Tales of Xillia 2 Japanese release date set
posted on 06.27.12 at 10:17 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus: pre-order bonuses and special editions.

Following a Jump leak earlier this morning, Namco Bandai has confirmed during its Game Wednesday live stream a November 1 Japanese launch for Tales of Xillia 2. It will cost 8,380 yen.

Pre-order bonuses include a short story detailing the events between Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2, an Emil Castagnier (Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World) costume for Ludger, two more costumes to be detailed at a later date, and a PlayStation 3 custom theme. Reservations begin tomorrow.

The DualShock 3 Tales of Xillia 2 Edition, which includes an Xillia-branded DualShock 3, will launch for 12,980 yen. The LaLaBit Market Kyun Character Pack edition, which includes Ludger and Elle Kyun character figures, and a deluxe calendar box, will launch for 11,980 yen. The Famitsu DX Pack, which includes a Lulu plushie, ufotable illustrations on B2 tapestry, six clear character foils, and an original mug cup, will cost 11,499 yen.

Tales of Xillia 2 producer Hideo Baba detailed a series of forthcoming promotional events. A new commecial, featuring original animation from the game, will debut on July 7 during Fuji TV’s Mecha-Mecha Iketeru! between 19:00 and 20:54. Tales Channel + members will have early access to the commercial on July 6.

On August 18, Namco Bandai will host an event stage at the Kotobukiya Base in Akiba. From August 18 to August 26, at the same location, it will host a “Tales of Summer Festival” (tentative).

From October 20 to December 2, Namco will host an attraction called “Tales of Xillia 2 in Namco Nanja Town” in Toshima’s Ikebukuro.

New information on the game will be published in next week’s issue of Weekly Jump (which already leaked) and Weekly Famitsu, including details on new characters (probably Alvin and Leia, which were part of the leak).

In other news, Baba confirmed the game is currently 65 percent complete. Also, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada interrupted the broadcast to complain about having to pay for the Tales series’ past swimsuit download costumes.

Unrelated to the announcement, but also of note, a snippet from an interview with Tales series producer Hideo Baba in the latest issue of Viva Tales of Magazine published on the game’s official site reveals that development on Tales of Xillia 2 began during production of the first game. The sequel went into full development once Tales of Xillia wrapped up, when staff moved onto creating the sequel. That said, Tales of Xillia 2‘s key staff is more or less the same as the first game’s.

Thanks, Game Jouhou.

  • FearMonkey

    “Katsuhiro Harada interpreted the broadcast”

    ‘Interrupted’ you mean?

  • syaznifaiq

    I thought they gonna revealed more about Ludger brother, Julius Will Kresnik

    UPDATE: This just in. Apparently, Leia and Alvin from Tales of Xillia 1 will be in the game in some way, both sporting a new look for themselves (i.e. new clothes).

    • Sal Romano

      @syaznifaiq: We reported on that earlier this morning.

      • syaznifaiq

        @Sal Romano: Sorry Sal Romano aka Big Boss . dint realized it

  • Zero

    Also, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada interrupted the broadcast to complain about having to pay for the Tales series’ past swimsuit download costumes.

    Awesome! He is just picking up where he left off from his epic twitter rant the other day.

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/i152f8

    If you haven’t read his twitter rant, go read it now!

    Back to the topic at hand. I sincerely hope Namco-Bandai is considering localizing both Xillia 1 & 2 for the west.

    ^ I’ll just keep dreaming of the day they announce that.

    • Sal Romano

      @Zero: That announcement they’ve been teasing should be coming soon. Hollie’s said that it will apply to both North American and European audiences, as well, and that it’s a proper announcement worth teasing.

      • Zero

        @Sal Romano:

        I forgot all about that. Was supposed to be at the end of June? Yes?

        • Miranda Lawson

          @Zero: Yes, and if it isn’t an announcement to localize Tales of Vesperia PS3 then I am going to be really upset!

          • Bec66

            @Miranda Lawson: I heard it was actually going to be more than one surprise so maybe it’s Xillia & vesparia ps3, OF course I can dream.

            • Miranda Lawson

              @Bec66: I hope it is! If it’s not then I might decide to FINALLY buy a Xbox 360 just to get the english version of Vesperia (I guess it probably is kind of stupid to buy a system just to get one game.) If they announce Xillia and Vesperia then that would make alot of people happy, they should just go ahead and announce both!

  • Miranda Lawson

    That Emil costume looks so cool on Ludger. I guess this means that Ludger is now officially a knight of Ratatosk!