Tales of Xillia 2: Gaius, Muse, Ridou, and Chronos details
posted on 10.02.12 at 08:57 PM EDT by (@sqexgal)
Plus, the Arosal Orb, Cat Dispatch, and Xillia attachments.

Famitsu this week has new information on Tales of Xillia 2, including details on Gaius and Muse, who return from Tales of Xillia 1 as playable party characters, new characters Ridou and Chronos, the Arosal Orb, Tales of Xillia 1 attachments, and the Cat Dispatch system.

Gaius
The first King of Liese Maxia, the unification of La Shugal and A Jule. He appoints Rowen as the prime minister and is busy spending his days with the affairs of the joining La Shugal and A Jule, as well as overseeing diplomacy in Elenpios. To find a key to solving the problem, he often hides his social position and sneaks into the streets to hear the voices of the people. When he is incognito he goes by the name Aust Outway.

  • Special Characteristic: Revenger - after guarding an enemy’s attack, he immediately steps forward and deals out a strong attack.
  • Support Characteristic: Spread Force - when he guards an attack and shields the master, each of Gaius and the master’s TP consumption is reduced. Additionally he releases an attack targeted at the enemy’s weak spot which knocks the enemies back without fail.

Muse
Milla’s older sister, she is an apparition with the power to split dimensions. She was living with her sister Milla in the spirit world, but for some reason she proceeded into the human world. Having found support in Milla, her prior insanity is gone. Now she has a unique playfulness and gentleness about her. However, behaving like her sister causes her to act irrationally.

  • Special Characteristic: Leave Assault – when she is knocked back by an attack, she can warp to take a front step or back step.
  • Support Characteristic: Tractor Move – she moves the master momentarily.
  • Technique: Wind Cutter

Ridou
“You outta follow society’s rules, Ludger.”

A doctor agent of Clanspia Company, he holds patents in medical technology and modern medicine. He is as equally well-known as protagonist Ludger’s brother Julius, but there is a rumor that he is doing unauthorized medical treatments in exchange for large sums of money. He is outwardly sociable, but hides an unusual attachment to money and prestige.

Chronos
“… I’ll teach you. There are some things in this world that can’t be broken.”

One of the three spirits next to Origin and Maxwell. He is considered a guardian of Canaan in the legends of the human world. He is affected by the creation of the Alternate World, and has a deep connection to the Kresnik family.

Arosal Orb

In Tales of Xillia 1, Shell split the world into two and released an overflow of mana causing the Lilial Orb to become impossible to use. The Arosal Orb was developed in its place. Attribute energy earned in battle is absorbed into the Arosal Orb via the absorber. The attribute energy it can absorb differs by each absorber. Accumulated energy can be used to learn techniques and skills which differs by each absorber. Accumulated energy can be used to learn techniques and skills which differ by character.

The absorber can take earth, water, fire, wind, light, and darkness elements. Attribute points are earned from the absorbed elemental cores. Then, the attribute points can be used to learn techniques. For instance, you need 230 fire attribute points and 230 wind attribute points to learn Rapid Range.

Tales of Xillia 1 Attachments

Some of the outfits and attachments from Tales of Xillia 1 are available for use in Tales of Xillia 2.

Cat Dispatch

A woman who likes cats living in the same building as Ludger will ask you to find her cats that have run away. Caught cats will dispatch in random places and will bring back raw materials, weapons, and attachments from time to time.

Thanks, Tale Tale Source.

  • PrinceHeir

    so no mention of the special bonus from Grace F, Xillia save games??

    • Souji Tendou

      I wonder about that too. But I heard that we’ll only get attachments from the saves data, nothing special imo. Since I’m not too fond of using ‘em.

      • PrinceHeir

        hey souji :D

        maybe kinda like Xenosaga with bonus bikini attire ;)

        • Belenger

          I am really sad to say that in today’s game market any swimsuit would be dlc and dlc only.

          Sorry to crush your hopes, but namco is certainly generous we might get uh, a rubber ducky?

          Sarcasm aside i’ll be just happy as long this game gets someday on west. Hopefully.

          • PrinceHeir

            ask harada san XD

            he even questioned the Tales Producer for paid dlc XD

        • Souji Tendou

          Yo Prince. :)
          Could be, but the news won’t excite me though, except if we’ll get free costumes.

  • rebellion14

    The game gets better and better

    I think there is a mistake in the article Chronos is supposed to be male (since his VA Junichi Suwabe is also male)

  • Skelter

    Isn’t the black haired dude one of the villains in the first one? If he is then now I know he’ll live -___-

  • paperclichepixel

    Gaius Ballad…. WHAT!!!