In the series’ ongoing quest to cater to obsessive-compulsives everywhere, Tales of Symphonia Chronicles will include costumes from Tales of Xillia. Costumes for Alvin (Zelos), Ludger (Kratos), and Elize (Presea) can be earned on a second playthrough, or players can unlock them from the start with save data from Tales of Xillia or its sequel.
Namco Bandai RPG mashup Project X Zone will see a North American release on June 25, with the European release to follow on July 5. The price is set at $39.99 for the limited edition, which includes a mini artboot and a music CD.
Separately, the company also confirmed that Tales of Xillia will launch worldwide in August: 8/6 for North America, 8/9 for Europe. North America will also get a collector’s edition, featuring a limited edition Milla Maxwell figure, a 100-page artbook, and a special music CD; all that runs $99.99. Europe, meanwhile, gets two special bundles: the “D1 Edition” includes the game, artbook, and music CD for standard price, while the “Milla Maxwell Collector’s Edition” includes all the content of the US CE, priced at £79.99.
Namco Bandai has announced that Tales of Xillia will see a North American release on the PS3 on August 6.
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Namco Bandai has just issued a press release announcing that Tales of Xillia will indeed be localized for a North American release. No specific date was given beyond 2013.
Not to be outdone, Namco Bandai has also announced an increase in earnings forecast for the current fiscal year. With prior numbers at 420 mil for sales and 25mil for operating income, the company now expects respective increases to 440mil and 31.5mil. These are owed, in large part, to high sales of Tales of Xillia (760k units) and Gundam Extreme VS (550K units).
Tales producer Makoto Yoshizumi has confirmed, via Twitter, that Tales of Xillia has reached record numbers of preorders for the series. The exact number is unknown, though the PS3 version of Vesperia held the previous high at 140,000 and retailer promo materials indicated that 200,000 or greater was expected.
Xillia is set for a September 8 release in Japan. No US release has been announced.
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There’s something oddly fascinating about refreshing the stock ticker throughout the day. It’s like 2008 all over again. But enough about my weird hobbies; you’re here for the media. Here’s what we have today: Dragon’s Dogma, Final Fantasy Tactics iOS, Frontier Gate, Labyrinth Xross Blood Reloaded, Rune Factory 4, and Tales of Xillia. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/04/2011’ »
Evening, folks. No fancy intro this time, just some media if you’re in the mood for it. In this update: Disgaea 4, Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime 3, Ken to Mahou to Gakuen Mono 3D, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, and Tales of Xillia. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/28/11’ »
Evening, folks! Hope you brought your appetite for media, because we have, shall we say, generous portions. In today’s update: Cardboard Troopers, Dai 2 Ji Super Robot Taisen OG, Dragon’s Crown, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Grand Knight’s History, Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2, Pandora’s Tower, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, Tales of Xillia, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Dig in! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 06/13/11’ »
Namco Bandai announced this week that Tales of Xillia will see a September 8 release in Japan. Retailing separately at ¥8,379, Xillia will also be packaged in a special PS3 bundle that includes the game and a custom-colored system for ¥37,980.
Long part of the Tales series, inter-party banter and skits will see a few revisions for Tales of Xillia. While the optional conversations still exist and are accessible in the normal way – pushing a button when prompted – characters will now comment on their surroundings in real time. This also comes into play in battles, as active party members comment on particular events. Of particular note is that players can swap their parties in mid-fight, and many battle comments hinge upon doing so.
Xillia is slated for a release in Japan later this year. No US release has been announced.
You didn’t think you’d get through this week without some media, did you? If you said no, great. If you said yes, I’m hurt. Deeply. But enough babbling, here’s what we have: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, Disgaea 4, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Final Fantasy III iPod, Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, Gloria Union, Gungnir: Mayari no Gunshin to Eiyuu Sensou, R.P.G. Mode, Sekai Yuusha, and Tales of Xillia. Have at it!
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Media time, boys and girls! No fancy introduction this time, just the pics: Cladun 2, Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection, Final Fantasy XIV, Tales of the Abyss 3DS, and Tales of Xillia. Get ‘em here! Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/22/11’ »
Who said March could get here already? Stop making me feel old, 2011! With that said, it’s time for some media: Cladun 2, Final Fantasy III iPod, Final Fantasy IV Complete, Gungnir, Oz Chronicle, Persona 2 Innocent Sin, RPG Maker X, SD Gundam G Generation World, Shining Hearts, and Tales of Xillia. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 03/01/11’ »
Capping Sunday off with some media for you, in hopes that you’re not getting hit with still more snow. Also, does anybody else ever imagine fight scenes and chases set to something classic? Like, a guy jumping through a window and doing a parkour bounce off the far wall and landing in a dumpster, but with “Just a Gigolo” by Louis Prima playing in the background? Sometimes I empathize with the guy from Seinfeld who zoned out every time he heard “Desperado”. But I digress.
Today’s media update: Disgaea 4, Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, Everyday Messiah, Tales of Xillia, and Tales of the Abyss 3DS. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 02/20/11’ »
How you North American kids handling post-snowpocalyptia today? Got a bit more Disgaea 4 and Tales of Xillia for you. And after this is up, I’m going to take some aspirin and lie down, because helping to move three tons of snow seriously takes the fight out of a person. But I digress. Continue reading ‘Slightly Less Mass Media 02/02/11’ »
By way of an official site, Namco-Bandai formally announced the next Tales entry. Tales of Xillia is bound for the PS3, with a Japanese release sometime next year. Tales veterans Kosuke Fujishima and Mutsumi Inomata have been confirmed as character designers, and the game will feature both male and female leads: Shuto Matis and Mira Maxwell, respectively. Of further note is that two directors will helm the project. Asano Inoki directed the Symphonia sequel, Dawn of the New World, while Naoto Miyadera had previously worked on both Symphonia and Abyss.
A trailer is available via the site and YouTube.
Source and translation: andriasang