Tales of Xillia Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Tales of Xillia RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Top 5 Modern Games in the Tales of Series https://www.gameskinny.com/3aqt1/top-5-modern-games-in-the-tales-of-series https://www.gameskinny.com/3aqt1/top-5-modern-games-in-the-tales-of-series Mon, 04 Apr 2016 11:39:09 -0400 Synzer

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1. Tales of Symphonia

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It was hard to decide between this and Tales of Vesperia, and the choice boiled down to mostly how much time I spent playing each game.

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When I first heard of this game, I thought I was dreaming. Before this, I had played many JRPGs, and they were all turn-based. The fact that this was real-time was simply unbelievable to me at the time. Throw in the fact that it was a long game like other JRPGs, and had multiplayer, and I got it without a second thought.

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Symphonia was the first Tales of game I played, as I expect was the case for many others. It was the first 3D title in the series, and had one of the largest casts and available hours.

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It dealt with religious and racial themes, and I think the story can still stand up to those of today. I have beaten this game many times just for the story alone. 

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There were also so many side things to do and places to go. There were basically two worlds for you to explore, so you had plenty to keep you busy. And that's why it's got the top spot on this list.

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What do you think of the list? Any others you love? Let me know in the comments!

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2. Tales of Vesperia

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If I were ranking these based on story and characters alone, this would be #1. The main character, and nearly every character, has flaws that make them more human. Yuri is not perfect and is willing to get his hands dirty for the greater good.

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The story is one of two best friends that go their own paths to make the world a better place. Yuri meets many people along the way and they each have their own flaws and goals. This game probably has the most interesting and relatable characters in the entire series.

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The game is also gorgeous and really shows how beautiful of a world Tales of games are set in.

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3. Tales of the Abyss

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This game has one of the most unlikable protagonists at the beginning. When I first started playing this game, I actually quit after a short time of playing because I could not stand Luke. Not a great way to start your game.

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However, I eventually picked it back up and i'm glad that I did. Tales of the Abyss made great improvements to the battle system and has a great story. There are some huge twists and Luke turns out to be -- dare I say it -- likable!

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Fans of Tales of Symphonia would certainly like this one, and some even think it is a better game.

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4. Tales of Xillia

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When you have a game series with as many titles as this one, you start to try new things. Xillia lets you choose between two different protagonists, and the scenes you see depend on who you chose.

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I admire this decision, and it is things like this the series should keep trying, to make the series fresh while still retaining the core of what makes the games great.

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The battle system also lets you link with other character to provide support to each other, which offers some combat variety.

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The world, characters, and story were all brilliant. So much so that it prompted a sequel in Tales of Xillia 2.

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5. Tales of Graces

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Tales of Graces may not have the best story, but it has arguably the best battle system. In a series that is more or less defined by the unique battle system, this game deserves a top spot in the ranking.

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The characters were also interesting, like most of the games, so it has that going for it as well. At the end of the day, I'll gladly take a game with an amazing battle system because that gives a lot of replay value.

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The Tales of series is an old JRPG series that has been around since the days of Super Nintendo. The initial draw for most people is the battle system, which is in real-time and not the standard turn-based system seen in most JRPGs.

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Nearly every game takes place in a different world or time, like the Final Fantasy series, but there is overlap at times. The characters and story have also become a popular part of Tales of games.

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This list will show my top 5 picks of the best modern Tales of games and why I chose them. Now, on with the list!

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14 Games To Play With Your Valentine https://www.gameskinny.com/1jz17/14-games-to-play-with-your-valentine https://www.gameskinny.com/1jz17/14-games-to-play-with-your-valentine Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:22:08 -0500 Venisia Gonzalez

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Don't forget a second controller, chocolate, flowers and a super cool Valentine's Day card!

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What more says "I love you" than battling the seven evil exes of the woman you love? In Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, this super cute beat 'em up game takes you on an adventure as you battle through seven levels to defeat Ramona's evil exes. Having a partner in this game really pays off.

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If Japanese role-playing is more your style, then how about Tales of Xillia from Namco Bandai Games? The game takes place in the world of Rieze Maxia and follows Jude Mathis and Milla Maxwell. The two discover a military research that involves spirits and will endanger the world.

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Ever thought about starting your own band? Well now you can in Rock Band 3. Team up with your partner on vocals, guitar, bass, keyboard, and/or drums to the latest hits in the music business.

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With 256 combinations for characters, Activision is at it again with Skylanders Swap Force. Join the people of Skyland against the evil maniac Kaos in this wonderful fun game where now your Skylanders can jump!

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Want to challenge one another in a fun puzzle platform? Then join Atlas and P-body in the Aperture Science Test Chambers in the amazing Portal 2.

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Disclaimer on Portal 2: This game can cause people (i.e. my fiancé) to argue on who solves the most puzzles and GLaDOS doesn't help the situation with her commentary. Players beware!

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In another fun game, The Behemoth gives us Alien Hominid. Fight off waves of secret agents in this cartoon-style side-scrolling shooter.

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Create your own world or survive from monsters in Minecraft. Enjoy this open world where you decide how you play the game and your only limit is your imagination.

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In Borderlands 2, play as Axton, Maya, Salvador, Zer0, Gaige or Krieg on the planet of Pandora to stop Handsome Jack's plan of opening the Vault and unleashing The Warrior. Former characters from the original Borderlands game join in with some new faces on this high adrenalin ride.

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Venture on with Sackboy and friends creating custom levels for racing, puzzle and role-playing games in Little Big Planet 2. Challenge one another's creative abilities while having fun.

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Diablo III is an action role-playing game where you can be any of 5 characters -- a Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Wizard, Monk or Demon Hunter. Team up with your partner to defeat evil and hoard tons of loot.

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Do women really drive that badly? Find out how you both measure up in Mario Kart for fun laughs.

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What could be more fun than being a super hero? Being a Lego Super Hero that's what! Lego Marvel Super Heroes is fun and with so many characters to choose from, you'll be in comic book heaven.

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Feel like shaking your booty? Well then Dance Central 3 is certainly the game to get your body moving with some dance moves to set the mood right.

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Castle Crashers by The Behemoth is a super cute and fun game to play. It's a cartoon style beat 'em up role-playing game where you play as a knight fighting the bad guys to save and kiss the princess. Oh how romantic!

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Valentine's Day is just about here and what do most gamers do? Play games with their Valentine. Here are some suggested video games to play together all in the name of fun.

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PSN: 14 For '14 Sale Begins This Week https://www.gameskinny.com/c6wha/psn-14-for-14-sale-begins-this-week https://www.gameskinny.com/c6wha/psn-14-for-14-sale-begins-this-week Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:06:22 -0500 Brandon Morgan

We're two weeks into the New Year, and sales have already begun for our favorite consoles. Sony is notorious for hosting sales on their PSN platform, especially for those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus for the yearly membership fee. The 14 for '14 sale will begin this week, offering up numerous titles for great prices.

The sale begins on January 14 and ends on January 20. Those subscribed to PlayStation Plus will get even more off the original and sales price for some of the hottest games available today.

14 for '14 sale:

BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Crysis 3
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

Deus Ex Human Revolution: Director’s Cut
PS Plus Price: $13.49
Sale Price: $14.99
Was: $29.99

ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West – Premium Edition
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

F1 2013
PS Plus Price: $20.99
Sale Price: $29.99
Was: $59.99

Far Cry Blood Dragon
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $5.24
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $12.99

Pool Nation
PS Plus Price: $2.25
Sale Price: $4.49
Was: $8.49

Puppeteer
PS Plus Price: $7.00
Sale Price: $13.99
Was: $39.99

Rain
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Rayman Legends
PS Plus Price: $35.99
Sale Price: $47.99
Was: $59.99

Tales of Xillia
PS Plus Price: $10.00
Sale Price: $19.99
Was: $39.99

The Wolf Among Us Season Pass
PS Plus Price: $13.49
Sale Price: $14.99
Was: $19.99

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
PS Plus Price: $7.50
Sale Price: $14.99
Was: $29.99

Killzone: Mercenary
PS Plus Price: $9.00
Sale Price: $17.99
Was: $35.99

LIMBO PS Vita
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $5.24
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $12.99

METAL GEAR SOLID: PEACE WALKER
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

PIXELJUNK MONSTERS: ULTIMATE HD
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS Vita)
PS Plus Price: $6.75
Sale Price: $13.49
Was: $26.99

Soul Sacrifice
PS Plus Price: $9.00
Sale Price: $17.99
Was: $35.99

SPELUNKY (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was: $14.99

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $4.19
Sale Price: $5.99
Was: $9.99

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season
PS Plus Price: $5.00
Sale Price: $9.99
Was: $19.99

Thomas Was Alone (Cross Buy)
PS Plus Price: $2.50
Sale Price: $4.99
Was: $9.99

Velocity Ultra Vita
PS Plus Price: $2.00
Sale Price: $3.99
Was: $7.49

Worms Revolution Extreme
PS Plus Price: $3.75
Sale Price: $7.49
Was:$14.99

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Tales of Zestria Trailer Gives First Look at Game in Action https://www.gameskinny.com/mrf32/tales-of-zestria-trailer-gives-first-look-at-game-in-action https://www.gameskinny.com/mrf32/tales-of-zestria-trailer-gives-first-look-at-game-in-action Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:19:05 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Just as Hideo Baba stated earlier this year, 2013 has been an exciting year for Tales of fans worldwide. The recent announcement of Tales of Zestria on the PlayStation 3 and its international release were the icing on the cake for an otherwise interesting year for the series.

Tales of Zestria is meant to be a throwback to the older titles, with an increased focus on fantasy and dragons. Yes, dragons!

Tales of Xillia, which saw its release in Japan in 2011, was finally released in North America, Australia, and Europe just this year. This is by no means the longest gap in localization the series has seen, and hopefully Zestria will not meet the same fate with the international release having been announced mid-development.

Among all of this is the release of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles, which is scheduled for a North American release on February 25, 2014. With all that has happened with the Tales of series this year and the news of Tales of Zestria seeing the light of day outside of Japan's shores, it looks like 2014 and 2015 will be good years for fans as well.

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Rumor: Possible New "Tales of..." Game in the Works? https://www.gameskinny.com/u38g7/rumor-possible-new-tales-of-game-in-the-works https://www.gameskinny.com/u38g7/rumor-possible-new-tales-of-game-in-the-works Sun, 08 Sep 2013 15:18:56 -0400 MirandaCB

There doesn't seem to be an end in sight for the Tales of... series from Namco Bandai. In fact, last month they filed a trademark for a "Tales of Zestoria" in Japan and now another was spotted in the European market as "Tales of Zestiria." While it is noted as "under examination," these could be the inklings of the next game.

O and I are right next to each other on the keyboard, so it could be a matter of a typo, or perhaps they're playing around with which spelling they prefer. Either way, it would not be wrong to think the two titles are one and the same. 

However, this does bring me to a concern. We are all familiar with variations of the "Final Fantasy Syndrome," where Square Enix cranks out one Final Fantasy after another, starting one up before the previous one has met the 50% mark. With its most recent game, Tales of Xillia, could the Tales of... franchise be heading in that direction? 

Personally, I adore the series. Every Tales of... game I have played I enjoyed and I am hoping to get Tales of Graces F in the near future. So as long as the quality does not suffer, I suppose keep them rolling, Namco. 

If you want to see the filing, head over to the Office for Harmonization in the Internet Market and search for "Tales of Zestiria."

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Tales of Xillia 2 Confirmed for Western Release https://www.gameskinny.com/0r7df/tales-of-xillia-2-confirmed-for-western-release https://www.gameskinny.com/0r7df/tales-of-xillia-2-confirmed-for-western-release Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:44:01 -0400 Ashley Shankle

As if Tales of Xillia's Western release and the confirmation of Tales of Symphonia Chronicles being in the works (and seeing an international release) wasn't good enough, Namco Bandai has gone ahead and blown the mines of worldwide Tales fans by confirming the localization of Tales of Xillia 2.

Namco Bandai confirmed with Gematsu that the game will be making its way to North America and Europe in 2014. The new was further confirmed on the official Facebook for the series via a post from a seemingly very excited Namco Bandai employee.

This isn't the only recent piece of good news for Tales fans. A dual-language option was confirmed for Tales of Symphonia Chronicles last week as well.

Tales of Xillia will be making its way to North America and Europe next month, on August 6th and 9th respectively.

Series producer Hideo Baba did say 2013 would be an exciting year for Western fans of the series, and so far that claim has been true. 2013 has had the largest concentration of Western Tales-related announcements so far, and we are only a bit over halfway through the year. Will there be more in store? Baba, don't let me down!

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Tales of Symphonia HD Rumors Shot Down By Hideo Baba https://www.gameskinny.com/blxu7/tales-of-symphonia-hd-rumors-shot-down-by-hideo-baba https://www.gameskinny.com/blxu7/tales-of-symphonia-hd-rumors-shot-down-by-hideo-baba Mon, 27 May 2013 22:36:05 -0400 Ashley Shankle

The rumors of a PlayStation 3-bound HD remaster of Tales of Symphonia and its sequel Dawn of the New World gave many fans a mighty pitter-pattering in their heart region; but unfortunately, the rumors have turned out not to be true. Tales of series producer Hideo Baba has confirmed that no HD remaster is coming.

Speaking with JPGames.de, Baba put the rumors to rest, stating that the rumors did not start with Namco Bandai, and that Tales of Symphonia's 10th anniversary would more likely be celebrated with a "Tales of Cafe" or other event at NamcoCon.

"To be quite frank… I was at Expomanga in Spain last week and everyone was enjoying the event, and then I heard from fans “I heard rumors about a Tales of Symphonia Perfect Edition. Is that true?”. Actually, I was the one surprised by that! (laughs) That fan then said that it’s the 10th anniversary of Tales of Symphonia in Japan this year, and I just said that there might be something coming, as a celebration. But it will be more like a “Tales of Café” or an event at NamcoCon… but we actually have no plans yet, there are only ideas. We can’t really say anything before announcements are made and it’s always a bit surprising when people ask us about rumors like that. It would be best to just wait for new information [about Tales of Symphonia’s 10th anniversary]. Before we announce something, a rumor is just a rumor after all (laughs)."

You can read the entire interview with Hideo Baba over on JPGames.de, which is far more expansive than the quote above.

The quelling of this rumor may be disappointing to Tales of fans, but it's better to be let down gently than to have that glimmer of hope be brought up anytime someone brings up Tales of Symphonia. Rest in peace, hope. Tales of Xillia will make up for this deep, dark sadness.

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Namco Bandai Wants You to Create Your Own Character Skit in Tales of Skit Contest https://www.gameskinny.com/2ywty/namco-bandai-wants-you-to-create-your-own-character-skit-in-tales-of-skit-contest https://www.gameskinny.com/2ywty/namco-bandai-wants-you-to-create-your-own-character-skit-in-tales-of-skit-contest Fri, 24 May 2013 12:56:08 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Namco Bandai is holding a contest for Tales of fans to make a skit of their favorite characters and win some nice Tales of Xillia goodies and an autograph from series producer Hideo Baba.

So what does making a skit entail? Participants must draw their own artwork and write the corresponding text to go with each panel, to create a skit like those seen on the Tales of series. Participants can not use official art in the contest, nor can they use characters from Tales of Xillia in their submission. Characters from earlier Japan-only games seem to be permitted, however.

Each skit must have 5 panels or less, and each skit can have no more than 5 characters. Text per panel is capped at 400 characters. You can check out the rest of the rules on the contest's Facebook page under the "Rules" link.

Prizes

So what do you get for working your butt off in the contest? Five winners will be chosen at the end of the contest on June 28 and announced on July 1. Each lucky winner will receive:

  • A copy of the standard edition of Tales of Xillia
  • A Tales of Xillia cotton bag
  • Tales of Xillia stickers
  • Tales of Xillia magnets
  • A Teepo steelcase
  • An autograph from Hideo Baba

Fans in both North America and Europe can participate in this contest! Head over to the official Facebook page to get started by Liking the page and checking out the full rule list.

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Rumor of PS3 Tales of Symphonia HD Remaster Surfaces https://www.gameskinny.com/rrs8t/rumor-of-ps3-tales-of-symphonia-hd-remaster-surfaces https://www.gameskinny.com/rrs8t/rumor-of-ps3-tales-of-symphonia-hd-remaster-surfaces Sun, 12 May 2013 18:22:57 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Could Tales of Symphonia be seeing an HD remake on the PlayStation 3? According to Spanish gaming and anime site Koi-Nya (Google Translate), Tales of series producer Hideo Baba dropped some hints at the game receiving a new coat of paint and a new home during an interview at Expomanga 2013.

Tales of Symphonia is heralded as the most popular game in the series, though its Gamecube-only Western release alienated most of the fanbase, who were primarily Sony console-native at the time.

The difficulty in trusting this rumor lies in the fact that Nintendo handled the localization of the Gamecube version of the game. In order to remake and localize Symphonia, Namco Bandai will be tasked with creating a new localization themselves.

While there has been no official confirmation on this rumor as of yet, Hideo Baba did mention that 2013 would be a "Tales-filled year" during the announcement for the Tales of Xillia release. We've not heard more news on the series yet this year, could it be possible this rumor is a hint at what's to come? Only time will tell, but here's to hoping this rumor (and a localization) is confirmed sometime in the near future.

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Tales of Xillia European Day One and Collector's Editions Spotted https://www.gameskinny.com/79o8n/tales-of-xillia-european-day-one-and-collectors-editions-spotted https://www.gameskinny.com/79o8n/tales-of-xillia-european-day-one-and-collectors-editions-spotted Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:20:49 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Tales of Xillia is four months away from release in both Europe and North America. The European special editions have been found floating around the internet, and they are certainly not bad.

European Tales of fans are getting two special editions to choose from: Day One and Collector's Editions.

The Day One Edition of Tales of Xillia includes:

  • Collector's packaging
  • Original soundtrack
  • 50 page art book

The Collector's Edition list of goodies is a bit different:

  • Limited edition packaging (it looks bigger than that of the Day One release)
  • Original soundtrack
  • 100 page artbook
  • 21.5cm Millia Maxwell figurine including base (seen here)

Whether or not we'll get something this nice in North America is still up in the air, but chances are low considering Namco Bandai's recent trend of giving European fans the better goodies. Fingers crossed, though!

Tales of Xillia will be seeing an August 9 release in Europe and an August 6 release in North America.

(Via NeoGAF)

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Tales of Xillia Gets Release Window, Tales of Graces f Hits PSN https://www.gameskinny.com/lqfh0/tales-of-xillia-gets-release-window-tales-of-graces-f-hits-psn https://www.gameskinny.com/lqfh0/tales-of-xillia-gets-release-window-tales-of-graces-f-hits-psn Fri, 22 Mar 2013 07:50:12 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Two pieces of Tales of news at once! This is almost as exciting as when Tales of Phantasia finally got officially localized -- except the Gameboy Advance version was less than stellar.

Series producer Hideo Baba made a guest post on the PlayStation blog, revealing the release window on Tales of Xillia and a PlayStation Network release for Tales of Graces f.

Tales of Xillia will be coming out this summer, though Baba did not mention an exact date. He totes the choice between two main characters (Jude and Millia), as it is the first time in the series players will be able to choose between two protagonists.

The Namco Bandai Facebook will be doing monthly Character Focus posts up to release, to give glimpses into this much-anticipated Tales of release. This month they had a focus on both Millia and Jude. We should be able to figure out which month Xillia will be seeing a release based on next month's Character Focus.

A bit of trivia: The original Star Ocean and Tales of Phantasia had many of the same people on their development teams. Star Ocean: The Second Story was the first out of the two series to introduce the option to choose between protagonists (Rena and Claude). It was the only Star Ocean game to have this option. Tales of Xillia is the first Tales of game with this option, having been released 13 years later.

As for Graces f..

Tales of Graces f was released in the West last year on the PlayStation 3, but those of you who have yet to pick it up will have the chance to grab it on the PlayStation Network as of March 26. There will be two versions of the title available: Standard ($34.99) and Knight Edition ($54.99), which comes with 10 DLC items to use in-game.

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English Tales of Xillia Screenshots and Battle Videos https://www.gameskinny.com/ko6zu/english-tales-of-xillia-screenshots-and-battle-videos https://www.gameskinny.com/ko6zu/english-tales-of-xillia-screenshots-and-battle-videos Wed, 20 Mar 2013 09:08:36 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Namco Bandai put their first Tales of Xillia Character Focus post on Facebook yesterday, chock-full of screenshots of Millia and Jude. Along with these localized screenshots are two battle videos featuring the two characters, one of which can be seen above and the other just below.

This is the first in a series of Character Focus posts, which will arrive on Facebook once a month. This one is careful to note that Jude will be renamed Jyde in the German release of the game for cultural reasons.

More about the game will be revealed at this year's Wondercon on March 29 in Anaheim, California. Tales of series producer Hideo Baba will be present to speak about Tales of Xillia and its release. Fans who take the time to cosplay as their favorite series characters will have the chance to participate in a group photo with Baba during the event. Get more information on the Tales of panel over on the Namco Bandai Facebook.

Check out some of the screenshots in this Character Focus below. Head on over to the official post to see more.

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First English Tales of Xillia Footage Surfaces https://www.gameskinny.com/iwwuh/first-english-tales-of-xillia-footage-surfaces https://www.gameskinny.com/iwwuh/first-english-tales-of-xillia-footage-surfaces Sat, 09 Mar 2013 21:39:20 -0500 Ashley Shankle

Tales of Graces F made its belated appearance on European and North American PS3s last year, and this year Tales fans in the West are getting Tales of Xillia. Late is better than never, right?

The above footage covers some battles and gives a taste of the game's combat and voice acting. Tales of Xillia 2 was released in Japan last November, pushing the series past the 15 million sold mark. This may seem a bit low considering the age of the series, but it isn't too bad considering the niche nature of the titles (action JRPGs) and the lack of marketing for the international versions of the games.

As always, be sure to pick Xillia up if you happen to be a Tales fan. No sales means no new releases -- and we definitely want to see Tales of Xillia 2 get a localization as well. Look for an official announcement from Namco Bandai on the release of Tales of Xillia on the PS3 later this year.

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