Namco Bandai to host Tales of Xillia and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 panels at WonderCon
posted on 03.15.13 at 02:58 PM EST by (@salromano)
Get ready for a special Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 announcement.

Namco Bandai will host Tales of Xillia and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 panels at WonderCon later this month.

The Tales of Xillia panel will be held on March 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. in room 207BCD, and feature Tales series producer Hideo Baba, as well as the game’s lead English voice actors, who will talk about their interpretations and inspirations for Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell. The press release mentions Xillia will be a summer release.

The Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 panel will be held on March 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 207BCD, and feature CyberConnect2 boss Horishi Matsuyama, who will give fans a special inside look at the franchise’s past and future, and make a special Ultimate Ninja Storm 3-related announcement (PC version, perhaps?).

Both Baba and Matsuyama will also host signing sessions throughout the WonderCon weekend at the Namco Bandai booth.

WonderCon will run from March 29 to 31 in the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

  • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    The Xillia panel should address a release date for part 1 and future plans for part 2

    Hopefully they’ll announce some DLC for Storm 3, the 7 swordsman want to say hello

    • Elvick

      They already stated the future of Xillia 2 rests on sales of Xillia. So I don’t see what they could say. Anything about it, other than repeating what we already know, would contradict the initial “buy it or else” mentality we’re stuck with for the Tales series.

  • zakou

    I don’t see what else they could do to make me want to rebuy storm 3. the game was really short in terms of content actually. I think storm 2 was longer.

    Funny how the platinum trophy only takes like a full day to get, speaks for itself. I’m only missing one trophy to get the plat and it only took me 19 hours to get where i am now and the last trophy will probably take 20 min x 4-5 tries so yeah it was one of the shortest plats i ever made/soon will have.

    Back to the point, i don’t need any extra characters or DLC for storm, ill be waiting for storm 4 instead :D

    • Tenshiken

      Why would you want to pay for another game when they could easily fix the issues with storm 3 through DLC? Although, now that I think about it I would like to now how cyberconnect2 Games look on the PS4.

      (Dot Hack revival on PS4?)

      • zakou

        What issues?

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    i said it before,Tales of Xillia will release in Summer :D

    • zakou

      That would be nice xD i’ll get stuck home during hot summer days with Xillia instead of going outdoors lol.

  • xMCXx

    How about fixing the framerate problems in Storm 3?

    • zakou

      Oh come in there is only like 3-4 places the frames drop in the entire game for like 1-2 seconds and people complain? Also the PS3/360 are really outdated at this point, it is only normal that more and more games have framedrops.

      • Farid Belkacemi

        PS360 outdated… normal to have framedrops… Come on, you’re just making excuses here.

        • zakou

          You’re right, I need to stop making excuses and stop lying to myself I hav to belive and I know! That the PS3 and 360 are not outdated at all and can easily process newer games in the years to come!

          I know that it has only been 7+ years with technology that is 8/9 years old inside of them but that is nothing!

      • xMCXx

        Seriously?
        The framerate drops to a crawl in normal battles and even in story mode while just walking around.
        Storm 2 and Generations didn’t have the problem.
        It’s pretty shitty.

        • zakou

          I have seen what you mean because i watched the review, it seems that the 360 version has some massive framedrops and freezes during the mob battles.

          However none of those accure on the PS3 version, the one i played on (installed) however just like i mentioned i have noticed some framedrops on the snowy stage and few tiny here and there but no big deal imo as i have done everything there is to do in this game and enjoyed it.

          I assure you i noticed no frame drops in the free roam walking parts except for one place “the round square place in konoha” it drops every time i enter but goes back to normal after 2 seconds so no big deal.

          • xMCXx

            I also have the PS3 version.^^
            Also, did you get S rank at The Last Battle?
            I only got an A since I always lose too much health against the Bijû in the second battle.
            Koumei is a goddamn bitch!
            Is there any strategy involved? I always get bombarded while by one Bijû while I fight the other…

            • zakou

              Spoilers Ahead!**

              Yes i got S on every, what you have to do is hold R2 to guard their attacks, try guarding a lot and when you want to attack them press x to jump then press chakra button and x again to instantly fly to them.

              Guard a lot and play on the hero so that you can summon eight tails and when you attack them with circle button spam L2 to avoid attacks then back away and hold R2 to block untill you replenish the bar so that you can use more substitution jutsu.

              Playing as Kurama is the easiest right? xD all you do is hold guard spam square hold recharge chakra and use taild beast bomb.

              Also make sure that in the first fight you use health regen item before killing the last jinchuuriki so that you start with full health for the second battle.

              Sorry for such long text but i wanted make sure you get that fnal trophy as it was pain in the ass for me as well xD

              • xMCXx

                Yeah, I did it!
                Thanks for answering.^^
                Yeah, I did the same as Kurama xD

                It was kind of a pain, but still, easiest Platinum ever. xD

                • zakou

                  Grats! :D Yeah pretty much the same here, the easiest plat ever made.

                  • xMCXx

                    Thanks! ^^

  • fireemblembeast

    Yay! I can’t wait to hear more about Xillia! Any news whatsoever about the game is satisfying…

  • Kurisu Makise

    Another summer of Tales, thank you based Namco Bandai. Also hoping for some fun UNS3 DLC or hey even that PC version.

  • Raoni Marques

    I just want a release date for Xillia. I’ve been waiting for ages and I don’t wanna wait anymore…

    • InternatlGamer3

      I agree

  • Kanok Timkhlai

    Wait……….Tales of Xillia on 360? I’m confused…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      The story is not just about Xillia…

  • http://twitter.com/vidya__games Jordan Boombastic

    I hope we get some news for Tales of Xillia i need a tales game for my vita.

  • Solomon_Kano

    The prospect of Storm 4 on PS4 is exciting. Can’t wait to see what CC2 can do with that. I’m really hoping Namdai lets them do another .Hack on consoles already. Versus was not enough, we need more!

  • PrinceHeir

    Tales of XIllia 2 eminent announcement or japanese audio DLC would be nice :P

  • http://lukalovesgames.blogspot.de/ Alkaid

    This might be selfish and rude to say but I want Xillia 2… 1 has to sell well since X2 is clearly a improvement over the game they “had to rush a bit because they wanted it to be an anniversary title”.

    Can’t wait to finally play Xillia, no matter the voices, I am Tales crazy and as long as they are better than those from Atelier Ayesha everything’s alright.

    More Tales wheee!!! >/////<

    Haven't played UNS yet but the game seems to be very entertaining aside from some minor flaws. The gameplay/cutscenes in UNS2 already looked damn good so the expectations are quite high.

    And it's understandable that most of you want DLC characters as well, I'd be very pleased if they would announce a playable Mitarashi Anko.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    Yes a release date for Xillia
    make it June the 4
    the week before E3 :D

  • InternatlGamer3

    Namco at least they dont troll us like Square-Eni does. That shit from Square has pissed me off more than anything.

    However Hideo Baba gives more of a damn about his fans.

  • InternatlGamer3

    I am more excited about “Tales of Xillia” than FF VS. XIII right now. I want both games but Versus long production times an uncertain release date leave me very annoyed.

    • lyrris

      This X is way better that X

  • InternatlGamer3

    I see The Tales series getting interesting battle systems in PS4 and since “Tales of Vesperia” didnt sell that well on the Xbox i dont see a future Tales title on Xbox 720. Good for SONY to make PS4 Developer friendly.