For those who’ve been checking our Facebook page, you’re probably aware of why there’s been a lack of news posting as of late. Things have calmed down a bit, so now we’re in the process of getting caught back up on the Tales of Xillia 2 news over the past few weeks.
Tales of Xillia 2 is a sequel to the original Tales of Xillia and takes place a year after its conclusion. The sequel features an improved battle system which allows the player to switch between different weapon styles at-will during battle. Direct choices can now be made during specific cutscenes similar to Square Enix‘s Final Fantasy XIII-2 which affects the outcome of the events in real-time.
Most of the scans deal with post-launch DLC. Some of it is the collaborative DLC we were already aware of, but more Tales cameo DLC as well as sports-themed DLC is also available. The DLC release schedule is as follows (all prices listed below are per costume):
November 1: Code Geass Costumes (500 Yen)
November 11: Sports-themed Costumes (300 Yen)
November 15 – January 16, 2013: Madoka Magica Costumes (500 Yen, 200 Yen for the Kyubey attachment)
November 15: School Costumes (300 Yen, only for Xillia 2-only characters)
November 15: Swimsuit Costumes (300 Yen, only for Xillia 2-only characters)
November 22: Tales Cameo Costumes (300 Yen, only for Xillia 2-only characters)
In addition, the scans also reveal that dual Mystic Artes will be available (the one in the scan shows Jude and Ludger teaming up) and that the “original” Milla will be in the game (note the distinct coloring in her hair).
Below is all of the videos, commercials and trailers from the past few weeks. Tales of Xillia 2 will be released in Japan on November 1. The first game will be released sometime in 2013 in both North America and Europe.
Source: Tales Union