Tales of Xillia
|Tales of Xillia|
The Tales of Xillia Japanese boxart
|Developer||Namco Tales Studio|
|Release Dates|| JPN: September 8, 2011 |
NA:August 6th, 2013
EU August 9th, 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 August 6th and August 9th in North America and Europe respectively in 2013. It's sequel was announced at Japan Expo the year after. Tales of Xillia 2 will be released in North America and Europe sometime in 2014.
Tales of Xillia takes place in a world known as Rieze 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. The entire world is powered by these Spirit Artes.
The two main characters are Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell. Jude meets Milla in the middle of some "incident", and quickly looks up to her. Milla is able to summon the four spirits. She claims that she herself is a spirit (The lord of spirits, Maxwell), so she doesn't have the need to eat, she possesses great knowledge of the world, yet is unfamiliar with human customs.
 Battle System
This battle system is titled the Double Raid - Linear Motion 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. Along with depleting AC, artes will also deplete your TP.
A unique feature to Xillia is having two different character designers. Kosuke Fujishima (character designer to Symphonia, Vesperia, Abyss, and others) and Mutsumi Inomata (designer of Destiny, Legendia, Eternia, and others). Each artist designed three of the main protagonists.
On June 2nd, 2012, Namco Bandai has confirmed the existence of Tales of Xillia 2. It launched in Japan fall of 2012 and is making it's way west for early 2014.
 See also
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