|Tales of Xillia|
The Tales of Xillia Japanese boxart
|Developer||Namco Tales Studio|
|Release Dates||JPN: September 8, 2011 NA:August 6th, 2013 EU 2013|
Tales of Xillia was announced for localization for both North America and Europe on July 6th, 2012 at the Japan Expo in Paris, France. It will be released sometime in 2013 and if it sells well enough, the Western fans will also get Tales of Xillia 2.
Tales of Xillia takes place in a world known as Liese Maxia. It has spirits, but they cannot be seen by humans unless they take a "solid" form. This world uses Spirit Artes, which is their electricity. It seems the entire world is powered by these Spirit Artes.
The two largest countries in Liese Maxia are La Schugall and A Juuru. They are currently in the middle of a war. The latter of these countries is a developing country.
The two main characters are Jude Mathis and Mira-Maxwell. Jude meets Mira in the middle of some "incident", and quickly looks up to her. Mira is able to summon the four spirits. She claims that she herself is a spirit (The leader spirit, Maxwell), so she doesn't have the need to eat, she possesses great knowledge of the world, and is unfamiliar with human customs.
 Battle System
This battle system is titled the Double Raid - Linear Motion Battle. Not much is known for now, except for the fact that it is not only a two person battle.
A new feature (titled Link Mode) has been added in Tales of Xillia. Here, you use partner abilities with a member of your party. You are able to attack, block, and do many other things to your enemy!
Tales of Xillia also introduces the Assault Counter (AC), which works like the CC in Tales of Graces. It allows you to link together your artes until you run out of AC. It is unknown at this time if this depletes TP as well (which makes a return in this game!)
 Character Designs
The Game features character designs by both Kosuke Fujishima, working with Team Symphonia, who has done character designs for Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, and Tales of Vesperia. Along with Mutsumi Inomata, working with Team Destiny, who has done character designs for Tales of Eternia, Tales of Destiny, and Tales of Graces among other Tales games.
So far out of the characters announced, Fujishima has done
Inomata has done
On June 2nd, 2012, Namco Bandai has confirmed the existence of Tales of Xillia 2 to be released later this year.