Tales of Xillia 2 coming to America in 2014, exclusively on PS3
Namco Bandai announced today the localization of Tales of Xillia 2 (available in Japan since 2012). The game will be released here in America as well as in Europe in 2014 exclusively on PlayStation 3.
"Tales of Xillia 2 will build upon the world and lore of Tales of Xillia, available on August 6th, 2013," said producer Hideo Baba. "The game’s story is set a year after the climactic end of Tales of Xillia and will revolve around Ludger Kresnik, a run-of-the-mill man who lives with his brother and cat, and Elle Marta, a young and dependable girl who Ludger meets by chance."
In a post on the Sony blog Baba explained that the game's theme of "choice" is engrained "into not only the storyline, but in the gameplay mechanics as well." Throughout the game, you'll have to make decisiosn for Ludger that will "cause the story to branch out in a new direction."
The concept of "choice," Baba said, is also "reflected in the new Weapon Swap mechanic in battle." You can switch between three main weapons; a sledgehammer, dual pistols, and dual blades in real-time during combat.
"We will have a lot more to talk about regarding Tales of Xillia 2 as the year continues," Baba left off. "Please be sure to pick up a copy of Tales of Xillia in a few weeks, as well as Tales of Symphonia Chronicles — also exclusive to PS3 — early next year."