Tales of Xillia slated for September

Japanese version of Namco Bandai's upcoming role-playing game for the PS3 pegged for Q3; hardware bundle with special PS3 also available.

It has been a while since gamers have played a Tales role-playing game, with the last in the series--Tales of Vesperia--released back in 2008. Now, Namco Bandai wishes to remedy that, at least for fans residing in Japan. Tales of Xillia, the latest in the series, will be out on Japanese shelves this September 9 and will be on the PlayStation 3 (via Famitsu).

Tales of Xillia's combat will be real-time and action-oriented, just like past installments.

As an added bonus, Sony and Namco Bandai announced that they will release the Tales of Xillia X Edition, which is a hardware bundle that contains the game and a custom-painted PS3. This bundle will retail at 37,980 yen ($470). Gamers who preorder the game will get one of the four mascot charms featuring main characters Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell. The first print copies of the game will include a code for 10 PS3 custom themes for players to use on the XMB dashboard and 15th anniversary in-game costumes for the main characters.

Gamers in Japan can also purchase the Tales of Xillia Kyun Kyara pack. This set contains the game, character figures for Jude and Milla, and a Tales of Xillia calendar wrapped up in one special box. Fans will have to fork out 12,980 yen ($160) on the LaLaBit online store.

The story of the latest game is set in Liese Maxia, where humans and monsters live together with spirits. The main characters are Jude Mathis, a medical student who defends himself with his fists, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious female who has to recover her lost ability to summon spirits. The game features the Double Raid Linear Motion battle system, which has two characters teaming up for coordinated attacks and pulling off powerful special moves called Link Artes.

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Discussion

33 comments
Ken03
Ken03

release it in english....pls......with cherries on top.....pls....

nickt234
nickt234

Release it in England too! =(

zero_123456789
zero_123456789

Let's all sign the ongoing petition and let namco bandai that we all love tales series! google petitiononline tales of xillia and sign there!

the_esherick
the_esherick

I hope this makes it state side, i really do. I would love a Tales game for my PS3. I know Graces F is coming, but I want this too :). I'm not an FPS gamer. When i can get my hands on a good RPG title (all Tales games), I do.

LordKaizer
LordKaizer

@leeko_link from what i heard the wii version has a lot of glitches and PS3 version enhanced all that with HD remaster and extras in the game. so yea TOG F PS3 version is the better choice for us,

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S0mEGuY12

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DarcDestiny

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leeko_link
leeko_link

Namco game release strategy for this gen is kinda stupid. Why release Tales of Graces F for PS3 when they could have release Tales of Xillian instead. Tales of Graces for Wii was suppose to come to NA, not TOG F, the original should come, the port should stay. Now instead of an original Tales game coming to NA, we got a port instead.

johanlee
johanlee

a new JRPG would be nice

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

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SuperMessy
SuperMessy

Please release it in North America Namco, not all of us are obsessed with FPS games! :(

soulless4now
soulless4now

I hope it means it'll get released in the U.S. next spring at least.

Timbydude
Timbydude

That first paragraph is actually wrong. Tales of Hearts (DS) and Tales of Graces (Wii) were both released in Japan after Tales of Vesperia. They were just never released in English. Still, I hope they bring one to North America soon...

santinegrete
santinegrete

And US release date to... 2015? Guess I have to be thankful to Namco for not forgetting about western gamers that love to play JRPGs (turn based ones doesn't have gameplay at all).

twztid13
twztid13

@XeonForce US is still waiting on Tales of Graces for the wii (which i guarantee isn't coming since they announced the ps3 version). awesome avatar, too, bud.

Hirasugi
Hirasugi

So many packs to choose from...and yet we get nothing

XeonForce
XeonForce

US is still waiting on Tales of Graces F. What's the hold up NamcoBandai?

Dark_Mage_Xelin
Dark_Mage_Xelin

It sucks that even if Namco does decide to bring this game to the west, we won't get it until 2013 at the very earliest. Of course I have my doubts that Namco will localize this at all.

Prophet_of_War
Prophet_of_War

Misleading headline is misleading. Sorry, but when I read of release dates on an American site, I automatically think that release date is for America.

SlickMajestic
SlickMajestic

Tales of Graces F is coming to the US within the next year according to what I've heard from various forums and Namco's website - just no exact release date yet. Nice to see Xillia coming out to Japan so quick though. Sooner it comes out there then the sooner we get it here assuming the game is approved for localization. Xillia looks to mix up some of the standard Tales formula and improve the graphics so it would be great to get our hands on it. Guess my PS3 will continue to collect dust until then.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@packtop Yes we get the crappy ones because thats apparently what "we" (western gamers) like front mission is a good example instead of a proper front mission game we get that fm:evolved a naff third person shooter.... Or ff13..... The less said about that the better I'm still hoping versus is nothing like 13 like it was rumoured to be

bigmouthkid
bigmouthkid

I hope this game gets localized. But I have high doubts.

QtrArt
QtrArt

yeah,Finally is Coming Soon in U.S.A

packtop
packtop

@iandizion713 wrpg do pretty well in the ps3 it's just jrpg for the most part that don't do well and it's not because they don't have any good jrpg it's just because they only import **** jrpg here and japan keep all the good one...

packtop
packtop

@twztid13 i agree with you completely they import **** like Atelier rorona,Hyperdimension neptunia,Trinity universe etc. But they don't bring us Tales games i'm sure would sell much more then theses ****.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

The article has some wrong information. There have been many Tales games released since Vesperia. They just haven't made it to the US.

iandizion713
iandizion713

also last story, xenoblade, and tales of graces are coming to wii...it has already been stated...fatal frame 4 got canceled tough :(

iandizion713
iandizion713

i want this game so bad...but i dont think it will ever come...with rpg sales not doing good on ps3 this game will be missed :(.

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

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Arykuarius
Arykuarius

please bring it to north america namco cmon...u have big fans of the series over here...

twztid13
twztid13

so no US release date? that means 2 years after Vesperia is released on ps3 in the US (never). sucks that publishers wont give the US some of the best games Japan has to offer: the Last Story, Xenoblade: several Tales games, Fatal Frame 4, etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.