Namco Games has announced that Tales of Xilla 2 will be coming to Europe and Australasia exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in 2014.
Tales of Xilla 2 focuses on the events a year after the climactic end of Tales of Xilla. Players assume the role of Ludger Kresnik, a young man with a zest of cooking who lives with his older brother and his cat, named 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.
This latest adventure focuses on the concept of "choice", which is also expressed heavily in the game’s overall gameplay mechanics. The game also expands the battle system, allowing players 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. Other additions include a new Cross Dual Raid Linear Motion Battle System which lets players link to any selectable character in battle to serve as a support character and perform linked artes against targeted enemies. Different party members also have different support characteristics and linked artes, allowing them to strategically decide which characters are linked to whom as various battle situations arise.
“We are extremely happy to bring another piece of the beloved Tales of franchise in Europe and Australasia” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice-President at Namco Bandai Games Europe. “Tales of Xillia players will be able to fall back into this deep storyline in 2014 with TALES OF XILLIA 2, as we will introduce brand new characters and let them experience new gameplay features but also improvements of the first opus battle system”
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 9th, 2013 in Europe and Australasia.