Tales of Xillia 2 release date, collector’s edition announced
posted on 04.22.14 at 10:43 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Xillia sequel arrives in mid-August. New screenshots and video.

Tales of Xillia 2

Tales of Xillia 2 will launch for PlayStation 3 on August 19 in North America and August 22 in Europe, Bandai Namco announced. 

A Collector’s Edition will be available in North America ($129) and Europe (price not announced) featuring the following bonuses:

  • Tales of Xillia 2 software
  • Ludger Kresnik figure
  • Elle’s Pocket Watch replica compact
  • Tales of Xillia 2 music selection CD
  • Tales of Xillia 2 art book
  • Classic Tales of costume DLC (Yuri Lowell, Emil Castagnier, and Asbel Lhant)
  • (North America) Rollo plush charm
  • (Europe)Ludger’s emblematic cat, Rollo, gets his fair share of awesomeness with a Metalcase picturing him

A “Day 1 Edition” featuring the music CD and Metalcase will also be available in Europe.

Find a fact sheet for the game below. And beneath that, a new set of gameplay videos. View a new set of English screenshots at the gallery.

Storyline:
One year after the climatic events of Tales of Xillia in which the two worlds, Rieze Maxia and Elympios, were united by the destruction of the barrier that separated the two worlds. Elympios is a modern nation with a high level of technological advancement gained through the use of spyrix, whereas Rieze Maxia is a previously isolated land which relies on spirit artes and nature. While both worlds work towards peace together, there are still numerous clashes due to cultural differences and it will be some time before true peace is achieved.

Jude, Milla and the cast of the original Tales of Xillia from Rieze Maxia now strive to live their lives and fight for peace in this newly reunited world. Tales of Xillia 2 centers around Ludger Kresnik, a young man and a skilled chef who lives in Trigleph city in Elympios with his brother Julius and their cat Rollo. He strives to follow in his brother’s footsteps and work as an agent in the prestigious Spirius Corporation, a large scale and illustrious company that develops technology for every field imaginable.

One day, through a chance encounter, he meets Elle Marta: a young girl travelling alone attempting to reunite with her father at the mythic “Land of Canaan” and ends up accompanying her. His choice to accompany her will send the two on a journey that will change the fate of the two worlds forever.

Features:

  • A Bleak World - A darker story and noir atmosphere awaits Ludger and Elle as they must make hard choices and decisions that affect not only their own welfare but that of the world and people around them.
  • New and Returning Characters - Jude, Milla and the cast of original characters fates intertwine with Ludger and Elle and unfold in character stories that players experience to see how their favorite characters have progressed in the aftermath of the story told in the first game.
  • The power of Choice - Decide how Ludger reacts to situations throughout the game changing the upcoming events and affecting his relationships with his companions, ultimately altering the course of the story.
  • Enhanced Battle System - The DR-LMBS (Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System) real-time battle system is improved and expanded with special battle abilities including the Weapon Swap system and Chromatus transformations.
  • A Tale of Designs - Adding to the characters designed by famed Tales of character designers, Mutsumi Inomata and Kosuke Fujishima, Daigo Okumura, character designer on previous Tales of titles joins to design Ludger and Elle for Tales of Xillia 2.

Gameplay

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  • MikelAL93

    Any word on dual audio?

    • DarthBrian

      Not yet.

    • Manny Being Manny

      I’m crossing my fingers that after Symphonia, Namco will make it a standard part of their releases

      • Samsara09

        don’t hold your breath for it.

      • SerendipityX

        Pretty sure the only reason we got dual audio was b/c TOS was a re-release.

      • PrinceHeir

        After Xillia 2 for sure.

        I just can’t believe why not offer it as DLC? With all the BS pricing of costume Namco puts, you would think charging for the original audio would be there as well?

    • PrinceHeir

      probably not sadly :(

      Since they didn’t put one in the first game(DLC.Namco.HELLO??)

      But they’ll start doing it after Symphonia Chronicles, so hopefully Zesteria will include one.

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Today is indeed RPG day.

  • DarthBrian

    Looks like a nice collector set. I’d like to see what the figure looks like though.

    EDIT: Never mind, it’s in the gallery.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    This is gonna be the best summer ever <3

  • Wolf Star

    Summer what are you doing this to me!! D: my wallet is hurting.. Best summer ever!! And also best 2014 year of RPG’s!! :D

    • Samsara09

      don’t worry,2015 we will be getting zestiria,persona 5 and,if god exists,XV and Innocence R
      The party is just beggining,mister Wolf Star.

      Also,I talked to you about symphonia if memory serves right.You were quite curious about it,and full of hype.So…did you enjoy it?

      • Wolf Star

        Oh boy 2015.. That’s going to be a while and also yeah I remember, well I’m still playing it and I haven’t beaten it yet.

        • Samsara09

          enjoying it?naturally,i imagine

          Many hd remakes are cheap money grab…but symphonia and dawn really deserve it…the WII has less than good 5 rpgs…and the WIIU probably will only have that X.

          so yeah,many people missed em.Enjoy it,symphonia is a priceless game.

          • Wolf Star

            Yea I’m enjoying it. It’s fun and I agree, Wii U has the X game for RPG.. Idk anymore after that

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Xenoblade is the best RPG on Wii. There I said it. And I’m proud I played it at least once.

  • Nhiroz

    Was hoping it would come out earlier! Would love a Vita port as well :-)

  • new_tradition

    Ngh..! *bites knuckles*

    129 isn’t cheap, but…I want that CE *_*

    Glad to finally get a tangible release date on the game. I’ve been anxious >3>

  • Zackasaur

    “A “Day 1 Edition” featuring the music CD and Metalcase will also be available in Europe.”

    Damn it! D:

  • Wolf Star

    $129…. That’s a lot.. But at the same time I want the collectors edition D:

  • bloodiOS

    So the Day 1 Edition won’t be available in NA, is that it? Such horseshit…

  • Revorse

    Damn! $130. Forget that. Looking forward to at least the game. It’s almost exactly a year from the first release right?

  • DarthBrian
    • Wolf Star

      Here’s European collectors edition..

    • Anime10121

      Alls I want is the art book :( not paying twice the amount the game’s worth for all that other stuff… Sighs, regular edition it is for me I guess!

      • Ladius

        The 129$ figure could be a conversion of the UK price rather than the confirmed cost of the US version, I would wait for clarifications before writing the CE off.

        Then again, it does have more contents than Xillia’s CE, and it would likely be a pricey collector’s item after the release.

        • Anime10121

          But the article pretty much says it’s the NA price and that the Euro one has yet to be disclosed… And honestly, with the figure and plushie, I can see it being around that much, as figures usually drive up the prices pretty high!

          I miss $80 CE’s with just the game, the OST, and the art book.

          • Ladius

            The European price is already known since the CE is available on Amazon.co.uk, and that 129$ is a direct conversion of the UK price.

            Since US prices have never been identical to the UK ones as far as I know, I would wait for another confirmation or for preorders to open before assuming that figure is correct.

            Then again, as I said I definitely agree on those contents being pretty meaty compared to the Xillia CE, so they could have pushed the price because of that.

            • Anime10121

              Hm, ok, fair enough :)

              But I still don’t see myself going for it, as it’ll assuredly be at least $100 bucks, and besides, I wouldn’t know what to do with all the extra crap I don’t want.

              • Ladius

                I can see your point, personally I love CEs and I think Namco deserves all the support they can get after all the Tales releases and announcements they have made.

                I still can’t believe we are getting Xillia 2, Hearts R and Zestiria just after the two Symphonias.

                • Anime10121

                  Yeah I get wanting to support Namdai for their excellent treatment of the fanbase, I still can’t see myself spending that much money when all I want are the game and art book… I wish Namdai’d sell the art book separately. I’d pay up to about 30 bones for it…

    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

      I…I kind of want it. I mean, I wanted the Collector’s Edition for Xillia 1 but ended up with the Limited…well, I guess for 1 I saw a better Millia figure in Japan so I reckoned to just get that but this time, I really like the look of Ludger’s figure and well Rollo charm and Art book and Music (even though it’s not the whole OST =/). Ah but…so much money…I’ll pre-order for now and see if I change my mind I guess.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      I’ll get the game for sure, but after buying the CE of Xillia I can’t do it again for this one. Sorry Namco. I want that compass/watch thing though and the art book and music….. so tempted. Maybe if I do more hours at work.

    • PrinceHeir

      Damn it i probably should have not bought Xillia’s CE and instead stuck with the LE one.

      Now it would be weird seeing i have the first game in CE, but not the 2nd one.

      ARGHH and i STILL haven’t opened it after all this time O___O

  • Samsara09

    playable Gaius-GODLY
    Playable Muzét-DIVINELY
    man,20 minutes of dubbed trailers.Man,are we on heaven or what!?

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      My party will be Ludger, Jude, Gaius and Elize most likely.
      I respected Gaius a lot and wanted to play as him in the original. What I wish was they at least made Wingul temporarily playable too.

      • Samsara09

        Let’s progressively ruin your dreams,shall we?
        First:the game determines your party in the main story chapters.You can’t get around it.

        Second:you can take 4 caracters with you,ludger included.

        Third:you can only switch caracters in when you aren’t on main chapters…and when you are on a city.
        forth:gaius and Muzet won’t be joining you as quickly as the other 6.

        as compensation,Ludger plays with three different styles.So yeah,tecnically,you will always have 6 caracters,once Ludger progressively learns the styles and you get 3 caracters from xillia 1.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          WHAT!? WTF!? NO! So basically it’s Symphonia 2 all over again! Damn it!

          • Samsara09

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
            NO,it isn’t symphonia 2…There is no level cap,all the caracters got some new artes and link artes with Ludger,Muzet and Gaius…

            Ludger plays with a hammer,twin guns and twin swords….with each style having a different moveset,artes and link artes.

            There is no comparison.You can still switch caracters…but only on cities and off the main chapters.

            • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

              But since I play with my sister and brother they won’t be able to play the characters they like for a long part of the game. Isn’t it only 9 chapters and Gaius only comes on 6….? Damn. I hate this. I thought they join you and you can use them as you see fit as long as they were in the party. That’s how Xillia was, and all Tales games, or most RPGs really. Are they just trying to force use to play with different characters? And since the battle will be a “main chapter” will they decide the group then too?

              • Samsara09

                don’t worry,everyone gets an equal chance to shine.there are also caracter episodes happening between each main chapter…
                you control Ludger,an opcional caracter and the following pairs,depending on who the episode is dedicated…they have multiple parts and focus on caracter development
                Jude/millia
                Alvin/Leia
                Rowen/Elise
                Gaius/Muzet

                • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                  I guess this is what people meant by Xillia and Xillia 2 are the only Tales games that are better to play alone. The link system prevent a co-op player from still controlling the linked character. And now this, deciding who you play with unless you’re on certain character chapters. I’ll bare with it. But I won’t lie, I’m disappointed.

                  • Samsara09

                    Heh,they made it worth your time.Just check the pre boss and post battle cutscenes…they are full of action,precisely because of you not switching caracters

                    Caracters like Leia got tons of new artes…around 7-10 or so…Everyone at least got more than 5 artes.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      That’s good. I’ll find a way to work it out. Guess when I’m not moving on with the story I’ll let my siblings play their favorites as we train the characters (leveling).

                    • Samsara09

                      ah yeah,there is some grinding for money involved in how you progress from one main chapter to the next.It is almost like a fee,one can say.

                      You will be playing lots between each chapter.ALso,they did add new areas.

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      So you’re suppose to raise money as you level up to purchase passports between areas?

                    • Samsara09

                      Ludger kinda gets involved in a debt…because of a incident in the first hour of the game.So,he can’t get to some areas till he pays a part of it.

                      Better not to go further in this.Let’s just say there is a fun reward if you pay it all

                    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

                      I remember that. He has a debt so high you can only pay it off by saving up the whole game.

                • SerendipityX

                  Hmmm, more like Gaius/Everyone.

  • Nightcore34

    August 22nd, I already got the collectors for xillia 1 so now trying to get the Xillia 2 one although need a price now.

  • Ladius

    The CE is really wonderful, I have been looking forward to Xillia 2 since last year.

    The European version is already available for preorder on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xillia-Ludger-Kresnik-Collectors-Edition/dp/B00JTO40J0

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    *Sephiroth’s voice*
    It’s time.

  • Blaz

    Aw, yeah!

  • CeroSuerte

    Good they announced it now, 6 weeks before e3, maybe just maybe they might say something about Zestiria..

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Here’s hoping. But since they announced Hearts and this within days of each other, that might be asking to much. Maybe more info about it in TGS.

      • Samsara09

        they will.there will be a PV trailer next saturday.We will probably see some gameplay then.
        the week is just beginning…but the wonders won’t stop.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          How’d you find out so soon?

          • Samsara09

            they informed it yesterday or the day before…i think.

            You just need to track the right sites:

            http://www.abyssalchronicles.com/

            http://tokrin.com/

            about the second site,it is Japanese,but if you are a smart guy as I think you are,you will get around it.It was really easy finding about that info,since they put pictures of zestiria,with the letters “PV” and the date :D

            • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

              I can use the translate program to understand JPN text at least.
              I usually check this, Siliconera, RPGsite, and RPGfan.

            • CeroSuerte

              Thanks, now this is some good news..

              • Samsara09

                it was my pleasure.

      • CeroSuerte

        Greedy i am, i am taking tox2 release for granted & already looking forward to zestiria ;)

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          Yeah Zestiria is the biggest news right now. This and Hearts coming over is good but those games have been seen on the net in vid form for years. Zestiria is the only one that new to everyone.

  • Samsara09

    tales of xillia 2 coming to USA on august 19!

    That was rather predictable,though.Ahhh man,I have important classes that month,and no breaks…aside from weekends…

    • Anime10121

      Um…yes, I think that’s been established already :P

      • Samsara09

        man,I feel dumb.Did it?
        Oh well.i won’t be fussing over that :D

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    I still want them to allow use to have Ludger talk in the first playthru. I hate cool looking characters being silent protagonists!

  • Learii

    another $100 collection eidtion

    • SerendipityX

      More like $130, but at least I get a figure to add to my bishie collection.

      • Learii

        tat just too much T_T

  • Northstar

    Gaius so badass! It’ll be nice to control him ;)

    • SerendipityX

      I see someone else enjoys Absolute Domination~

    • archvile78

      Totally main’ing him ASAP.

  • Nitraion

    I wonder what muzet weapon was? a scarf? a wing? i wondering since Xillia 1
    do you can change them or what?
    also that devil triger is too OP O-o

    • Izzeltrioum

      Her weapon is.. her hair.

      Though, as equipable, you use hair pins

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Would it be too much to give me dual audio

    • Elvick

      Yes. Apparently.

  • Blaz

    The american version.

    • $61526767

      That pocket watch.. i gotta have it!

  • fireemblembeast

    They’re making the CE pricier and pricier…and I still haven’t had enough time to finish the first game >_>;
    First- world problems

  • LordKaiser

    The JRPGs are back! Is there a LE?

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    mfw Ludger’s guns are colored black on one and grey on the other

  • Ta23 Ta28

    How often do we get a sequel where the motherfucking final boss of the first game becomes your ally and is playable?

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Not often at all. Gaius is a beast: fun to play with and really fun to fight too.

    • Nightcore34

      I honestly don’t think it’s been done before, at least not to my knowledge although Gaius and Muse aren’t bad so there’s that point.

    • Samsara09

      rarely.

  • Nightcore34

    Just thought of something, is it ok for elise to have teepo?

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      Let’s just say she’s doing better but not completely free of her condition. Once she’s matured and being completely honest with herself she’ll like move on from Teepo. I’d say her late teens.

      • Nightcore34

        So in this she’s using teepo but because she wants to fight or something along those lines.

        • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

          I’m not 100% sure. But based on how Xillia ended, that’s likely. It’s to help boost her powers but she still feels connected to the AI of Teepo and there’s sentimental value. Mostly that’d be the reason.

          Outside of that, the only other reason is likely they think people like her best with Teepo. And they don’t want to deviate from that too much. So they make her mature but not fully ditch the toy.

          • Nightcore34

            Ahh I see now, If they did get rid of him they’d have to change attacks and even her special teepo drain.

            • Samsara09

              also,even if Teepo is a imposter,so to say,he still is her oldest “friend”.She does have many friends now and is way more honest about herself and her friends,but it is not easy to just ditch Teepo,that is why she guarded him on a box,in case she needed him again.

  • Ta23 Ta28

    “MUTTON! FRESH MUTTON!”

    Oh hey, long time no see.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Question: Is it possible to put on the cast member’s original clothes from Xillia 1?

    • KingNigma

      Yes if you have a save file from the original I think. You can also use the costumes you had.

      • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

        Ok that’s good, but I meant the clothes Jude starts with for example. Can he where his original green and black clothes from Xillia. Don’t know if their default clothes count as costumes.

        • KingNigma

          Yes the original default outfits are available.

          • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

            Sweet, thanks for the info.

    • SerendipityX

      I heard that all the dlc from Xillia 1 is compatible too.

  • artemisthemp

    You guys think EU will get the Costumes also?

  • EvE

    pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!pre-ordered!!!!!!

  • Guest

    “One year after the climatic events of Tales of Xillia in which the two worlds, Rieze Maxia and Elympios, were united by the destruction of the barrier that separated the two worlds.”

    Is that a complete sentence, or is my brain just not working?

    • Đức Anh Trần

      I think it’s the latter. It’s pretty easy to figure out, but perhaps they could add this:
      “It’s [o]ne year after the climatic events of Tales of Xillia in which the two worlds, Rieze Maxia and Elympios, were united by the destruction of the barrier that separated the two worlds.”

  • archvile78

    Preordering 3 CE as soon as possible!

  • kirby755
    • PrinceHeir

      I need to watch Maria Holic Alive soon!!!

  • LordKaiser

    Please let it have a LE also so it looks good near my Xillia’s LE!

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Pre ordering CE soon.

  • Elvick

    Anyone find this for preorder yet? (in NA specifically)

  • $61526767

    Damn, I gotta get that collectors edition. Looking really delicious. Still disappoints me that i haven’t played/completed the first one. Hopefully i can get the game before this comes out.

  • AdamBoy64

    Probably not a popular opinion on this site.

    I’m not a big fan of Collectors Editions these days.
    If I get a Collectors Edition, I can never bring myself to open it – and then I have to find somewhere to put them.

    I do enjoy getting soundtracks though.

    And whoa, it’s under 4 months till this game releases in the West.
    Still haven’t played the original Xillia yet, or Graces F for that matter.
    So many Tales games to play.

    • Samsara09

      try to play xillia first.If there is no time,you could ditch Graces.
      What matters is that you enjoy yourself,you are paying them for this.

      • AdamBoy64

        True. And thank you for your comment.
        I have heard previously from someone who’s opinion I value highly that I should play Xillia before I play Graces.

        So to hear the same from you, is more confirmation to hit up Xillia first.

        I think I’ll enjoy it when I do, I just have to make myself scarce on any Tales posts so I can avoid spoilers.

        • Samsara09

          Well,thanks for the compliment,but well,you may enjoy graces more than xillia.

          it is no crime liking it,lol.Well,the choice is yours.

        • Bobby Jennings

          You may just enjoy Graces than Xillia. Graces is more rewarding when it comes to the combat, Xillia is like going back to the series roots…with team attacks which is amazing as well.

  • http://chaosraiden.blogspot.com/ Chaos Raiden

    You are bleeding the money out of my wallet, Namco. Can’t wait to get this game.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Now all you gotta do is release a digital version of ToD DC Namco

    • Souji Tendou

      That would be an VERY awesome news if they ever decided to do so. To make it better, localize it. :D

  • Souji Tendou

    If only it’s a Gaius figure, I’d PO in a heartbeat. :/

  • greenreaper

    Nice. My only worry is if the reuse of maps is going to take away from the enjoyment.

    • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

      There’s character use restrictions too. But don’t worry, I’m told the overall enjoyment is still there as long as you like the first one.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Since my PS3 broke down (for the 2nd time), I have to play Xillia over again. I guess I’ll do Milla’s side this time. Which isn’t bad but I wanted to keep my Jude playthru. I wish I had just got the system fixed. Seems like the more I played it the more it broke down. Where as my older brother’s old PS2 sits in dust and still works. Just my luck.

    What other benefits are there to having played Xillia other than having costumes transferred over? I want to play other games so I need to way my options before redoing Xillia.

  • MasterSensei

    This looks like a good collectors edition but tell me, what will really be included in the European version? Because the (EU) version of Tales of Symphonia’s collectors edition was not as nowhere near as good as the American version… it really pissed me off.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    I think that’s what I use. I use Google for surfing and on non-english sites it asks “TRANSLATE?”

  • Samsara09

    disqus’s fucking idea on how to delete useless posts.

  • Samsara09
  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Yeah I went to Abyssal, on the other now. Don’t see much new. Just some new screenshots of Zestiria.

  • Northstar

    It is my impression or these Zestiria graphics has nothing to do with the screenshots that were shown recently O.O What amazing graphics!!!!!!!

  • SerendipityX

    I’m not sure if the lighting is amazing or if everything is just super bright.

  • Samsara09

    yeah,but you saw the pics and the date…but yeah,I did show you those things.This game won’t be released this year,I imagine…So this game can still get even more beautiful.

    if it does,probably winter 2014 like persona 5

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    Of Xillia 2? Yeah I read about it. And I see some Tales conventional stuff dated.

  • Samsara09

    xillia 2?Ah,I meant zestiria.This is a xillia 2 post,so I am not surprised this little incident here happened.Oh well,I told all i know.

  • https://www.behance.net/cobaltcomet KOKAYI5

    I can’t really tell about the graphics, the shot is blurry. Any HD shot you know of?