?, which is also expressed heavily in the game?s overall gameplay mechanics. Throughout Ludger?s journey the player will be able to decide how he reacts to various characters and situations. These choices can cause the story to branch out into different paths depending on the player?s decisions.

Choice also extends to the battle system for TALES OF XILLIA 2 by enhancing the TALES OF series? trademark gameplay. Players will be able to initiate ?Weapon Swap? in real-time during battles while controlling Ludger, allowing him to switch between three main weapons: dual blades, a sledgehammer and dual pistols, allowing for fast and strategic movements as he rushes across the battlefield. Building on the base from TALES OF XILLIA?s battle system, the new Cross Dual Raid Linear Motion Battle System will let players link to any selectable character in battle to serve as a support character and perform linked artes against targeted enemies. Different party members have different support characteristics and linked artes, allowing players to strategically decide which characters are linked to whom as various battle situations arise.

?TALES OF XILLIA 2 continues NAMCO BANDAI Games? commitment to craft best-in-class Japanese style RPGs for our amazing fans,? said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. ?Players who have invested themselves into the great storyline and characters from TALES OF XILLIA will be able to fall back into that world for a brand new adventure.?

Players who have a save game file from both TALES OF GRACES f and the upcoming TALES OF XILLIA will be able to enjoy exclusive bonus items for TALES OF XILLIA 2. TALES OF XILLIA will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system on August 6, 2013 for the Americas.

TALES OF XILLIA 2 will be available in 2014 for both North America and Latin America exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system. For more information regarding TALES OF XILLIA 2 and the TALES OF franchise please visit http://www.facebook.com/tales and http://www.namcobandaigames.com.