AU Shippin' Out August 5-9: Tales of Xillia

The Tales role-playing game series continues with the Western debut of Tales of Xillia on the PS3.

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This week sees the latest Tales game make its way to Aussie shores, with the release of Tales of Xillia. Exclusive to the PlayStation 3, the game is the newest entry to the Tales series since 2008's Tales of Vesperia.

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Tales of Xillia was a hit in Japan when it was released in 2011, selling more than half a million copies in its first week. The game went on to sell more than 760,000 copies by the end of the year.

Set in Rieze Maxia, Tales of Xillia sees humans and monsters live together with spirits. Players will be able to play as Jude Mathis, a medical student who defends himself with his fists. Alternatively, Milla Maxwell, a mysterious female who has to recover her lost ability to summon spirits, is also a playable choice.

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.

A sequel, Tales of Xillia 2, was released in Japan in November 2012. Publisher Namco Bandai has confirmed that a European and North American release is scheduled for 2014.

For more details on games coming out this week, check out the full list below.

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